Gothic Chapel Arches

This 19th century chapel sits in a small Kent village, surrounded by beautiful countryside. It had been left unused for many years before being saved by new owners, who had the vision to restore and modernise the chapel and convert it into an impressive family home.

Although not listed, conservation was critical. All external modernisations had to be carefully planned and designed to leave the appearance of the chapel largely untouched. A key factor was windows – each side of the chapel had a row of large gothic arches. The original single-glazed timber windows had aged badly and were well beyond repair, so replacements were required.

There were three key requirements in selecting new windows: aesthetics, maintenance, and energy efficiency. After extensive research covering timber, aluminium and uPVC options, the owners chose Roseview’s Ultimate Rose sash windows.

The slim sightlines – especially the 35mm midrail – accurately matched the original windows. The windows could be colour-matched to the dark grey paint used on the originals, and the fact that Ultimate Rose is A-rated as standard met the requirement to keep heating bills low in a tall, otherwise uninsulated building.