Enfield Windows latest astounding transformation of a property in Enfield, North London using a beautiful stained glass front door and porch detailing and double-glazed timber casement windows.
If you live in a house with stained glass in the windows, perhaps you’re thinking that the colours are getting a bit faded?
Well, as we’ve written before on these blogs, Enfield Windows can come to your rescue with genuine replacements that will match their original look.
Our most recent installation, in Barnet, North London, was just such a job, as the pictures can testify.
Our client’s objective was to replace his existing windows with a slimline system that would be thermally efficient, maintenance-free and above all, would stay faithful to the original features of his large bay windows.
That meant replacing over 20 stained glass units and original lead squares using traditional soldering techniques, rather than the typically manufactured self-adhesive lead strips.
Unlike many large national companies that will only offer their own products, Enfield Windows are proudly independent – meaning that we can hand pick the very best products on the market from a much broader range of items.
We also pride ourselves on making sure we have a thorough discussion with our clients so that we can understand their vision of how they want the installation to look, before we draw up detailed plans and measurements.
For over five years Enfield Windows has been working in tandem with what is arguably the industry’s leading stained glass manufacturer, in North London. Using a blend of traditional and modern techniques, they can replicate any stained glass unit to an almost perfect match – they say 99% perfect!
On this installation in Barnet each decorative unit was carefully removed and taken away for renovation, and to be recreated from a single pane to a 28mm A-rated double glazed unit.
For the non-stained glass units, our client wanted traditional wielded lead squares, to give the windows a traditional, original look, but with modern and efficient windows.
For Enfield Windows, one of the most important parts of the whole process is the survey, after the contract has been agreed. Our surveyor has been in the industry for over 20 years – 10 of them as an installer – so he has a keen eye for detail.
Such was the size of the bay window, with the added complexity of installing a much slimmer frame than the original, that every detail required meticulous checking. But our surveyor’s ability to look at the project as an installer enables him to understand the full process, from removing through fitting to finishing.
The installation was carried out by our two highly-skilled operators, Paul and Scott, who carefully removed the old frames before installing the new units. As the photos show, the five-day project was a great success and our client was delighted.
In fact, while the work was going on, we were handing out business cards to admiring neighbours – so we’re confident that Enfield Windows might be making more trips to this part of North London before too long!
Here at Enfield Windows we pride ourselves on being able to replicate stained glass windows and to match any bespoke design.
This was something that came in handy on our recent installation of timber bifold doors in Finchley, north London.
As is often the case, our client found our company by searching online for timber windows and doors.
Our sales representative, Nick, visited the property, which still retained the original timber French doors with decorative stained glass in each top-light. Our client was very specific that the replacement stained glass should match the original design.
Stained glass workshop visit
At Enfield Windows, our clients can even visit the stained glass workshop to pick out coloured glass styles and layouts to ensure they are exactly what they want.
After the full quotation was sent over, the client came back and placed the order and a survey was arranged.
For products such as timber bifold doors or detailed windows, full CAD drawings are created, allowing the client a clear view of the spacing of the frames, the glazing layouts and opening directions.
After everything was signed off the order went into production. There’s a six to eight week lead time due to the various processes our timber goes through, from the cutting of the profiles to assembly and painting. All doors are constructed in the factory to ensure they leave in full working order.
Two weeks before delivery an installation date is booked in with our clients. All our Installers are experienced and have a great eye for detail, and unlike many other companies we choose not to work on a schedule of rates scheme which can often lead to a rushed job or corners being cut.
We pride ourselves on the quality of product and workmanship which is featured in so many of our blogs and most importantly our Google reviews.
As the pictures show, the finished article is a flawless new timber bi-folding door with stunning replica stained glass units. Our client was so thrilled with the installers and the product that he has asked us to quote for work on the rest of his property.