Commercial window R9 windows

Commercial windows installation in London

The London College of Fashion in Shoreditch, London

Enfield windows most recent commercial window installation was at the London College of Fashion, Shoreditch. We were invited to tender via email and ask to provide a detailed quotation for the windows to be replaced on the upper storey of the historic college.

Being situated in central London the college is steeped in history and due to it’s size and age it falls within conservation restrictions for historic London buildings. A total of thirteen windows were scheduled to be changed on the upper floor some 120ft up, with five of the windows having a height of over 3.5 meters. There was also other large frames windows, with three arched windows also part of the project.

Our installations manager and sales manager arranged to meet the contractors on site to take measurements in order to obtain an accurate competitive cost for the project. Maintenance and good insulation were high on the requirements for the project. The client and the college opted to go for the residence 9 windows.

Residence 9 windows

Residence 9 or R9 as they are also known, are fast becoming the popular choice for customers and clients wishing to update their original windows. Residence 9 windows are state of the art high performance replica UPVC windows. Their frames are entirely based on traditional windows but they offer as standard a 95mm deep frame, which is 25mm deeper than the standard UPVC window. This detail alone gives the glazing bars and frame more depth thus giving the window more character. A further advantage of a deep frame is it’s ability to offer an energy efficient nine chambers whereas typical UPVC offers between only three and seven chambers.

R9 windows are hand made from start to finish. Unlike standard UPVC windows, the frame section is mechanically joined. This form of manufacturing eliminates the need for heat machined welds typically found on the standard UPVC frames. Another significant detail is that these windows have the Conservation seal of approval.

After our proposal, a detailed an accurate cost was agreed by the college and client and we set about drawing up an order to go into manufacturing.

Installation

The time frame to carry out the scheduled installation was very tight. Every aspect of the project had to be diligently checked and confirmed before the order was signed off. One of the leading R9 manufacturers – WindowTech helped every step of the way. From detailed drawings of glass and astragal bar layouts to advice on the products limits and suitability plus working with us in scheduling the delivery of the frames to suit each phase of the installation as it took place.

Another requirement was to introduce Tele-flex for seven of the large windows. Tele-flex is a chain linked operating system that allows all unreachable or inaccessible openers to be operated by simply turning a low level handle which in turn is operated via a discreet chain directly to the window locking mechanism some 8ft up. Enfield Windows were responsible for overseeing this part of the project via a subcontractor chosen by ourselves to carry out the work.

Overall the installation was carried out over two weeks during which time the project was overseen by the directors and office staff who made regular site visits to ensure the project was on track

Further work

As a result of the work carried out Enfield Windows have been awarded a contract to carry out another phase on the upper floor level which will be surveyed this Sunday 31st May and is due to start early July.

 

Timber windows installation in London

Timber windows installation in London

Timber sash window installation in London

Our latest timber sash replacement window project was in the Harringay area of north London. Our client had recently moved to the area and after purchasing the property a new roof, new heating system and replacement windows were a priority.

The first point of contact was via our website and a consultation was scheduled by a member of the office to meet and discuss various options for the rear windows. The client also wanted to change her old timber French doors leading into the garden to timber with a panelled detail section at the bottom and an opening fan window above.

Whilst on the sales visit the client mentioned she was having the front windows replaced in timber with a quotation agreed by a supplier. Our sales representative offered to show the client our timber brochure and pictures from some of our recent timber installations with a view to offering a no obligation quote to try and better the original price she had received.

With the dimensions and specifics taken now for the both the front and rear windows our sales representative went away to accurately cost the windows required. A proposal was sent along with many production photos showing the complete process in which our timber sash windows are constructed and painted.

Huge savings!

As a result, Enfield Windows were able to save the client over a thousand pounds INCLUDING the three additional rear windows and the French door in the price!

A further visit to the showroom was arranged where the client requested to view the windows she would be purchasing for the front aspect of the property.
Once the order was confirmed the survey was scheduled to take the final and accurate dimensions for manufacturing. With only a six week lead time an installation date was agreed and the all the windows were installed over a five day period.

We are happy to say that the client was thrilled with her new windows and the service provided by Enfield Windows.

 

 

 

White sash timber windows

Sash timber window installation london

 Sash timber window installation in Walthamstow, London.

One of our recent installations was to restore the character of a property undergoing a complete refurbishment in the Walthamstow area in London.

