Made-to-order timber windows and doors from the Kensington & Chelsea range by specialist manufacturer Lomax + Wood have been specified for a number of beautiful period property refurbishments in the Hampstead Garden Suburb (HGS), a designated conservation area since the 1960s. A variety of property designs can be found on the Suburb where there is absence of uniform lines and extensive landscaped areas that provide a tranquil enclave in North West London.
Lomax + Wood work closely with The Hampstead Garden Suberb Trust, to ensure that the modern high performance replacement timber windows and doors are in keeping with the period sight lines of the area. Planning approval was given by the Hampstead Garden City Trust (HGCT) on the basis that the refurbishment and new build elements would not spoil or impinge the neighbouring properties in any way.
“We were recommended to Lomax + Wood by a relative who also lives in the Suburb and who was delighted with the replacement windows designed and manufactured by the same company for their own project, and that was good enough for us,” says one of the homeowners. “For us the convenience in taking the full service package option has made all the difference during this challenging build which includes an initial survey, design, supply and install. This has saved an enormous amount of time for myself and my wife who has taken a very active and hands-on role throughout the two-year build – not to mention organising our beautiful and busy family.” In this full service package the completion of any final interior decoration remains the responsibility of the client.
The Kensington & Chelsea range of timber modern sash windows, casements and doors have been installed throughout, some of which are floor to ceiling height, together with French doorsets and sensational bi-folding doors where required. Not forgetting the option to include a grand traditional solid panelled entrance door. All Lomax + Wood timber windows and doors are made-to-order and are therefore ideal for Conservation areas where it is essential to retain period details.
“As we are an approved supplier for Hampstead Garden Suburb we had little problem in achieving permission from the Trust to replace, for example, the original single glazed sash windows in a property,” says Andrew Goding, Sales director, Lomax + Wood, “as it met their strong and admirable sustainability policies. They are also very keen to improve the aesthetics of any property which had been allowed to fall into disrepair.
Ideal for both new build and heritage work the Chelsea & Kensington range offers a coordinated collection of high performance wooden sash windows; beautiful flush timber casement windows; single, bi-folding and timber entrance doors in a variety of designs. Products are manufactured from sustainably sourced, FSC® Chain of Custody accredited timber in accordance with BM TRADA certification. These high performance products have exceptional U-values that meet current Part L Building Regulations’ and will help to reduce energy consumption and resulting CO₂ emissions. 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 and dual colour. These premium quality timber windows and doors have been tested to meet the rigorous security testing for part Q of the new Building Regulations. Lomax + Wood provide made-to-order premium quality timber windows and doors that combine acoustic, thermal and security performance with a stunning appearance that enhances both new and traditional projects.