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Private Residence, Swathgill

Near York, North Yorkshire

Victorian-style veranda

The metalwork division at Andy Thornton Ltd has recently completed the installation of an attractive Victorian-style glazed veranda on the front elevation of a country manor house to the north of York. The new structure provides an extensive terrace shelter overlooking the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Yorkshire, whilst totally transforming the appearance of the building.

Victorian-style veranda
A touch of elegance

A touch of elegance

Working closely with the client’s building contractor T. Howell & Sons Ltd, Andy Thornton based the design of this 90 ft long structure on their popular Victorian Colonnade System. They manufactured the complete veranda in their Elland workshops prior to installation on site on concrete pads and paved terracing provided by Howell’s.  

Eight structural steel columns incorporate decorative cast capitals and fluted bases which have been combined with intricately cast aluminium spandrel brackets to add more than a touch of elegance to the large veranda.

Patented glazing system

The roof, which projects 12 ft from the house facade features clear toughened safety glass retained in our two part patent glazing system. Rain water from the roof cleverly discharges down the columns via the extruded aluminium guttering. The metalwork has been pre-sprayed in an oyster white powder coat finish to provide a long-lasting paint finish.

Patented glazing system

Finished result

The client is delighted with the new veranda, which blends in so well with the existing architecture that it looks like it has always been part of the original building.