If you are thinking of installing new windows you are probably weighing up the options – should the frames be made of timber or uPVC? Well why not have both?
Enfield Windows just completed an installation using a mix of both materials – composite and hardwood — and all of them look stunning.
The owners of this beautiful property in leafy Muswell Hill in North London found us through an online search, as do many of our clients. After the initial consultation with our sales representative the brief was to keep the windows looking as close as possible to the original timber, but with all the benefits of modern manufacturing.
With a total of seven windows at the front of the house to replace, it was decided to use uPVC on the first floor and top-quality hardwood timber on the ground floor.
Thermal efficiency and security locking
Our premium range of uPVC sliding sash windows offer the very best in thermal efficiency and secure locking, while retaining all the original features you would expect from a premium product. With an industry-best ultra slim meeting point of only 35mm, these windows offer the slimmest sightline in the marketplace.
Among other technical points in their favour, the windows offer stand out features such as external replica putty lines, deep bottom rails, run-through sash horns and full mechanical joints.
These extra features, which are unique to this product, offer windows that look so close to original timber that you would hardly know they are not made of wood.
By using the premium uPVC sash upstairs we are able to guarantee the same traditional look, but without the need for painting and maintenance using ladders or scaffolding in the future. This explains why it’s becoming more of an option among clients looking for window replacement.
Engineered timber and quality paint
On the ground floor, the front lounge three-part bay window was engineered timber hardwood meticulously made using state of the art CNC machinery along with modern sealed spray booths. For all curved windows, computer-aided designs, or CADS, are made and carefully checked before production to ensure a perfect fit on installation.
Our timber windows and doors also offer the benefits of modern but traditional security locking along with a 24mm efficient glazing system. Our paint warranty is seven years, but with little maintenance and minimal cleaning required, such is the quality of the paint by Remmers and the numerous coats that are applied, we have found that the paintwork will last 10 years and more before any real attention is needed.
As the pictures show, you really cannot tell the difference between timber and uPVC windows. Our client certainly agreed and was delighted with our team of installers and the service that Enfield Windows provided.
To view a full range of our timber windows and doors we are happy to announce that our Kings Cross showroom will soon reopen for appointments, so come along and look at the products we proudly supply and install. For more information why not visit our website and view our latest blogs.