Specialist sash window restoration at Southmead Hospital

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Beaufort House, Southmead Hospital

One of the original buildings on the Southmead site, Beaufort House is being painstakingly renovated to retain its original period features, as part of a hospital-wide redevelopment due to be completed by 2015. We helped restore its authentic period timber windows to their Edwardian originals.

Project Details

New sash windows at Beaufort House, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Project: Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Products installed: Specialist installation of sash windows

Contractors: Rydon Construction, commissioned by the North Bristol NHS Trust

Completed: April 2015

Beaufort House was built in 1902 as part of a workhouse with a capacity for 68 poor or ill men and women. Over the years, Beaufort House has been used as a domestic store and admin offices, among other functions.

By spring 2014 it will have been transformed into two centres to provide physical and emotional care for cancer patients. The Bristol Breast Care Centre will provide screening, diagnosis and after-care support, while the Macmillan Wellbeing Centre will offer emotional, practical and financial support for patients and their families, friends and carers.

Newly restored sash windows

Beaufort House is being painstakingly renovated to retain its original period features, whilst creating a comfortable and calming space for people with cancer to recuperate. We were commissioned to restore the original sash windows to keep with the building’s traditional aesthetic. Our brief was to create a modern, bright and comfortable environment by making the most of natural light and providing views over the grounds and local surrounds.

Sash window installation in Bristol

Like our restoration project in Beaufort House, we can refurbish and upgrade wooden sash windows to a range of specifications for residential and commercial properties. Thermally efficient, secure and double-glazed, our sash windows meet today’s high performance standards whilst ensuring the building remains in-keeping with its heritage past.

As well as designing, creating and installing timber windows, we also specialise in replicating traditional wooden cills, skirting boards, architraves and other joinery.