Made-to-order timber sash windows and doors in Lomax + Wood’s Kensington & Chelsea collection have been specified for the dramatic redesign of a private home in fashionable East Finchley, London. The semi-detached late Victorian property occupies a beautiful location just a short drive- time from Central London.
The property is now double the size with a new and extended footprint. The four-storey redesign incorporates a substantial and newly created basement with sauna, and ground floor accommodation offering reception rooms and an exceptional, partly glazed, open plan and contemporary-style kitchen with direct access to an attractive raised patio and garden. Two further floors feature en-suite bedrooms. The top floor suite has a stunning Kensington & Chelsea double doorset surrounded with special-shape fixed glazed panels that allows maximum light into the room and provides great views.
The grand entrance door occupies the original position and the traditional Victorian floor tiles have been protected during the building work and retained. The impressive and bespoke design of the door incorporates a partly glazed, partly panelled entrance door with coordinating fixed side panels that allow light to enter the welcoming hall.
Kensington & Chelsea entrance doors incorporate a turn-key espagnolette which has been tested for Secured by Design standards and features the Heritage Locking system designed by Lomax + Wood. Elegant 20mm wide ovolo glazing bars lend a traditional appearance while the entrance door offers 21st Century standards of security.
Factory double glazed to meet Part L Building Regulations, and factory finished with high quality micro-porous stain or paint, Kensington & Chelsea entrance doors are internally glazed for improved aesthetics and security and are fully weather-stripped to achieve the highest levels of thermal and acoustic performance. A variety of fanlight and glazing options are available as well as a choice of architectural ironmongery. The couple chose a frosted, semi-obscure glass with a plain, full width fanlight and etched house number.
There are many large and coordinating sash windows and doorsets in the property which will contribute to a warm and comfortable living environment. Lomax + Wood is proud to be the first manufacturer to achieve an impressive U-value of 1.1 W/m²K for the Kensington & Chelsea sash window, which applies to both traditional weights and pulleys and spring balance forms of operation, using the new British Board of Agrément test criteria which is carried out by the British Woodworking Federation.
“The windows and doors in our new home are of very good quality,” says property developer Mr Sparks whose company designs and builds high-end residential and commercial properties in the London area. “We know how important customer service is before, during and after construction and we are very happy to provide our feedback. Equally cost control is essential to the success of any project and our planning research proved that Lomax + Wood can provide beautifully designed, high performance products, that represent excellent value, whilst the company is delivering a great after-service.”