At Westbury we have built conservatories and installed windows and doors onto palaces, stately homes, Listed buildings, and conservation areas throughout the UK. We therefore understand what is required when detail and proportion are important.
When setting doors and windows into new buildings they are set back a minimum of 20mm from the face of the brickwork, or if rendered set flush with the un-rendered surface (ideally 75mm) creating a deep reveal. It is important that the cavity closer or vertical damp-proof course is not bridged. The more recessed into the face of the building the frames are set, the more they will enhance the property.
A good set back will also help combat weathering. If windows/doors are positioned flush with the exterior wall it will greatly increase the likelihood of them either leaking or ingressing water or dampness. If fixing onto stone or concrete cills, it will be necessary to fix a galvanised water bar. We will machine out a groove for this. While white is our standard colour, we are happy to use any colour specified. Off-whites or colours can often give joinery an added depth.