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.

Bifold doors open

Bifold door installation in London

One of our most recent projects was the undertaking of a large 6 part Set of Origin Bifolding doors with matching side lights and kitchen window. The client was spending a large amount of money on a high end kitchen refit. With the benefit of already having a large structural opening in situ the focus then turned to what could compliment the new kitchen design. To make the best use of the potentially large open space occupied by the current French doors and windows, after viewing some installations and reading through our web site a phone call was made, and we were invited to quote for the works.

 

On the first visit to the property we were told we were one of few local suppliers quoting for the contract. After going through various configuration options and discussing the products that would suit and ultimately make the best use of the potential space on offer it was decided the Origin easi fold doors would give the uniformed look the customer wanted to achieve. The perfect clinical profiles you get with aluminium products made them the ideal choice.

Design

The clients requested we remove the French door and windows, whilst also removing the brickwork under the windows to create a level surface running around the entire area.
After showing the client a CAD design of how the doors and windows would look, we went through the dimensions to determine the depth of the folds to neatly tuck into the recess either side of the wall. The decision was made, an internally opening six fold system with two side return windows replicating the doors themselves. With a white gloss finish inside and out, matching hardware and gaskets the order was placed, surveyed and signed off into production.

Installation

The installation took place over two days. We assigned two teams to ensure a smooth installation due to the amount of work involved. We had a one day window to secure the property after the opening had been prepared.

Day one

The objective was to remove the old timber frames and grind out the brickwork below the windows. We then had to install a 100mm thick steel RSJ which ran across the entire width of the doors to be supported by the load bearing corner posts and steel packers. This was a necessary precaution due to the timber construction of the roof and certainly would eliminate any risk of the framework above warping, moving or sagging over the coming years. This would inevitably affect the operation and functionality of the doors and potentially cause major disruption in future.

Day two

Our two teams concentrated on setting up the six doors to ensure the smooth gliding and locking operation associated with the Origin easi-fold system. There was also the kitchen window to be installed, plaster boarding, plastering, cleaning and sealing. We pride ourselves on the quality of our fitters and the speed at which they work.

Conclusion

As you can see from the pictures above we can’t imagine any products other than bifold doors occupying the space. They really do compliment a wonderfully modern kitchen and their functionality make the best use of the space available. The satisfied customer has the option to use the bifold system as French doors and open either side. However, it’s when the doors are fully folded back the connection to the garden and sense of openness really stands out. Bi-folding doors are such a great product for consumers and developers wishing to create an open contemporary space.

 

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.

 

Origin bifold door installation exterior

Origin Bifold Door Installation

Enfield windows very recently installed a set of Origin 4 part aluminium bi folding doors to a newly constructed extension in the Enfield area. This particular set were manufactured in a non-stock colour, 7031. Origin’s current lead time for primary stock colours is a five working day turnaround. For a non-stock colour they still have an industry leading turn around of twenty-one days.

 

The client, in this case, opted for a non-traffic door with the four folds all stacking over to one side. With this option, there is no need for lever handles. The doors are operated simply by rotating the ultra slim lever which in turn operates the dead bolts into the top and bottom of the frame.

 

Once the doors were installed our delighted customer could finally envisage a large part of how their new kitchen would appear when completed.  Their new doors will integrate the living space into the garden. This was a large part of what they wanted to achieve when first setting out to create a new open living space in their home.

 

Double glazing installation cuffley

Double glazing, Bifolding door and Composite door installation

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.

 

 

 

Solidoor composite door installation

Solidor Composite door installation

Enfield windows recently installed a Solidor composite front door to a property in Halifax Road in Enfield, north London.

The customer wanted a change from her original front door which they inherited with the property. The previous door was  UPVC  with an inserted panel that desperately needed upgrading for security reasons and of course to give the house greater kerb appeal.

We explained the benefits a Solidor front door offer: Low maintenance with high-security hardwood internal core. They also have the benefit of having the largest deadbolt lock for Composite door’s on the market place.

It was then a case of choosing the colour, furniture and glass design.

The Solidor range offers many colours. They range from the popular blue, black, greens and reds to more contemporary colours, such as Chartwell Green, French Grey and Rich Aubergine to name a few. Enfield Windows showroom has five display doors with an additional working door to give you, the customer the opportunity to physically look at designs and colours. This also reassures our customers about the quality of the materials used and security features fitted.

After some thought the customer decided on the French Grey with matching trio square glass design and chrome furniture. On the day of installation, everything ran smoothly with the fitting taking no more than four hours to complete. As you can see from the picture the finished result was a stunning and secure door.

Grey bofold doors installation

Bifold door installation

Enfield windows were contacted by the customer who required bi-folding doors to a new build extension. After shopping around and looking at numerous bifolding doors on the market they came across the ‘Easifold’ system from Origin.

Origin are manufacturers of bifolding doors produced solely in aluminium. They started producing their Easifold system in 2002 and have become a leading supplier of doors within the bi-fold market. Not only do they offer the latest hardware, safety and security but each set of doors come with their very own unique serial number which once logged with Origin offer a 20 yr warranty. This is something many other competitors are unable to offer.

After demonstrating  a set we have on display in the showroom the customer was confident these were the right choice for their property. They opted for the dark metallic silver colour an after specifying the hardware and  gasket colours the order was placed.

One advantage of the Origin doors is their unique lead times with over eight stock colours ranging from white to the more popular greys or black.  They are able to turn around any stock colour within 5 days from the point of order. This is quite unique in an industry where the standard lead time is in the region of four to six weeks.

By the end of the following week the doors were  delivered to us ready for the pre-booked installation date.

Although the installation time allocated was only one day, this is an ample amount to ensure the doors were  carefully and thoroughly installed by our professional team of installers. The finished result speaks for itself, the doors added that finishing  touch to what is a beautiful  extension  with the customer completely satisfied in the choice they had made when looking for bifold doors.

The contract was completed within two weeks from point of order.

White UPVC sash bay window

UPVC sash window installation

Enfield windows were invited to quote for the replacement of Upvc sash windows at the above property, the main objective given by the customer was to keep the character of the property intact while gaining all the advantages of having maintenance free UPVC sash windows.

Our sash windows have the latest glazing specifications, are fully tested and  A rated giving the best in thermal performance. Most importantly security as they offer police accredited locks and night catches for your peace of mind.

We offered the customer a product from The Masterframe range. They are an industry leading manufacturer of replica UPVC sash windows, unlike many companies who offer sash windows as part of a broad range, the sole focus of Masterframe is on replica sash windows. This is why their attention to detail far surpasses many replica sash windows on the market place today.

After choosing to go for the white grain foiled option from the Authentic range with  a timber architrave finish, the order was placed.

The installation was scheduled over 4 days during which time Enfield Windows replaced all 14 sash windows in the property to a high standard. The finished result shows that you can in fact achieve all the gains and advantages that modern sash windows have to offer while not having to compromising the character and look of the property and in many cases adding value in price, warmth and security.