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 want to totally transform the look of your home there’s no better way than a full timber replacement of all your windows and doors.
Enfield Windows has just completed a stunning refurbishment of this lovely house in Cricklewood, London NW2. Not only replacing all the windows and doors but including replica stained glass traditional units.
Here at Enfield Windows we take pride in merging the very best of traditional style with all the convenience of modern materials. This lovely property in the Chingford area is a great example of how we go about it.
Our clients were wanting to replace their timber windows to give better security and insulation. But they were determined to keep the same “look” as the originals. This is something we specialise in, so we couldn’t wait to get started.
The owners of the house found us the same way that most of our clients do – through an internet search – and we quickly arranged a home visit to discuss their requirements and explain our products.
Attention to detail
A total of seven windows and frames needed replacing, including the construction of replicas of the original stained glass design in the fanlights. In addition, on the lower three-part front window a decorative internal panel was required to match the original.
Our sales ethos at Enfield Windows is to listen carefully to what the client requires, introduce our product range and work on the quotation back at our offices. Once we have finalised all the details a full quotation is sent via email for the client to study in their own time without hassle from us.
Gone are the days of sales-pressured home visits trying to sign up clients in a rush. We quote sensibly, competitively and fairly, allowing clients time to make their choice.
Showroom visit arranged
After the quotation, our clients generally visit our showroom to view the items listed and to get a feel for the quality and finish of the materials. This is also an opportunity for clients to make any amendments or additions. When everything is settled it is time to proceed and place an order.
Our installers do not work on a schedule of rates scheme, which many of our rival companies do, as we find this gives the installers the time they need to give the best service to the client with a top quality level of finish and detail.
A couple of days after the contract was signed our in-house surveyor visited our clients in Chingford for a full site survey, carefully taking all the measurements and noting all the special requirements ready for the ordering process.
Frames and glass manufactured
The lead time for timber windows is eight weeks from order sign off. During this period the bespoke timber windows are constructed from lengths of engineered hardwood using state of the art machinery. The new window frames are then spray painted with several layers of primer and microporous paints in airtight booths.
While that is happening we arrange construction of the glazing ready for installation. All of the stained glass we supply and install is made using the very best original patterns, colours and textured glass. This is generally a three-week process, so the glass is ready to be fitted when the frames are complete.
Look at any house from the street and one of the first things you’ll notice is the state of the windows.
Misted old glass and peeling frames make a house look neglected — just as a bright new installation will transform the look of a home, perhaps adding tens of thousands of pounds to its value.
Enfield Windows are proud to share one of our latest timber installations, in the Winchmore Hill area of North London. Our client, like many before him, found us through recommendation and searching online for timber windows.
Problems to overcome
His property still had the original windows which, because of their age, were suffering from flaking paintwork and faulty hinges and locks. They were also leaking heat and, because they were single-glazed, condensation was a major problem. Our client’s brief was to keep the character of the house while adding better efficiency and security.
Our sales team quickly set to work and provided a detailed quotation based on all the discussions that took place. Detailed drawings of the windows and their opening angles and catches were submitted with the quotation.
Top end materials
It was a major job, as we were to change two five-part bays and two other windows, all at the front of the house. All glazing was to be 24mm clear warm edge argon filled glass, whilst the lower bathroom was to be satin glass, which offers the most modern and discreet privacy.
After a few amendments and once the final quote was agreed, the project was put into contract. Everything was listed in detail, including handle design, hinges, glass type and lead layouts.
The next stage is very important for our clients’ peace of mind. Upon receiving the first stage payment of 25%, which is industry standard, we automatically register the installation with the Home Pro scheme.
This is an insurance-backed guarantee offering cover against faulty workmanship or a builder going bust before the work is completed. It guarantees all future payments and the installation for 10 years. The scheme has over a million policy-holders and is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
After survey, our client’s order was placed into the production phase where our Operations Department carefully checked and liaised with the manufacturer on every detail on the contract.
With a six to eight-week lead time for manufacturing, this process consists of many phases from the initial CNC precision cutting of the raw material, construction of the frames and spraying of several coats of paint to keep them in prime condition.
