The appearance of a historic former cemetery lodge in Hindley, Greater Manchester, including 43 arched windows, was preserved by fabricator A & D Joinery using the Optima system from Profile 22.

The historic importance of the building meant the new windows needed to complement the existing building design, especially as the homeowner was keen to preserve the original architecture including the double-arched stone façade.

In this case, the windows were manufactured in black external and white internal foiling.

Dave Smith, director of A & D Joinery, said: “Due to the building’s historic build, the job was complex as we needed to re-line the windows inside the aperture with timber batons to ensure the character of the property could be maintained.

“We also fitted the windows with low-e argon filled double glazed units to improve energy ratings and soundproofing.”

Design and installation of the 43 windows was completed within the scheduled four-week timeframe, with works planned to minimise disruption for the homeowner.