Sash windows north London

Sash window and composite door installation in Brent, north London

Enfield Windows recently installed new sash windows and a front door to a property in the Brent area of north London.

The client, who resides abroad and is renting out the property, decided to look into changing the original draughty timber sash windows that were in much need of replacing.

After receiving higher quotations than anticipated from the larger less personable national companies they began another online search client and came across our website.

After browsing through our recent blogs page and our reviews, she decided to call for a free no obligation quotation. An appointment was made to visit the address and take the necessary dimensions to provide a quote based on the exact requirements.

One of the client’s main concerns was to keep the original appearance of the property, using a high-quality uPVC sash window. Our Ultimate range offers atheistic details other uPVC sash windows cannot; all the joins are mechanically formed, whereas typical uPVC sash windows are welded leaving a clear diagonal line on every meeting point.

Regarding the sightlines or meeting points of the Ultimate range, the two sashes are up to 20mm thinner than the typical uPVC sash windows. This, with the added timber grained finish, gives the impression of an authentic timber window.

The front door was a Solidor composite door made using a high-grade weather resistant layer but formed with multiple timber cored layers giving strength, weight and added security.

After the detailed quotation had been sent over, the order was agreed upon. A stipulation due to the client’s absence was to email pictures of the finished windows upon paying the final balance.

The colour and style of the front door was designed on Solidor’s online designer system.

During the production process of three weeks, the order was booked in with the tenants to be carried out over a three-day period.

As the above before and after pictures show, the property has had a complete facelift.

The tenants and client were highly pleased with the quality of workmanship our installers provided during the installation.

Our team were approached by a further two properties along the road, and we are now providing quotations.

White casement front windows

Flush casement windows, front composite door and rear bifolding doors installation in north London

Our most recent installation was carried out in Winchmore Hill, north London. After searching online, the client approached Enfield Windows looking to change the both the windows and doors at the front of their property, and add doors to the new rear extension.

The products required for the rear were to be Anthracite Grey RAL 7016 Bi-folding doors and for the front uPVC windows and a composite front door.

After looking around at many companies which offer various styles, the client impressed with the flush casement windows we supply and install.

These windows give properties within this period more character than the typical uPVC windows on the market. From outside, the appearance of these frames are completely flush as would the originals had been. Also, from a price point over the Residence 9 Windows and timber windows, the cost is considerably cheaper while still offering all the thermal efficiency and security you would come to expect.

For the bi-folding doors, due to the large width of the new extension, the client opted for a five-part system over a six door configuration. This provides more glass space while also enabling easier day to day use that people commonly look for when choosing bi-fold doors.

Our aluminium bifolding doors come with a no quibble twenty-year manufacturers warranty on all working parts, giving you complete confidence in the product and of course, peace of mind.
The composite front door was selected from the Solidor range, a beautiful door with a timber constructed core. This timber core offers not only strength and durability, but the weight also gives a feel of quality over foam filled doors.

Once the cost was agreed and contract finalised the survey was booked. After the survey, the order passed to the Operations Manager who placed the order for manufacturing.

Installation

During the manufacturing process, the installation was booked in to be carried out over four days. Our skilled in-house installers carried out the installation and as the pictures show the windows and doors improved the appearance of the property.

For more information on flush casement windows, we supply and install please visit our showroom at 149 Chaseside Enfield.

Grey Origin bifold door

Origin Bifold doors, windows and Masterdor installation north London

Another recent installation by Enfield windows was in the North London area. We were recommended to the customer by the prestigious high-end building company, A&R Designs.

The brief for A&R Designs was to create a contemporary modern extension using high quality products throughout. Enfield Windows were first invited to the property to examine the initial requirements and to understand exactly what the client wanted to achieve.

At the rear of the property, the client wanted a large four-part set of Origin Aluminium bifold doors, opening up into the garden. They also wanted three Origin windows running down the side access, which were all part of the new extension.

In the hallway, to keep in tune with the original theme, the client opted to use the Residence 9 Window, a stunning timber replica totally maintenance free while not compromising on the features you would expect from a traditional looking window.

The internal front door was to be replaced using the Masterdor, an engineered factory finished timber door. This product is fast becoming the new alternative to uPVC composite doors.

