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!
As the old saying goes: “the eyes are the windows to the soul.” Here at Enfield Windows, our motto could be: “the windows are the soul of the house” because there’s nothing more important for the look of a house than the quality of its windows.
Our recent uPVC flush windows installation was in Edmonton, north London where the client was going for a complete refurbishment, as well as adding a loft and rear extension.
We were referred by a top building company we have worked with over the last year. After the initial call was made, we arranged a site visit to discuss the windows required, the product type and requirements the client had for the project.
Colours and finishes
The client wanted uPVC windows for ease of maintenance and longevity, though rather than conform to the usual white gloss windows — and also because the house was undergoing a full refurbishment — the preferred choice of colour was to be dark grey (the popular RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey.)
The majority of uPVC windows come with a foiled finish. At Enfield Windows we have sourced a flat grey (non-grained) window with a flush casement, giving the look of a modern window with the added benefit of a unique graft weld system that creates seamless joins in every corner of the frame.
The bi-folding doors to the rear were to be made of aluminium because of the wide six-metre opening. At this size, bi-folds in aluminium or timber are far superior to uPVC doors.
Blinds and curtains
Finding a good placement for blinds in bifold doors can be a problem and can sometimes detract from the stylish look of the doors. In this case, our client had opted for electrical blinds which are concealed inside the two glazing units and can be operated using a simple remote control. This gives a sleek and stylish finish.
Quotation and contract
Within days the client received our quotation, giving a detailed breakdown of all the locations to each window and door, plus glazing requirements for the project. The client came back with some tweaks regarding the choice of handle for the doors and windows and once amended, the quotation was revised to a contract. We then made arrangements for a deposit payment and of course, a full site survey.
Lead time and installation
Lead time for the grey flush windows doors is three weeks and four weeks for the blinds. During that time the installation was booked in to be carried out over four days with the blinds to follow a week later. The house now looks fantastic, a complete transformation. What could have been just another house in the street is now the envy of the neighbours.
For more information on our Flush graft weld uPVC windows please contact us or make an enquiry through our website.
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.
Enfield windows most recent installation took place in Cuffley, Hertfordshire.
We were recommended to the client by the local estate agents, James Haywards, who are one of Enfield’s leading and most respected agents.
The client had recently moved into a property and wanted to replace the old timber and aluminium window frames and front door with new UPVC material and give the facade a complete makeover. The client’s desired option was white UPVC frames with equal sight lines and square leaded glass.
Our UPVC windows offer the very best in security. Every opening window comes with a ten multi-point locking system using arguably the country’s leading brand, Yale. With the inclusion of A-rated argon filled glass and a “Q-lon” gasket system, the Duraflex profile offer more details and specifications than many other profiles that flood the current market.
During the showroom visit the client viewed the myriad styles of composite front doors from the Solidoor range. With over five display doors and a fully working door system the choice made was ‘Chartwell Green’ an increasing popular colour, frequently being used to inject character to many properties.
Once the order was placed a detailed survey was booked in by a member of the team and the frames and door were ordered. The installation was scheduled in for two days during which time two site visits were made by our Installations manager, one on each day, to ensure customer satisfaction and the installation team had everything they required.
The job was ran smoothly and the client was more than happy with the work being carried out. Each installation is overseen by a member of the installations department, ensuring our customers feel we are on hand, not just on point of sale but throughout the whole process.
The designated installation team, comprising of Danny and Aaron have twenty-five years of experience between them in the industry. They took great pride, care and attention in every aspect of the installation and we believe the finished result reflects this.
Enfield Windows were recently awarded the contract to replace the windows, bifold doors and a skylight to an address in Winchmore Hill, north London. We had been busy liaising with the customer and the developer to make sure of their specific requirements for the project.
Enfield windows part of the project was planned over three stages, and each stage went perfectly as planned.
Stage one – Window replacement
The first stage was the installation of twelve windows throughout the property replacing the old single glazed timber frames. It was decided that we should use the Duraflex Upvc profile with leaded glass to match the existing windows. With the added touch of equal sight-line frames and safety features like child restrictor hinges in all bedrooms, this helped to transform the property’s look from old to new.
The replacement of the windows not only offers the customer maintenance-free frames but they also help the house perform better during summer and winter months due to the high performance of the ‘A rated’ argon glazing units and the five chambered windows.
