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Timber bi-fold French doors, windows and skylight installation in Hampstead

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.

 

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Timber windows installation in Pinner, North London

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.

Installation

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.

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Timber window installation in Hampstead, London

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.

Installation

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 info@enfieldwindows.co.uk

To view our wide range of timber windows and doors please visit our showroom at 149 Chase Side, Enfield. EN2 0PN

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Timber window installation in north London

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.

Installation

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 .

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Timber window installation in Winchmore Hill, north London

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!

 

 

 

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Timber windows installation in London

Timber sash and casement windows

Enfield windows recently undertook a project in the Finsbury Park area of London.

The client was refurbishing a large town house which also required new timber windows. After visiting our website they arranged a visit to our showroom. There, we discussed the various options available and the numerous benefits our hardwood window range offer.

After the plans for the project were sent to us, we were able to form an accurate and competitive proposal. The project consisted of thirteen timber sash windows, one timber casement window and French doors in RAL colour 9001. (An attractive cream)

With every timber project we undertake, liaising with our manufacturing partners is a key part of our success, every detail is planned and accurately executed. We offer clients the option of taking a small section of architrave from the original windows in the property to use for a near perfect match when producing the new factory finished trims. Often the window architraves will match with the existing internal door frames.

The character of a property and its heart often lies in the original door and window frames so keeping them accurately replicated is part of the attraction when using timber. With the added benefits of energy efficiency, safety and security, timber windows are becoming more and more popular around the London area.

 Installation

After our proposal was agreed, Enfield windows completed a detailed contract and a survey was booked. We made templates for all of the three front arched windows and sent these to our manufacturers. This ensures a perfectly accurate fit.

During the surveying process we often take various key photographs and specific details to create a file that contains all the information we need. This ensures every department within the company from ordering, manufacturing and installations are fully informed at every stage.

The installation was scheduled over six days with four installers on site to help. Having a large team of installers helps when some of the larger windows weighed in excess of 150kg.

As the pictures show, the new timber sash windows add a large part of the character to the now fully restored property. The clients were thrilled with their new timber windows and also commented on the additional warmth in every room and reduction in outside noise the new double glazed windows offer.

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Timber window installation north London

One of Enfield windows most recent installations was to a property in the Palmers Green area of north London. With it’s strict conservation rules and regulations, the client wanted to ensure the new windows would be exact replicas of the originals.

Based on a friends recommendation the client contacted Enfield Windows. After inspecting the quality and craftsmanship of our engineered timber windows we were asked to quote for the project.

Quality materials

On visiting the client we explained the benefits of our timber windows over the more conventional timber windows on the market. Each timber window we supply and install is made from a sustainable Maranti Hardwood. Each frame section and opener is made up of multi layered timbers cross grained and glued. This gives the frame extra strength that helps resist any warping and twisting.

Painting process

Once the frame has been manufactured it goes into a spray booth where the process of adding various protective coats bases and finishes are applied. First is an Anti-Fungal protection coat that seals the bare wood, followed by numerous primer coats. The final finish coat is supplied by leading paint manufacturers Remmers. Their range of micro porous paint is the only paint finish which allows the timber to breathe and adjust to the conditions without cracking or peeling. The spraying process of our timber windows can take up to a week from first to final coat. This leaves a perfect, truly stunning factory finish every time.

Whilst taking the dimensions for the windows, we also offer our customers the option to supply a sample of architrave around 200mm to send to our manufacturers. This ensures a completely replicated finish.

Installation

The production time is generally around six to eight weeks during which time the installation is booked in ready to be installed within days of delivery. The installation itself was carried out over three days allowing enough time to carefully remove the old frames to minimize disruption internally and externally.

The finished result shows how Enfield Windows range of timber windows can enhance your home whilst retaining all of the original character.

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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.

 

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Timber sash and casement window installation

One of Enfield Windows recent installations was in the north Finchley area of London.

The customer was looking to completely overhaul the front of their property and decided to replicate the original windows with ‘like for like’ timber casements and vertical sliding sash windows.

Our timber in brief.

Enfield Windows timber products are amongst the best within their sector. We are proud to offer the latest in timber technology. All our frames are cross grained and are made up by using glued timber sections that are proven to resist warping, twisting and swelling. This also adds greater strength and durability.

Every window and door is factory finished with multiple levels of treatment and protection. The first layer is the fungal treatment that is moisture regulating and provides an adhesive surface for subsequent treatments with finishing paints and wood stains. There are then four primer coats and a further three coats of micro porous paint.

The finished result is a perfectly finished stunning window that cannot be replicated by onsite painting and staining. This is something that is standard practice with lesser quality timber products.

Both our sash and timber casements windows offer a 24mm argon filled double glazed unit offering warmth and security. We also have a large range of modern or contemporary furniture for whichever style suits your home.

The Project.

The first floor bathroom and three part bay were both to be casement windows with an arched sash design to match the originals. Along with the decorative timber heads we also replaced the lead flashing under the front bay sill. Downstairs, the front lounge bay was replicated with traditional timber hardwood sliding sashes. You can see in the before and after picture what an impact these elegant windows make at the front of the property.

Installation.

The installation took place over three days with the project running smoothly. As the pictures show, along with the re-painted rendering and tiles, the house now is a beautiful example of how the appearance of a home can be completely rejuvenated by choosing replacement timber windows.