Chances are you are reading this now after doing a Google search for replacement windows, yes? Well that’s how our latest client found us too – which lead to this major installation contract for Enfield Windows.
There’s nothing quite like good quality windows to give your house that special “kerb appeal.”
In our latest timber window installation in Leytonstone, North London our client wanted to get rid of all the old aluminium windows in his property and replace them with original-looking timber sash windows.
After being contacted through our website we arranged an initial sales meeting to meet the client and go through all the items required and the exact specifics for the project.
Our quotation was to replace all the windows with hardwood sliding sash windows, with the frames painted in two different colours – “RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey” on the outside and white on the inside.
Quick Sales Meeting
The sales meeting took no longer than 45 minutes, during which our helpful and experienced sales rep took all the necessary measurements to provide an accurate and detailed quotation. Within 24 hours the quotation was emailed over to the client, itemising each room with its specification and the cost to supply and install.
Our timber products are of the very highest quality and are manufactured using the latest in CNC machinery and temperature controlled spray booths to create a perfect build and multiple layers of micro-porous paint finish every time. The glazing consists of a 4mm glass pane, 16mm warm edge spacer bar and a further 4mm glass pane, giving an overall thickness of 24mm. All our glazing is Argon filled, ensuring a low UV value of only 1.1.
Full site survey
After the sales contract and final order details were confirmed, we carried out a full site survey and made a series of test holes in the existing frame to ensure that the dimensions were accurate and that the new windows would be in proportion and a snug fit.
The lead time for all our timber windows and doors is six to eight weeks from our survey, although the dual colour requirements on this particular project stretched the lead time to 10 weeks. This was because each frame had to be meticulously taped during the paint process to produce a perfectly finished dual coloured window.
After six weeks we were notified of the confirmed delivery date then the installation was booked in, with a completion time of three to four days. Our experienced fitting teams are highly skilled in the replacement of timber windows and doors and, as shown on all our blogs, the end result of a flawless installation is a superior finished product.
And it obviously did have the desired “kerb appeal” as we have since been instructed to replace old window frames with new timber sash at a neighbour’s house just down the road!
These days just about everyone does an internet search if they want something done. Well if you Google aluminium bifold doors in London, Enfield Windows will come out at Number One!
Thanks to that online search, we have just completed a major installation for a client in the Chingford area, where we fitted large bi-fold doors and an apex window — and all in double quick time.
Our client wanted his new extension to be flooded with natural light, so we were just the right people to call upon.
We started by discussing in detail the desired design, colour and opening direction of the doors, along with the all important question of threshold depth for a flush and even finish.
After emailing a quotation from our in-house pricing system, our client came to our North London showroom where we have a 4.5 metre four-part “Origin” bi-folding door on display, plus all the available stock colours and hardware options.
Enfield Windows is a premium “Origin” installer with award-winning staff, fully trained to install all our products to the highest level.
Most of our doors are glazed using A-rated 28mm toughened glass units, but we also offer internally glazed blinds which are a great alternative to hanging up nets, curtains or external blinds. These internal blinds are contained within the two layers of glass, giving a clean fuss-free finish.
Also, from a maintenance point of view, there is never any need to clean and dust the blinds.
On this installation, electric internally-glazed blinds were part of the package. These are hardwired into the mains and operated with a neat remote control.
The lead time after survey was two weeks for the manufacturing of the window and doors and a further week for the blinds. The installation was carried out without any problems and the client was very happy with the new look for his house.
Enfield windows this week carried out the full replacement of windows at a property in the leafy Hampstead area of London.
The original timber windows which were single glazed, draughty and starting to breakdown. The client wanted to keep the character of the property, so opted to investigate their options using new timber windows.
The timber windows of today not only assist in retaining the full character of a property, but now also offer the very best in thermal glazing, security and high-performance paint. Manufactured in either Oak, Hardwood or Softwood all frames are constructed using the very highest precision CNC machinery. Each section is engineered and glued which adds superior strength and resistance from warping, twisting and swelling. This distortion often occurs on windows and doors constructed using one solid timber piece.
After searching the internet, the client came across our informative website and more importantly our blog page, which shows real installations completed in various locations over London.
A request for a quotation was sent via our website. An appointment was arranged and booked in for our sales representative who made a visit to go through the client’s specific requirements and assess what windows needed replacing.
Unlike many companies, our reliable group of sales reps work solely for Enfield Windows and do not work on an industry standard 10% commission basis. Our ethos is to offer advice on the various products and ideas rather than a harsh selling approach. We do not, as a rule, give quotations on the day of viewing from a price matrix. We like to tailor every quotation individually based on the client’s requests and property and then we send a written quotation via email. This clearly shows drawings and specifications of all items discussed. Unless the client requests differently, each appointment would be approximately twenty to fifty minutes, depending on the quantity of products being discussed.
On this occasion, we are pleased to say our quotation was accepted. After the contract was signed and a deposit was taken, a full survey was carried out. The bespoke timber windows were then put into production, with a lead time of approximately eight weeks. During this time, we arranged an installation date with the customer.
The installation was carried out in four days, and our own highly skilled craftsman carried out each replacement with great care and attention to detail. The client was delighted with the look of her new windows and called our office to voice her gratitude to the installers, to whom she had left to their own devices throughout the four days.