The style and level of refurbishment of the property warranted traditional sash style windows. The builder searched online for traditional timber style sash windows then arranged to meet our installations manager in the showroom to view our timber window range.

After approving the quality of finish and learning more from our staff about the process in which our timber sash windows are manufactured, the dimensions were given and a quotation was put into place.

All of our timber products come with a ten year warranty. This warranty covers not only the installation and hardware, but also unlike many other timber suppliers such is the advanced quality of finish we also are able to offer a ten year warranty on the paint!

In total the order was agreed for seven hardwood timber sash windows all to be installed at the front of the property. The furniture choice was satin chrome and all internal architraves and trims were factory finished.

The installation took place over three days where our installers worked at a pace to ensure the installation was carried out diligently and professionally.

As you can see, the windows installed surpassed the client’s expectations. The photos show how spending a little more when choosing your new windows can help play a massive part in complementing the property and bringing back the original character.

 

 

White timber windows

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.

White UPVC bay window

Double glazing in Cuffley

 

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.

Installation

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.

Metallic silver bifold doors closed

Bifold door installation in Winchmore Hill, north London

Recently we were asked to supply and install the Origin “Easi-fold” bifold doors to a large extension project in the Winchmore Hill area of north London. Enfield windows had been recommended to the client by their builder, who was in charge of running the extension project at her property.

After ensuring we were able to meet the clients’ deadline, an appointment was made for the client to visit our showroom to further discuss the configuration and colour options that would best suit the scheme and design of the new room.

Two separate three-part sets of bifold doors were required to sit side by side. Both were in the stock colour “Dark Metallic Silver” with matching handles, hinges and gasket to complete a uniformed look.

Twenty year warranty

With a quick turnaround required the doors were ordered and in stock the following week. The installation was completed in just one day and the duration of the contract was only seven days from start to finish!

Once the doors were installed the unique serial number issued to every Origin set of doors was activated, giving the client a further twenty year warranty.

 

Residence 9 windows in north London

Residence 9 Window installation in Enfield, north London

One of Enfield Windows most recent projects was to replace all the windows in the house from original timber casement windows to a maintenance free window system. The client was aware of the Residence 9 window, a product relatively new to the industry.

Residence 9 (R9) offer a specialist frame that allows consumers to replicate the original look of timber casement windows but with a highly efficient, secure and maintenance free product. Such is the detail of the R9 windows they have been awarded with Conservation Approval. This means they can be used in homes where other uPVC windows would have been forbidden.

Unlike the mass produced uPVC systems produced by machinery, every R9 frame is bespoke and hand made from the frame to the glazing beads which is what gives these windows the look of a traditionally hand crafted window.

 

The project

For the windows the customer decided on white grain internally and externally with white gaskets and Georgian fan lights to match the original windows. The front door was from the Solidor range and the central glass was made bespoke to match the original front door. Photos of each unit were sent to our stained glass suppliers who replicated the originals to perfection as you can see in the pictures.

 

 Installation

The installation was carried out over four days during which time we carefully installed the windows to the highest standard. A further site visit was made to install the front door glass once it was completed from the suppliers. As a whole, the job ran smoothly from start to finish and as the finished pictures show the house now looks exactly how it did originally. However it now has added benefits of the warmth that the nine chambered “A rated” Residence 9 windows offer, and of course the paint free maintenance and security.

 

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.

Grey composite door

Composite door installation in London

Enfield Windows recently replaced the front entrance door to a property in the Enfield area of north London.

The client wanted to replace the current door using a similar design but with a more contemporary colour that was also maintenance free. This also gave the newly refurbished property the best in security with a Solidoor “Secured by Design” accreditation and advanced locking systems.

Design

After looking at the many colour ranges we have in our showroom, the Anthracite grey was the colour the client wanted to use. To add to the door leaf, the frame was also to be matched in anthracite grey, with chrome letter box handles and Urn knocker. The final choice was deciding on the glazed arch section and rather than go for a simple obscure glazing design the owner’s door number was etched into the glass with a satin background.

Installation

The order was placed and processed within two weeks. The installation took place and was completed on a Saturday morning, taking around four hours to complete. As the pictures show the transformation is clear. A modern composite door with a beautiful finish and advanced security.

 

White bifolding doors

Double glazing and bifold door installation in Winchmore Hill

 

Design

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.

Installation

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.

Conclusion

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.