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It was love at first sight for the owners of this gorgeous period property in West Yorkshire. However, upon moving into their new home, traffic noise from the local ring road turned out to be far more than they had bargained for, making them doubt whether they had made the right choice.

Whilst there are many solutions to reduce noise nowadays, dealing with the problem in a period property can often be much more complex, as renovations need to be sympathetic to the character of the building, which is why the owners turned to Bereco’s sustainable window & door replacement service. The renovation was a resounding success, earning this project a spot in the finals for the Glass & Glazing Products’ Installer Awards 2023 for Best Residential Installation!

We sat down with the owners to learn more about their project and insights:

White sliding sash and bay windows on a period home

Tell us a bit about yourselves and your home

I’m Mark and this is my wife Caz, We’ve lived here in this period home in Calverly near Leeds for just over two years now. We’ve got two young kids who keep us on our toes – along with everything we’re doing to the house! When we first saw the house on the market we just thought “this is our forever home, we have to get it”. And here we are!

Which Bereco products did you choose?

We have the sash windows in Traffic White and the ironmongery we chose was brass. We felt that replicated best what we already had, to make the new windows in keeping with the rest of the house.

The glass is Bereco’s acoustic glass which was key for us to eliminate the noise pollution we discovered here when we moved in. It was so bad, we almost considered selling up and moving on! We’re nearby to a ring road with road traffic noise of 55-60dB and it was so loud. We wanted to try and get this down to around 30dB, to have the peace and quiet we wanted.

Bereco seemed to be the best option for noise reduction, particularly with the look and style we wanted too. The glass we picked reduced the noise down to 18-23dB on average, which is far better than we ever expected.

White sliding sash and bay windows on a period home

Why did you choose Bereco?

We really did our research for a supplier, primarily we wanted someone who could do the acoustic glazing but could fit the windows as well. Bereco had recently introduced their fitting service, and so many other companies only offer delivery and won’t install the products. Bereco were a one-stop-shop. The team offered to come out and measure the precise size of the windows, they followed through with the supply, delivery and installation so it really was a full suite of services.

Sustainability was also important to us, improving the energy efficiency of the home in line with the new building regulations we’d learned about.

We knew Bereco offered quality products because of the research we had done and that was really important to us too. Choosing them was a no-brainer.


What have Bereco done to match the products to your property, with it being a period home?

Bereco have done a lot of things to match the original features of the home. They matched the decorative horn on the sash windows perfectly. The team also came out and worked out the radius of the stonework at the top of the windows to match the products.

The house was built in 1876 so they had to be so careful with the original internal timber panelling. At installation, the fitters painstakingly took the panelling and architraves off to replace them after fitting with no damage whatsoever. Being able to keep the original panelling meant we could retain so much of the character that we loved.

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A really good company to deal with. Very helpful team of people from sales, technical support and delivery. Any time I called, I did not have to wait to speak to the right person and help was immediate. So not only great customer service but also terrific products, well designed and exact fit. Competitively priced.

Graham Roberts

I was very happy with Bereco’s service levels and the products are excellent, very good quality. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

Simon Hazelton

Beautifully constructed windows which do the job perfectly. Handled Covid disruption effectively. Installation went smoothly. All in all a job very well done. Would recommend without reservation.


Visited the showroom last year and impressed with the finish and quality. Just as delighted with the windows and back door that we ordered. They look fabulous.


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