Mumford & Wood, specialist manufacturer of the finest timber windows and doors, has introduced timber balcony doorsets to the award-winning Conservation™ range of period-style sash and casement windows, French doorsets, bi-folding and entrance doors.
Balcony doorsets are most commonly used in a Juliet balcony arrangement and are a modified version of a standard French doorset. The dimensions of the vertical stiles are particularly narrow by comparison to maximise the glass area in what is usually a very narrow doorset. The design and construction achieves an authentic replica of a single glazed original doorset in which the integrity of the elevation is completely maintained.
Available in an open-in or open-out configuration, Mumford & Wood’s Conservation™ balcony doorsets have espagnolette locking and are available with the extensive range of profile and bar options to suite with all products in the range.
“In a genuine period property each door could typically be as narrow as 900mm wide,” says Tom Barfield, sales director, Mumford & Wood, “so it’s very important that timber sections are kept to a minimum, especially across the meeting stiles. They tend to open inwards and very often are below a fixed or openable fanlight. You’ll most often see them on the first floor of front elevations in large Georgian and Victorian terraces and villas.”
The addition of balcony doorsets as a standard product in the range has been encouraged by increased demand with the current popularity of Juliet balconies in period-style new builds together with ongoing renovation of desirable period properties throughout London and the south east.
The move to add balcony doorsets to the range rests on the back of a large order for an impressive refurbishment extension project in exclusive Knightsbridge, City of Westminster, London, in which there are 56 conservation areas recognised for their ‘special architectural and historic interest’.
Conservation™ products by Mumford & Wood are made in the UK from clear grade, sustainably sourced timber which is engineered for ultimate strength and stability. These aesthetically superior products surpass the requirements of Part L Building Regulations and provide excellent standards of thermal and acoustic performance. Conservation™ products carry the BSI Kitemark, are BSI Energy Rated and Energy Saving Trust listed.