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.

Solidor composite door close up

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.

 

Exterior of grey upvc conservatory

Building a Conservatory in Enfield

Enfield windows recently completed a compact lean-to conservatory at a property in the Enfield north London area.

The customer wanted to add a side addition to a recent extension where we had also supplied and fitted bi-folding doors. The original door colour was basalt grey, a colour the client wanted to continue with, which would enable the conservatory to tie in with the existing work. An overhang was also created at the customer’s request for useful extra storage space.

Colour matching

We offer many solutions for our clients wanting to match the colour of new products to existing ones. By matching the RAL colour we can have any product factory sprayed for a perfect match.

After meetings with the client and discussing the material options for the project and with cost in mind, sprayed uPVC was the preferred material.

Every conservatory we supply and fit is surveyed by our suppliers, Ultraframe to ensure a perfect fit every time. Ultraframe are one of the UK’s leading uPVC conservatory and orangery suppliers and we are proud to work with them.

As soon as the windows and doors were manufactured they were sent to a specialist company that applies the chosen RAL colour with a perfect factory sprayed finish. They were then glazed and Active blue glass was installed in the roof panels.

The whole installation including the ground work took no longer than 7 days to complete including underfloor heating. As you can see the finished result is a contemporary addition to the extension and a space that will be used every day.

 

For more information or advice on our conservatories and what we can offer please contact a member of the team.

White UPVC double glazed windows

Double glazing installation in Enfield, north London.

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.