Enfield Windows are proud to share news of one of our largest-ever installations — part of a major refurbishment project at a block of flats in Cricklewood, North London.
This is the story of how we installed no fewer than 68 windows, 6 sliding patio doors, a set of French doors and some large and very challenging curved windows!
A contractor, who we have worked alongside for several years, was undertaking the main task of renovating the building, which comprises 56 apartments. Enfield Windows’ remit was to replace the old timber and aluminium windows and doors that were starting to perish, causing draughts and mould, and compromising the security of the residents.
Modern colour scheme selected
The original windows were lined with a green detail around the frames, which was looking dated and unattractive. The new external colour selected was Anthracite Grey “RAL7016”, which has become very popular with both commercial and residential clients over the past six years. Not only is this a modern shade that can sit well in any context, but it also resists showing imperfections and staining from airborne pollution. With grey on the outside, the frames were to be white inside, for a bright, fresh look.
After the contract had been drawn up and with a site meeting arranged, Enfield Windows surveyors spent two days carefully measuring and planning for every window and door. This included making numerous identical plywood templates for the large and small front windows, as these were to be sent to the fabricators to ensure a perfect match.
No inconvenience for tenants
Once the survey was completed there were many stages to go through to ensure such a large number of windows and doors could be fitted with minimal disruption. All the tenants of the block were notified of the scheduled installation dates, which was more of a challenge than usual because of the coronavirus restrictions. Two Enfield Windows teams were booked for the installation over a two-week period for the building’s side aspects, and a further week was allocated for the front windows.
We are happy to say that the project went without any major hiccups and was completed within the allocated schedule. All tenants now have new thermally efficient and secure windows and doors that meet all building regulation requirements — something that the original frames could not guarantee.
This was among our biggest projects and one that we are proud to show to potential new commercial clients. It’s also evidence that Enfield Windows are equally prepared and willing to carry out modest home improvements as we are to undertake a major commercial installation like this.
Enfield Windows are Members of CHAS, “The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme”, the leading organization for all commercial projects within the public sector.