Conservation™ timber box sash windows have been specified in the extensive and sympathetic refurbishment of a 260-year old coastal property in South East England.
This beautiful three-storey home, which has an extensive basement over two floors, has been in the family for over 50 years and has been cherished and enjoyed. When left to the current owners, what was thought to be no more than a six-week ‘makeover’ is, some months later, still an on-going project.
“First of all the windows have a large role to play in this house, there are a lot of them, and we have fabulous views,” says the homeowner. “Had the windows been wrong in any way we could easily have spoilt this rather handsome building. Nevertheless the transition from old to new had to be totally authentic and being an aged property meant that we relied heavily on the technical advice Mumford & Wood gave us which is clearly where they have great experience. We had long discussions about how the product could be adapted to overcome complex problems with the surrounding brickwork. Mumford & Wood found a way.”
Made of stern stuff
Conservation™ timber windows and doors are manufactured entirely in Britain from clear grade, engineered timber, predominantly Siberian Larch or Red Grandis, together with Mahogany, all of which is 100% FSC certified. Made to the British Woodworking Federation’s Wood Window Alliance standards Conservation™ windows and doors are BRE A+ rated. They are factory finished with high performance double glazed units that offer the lowest U-values, outperforming the requirements of current Building Regulations, and achieve ultimate levels of thermal and acoustic performance. They are internally glazed for improved aesthetics and security. Many Conservation™ products are Secured by Design accredited, carry the BSI Kitemark and are Energy Saving Trust listed. Finally they are delivered to site with three coats of high quality spray-applied micro-porous paint or stain as standard.