The measurements were taken, and a fully detailed quotation was sent within 48 hrs.

The client accepted our competitive quote. They then visited the showroom to view all the products and get a firm feel for the quality each item offered.

While at the showroom the client had decided to install the Origin blinds. These are electronically operated blinds and are a great addition to any Origin product. Controlled using a compact remote, they can function independently or in tandem. They not only offer shade and privacy but add a real wow factor to any windows or doors and come in over 200 fabric ranges ensuring a match for any scheme.

Installation

After completing the contract and finalising the details, a survey was carried out. Within three weeks, the majority of the products were installed as and when  the building contractor required them.

The whole installation ran smoothly and efficiently. All items were installed by our Origin trained fitters, and the completed pictures show how the products add to the overall quality of finish to the stunning new extension.

R9 bay window in white with solidor front door

Residence 9 windows installation in Winchmore Hill, north London

Our most recent installation of the Residence 9 (R9) window product was in the Winchmore hill area of north London.

Our customer had recently purchased the property and was in the process of renovating the house from top to bottom. One of the largest projects was to replace the old timber windows with a thermally efficient and maintenance free replica product.

We are pleased to say we were recommended to the customer by her builders. After a brief chat an appointment was made to visit our showroom and go through what products would be best suitable for the character and style of the property.

As mentioned in previous blogs, at Enfield Windows we offer a wide range of affordable quality products to suit all property periods. From traditional timber conservation approved uPVC, aluminium and standard or flush Liniar uPVC products, you certainly aren’t limited on choice.

It was decided that the product best suited to the property and the budget for the windows was the Residence 9 product. The choice was to keep to the original design of the windows with leaded glass and traditional handles and hardware.

Conservation approved and thermally efficient, this window is truly a stunning example of the how far the uPVC window has evolved. Incredible details that only the R9 products offer includes hand built fabrication using no welding machines or joints, factory bonded double or triple glazed units, a nine chambered thermally efficient outer frame with flush casement finish.

To the front of the property was a three part bay window and three further flat windows. To the rear and side an additional five windows also to the rear in the newly built extension was a set of French doors and side flags all manufactured using the R9 profile.

The front door which was from the Solidor range of timber cored maintenance free doors in the ever popular Chartwell green. We also replaced the original shutters using a replica Upvc factory finished Chartwell green to match the front door.

All internal finishes were in timber hard and softwood, and as the pictures show the front of the house is totally transformed to where it was pictures of the rear will follow.

White UPVC bay window

Double glazing in Cuffley

 

Enfield windows most recent installation took place in Cuffley, Hertfordshire.

We were recommended to the client by the local estate agents, James Haywards, who are one of Enfield’s leading and most respected agents.

The client had recently moved into a property and wanted to replace the old timber and aluminium window frames and front door with new UPVC material and give the facade a complete makeover. The client’s desired option was white UPVC frames with equal sight lines and square leaded glass.

Our UPVC windows offer the very best in security. Every opening window comes with a ten multi-point locking system using arguably the country’s leading brand, Yale. With the inclusion of A-rated argon filled glass and a “Q-lon” gasket system, the Duraflex profile offer more details and specifications than many other profiles that flood the current market.

During the showroom visit the client viewed the myriad styles of composite front doors from the Solidoor range. With over five display doors and a fully working door system the choice made was ‘Chartwell Green’ an increasing popular colour, frequently being used to inject character to many properties.

Once the order was placed a detailed survey was booked in by a member of the team and the frames and door were ordered. The installation was scheduled in for two days during which time two site visits were made by our Installations manager, one on each day, to ensure customer satisfaction and the installation team had everything they required.

Installation

The job was ran smoothly and the client was more than happy with the work being carried out.  Each installation is overseen by a member of the installations department, ensuring our customers feel we are on hand, not just on point of sale but throughout the whole process.

The designated installation team, comprising of Danny and Aaron have twenty-five years of experience between them in the industry. They took great pride, care and attention in every aspect of the installation and we believe the finished result reflects this.

