What to Consider When Restoring a Period Property

What to Consider When Restoring a Period Property

At Rural Timber Window Company, we are passionate about preserving period properties and traditional craftsmanship. If you are looking to restore and renovate a heritage building, our expert team are on hand to walk you through the most important considerations you should be making.

Preservation of original features

Period features such as timber windows, doors and conservatories are key to defining and celebrating the heritage of a period property. As a result, when you are looking to make restorations, preserving these original features is absolutely essential to keep the character of the building. Should traditional sash or casement windows require replacing, they should be replaced with new bespoke timber windows to maintain character, whilst improving security and energy efficiency.

Choose suitable materials

Any changes designed to compliment the heritage of a period property should make use of suitable materials that are in fitting with the existing architecture and features. Whilst uPVC solutions with ‘wood effect’ are widely available, they are not in keeping with the rest of a period building. It’s important to source quality timber materials to properly restore a heritage home.

At Rural Timber, we are dedicated to using sustainably sourced timbers including oak, accoya and sapele.


Before making any major changes to a heritage building, it’s important to consider any potential planning restrictions. Period properties may have strict conservation regulations in place, designed to protect the heritage of a building.

Specialist tradesmen

When carrying out any restoration work on a period property, be sure to use specialist tradesmen, with experience in working on heritage buildings. Specialist craftsmen have gained the experience, knowledge and attention to detail necessary to work cautiously and sympathetically with older buildings.

For historically accurate representations of bespoke timber windows, doors and other examples of joinery, it’s always necessary to call in the experts.

Get in touch with Rural Timber Window Company

Rural Timber Window Company have been pairing modern technology with traditional craftsmanship since 1973. We create specialist bespoke joinery for homeowners and contractors, adding traditional design elements to modern buildings, as well as caringly restoring period properties, throughout Worcestershire and the neighbouring counties.


To discuss your renovation project, or to ask any questions about timber windows and doors for period properties, please call us on 01905 841199 or email us here.