Stedek’s unparalleled Residence Collection expertise has helped bring a hugely ambitious vintage-look new-build to life.
Prestige builders RS Burgess & Sons have collaborated with the Midlands fabricator on a number of high-end projects in recent years.
So, when it came to the glazing for an extra-special development, it was Stedek they turned to for advice.
The project in question aimed to transform a piece of rural Shropshire into a family home that looked like it had been there for decades.
The difference? That home was intended for David Burgess, owner of RS Burgess & Sons himself.
“Originally, the plan was to install windows made of oak, which would then be left to naturally silver as they aged, matching the building’s exposed oak frontage,” comments Stedek Sales Director Richard Hammond.
“It was a lovely idea. But we suggested Residence as an equally stunning but virtually maintenance-free alternative.
“David was immediately impressed with the Residence Collection’s silvered oak finish, and before long, it was decided: a selection of outstanding Residence products would be used instead.”
Stedek offered up all three Residence Collection models for David’s consideration – R9, R7 and R².
In the end, though, he opted for the striking Residence², the most contemporary of the three, but arguably also the most versatile – able to look perfectly in-keeping with the property’s traditional exterior, while contributing to the sleeker, more modern aesthetic inside.
Elsewhere on the property, the windows were complemented with two elegant R² French doors with R² sidelights, and an Origin aluminium bifold with gorgeous stainless-steel handles and hinges.
“Fitting the front door is always a hugely symbolic moment in any build,” Richard continues, “and David had chosen a Solidor composite door – a great product.
“None of the standard colours were inspiring him, though. He wanted something a bit special. And so, we painted it a rustic, homely cream colour for them, perfectly in keeping with the property as a whole.”
David Burgess commented: “Stedek are one of the most quality-focused firms we’ve ever come across.
“When we’ve worked with them previously, the windows they’ve sent us have been consistently outstanding – and so, when it came to my own new-build, Stedek were the obvious choice.
“The end result was so exceptional that DW3 used the house in the award entry that saw R² shortlisted for a Build It Award.”