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Conservation™ timber windows and façade designed for KoHo Coffee by Mumford & Wood

17 Mar 2016
Case study

Fabulous Conservation™ timber windows and doors by Mumford & Wood have been designed into the remodelling of a neighbourhood high street gallery which is now the successful, independently owned KoHo Coffee.  Situated on Nightingales Corner in the beautiful village of Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, the property was developed by Richard Anthony Developments, Beaconsfield.   KoHo Coffee has very quickly introduced a fun, rich, dark and very smooth atmosphere to this 20th Century village and is definitely the place to sit back and savour lunches, brunches and sweet tasting treats.

Previously a glass fronted art gallery, the roadside frontage has now been completely redesigned with wide, double glazed, 6 over 6 sliding sash windows while a recessed, half glazed, double Conservation™ entrance door is complete with an overhead fanlight.  Traditional and coordinated timber panelling by Mumford & Wood completes this elegant façade and makes a real eye-catching contribution to the streetscape of this pretty location close to the sites and cosmopolitan bustle of Amersham. Replacement Conservation™ sash windows in a bay configuration have also been specified to the first floor windows of a separate apartment.  This has been converted to a commercial office and is accessed via its own private entrance door adjacent to KoHo.

“We worked very closely with the developer, Richard Anthony, a long standing client, to achieve his vision for KoHo’s frontage and what we delivered is a far cry from the original design,” says Tom Barfield, regional sales director, Mumford & Wood.  “This primarily consisted of open-in bi-folding doors which wouldn’t have given the same cosy appearance and atmosphere KoHo has now.  We deliberated on the door position and other major elements of the design until we had it just right.

“The Conservation™ frontage design has become popular since a similar design was introduced a few years ago for Café Colbert in London’s upmarket Sloan Square,” continues Barfield, “and more recently for Artist Residence in Pimlico Village.  This hotel restaurant has just picked up the London Hotel of the Year 2016 award and we are very proud to have been associated with its shabby chic appeal.  And now we have the funky KoHo Coffee so I think we are setting a trend here.”

Founder Sami, who manages KoHo, says: “The look and feel of KoHo has raised the bar in Little Chalfont, enhancing the area with a sophisticated façade – our partnership with Mumford & Wood has again been a great success.”

Windows and panelling for KoHo were finished in RAL 7024 Graphite Grey externally.  The dual colour paint, or stain, option in RAL 9003 Signal White was chosen internally to add light and spaciousness.  Mumford & Wood use only high quality, spray-applied, micro-porous finishes that provide durable, low maintenance protection. 

Made-to-order Conservation™ products, a fully coordinated collection of sash and casement windows, French doorsets, bi-folding and entrance doors, special shapes and fixed glazed panels, combine modern manufacturing technology with superior aesthetics and has earned the brand award-winning status.  Conservation™ products are manufactured in accordance to the British Woodworking Federation’s Wood Window Alliance standards and achieve exceptional U-values that far exceed the requirements of current Part L Building Regulations’ and are BRE A+ rated. Manufactured from the finest clear grade and sustainably sourced timber, Mumford & Wood’s Conservation™ windows and doors have an expected life of between 55-65 years.  They also carry the BSI Kitemark, are Energy Saving Trust listed, and many products carry Secured by Design accreditation.  They are internally glazed for added security and improved aesthetics.

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