Residence 9 windows in north London

Residence 9 Window installation in Enfield, north London

One of Enfield Windows most recent projects was to replace all the windows in the house from original timber casement windows to a maintenance free window system. The client was aware of the Residence 9 window, a product relatively new to the industry.

Residence 9 (R9) offer a specialist frame that allows consumers to replicate the original look of timber casement windows but with a highly efficient, secure and maintenance free product. Such is the detail of the R9 windows they have been awarded with Conservation Approval. This means they can be used in homes where other uPVC windows would have been forbidden.

Unlike the mass produced uPVC systems produced by machinery, every R9 frame is bespoke and hand made from the frame to the glazing beads which is what gives these windows the look of a traditionally hand crafted window.

 

The project

For the windows the customer decided on white grain internally and externally with white gaskets and Georgian fan lights to match the original windows. The front door was from the Solidor range and the central glass was made bespoke to match the original front door. Photos of each unit were sent to our stained glass suppliers who replicated the originals to perfection as you can see in the pictures.

 

 Installation

The installation was carried out over four days during which time we carefully installed the windows to the highest standard. A further site visit was made to install the front door glass once it was completed from the suppliers. As a whole, the job ran smoothly from start to finish and as the finished pictures show the house now looks exactly how it did originally. However it now has added benefits of the warmth that the nine chambered “A rated” Residence 9 windows offer, and of course the paint free maintenance and security.

 

Grey composite door

Composite door installation in London

Enfield Windows recently replaced the front entrance door to a property in the Enfield area of north London.

The client wanted to replace the current door using a similar design but with a more contemporary colour that was also maintenance free. This also gave the newly refurbished property the best in security with a Solidoor “Secured by Design” accreditation and advanced locking systems.

Design

After looking at the many colour ranges we have in our showroom, the Anthracite grey was the colour the client wanted to use. To add to the door leaf, the frame was also to be matched in anthracite grey, with chrome letter box handles and Urn knocker. The final choice was deciding on the glazed arch section and rather than go for a simple obscure glazing design the owner’s door number was etched into the glass with a satin background.

Installation

The order was placed and processed within two weeks. The installation took place and was completed on a Saturday morning, taking around four hours to complete. As the pictures show the transformation is clear. A modern composite door with a beautiful finish and advanced security.

 

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Solidor front door and timber window installation north London

Enfield windows recently replaced the windows and doors at a property in north London.

The client’s intention was to replace the wooden windows and doors in their home that had been installed when the property was originally built. The client was restricted to using a dark frame to incorporate it with other properties within the development. The client also wanted to replicate the original frames without using the typical uPVC wood grain effect window.

After visiting our showroom we arranged a convenient time and date for a sales appointment where we went through the options available and discussed what products we offered that best suited their home.

It was soon clear that our Hardwood Timber Window range was the preferred option to use for the windows and French doors. Although being more expensive than uPVC, our Timber range gives customers the option to replicate not only the design but also a perfect colour match which was a key point for the client from the outset. The colour for the exterior was picked from our sample board of stained finishes and in this case the dark Walnut stain suited perfectly. A white finish was decided internally to keep the rooms and areas around the windows feeling light and airy.

For the front door we decided on a Solidor composite door, a range of stunning internal cored timber doors with the added benefit of a composite external skin making them completely maintenance free. It is also one of the most secure front doors on the market. The style chosen was the Tenby 4, and glazed with the reflection pattern. The door’s furniture consisted of a Doctor Knocker with Victorian pull knob and the handle free thumb turn system, all in chrome finish.

 

Order processing and surveying

Once the contract details were confirmed we placed the order. Our surveyor spends time meticulously checking over every window and door to ensure the measurements are accurate and can be installed with the minimal disruption. Any trim or additional non stock materials that may be needed are also noted during this process.

When the survey is complete the order is then ready to be placed after confirmation from our manufacturer. The contract is then passed over to the installation team where the delivery date and installations date are finalised. The typical lead time for bespoke, hand crafted timber windows is eight weeks from point of order with the Solidor product lead time of ten days.

 

Installation

The installation and schedule of works was spread over four days which gave the installers sufficient time to move around the property with minimal disruption. There was also be frequent site visits from a member of the installations department to ensure everything was going to plan and ensure peace of mind for the customer.