If you would like a free no obligation quotation on any of our products, please do not hesitate to contact one of the sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org
To view our wide range of timber windows and doors please visit our showroom at 149 Chase Side, Enfield. EN2 0PN
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A recent sash window installation took part in a leafy road in the north London area.
The client contacted us via our website after searching for replacement windows online. The entire property was under renovation, and new windows were required.
After their initial contact, our sales representative arranged a convenient time to visit the property to go through the clients requirements and which windows were in need of replacement.
At Enfield Windows, our customer approach is one of complete non-pressure. Our aim is to offer high-end products at affordable prices.
Due to age and characteristics of the address the client had decided on timber sash windows. Our sales adviser went through our range of windows available, and the customer made a decision on what style they preferred. Within forty-eight hours we emailed them a full detailed quotation on all the products discussed.
Many of our competitors choose to quote on the day, commonly by working from a price matrix. We choose to tailor the quotation and offer the client an accurate price via email. This way the client can contact us once they have compared the quote and they are happy and wish to proceed. At no point do we try to hard-sell any of our products. Our expertise within the industry, high-level installers, and quality products speak for themselves.
A short time later, the client contacted us again to arrange to showroom visit so they could physically see the products and get a feel for the operation of our beautiful timber sash windows.
The price was agreed, and a contract was sent, specifying all the details we had discussed. Within days the order was fully surveyed and put into production.
For timber sash windows our lead time is approximately six to eight weeks. All our timber products are bespoke made and factory finished using microporous paints, ensuring each window has a flawless and protected finish.
Midway through the manufacturing process, the installation was booked in with the client and scheduled to last three days. To ensure customer satisfaction, none of our full-time installers work on a schedule of rates scheme. We believe each installation is unique, and this gives the fitters the time they need to carry out a first class installation.
As the images clearly show this installation was a great success and the client was exceptionally pleased with the new sash windows. Since completion, Enfield Windows have taken two more orders from customers on the same road, which will follow shortly.
Our most recent Conservatory installation took place in Ware, Hertfordshire.
We were recommended to our client by the high end Hertfordshire based building company Oliver James Construction who specialise in creating modern contemporary living spaces.
The client visited our showroom where the salesman went through specifics for the conservatory including colours, glazing, bi-fold doors and the options for internally glazed blinds.
Once the plans were finalized our sales team in liaison with Atlas, the manufacturers, put together detailed CAD drawings of the proposed space, which gave the client an insight of what would be the finished conservatory.
The colour chosen was RAL 7015 “Slate grey” for the exterior roof lantern and fascias. Internally the skylight lantern was to be white, and glazed using 24mm self-cleaning solar controlled active neutral glass.
The doors were a four part bi-folding system made by Origin who supply high quality windows & doors. They offer optional colour-coded or stainless steel handles hinges, colour-coded anti finger pinch gaskets and the accredited SBD Secured by design police approved locks. These are all covered with a twenty year peace of mind manufacturers guarantee.
Glazed in the bi-folds were 28mm argon filled electrically operated blinds which were hard wired to the mains and operated by remote control. This stunning addition gave the perfect wow factor to the project whilst also closing off the south facing garden at the press of a button.
Enfield windows part in the project was carried out over four separate days. The first two were spent on the installation of the conservatory followed by the bi-fold doors and then finally installing and wiring the electric blinds.
The client was overwhelmed with this stunning addition to their property. The pictures show how these new living spaces are fast becoming the modern day conservatory design.
For more information on Oliver James Construction and the Atlas Skyroom conservatory why not visit our showroom where our sales advisers can explain the process and offer a full detailed quotation.
A recent installation took place in the Walthamstow area of north London. The client had recently moved property and was looking to replace the old uPvc windows that had taken away the character and charm of the Victorian property.
Contact was made via our website and a site visit from the sales team was arranged. We carried out an approximate measurement of the windows the client was looking to replace which for now was the front aspect of the property. This consisted of two upstairs main bedroom windows and the lounge front three-part bay window.
At Enfield Windows we choose not to visit potential clients home with the view to selling on the day. We would rather offer advice on all of our products and go through the installation service we provide. We also offer, literature leaving the client with no pressure when deciding on what can be a major purchase for any home depending on what is to be replaced.
After explaining the process that our expertly made timber windows go through from production to being installed we then leave and offer the client a full proposal which is often sent via email. We also invite potential customers to visit the showroom to view the range of timber uPvc and Aluminium products we have on display.
The initial sales call lasts no longer than necessary and in this case the quotation was sent over within forty-eight hours, leaving the client to understand what we were proposing from start to finish.
Two weeks later the client visited the showroom and instantly fell in love with the smooth running of the timber sash windows and most importantly the flawless finish of our factory finished timber products.
Once the order was agreed a contract was arranged and a 25% deposit was taken and within days a full detailed site survey was carried out and the windows were put into production.
With a six to eight week lead time the installation was scheduled and booked in with the client by our installations team.
The installation was scheduled for two days. Our installers carefully and meticulously carried out the replacement of the windows using factory finished window boards and architraves internally, and taped off the walls and frames to create new cement fillets to the exterior walls where required.
Our client was at work during the majority of the installation which we hope was due to the friendly reassuring service initially provided from the outset.
The pictures show a before and after picture. The new windows bring back the full character of the property, not only aesthetically but also adding to the value, lacking with the old uPvc windows. Whilst the installation was carried out we had numerous enquiries from passers-by who could appreciate the massive transformation and quality of the product and workmanship.