Arts & Crafts renovation
When purchased two years ago this Arts & Crafts-style early 20th century property was tired, dated and badly in need of total transformation both inside and out. Windows and doors were in a poor condition, a mix of rotting timber and inappropriate, ill-fitting plastic.
All windows were replaced with high performance, double glazed Conservation™ products, which not only made an immediate improvement to the aesthetics of the property but totally changed the interior ambiance, adding style, light, warmth and comfort.
A combination of double glazed Conservation™ casement windows, with and without glazing bars, were manufactured in the company’s state-of-the-art facility in Essex. Top hung fanlights feature elegant 18mm ovolo glazing bars, while dormer casement windows to the attic rooms, a wonderful self-contained space for guests, also feature glazing bars. Windows in the rear elevation, some in a bay configuration, are complemented with non-bar French doorsets, fixed glazed side panels and non-bar top hung fanlights. The feature staircase window is fixed.
Conservation™ windows are made to the exacting standards of the British Woodworking Federation’s WWA scheme and are BRE A+ rated offering outstanding levels of thermal and acoustic performance. Mumford & Wood’s windows and doors are manufactured from premium grade Siberian larch which is engineered for maximum strength and stability to help ensure long lasting aesthetics and performance, while at the same time achieving a perfect factory-finished surface typical of fine joinery.
“We wanted to bring this Arts and Crafts building back to life and retain its clarity of form, use sympathetic materials and traditional construction methods, while bringing it up to 21st century standards of performance,” comments the homeowner. “I did a lot of research myself on architectural style and detail, which is when we realised that only casement windows would be right for this house. We were delighted that Mumford & Wood could accommodate our choice of black and white using a dual mixed finish. Mumford & Wood knew exactly what we wanted to achieve and reassured us with their advice and guidance. There was no room for error; these windows had to be right.”