Made-to-order timber windows and doors from the Kensington & Chelsea range by Lomax + Wood have been specified for a high specification new build Georgian-style villa in fashionable Lancaster Gardens, Wimbledon, London SW19.
The property is co-joined to accommodate two individually designed three-storey homes each offering a substantial 4,000sq.ft. of internal space including a hi-specification basement. The villa has an imposing aesthetic created with the use of traditional materials including stone, together with multi-coloured handmade red bricks, to a design that incorporates a plinth course, special shapes and decorative soldier brickwork detail above window openings. The property is strategically positioned on a sought after residential street in walking distance to Wimbledon Common, the ‘Village’ and the Broadway, and is just a short train journey to central London. This south London suburb offers one of the highest concentrations of multi-million pound properties anywhere in the country.
Elegant 4-over-6 double glazed Kensington & Chelsea spring balance sash windows add to the traditional appeal of this property. Windows in the front façade are of floor to ceiling height proportion and feature laminated glass. Set in a flush reveal they are designed with historically accurate sightlines and fine detailing and are internally glazed for enhanced aesthetics and security. Kensington & Chelsea sash windows are also available with cords and weights operation, as well as an alternative single glazed conservation box sash for sensitive replacement projects.
The properties also feature a traditional solid timber entrance door with six insulated raised and fielded panels, crowned with a classic elegant fanlight allowing maximum light to filter into the entrance hall. Kensington & Chelsea entrance doors meet Part L Building Regulations and incorporate a turn-key espagnolette which has been tested to Secured by Design standards. They incorporate the security enhancing features of the Lomax + Wood Heritage Locking System. Semi-glazed French doorsets have been selected for this property allowing maximum light and easy access to the rear garden and also feature espagnolette locking. Hardware has been chosen from a range in polished chrome.
Double glazed Kensington & Chelsea products provide excellent levels of thermal performance which exceeds the current requirements of Part L Building Regulations. This low U-value will help to ensure warmth and comfort for property owners, reduced energy consumption and CO₂ emissions. As a whole the property includes materials and intelligent systems that together double the requirements of thermal and acoustic performance required by current Building Regulations for new homes.
This coordinated range also offers beautiful flush casement windows, single and bi-folding doors in a variety of designs. Products are factory finished and include only traditional flush joints, rather than Swedish joints which are prevalent in mass produced modern windows and are considered detrimental to authentic period aesthetics.
Ideal for both new build and heritage work, Lomax + Wood’s Kensington & Chelsea products are manufactured from sustainably sourced, FSC® Chain of Custody accredited timber in accordance with BM TRADA certification. Only high quality clear grade timber is used in the manufacturing process which is engineered for maximum strength and stability. Products are delivered to site and factory-finished with three coats of highly durable micro-porous paint as standard, which is available in white and a choice of fashionable heritage colours, as well as stain.
Acoustic data for Lomax + Wood windows is also now available as tested by BM TRADA. With the acoustic upgrade option the Kensington & Chelsea traditionally designed timber flush casement achieves a market-leading 42db and the box sash 38db. Lomax + Wood also offer customers a bespoke test service to help achieve exceptional acoustic targets for made-to-order timber windows and doors.
This high specification property features on site renewable energy provided by an air source heat pump; a full AV system for lighting control, home automation and smart management systems, as well as a home cinema.