Mr & Mrs McInerney had lived down one of Gerrards Cross leafy, and eminently desirable, lanes for many years. Their plan was to build a new home, matching the character and style of the surrounding houses, on the plot next door. Little did they imagine how long it would take to get planning permission - and only achieved with when their architect, Osel Architecture in Marylebone, stepped in and took over the planning application.
“It took 14 years to get planning permission as we were in an area of ‘exceptional character’. With the help of the newly appointed architect, who worked closely with the planning officer, they managed to get it approved.”
Osel Architecture specified casement windows from the Mumford & Wood Conservation Range
“The architects specified Mumford & Wood and we trusted Osel Architecture's judgement. The windows were Arts & Crafts movement with lovely details - very in-keeping with the homes on the lane - and an exact match to the house next door.”
Matt Weyham, Osel Architecture: “We had worked with Mumford & Wood many years ago. The windows and doors for this project achieved the appearance we wanted and sat in harmony with the overall design of the house. The samples viewed and quality of joinery were also a consideration and achieved by the products we chose.
Mumford & Wood met with the clients and Osel to discuss the project and offer a range of choices which met with the client’s approval. There was a personal and flexible approach which was also attractive.
We had an excellent experience working with Mumford & Wood with a clear line of communication prior to specifying, throughout the project and all queries were answered thoroughly.”
Mr & Mrs McInerney sold their house next door and moved into their new home a year ago. “We love the windows - we would always have chosen wood as we much prefer them”.