First of all, and in response to popular demand, we have introduced made-to-order timber balcony doorsets to the coordinated and 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 the Conservation™ balcony doorsets have espagnolette locking and are available with an extensive
range of profile and bar options to suite with all products in the range.
“Indeed, in a genuine period property each door could typically be as narrow as 900mm wide,” says Tom Barfield, regional sales director, “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 to 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.
This move 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’.
“This is a very important project for Mumford & Wood, particularly in such a prestigious area of London, and we are eagerly awaiting completion of the works. This restoration project is sure to have a significant impact on the streetscape here,” continues Bardfield.