Stage two – Bifold door installation
The second stage of the installation of two sets of brilliant white Origin Easi-fold doors, one of which was three part and the other four part. These looked onto the garden and form part of the new kitchen dinner. As you can see from the pictures, these beautiful doors certainly add the wow factor and finishing touch to what will be a modern family living space bringing the garden into the home. With the height standing at 2.4 meters high, 300mm above the standard height door they certainly give the feeling of open space to the rooms when fully opened.
Stage three – Skylight
The final stage was the installation of a skylight. Above the dining room set of bifold doors is a 2m x 1.5m Ultraframe roof lantern skylight with toughened ‘active blue’ Pilkington glass. This addition not only floods the space with light but also adds great impact and character to a stunning dining area and is certainly a great addition to any room.
The project was managed throughout with no corners cut to provide the customer and developer with exactly what they had envisaged. The total installation was carried out over six days with our installers carrying out each stage in an organised and professional manner. As you can see the final pictures speak for themselves. This large renovation project certainly added to the house becoming what it is now, a stunning contemporary modern family home with the added benefits of warmth and security.
Enfield Windows recently installed a set of new UPVC double glazed casement windows in the above property in Enfield, north London. After a visit from our sales adviser, we were short listed with two other companies as potential candidates to replace the windows.
We are pleased to say that the customer chose Enfield Windows not only on the basis of price, but also on quality and service. Our double glazed windows are attractive, highly secure and significantly reduce noise pollution in the home.
Ovolo or Chamfered?
We offer two different profile styles for our double glazed windows and doors. The Ovolo frame, which has a curved design or a chamfered frame that is bevelled. The customer had decided on the chamfered window frame. This is a sleek alternative to the rounded Ovolo profile commonly used. For a detailed comparison please click on the picture above.
A survey was arranged and took place at an arranged date convenient to the customer. Once the survey was back in the office it was passed to our order processing team, where each detail and requirement was placed on order. While production commenced, the installation was booked and agreed by both Enfield windows and the customer.
The windows arrived and the installation took place and was completed within the four days scheduled.
The end result once again shows the quality of workmanship that our windows and installers can add to help transform your home.
One our most recent projects was to supply and fit the Residence 9, Origin and Solidor products to a renovation project in Cuffley, Hertfordshire.
The client was in the process of completely refurbishing their new house. At the front of the property they wanted to achieve the look of timber crafted windows without the potential maintenance issues, such as regular repainting. For the rear of the address, the aim was to achieve a modern contemporary look. After discussing our product range, it was agreed that this was best suited using the Origin range.
Front Windows – Residence 9
Residence 9 (R9) is a product that is rapidly becoming the new alternative to timber. Every aspect of the design process of the R9 windows are based on replicating traditional timber profiles with 100mm thick frames which are 30mm thicker than standard UPVC windows. The flush casement sashes have a beautiful range of traditional and contemporary furniture to choose from. This really is the new product for consumers wanting all the benefits of UPVC while favouring the classic look of timber.
R9 products have a varied colour range that offer a modern or contemporary look and are even available with a dual colour option. On this occasion the customer chose a two tone finish with a clotted cream exterior and white grain on the inside to match the theme of the property.
Front Door – Solidor
The front entrance door chosen was the “Palermo” in golden oak from the Italia collection. This solid double door with stainless steel handles gives the entrance real impact.
Solidor doors are built up internally with several multi layered timber cores, unlike their competitors that use a dense foam filled system. The weight when opening and closing a Solidor is instantly recognisable not to mention the benefits in security a solid door offers. Each lock is accredited with the “Secured By Design” branding that reassures customers the doors are safe and secure at all times.
Rear Bifold Door & Window – Origin
For the rear of the property, the Origin “Easi-fold” system was favoured for the new bi-fold doors. Origin is now a leading UK based manufacturer of bi-folding doors and is currently the only company in the market place to offer a 20-year warranty on each door set giving you complete confidence in the product and its design. From its anti-finger pinch gaskets to its “Secured By Design” accreditation these are fast becoming the preferred set for installers and consumers alike.
This particular three part configuration supplied and fitted allows a traffic door to be independently operated for day to day use without the need to fully fold back the doors. To tie in with the bi-folding doors an Origin window was installed in the bedroom above that instantly achieved a symmetrical look. Origin is now adding aluminium windows to their product range which allows consumers to match the products when choosing bi-folding doors as generally a window is often nearby.
The end results again speak for themselves. Every product supplied and installed by Enfield windows was of the highest quality whilst also being at an affordable price. For more information regarding our products and the services, we offer please see our brochures page or visit our showroom. We will be happy to advise you on any of our product range.