If you are planning to spend good money on new windows and doors, the big question you’ll be asking is: who will do the installation?
Here at Enfield Windows we employ three full-time installation teams, each of them with a wealth of experience and combined knowledge of more than 25 years.
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.
Enfield Windows has always believed that the best advertisement for our work is to see the finished product.
Nothing better illustrates what we do than a beautifully refurbished house with brand new timber windows, standing out from all the others in the street.
Chances are you are reading this now after doing a Google search for replacement windows, yes? Well that’s how our latest client found us too – which lead to this major installation contract for Enfield 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!
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In this blog, we are proud to showcase a fabulous glazed extension that we recently installed on a lovely property in Cuffley.
As in most cases, our clients found us through an internet search and we quickly arranged to go to the property for a site meeting with the owners and their builder.
Their brief was to transform the kitchen and dining area at the back of the house where it faced the swimming pool and garden.
Our clients wanted a big and airy space with a glass roof and large folding doors that would fully open to create a stunning alfresco area flooded with natural light.
After much discussion, we suggested some options and products that would be a good fit for the project. Our clients favoured the Atlas roof system, which has a super slim architectural beam which is only 40mm thick. The colour was to be jet black with self-cleaning active neutral solar-controlled glazing to ensure the room remained cool under strong sunlight.
The bi-folding doors were also to be jet black and ultra slim with a 55mm frame, divided equally into six sections containing A-rated toughened 24mm glass. The door sections would be split three-three in the middle to fully fold back to the side walls.
Now, one big advantage of using Enfield Windows is that we have an experienced surveyor with over 20 years’ experience in the industry – including hands-on installation work. His job was to make sure the roof and doors would fit perfectly onto the builder’s new brickwork.
The lead time for the chosen products was up to four weeks, during which time the installation date was booked in and the materials purchased to enable a swift and thorough installation.
We began by installing the roof with weather-sealed lead work, followed by the fitting of the bi-folding doors – all of which took only three days to complete.
As the pictures show, a fully glazed roof system gives a wow factor that you simply can’t get from velux windows set in a tiled roof. Our client was delighted with the bright new look to his property created by Enfield Windows.
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.
Phone: 0208 363 3233
149 Chase Side, Enfield
London, EN2 0PN