Residential, Chiltern Hills

Project: Residential, Chiltern Hills

High performance timber windows and doors by Mumford & Wood, the specialist manufacturer of traditional and contemporary-style fenestration systems, have been specified for a substantial country residence in rural Buckinghamshire.

Nestled in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this one-for-one new build property has many luxurious features with planning permission for further additions.  Views are maximised with floor to ceiling leaded light casement windows and doors from Mumford & Wood’s award-winning Conservation™ range.  The triple aspect lounge is flooded with natural light while French doorsets specified throughout the ground floor accommodation provide easy access to the mature gardens, stables, tennis court, annexe and out buildings.  Rooms in the lower ground floor, where there are further bedrooms and an entertainment and cinema room, benefit from light wells and an exterior lower deck.

Developer Brookes Cavendish, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, specialise in the creation of individually designed, large residential properties in the finest locations of the Thames Valley.  Familiar with the Mumford & Wood brand, the Brookes Cavendish in-house architectural team selected the very best materials throughout the property including Conservation™ casements and French doorsets.

“We are no stranger to Mumford & Wood and specify their products whenever we can,” says Alex Johnson, director, Brookes Cavendish.  “We project manage all our builds and using products that we know will be reliable saves us an enormous amount of time and trouble so it really pays to use the best.  Our clients expect and deserve only the finest materials and systems and we know that these statement windows and doors will not let us down.”

Very much on-trend, Mumford & Wood’s duo-tone paint finish was selected for the property in a combination of Silk Grey (RAL7044) externally and Pure White (RAL9010) internally.  This new facility also allows colour matching to a wide palette of traditional vibrant colours and subtle shades.


Double glazed Conservation™ windows and doors are made-to-order to bespoke designs with profile style, opening configuration and glazing options.  These BSI Energy Rated products achieve excellent thermal performance with low U-values that exceed the requirements of new Part L Building Regulations and are Energy Saving Trust recommended.   Manufactured from engineered and sustainably sourced clear-grade timber, Mumford & Wood’s Conservation™ windows and doors will not warp or twist adding to their stability and resulting in reduced maintenance schedules.  Products are now internally glazed and together with high quality multi-point locking systems meet Secured by Design accreditation.