This is a key part of our commitment to offer the best level of customer support from start to finish. Should any questions or miss-communication arise during an installation they can be swiftly dealt.

 

Conclusion

As you can see in the pictures the installation was a credit to the company. From the sleek new flush casement windows to the stunning composite door, the products installed have given the house new life and made it stand out from the surrounding properties.

 

Double glazing installation cuffley

Double glazing, Bifolding door and Composite door installation

One our most recent projects was to supply and fit the Residence 9, Origin and Solidor products to a renovation project in Cuffley, Hertfordshire.

The client was in the process of completely refurbishing their new house. At the front of the property they wanted to achieve the look of timber crafted windows without the potential maintenance issues, such as regular repainting. For the rear of the address, the aim was to achieve a modern contemporary look. After discussing our product range, it was agreed that this was best suited using the Origin range.

 Front Windows – Residence 9

Residence 9 (R9) is a product that is rapidly becoming the new alternative to timber. Every aspect of the design process of the R9 windows are based on replicating traditional timber profiles with 100mm thick frames which are 30mm thicker than standard UPVC windows. The flush casement sashes have a beautiful range of traditional and contemporary furniture to choose from. This really is the new product for consumers  wanting all the benefits of UPVC while favouring the classic look of timber.

R9 products have a varied colour range that offer a modern or contemporary look and are even available with a dual colour option. On this occasion the customer chose a two tone finish with a clotted cream exterior and white grain on the inside to match the theme of the property.

 

Front Door – Solidor

The front entrance door chosen was the “Palermo” in golden oak from the Italia collection. This solid double door with stainless steel handles gives the entrance real impact.

Solidor doors are built up internally  with several multi layered timber cores,  unlike their competitors that use a dense foam filled system. The weight when opening and closing a Solidor is instantly recognisable not to mention the benefits in security a solid door offers. Each lock is accredited with the “Secured By Design” branding that reassures customers the doors are safe and secure at all times.

 

Rear Bifold Door &  Window – Origin

For the rear of the property, the Origin “Easi-fold” system was favoured for the new bi-fold doors. Origin is now a leading UK based manufacturer of bi-folding doors and is currently the only company in the market place to offer a 20-year warranty on each door set giving you complete confidence in the product and its design. From its anti-finger pinch gaskets to its “Secured By Design” accreditation these are fast becoming the preferred set for installers and consumers alike.

This particular three part configuration supplied and fitted allows a traffic door to be independently operated for day to day use without the need to fully fold back the doors. To tie in with the bi-folding doors an Origin window was installed in the bedroom above that instantly achieved a  symmetrical look. Origin is now adding aluminium windows to their product range which allows consumers to match the products when choosing bi-folding doors as generally a window is often nearby.

 

The end results again speak for themselves. Every product supplied and installed by Enfield windows was of the highest quality whilst also being at an affordable price. For more information regarding our products and the services, we offer please see our brochures page or visit our showroom. We will be happy to advise you on any of our product range.

 

 

 

Solidoor composite door installation

Solidor Composite door installation

Enfield windows recently installed a Solidor composite front door to a property in Halifax Road in Enfield, north London.

The customer wanted a change from her original front door which they inherited with the property. The previous door was  UPVC  with an inserted panel that desperately needed upgrading for security reasons and of course to give the house greater kerb appeal.

We explained the benefits a Solidor front door offer: Low maintenance with high-security hardwood internal core. They also have the benefit of having the largest deadbolt lock for Composite door’s on the market place.

It was then a case of choosing the colour, furniture and glass design.

The Solidor range offers many colours. They range from the popular blue, black, greens and reds to more contemporary colours, such as Chartwell Green, French Grey and Rich Aubergine to name a few. Enfield Windows showroom has five display doors with an additional working door to give you, the customer the opportunity to physically look at designs and colours. This also reassures our customers about the quality of the materials used and security features fitted.

After some thought the customer decided on the French Grey with matching trio square glass design and chrome furniture. On the day of installation, everything ran smoothly with the fitting taking no more than four hours to complete. As you can see from the picture the finished result was a stunning and secure door.