The installation took three days and, as the photographs show, the house now looks as stunningly beautiful as it did when it was originally built.
As good as new – but even better! That’s our verdict on Enfield Windows’ latest installation, which we are proud to share on our blog.
Our client found us during a search online as he was looking for timber windows and doors to install on his stunning period cottage in Epping.
The very next day after his email inquiry, the client received a site visit from our sales rep. The brief was to replicate the property’s original windows, like-for-like, using high performance engineered timber.
Strength and Durability
Our timber is among the very best on the market, and is created using state of the art CNC precision machinery. Under this system, hardwood is engineered, giving greater strength and durability over many joiner-made windows and doors formed using a single timber piece.
It is the specialist spray booths that give each and every product a flawless finish. The glazing consists of a 24mm argon-filled unit made up of a 4mm internal pane, 16mm warm edge spacer bar and a further 4mm outer pane as standard. However, we can offer laminate-toughened and a variety of acoustic glazing applications, which are available on request.
Matching original designs
Many bespoke designs can be replicated using the in-house CAD system that adapts the manufacturing process to match original windows and doors including curved sashes, stepped arch heads and many more designs.
On this order, our detailed quotation was submitted and quickly accepted, and on receipt of a 25% deposit our head surveyor made a full site inspection to gather accurate dimensions of all the windows and doors that were to be replaced.
Most of them went straight to processing and manufacturing, although the angled and more technical part of the project required full CAD drawings to be re-checked on site prior to production.
During the eight-week lead time, we confirmed our client’s choice of door and window handles and a pre-installation date was scheduled. Carried out over five days in total, the finished result is a truly amazing like-for-like replacement. The property has retained its original look, while benefitting from thermally-efficient and more secure windows.
Enfield Windows recently installed timber bi-fold French doors, windows and a skylight to this stunning property in the leafy London suburb of Hampstead.
Our client found us after searching online for “timber windows and doors north London.” His most important condition was to retain the character of his home by installing timber units.
Many of the original windows were still in place, so adding uPVC window frames would have ruined the look and character of a house of this quality.
After sending over our fully detailed quotation and CAD drawings, the client decided to make a visit to our showroom where we have numerous timber windows and doors on display, along with an Atlas roof lantern.
Placing the Order
Our client was impressed by the quality and finish of the products and confirmed his order and contract. The following week our in-house surveyor went through all the details to arrange production of the new fittings, which included angular windows to be sited above the bi-folding doors.
Our timber products currently run on a six to eight-week lead time, as each bespoke product is carefully crafted using the latest state of the art CNC machinery. All finishes are carried out in moisture and dust resistant booths and finished using “Remmers” micro-porous paints.
Two weeks prior to delivery, the installation was scheduled in with the builder and our client.
On the first day, the installers fitted the new angled windows above the bi-fold doors and the Atlas roof lantern. On day two the upper windows were installed. These were casement style with Georgian glazing bars. On the third and final day of installation we fitted the stunning bi-folding doors and French doors.
Value of timber
As the pictures show, the renovation was a great success and the windows and doors have contributed to a clean and bright new look. This installation was a classic example of how the use of quality timber products will enhance and add value to a property – something that is rarely achieved by using cheaper uPVC or aluminium.
On properties such as this, making the extra commitment to install timber windows and doors gives back the character and quality many homes have lost since the uPVC surge of the 1980s. In recent years, timber has made a huge comeback on period properties and with reputable suppliers using the finest production and finishing methods, your home makeover can be truly stunning.
A recent installation was carried out in the Pinner area of north London. The client was looking to replace the original timber windows with new modern, energy-efficient timber casement windows.
With the windows taking up a large portion of the front the house it was very important for the client to carefully choose the right product in terms of the look and finish, not to mention the thermal efficiency and security.
As mentioned in previous blogs, our timber windows are constructed using engineered sustainable hardwood, softwood or oak. In this case, the customer opted for Meranti hardwood.
After initial email correspondence, we arranged for our salesperson to visit the property where they went through the windows and project specification in order to provide an accurate and detailed quotation.
