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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Kitchen Window transformation

As explained in our previous post 'planning the kitchen renovation'

our plan was to brick up the current back door & install a new window and change the current bay window into bay doors entering to the garden.

You can view the plan here:

Our house is an old Victorian house and all of the windows are single pane sashes, extremely inefficient at keeping the house heated (and currently costing us a fortune in gas bills!!)

We decided on UPVC windows & doors over timber because of their durability, efficiency, double glazing & multiple locking mechanism security features.

We did investigate other window frame options including aluminium as these are thinner frames than UPVC, however they are approx 20% more expensive.

We were on a budget and for the extra money we decided it wasn't worth it so settled on the UPVC.

The new doors & windows have now been installed.

Bay Window

Bay Window has been removed & boarded up

Bay Window removed, roof is beng supported


Bay Window has now been replaced with floor to ceiling / full length 
Bay Doors opening out to the garden

View from inside



The back door has been bricked up ready for a new window to be installed


New window has been made slightly smaller than the original door & window to enable us to put kitchen cupboards up on the end wall

Outside View of the new window

The windows & doors were supplied & installed by:

Lightening Windows Ltd
2 Warren Pond Road
Chingford, E4 6BD

Tel: 020 8524 1991 / 07956 214 742
Fax: 020 8524 3581


Derek was extremely helpful, happy to answer & explain thoroughly when I asked him a million questions!!

Sketches were provided for approval so all was clear as to what the end product would look like.

We would highly recommend Lightening Windows.