Moving up to the Lake District and buying that traditional Lake District stone or slate house is what dreams are made of.
Interior and exterior work may be required and both of which may be not only subject to strict planning regulations if in the Lake District National Park or the many Conservation Ares found throughout Cumbria. Combine that with the need and desire to retain original features and a simple job such as replacing doors and windows becomes a harder task.
Luckily in the Lake District and especially in the very desirable South lakes areas, there are tradesmen and craftsmen to help. Their knowledge of the area, planning constraints and the most valuable, their experience in working on period cottages and properties where nothing will be straight, no doorway is the same size and trying to implement techniques and design for today’s requirements in somewhere that has been around for years.
The interior is as important as the exterior. Internal doors, kitchens through to wardrobes and flooring. Externally then to replace windows with double glazed units that still fit in with the style and period of the property is not easy. Even being sympathetic when removing the old frames is something only true professionals can carry out.
This is why a joinery company with years of experience is one of the first tradesmen required. Fallowfield Joinery in Kendal have been working on properties and for businesses throughout Cumbria and the lake District for over 20 years now. Working with architects, planners, interior designers and property owners to provide bespoke joinery services in the form of windows, doors, staircases and extensions.