Congratulations to the worthy winners of this year’s Crittall House of the Year Award with this sympathetic restoration of their fabulous family home.

The owners’ main objective was to remove a substantial number of layers and modifications generated over the last century – and to restore elements to the original character of the property – along with producing a series of contemporary additions.

Central to this was the glazing aspect of the project which involved removing the uPVC windows which had replaced the original steel windows to restore the property back to its original Art Deco character.

As the property had Crittall windows originally, the addition of bespoke Crittall throughout with a large stairway screen over two storeys made this a show stopping feature.

The addition of Crittall internal fire rated screens allowed for a continuity in design as the same product range could be specified where a fire rated product was required.

The owners said ‘this maximised the amount of natural light that has entered our home and allowed us to look out over our garden from all angles – and enables our beautiful garden to feel like an extension of the interior.  The team at Lightfoot Windows were a pleasure to deal with and helped us select the products to achieve exactly the look we were after’.

For Crittall Specialist Partner, Lightfoot Windows (Kent) it was a double whammy; this project was also the winner of the GGP Installer Award for best residential installation, unveiled in March at a gala lunch at The Midland Hotel in Manchester – see pages 16-28: Glass & Glazing Products : April 2023 (

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