Tower Gardens Conservation, Haringey

Project: Tower Gardens Conservation, Haringey

Timber windows from one of the UK’s leading window manufacturers JELD-WEN have been specified for the sympathetic renovation of 150 properties in a designated conservation area in the London Borough of Haringey.
The properties are managed by Homes for Haringey - the Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) set up by Haringey Council to take care of its 21,000 tenanted and leasehold homes. The ALMO appointed Mulalley & Co, a refurbishment contractor, to undertake window renewals to some of their early 20th century terraced housing, seeking a sensitive and appropriate renewal solution. Homes for Haringey, along with Hackney Homes, Newham Council and Lambeth living are members of the Supply Chain Management Group (SCMG), which collaborates with appointed contractors in the formation of supply chains. Haringey used SCMG to work with the Main contractor to select the window manufacturer and window installer to be used on this project. The window installer selected by this process is Ashford Commercial, a leading Public Sector fenestration contractor.

JELD-WEN’s Stormsure Casement and Vertical Sliding Sash windows were specified to meet a U value of 1.6 W/m2K to achieve current refurbishment guidelines under the Decent Homes programme.  All windows were supplied with JELD-WEN’s Hi Build factory finish in white, which enhances their appearance and prolongs their performance.

The project involves the sympathetic refurbishment of terraced properties that date back to the early 20th Century as part of a major upgrade to improve their energy efficiency. The project involved a like-for-like replacement of the windows, with the majority being timber double glazed sliding sash styles to retain the aesthetics of the street scene and complement neighbouring properties.

Pauline Hinds, Senior Project Manager at Homes for Haringey said: “Our residents are really pleased with the new timber double-glazed windows, which have drastically improved warmth and security of their homes, and also complement the special characteristics of the Tower Gardens Conservation area.”

Joanne Garside, Product Manager for JELD-WEN, said: “Our timber windows are being widely specified for local authority replacement programmes, especially in conservation areas where the aesthetics are all important.  Residents will find major improvements to their energy efficiency while homes will retain the traditional styling which is so important in period properties.”

She adds: “This latest project is testament to both the appearance and performance of our windows, as well as the service we offer to main contractors for major social housing projects.”

Many of the windows supplied met the Association of Chief Police Officers’ Secured by Design standard for enhanced protection against intruder attack. In addition, wherever necessary, the casement windows supplied at first floor level were supplied as fire escape windows which provides enhanced safety for occupants.

JELD-WEN’s Stormsure Casement range includes a wide range of designs from standard casements to regency-style and tilt and turn windows.  All Stormsure windows have a thermal performance that meets current building regulations, down as low as 1.1W/m2K (whole product performance).

One of the most popular styles for refurbishments, JELD-WEN’s sliding sash windows feature stepped sashes for improved performance, yet retain traditional sight lines to complement a street scene.  Both sashes have the option of tilting inwards for easy cleaning and maintenance, which is very important in the social housing sector.

All JELD-WEN windows benefit from full Chain of Custody certification, which means they originate from well managed forests with strict reforestation programmes and therefore further enhances the sustainability of the properties.