For the fan lights, the client asked for a stained-glass design. The company we use for all our stained-glass work is one of the best producers in North London. They can replicate any original design using traditional methods, creating flawless designs. You can also visit the workshop to go through the various colour ranges available.
After the project cost was agreed and a contract signed, we requested an initial 25% deposit and the survey was booked in. Before the windows went into final production, copies were sent to the client for approval, showing all the opening configurations and final specifications.
The lead time was to be eight weeks, during which time the installation was booked. It was carried out over three days by our own skilled timber installers who meticulously removed the windows with as little damage as possible and installing the new ones to a high standard.
The client was thrilled with the new windows and the stained-glass finish. For more information please visit our showroom where we have many timber products and stained glass samples on display.
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 would like to give you an insight into one of our most recent timber window installations in north London. The installation took place in the Winchmore hill area.
The first point of contact with the client was by a telephone call to our offices where we were invited to visit the customer’s home to provide a quotation for new windows and doors. The sales adviser was booked to visit the property and go through the specific requirements, the whole house in need of new windows and doors.
The client had opted for using a quality uPvc product for the upstairs windows and a replicated timber product for all of the downstairs.
The timber products required had to be very specific. Within the area, most homes have a detailed stepped head in the window sashes that the client was very keen to replicate. This is a detail that can only be reproduced in timber windows and doors.
The sales advisor took the necessary measurements and detailed layouts whilst also explaining the benefits of our superior timber windows and doors. The advisor suggested that customer should visit the showroom to view our timber and uPvc products whilst we would prepare a written proposal detailing the specific requirements that had been discussed during the visit.
The approach we choose is not to offer a quote on the spot unlike many other companies that would often read off a structured price lists. They generally have one goal when being invited to your home, which is the hard sell with the aim to sign you up on the day.
Our ethos is to offer a tailored service and advice on what would be better suited to the property as each home and client have different ideas and expectations about what they want to achieve.
After the quotation was given and a visit was made to our showroom the client accepted our proposal and the ball was set rolling to provide CAD drawings and a detailed contract followed by a full site survey.
The survey was carried out by our experienced surveyor who took his time to go through the property ensuring all the necessary accurate measurements and configurations were taken ready for the order to be placed for manufacturing.
The installation was booked in along with the client choosing architraves, handles and furniture that they felt would be best suited to their home and taste.
The windows were installed by our very own employed installation team who are highly skilled and very meticulous within their work. All the internal trims window boards and architraves used were factory finished leaving the customer with no re-decoration work.
The final outcome is a stunning installation using the very best products and materials whilst still at a competitive price, the installation has led to recent enquiries and orders within the area.
Why did the client choose Enfield windows?
The feedback from the client was that the time and effort Nick had put into the proposal whilst not applying any pressure or sales tactics was key in giving the customer confidence that we were not just out for the sale. We were told that Adam and Greg, the installers, were a pleasure to have in their home and the attention to detail along with the product far surpassed their expectations.
Local residents were so impressed with our installation, we have already received an order from a neighbour.
For further information on our timber and uPvc windows and doors either visit our showroom or call 0208 363 3233 for free no obligation quotation .
Enfield windows most recent installation was in Winchmore hill area of north London. We are proud to say that this was the third property within the same road in which we replaced the windows, using timber as the choice of material. This time Enfield Windows had been recommended by a previous client living next door.
We were asked to replace two large bay windows and one small front bay window with “like for like” using Hardwood Meranti timber. The project was quoted at a highly competitive rate beating our closest rival by over £1200.00 whilst still supplying the same product.
After the deposit was taken we arranged for the surveyor to visit and take accurate measurements for the order. Internal trims, windows boards and architraves were also measured to be replaced in factory finished timber.
The manufacturing process took approximately five weeks during which time we acquired the gold furniture fittings and scheduled the installation to be booked in on delivery of the frames.
The installers carried out the work over three and a half days and as the results show the new windows are another great addition, not only to the premises but also to the street.
Since the completion of this installation we have been invited to quote for works at another neighbouring property!