As the old saying goes: “the eyes are the windows to the soul.” Here at Enfield Windows, our motto could be: “the windows are the soul of the house” because there’s nothing more important for the look of a house than the quality of its windows.
Our recent uPVC flush windows installation was in Edmonton, north London where the client was going for a complete refurbishment, as well as adding a loft and rear extension.
We were referred by a top building company we have worked with over the last year. After the initial call was made, we arranged a site visit to discuss the windows required, the product type and requirements the client had for the project.
Colours and finishes
The client wanted uPVC windows for ease of maintenance and longevity, though rather than conform to the usual white gloss windows — and also because the house was undergoing a full refurbishment — the preferred choice of colour was to be dark grey (the popular RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey.)
The majority of uPVC windows come with a foiled finish. At Enfield Windows we have sourced a flat grey (non-grained) window with a flush casement, giving the look of a modern window with the added benefit of a unique graft weld system that creates seamless joins in every corner of the frame.
The bi-folding doors to the rear were to be made of aluminium because of the wide six-metre opening. At this size, bi-folds in aluminium or timber are far superior to uPVC doors.
Blinds and curtains
Finding a good placement for blinds in bifold doors can be a problem and can sometimes detract from the stylish look of the doors. In this case, our client had opted for electrical blinds which are concealed inside the two glazing units and can be operated using a simple remote control. This gives a sleek and stylish finish.
Quotation and contract
Within days the client received our quotation, giving a detailed breakdown of all the locations to each window and door, plus glazing requirements for the project. The client came back with some tweaks regarding the choice of handle for the doors and windows and once amended, the quotation was revised to a contract. We then made arrangements for a deposit payment and of course, a full site survey.
Lead time and installation
Lead time for the grey flush windows doors is three weeks and four weeks for the blinds. During that time the installation was booked in to be carried out over four days with the blinds to follow a week later. The house now looks fantastic, a complete transformation. What could have been just another house in the street is now the envy of the neighbours.
For more information on our Flush graft weld uPVC windows please contact us or make an enquiry through our website.