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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.

Timber windows installation

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.

 

Timber sash windows

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.