Hastings is famous for the Battle of 1066 with King Harold, defeated by William Duke of Normandy. This historic town is also a desirable place to live with a vibrant atmosphere thanks to tourism and a coastal location. Hastings offers all manner of house styles, popular with commuters, young people and families. In this article, we give some information about buying windows and doors for Hastings for houses, flats and coastal properties.
Buying the best windows and doors for Hastings houses.
Estate agents report the most sought after area in Hastings is the Old Town. With a huge number of Elizabethan and Georgian houses, choosing the right windows and doors for these Hastings houses needs care and consideration. For instance, many of these older houses feature sash windows. While many of these don’t fall under conservation restrictions, retaining the look of an original sash window not only preserves the look of these houses, but it also adds extra security an energy efficiency. Of course, period windows simply look the best too.
Many homeowners choose to change old sash windows for standard outward opening casement windows. However, we offer a sophisticated range of PVCu sliding sash windows, with all the period features of classic timber windows.
Also found in Hastings Old Town are period Victorian detached Villas, many refurbished to a modern standard while retaining their period features. When replacing windows and doors in older houses, why not consider the latest in timber replacement windows? These provide all the benefits of a classic flush casement wood window, with 21st-century technology. An excellent choice for appearance, security, weather performance and keeping the character of these fine Victorian homes.
Replacing windows and doors in 3-bed semi-detached homes.
The iconic bay-fronted 3-bedroom semi-detached or detached house is also widely available in Hastings. The Clive Vale location is one example of a highly sought after place to live with great access to the railway station, Old Town, or Hastings Country Park. Clive Vale also has many older style houses with the bay windows at the front and classic windows to the back and sides. These house styles are perfect for both contemporary or traditional windows and doors and all manner of renovation and improvements. Their good-sized gardens also offer scope for building a new extension too. Therefore, buying windows and doors for these types of Hastings houses gives you the best possible choice.
Some of these houses have the original timber bay windows, others have the original steel windows. We offer both PVCu or aluminium replacement windows, designed for the 70mm deep timber frames of the old wood windows. If you have original metal windows, the latest steel look aluminium windows give you the classic steel window appearance at a fraction of the cost of new steel windows and keep the original house style from the 1920s or 1930s.
With these houses also having large front gardens, we’ve built new porches at the front of the houses, adding extra security with added space and improved comfort for the hallway. Even better with these houses is how well they lend themselves to a traditional or a modern new front door. Our Solidor range of front doors offer both bold modern styles as well as replica front doors typical of old houses such as these.
New Extensions, conservatories and orangeries.
However, it is at the back of these houses where you can have a lot of freedom. Change the original patio doors to a new set of French Doors. Or, as many of our customers do, extend your home and create a beautiful new kitchen extension with bifolding or sliding doors. Or why not add a latest-generation conservatory product?
The back of these popular houses gives you great scope for improving your home, adding space as well as monetary value to your property. Why not get in touch and talk to us about whether a modular extension, orangery or conservatory is best for you?
Replacing windows and doors in coastal Hastings properties.
While a house by the sea is desirable and aspirations, the severe sea air, takes its toll on the external elements of a home. For houses in coastal locations, our suggestion is to consider aluminium windows and doors with a marine-grade powder coated finish or a fully-warranted paint finish.
It’s important to know the difference between a marine-grade powder coated finish and one with a full guarantee. A marine grade finish typically offers the same thickness as a guaranteed product but without a warranty. Many of our premium products such as our Origin Bifolding Doors come with a marine-grade finish as standard. For maximum protection and peace of mind, consider a full guarantee to your powder coated aluminium windows. To obtain this, we provide details of your house type, distance from the sea and location to the specialists painting aluminium door and window profiles. Only these applicators come authorised to offer a marine warranty on your new windows and doors, typically from 5-15 years.
This process takes a little longer and may cost more than standard powder coated windows. However, it remains the correct process if you want your coastal home to come with the correct warranty.
Also worth considering is the fixings and hardware on coastal properties. While outside door handles may come with durable stainless steel or painted finish, often the screws and fixings holding these in place need to be a higher grade. Get in touch and we will explain everything to do with coastal windows and doors with our free quotation and home survey service.
As well as coming with enhanced paint protection, any of our PVCu, aluminium or timber windows come with high performance seals and gaskets. These advanced windows protect your home and keep the harsh coastal weather out.
New Windows for Hastings flats and apartments.
Hastings also has a great deal of new development with modern townhouses, flats and apartments. Older flats in the town came with old silver sliding or casement windows, built in the 1970s and 1980s. To these properties, we have a solution in slimline sliding sash windows or aluminium casement windows. Also available are matching aluminium doors.
New flats and apartments benefit from our full range of contemporary aluminium windows and doors too. There is a choice of slimline PVCu windows, steel look windows and doors too.
Contact us today. Free advice when buying windows and doors.
Hastings offers historic architecture in the town and surrounding area. At Newlite we offer a comprehensive range of windows and doors for all manner of old or new houses. Get in touch today to ask a question or to arrange a free home visit or chat on the telephone? We can also take you to a number of manufacturer showrooms and show you our entire range of home improvement products. You can also view a selection of local installations in our Portfolio Section.