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Our Renovation Work On The Sash Windows at Rise Hall

SARAH BEENY ON HER LASTEST RENOVATION PROJECT

You may have noticed property guru Sarah Beeny popping up quite a lot on the television and in the press recently.

Well, it’s all in aid of her latest three-part Channel Four series, Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare. Viewers will get the chance to see the tables turn on Sarah as she takes her own advice when renovating Rise Hall, the Grade II* Listed family home she bought ten years ago when it was near-derelict. 

Ventrolla have been excitedly following the run-up to the programme after being asked by Sarah back in January to get involved with the enormous restoration project, where 147 sash windows were renovated and the Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System and Sash Removal System installed.

The renovation and installation of Ventrolla’s unique systems have helped to make the sash windows more energy efficient – by getting rid of rotten timber, keeping out the draughts and stopping rattles. In particular, the Ventrolla Sash Removal System has played a key part in the restoring the Hall to its former glory as it will ease the removal of the sashes for future painting and maintenance.

Sarah was invited to be the guest editor for November’s issue of ‘At Home With’. She explains the Rise Hall renovation in detail, including the work with Ventrolla on the windows. The feature shows Sarah easily removing the renovated sash windows which she describes as “Ventrolla’s brilliant system”.

Sarah also appeared on BBC Two ‘Something for the Weekend’ with hosts Tim Lovejoy and Lisa Faulkner.

Sarah highlighted how our generation can help preserve buildings and their heritage and we need to ensure they don’t get beyond the state of repair. Finding new purposes for these buildings will mean they stand for hundreds of years to come. 

She was also quick to clarify that all 147 of their sash windows were not replaced but renovated - the key philosophy of Ventrolla.
And most recently, Sarah has appeared in The Sunday Times homes supplement.

When deciding to buy the crumbling Georgian home of Rise Hall, Sarah admits following her heart instead of her head.
However, opening the house up to host weddings is what Sarah hopes will provide an extra income to fund the ongoing restoration of the building.

Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare starts on November 18 at 8pm on Channel 4 and the series runs weekly for 3 episodes.

*Photography by Andy Marshall www.andymarshall.co, John Carey www.john-carey.com, and Gavin Smith