Heritage

At David H Wright we pride ourselves on our ability to manufacture products to exact previous specification.

This has allowed us to work alongside companies such as the Yorkshire Conservation Trust, who have found our bespoke joinery invaluable in restoring and renovating historic heritage sites across North Yorkshire.

Similarly, we have also worked on listed buildings and period style homes alike, creating products that are sympathetic to a given period.

When we manufacture products for listed building we liaise with the appropriate conservation offices; saving you time and hassle.

The term “heritage” is used to describe period or original design windows and doors that must be kept in their original style for listed buildings or properties that are in specific sensitive conservation areas.

At David H Wright Joinery, our 28 years of experience enable us to reproduce the most complicated of period windows as exact replicas of the originals.

It is no longer the case that replacing windows means compromising with drafty and condensation-prone glass. We can use slim-line double glazing systems that are full double-glazed units that offer all of the same benefits as standard double glazing however they are approved to be used within conservation areas.

Heritage windows that we produce extend to Victorian, Queen Anne Ovolo, and Georgian amongst others designs as required.

View our gallery below to see the windows, doors and conservatories we have lovingly manufactured and installed in heritage homes in Harrogate, Wetherby, York, Leeds and surrounding areas.

Timber options

The range of timbers incudes Accoya®, and sapele hardwood as well as many other options including European oak and redwood softwood. Certain woods are more susceptible to absorbing moisture and swelling, which could mean that they are not ideal in external environments.

Pre-finished windows

All our windows are painted using the Teknos microporous paint system at our premises at Sherburn-in-Elmet, near Leeds in the heart of Yorkshire.

We supply 1 primer coat and 2 additional coloured coats that can be any colour or combination that is available from the selection of Farrow & Ball, Little Greene Paint Company, Heritage Colour Schemes, traditional British Standards and RAL colours.

David H Wright Joinery pre-finish all our products in our factory before delivery to site.

This means that everything is already assembled, painted and glazed in order that we can guarantee the consistency of the product every time.

Once delivered to site, our team of qualified in-house installers will securely and sympathetically fit your new windows in your home.

Fitting timber windows in properties within Conservation areas

In a conservation area, planning permission is not usually required for the replacement of windows if the property is a single house. (NB, it must not be a commercial flat or a commercial property).

However, the local authority can place special controls in place that withdraw permitted development rights. In plain English, this means that the local authority can restrict work without planning permission.

Where this is the case, the local authority will need to be informed and planning permission granted before any changes to materials, detail, design and decorative finish are planned.

We often see that this is prominent where clients want to change timber windows, either to UPVC or change the shape or period style from the original.

At David H Wright Joinery, fitting timber windows in properties that are within a conservation area is a large part of our business. We have our 28 years of experience in reproducing the most complicated of periods as exact replicas of the originals using modern timbers.

Ready to start your project?

Whether your project is just an idea, or the design has already been drawn up, we’re here to help. Come to us at at the start and we’ll commission an architect for you, then look after everything from concept to completion. Or visit us with architect’s plans and we’ll help you build it, beautifully.

Heritage gallery