The choice of window design and the material used in their manufacture will have a dramatic impact on the end result of a restoration project.
Always choose a window design sympathetic with the architectural period of the property and where possible install double glazed windows and doors which will improve your comfort and wellbeing and keep control of energy consumption and carbon emissions.
It is best to consult a specialist manufacturer such as Mumford & Wood, who design and manufacture beautiful period timber products in their Conservation™ range which are aesthetically authentic in every detail and made in the UK from sustainably sourced engineered timber. This is modified timber that will not warp, twist or stick and when maintenance schedules are carried out as recommended should give a 60 year lifetime at least. They are fully factory finished with three coats of water-based, spray applied, micro-porous paint or stain as standard and are available in a wide range of RAL and heritage paint colours. A duo-colour finish is also available to allow flexibility with interior decoration.
If your project involves a contemporary extension you’ll find coordinating bi-fold doors and French doorsets will make a handsome addition. Mumford & Wood manufacture a whole range of door designs that meet PAS21 Secured by Design accreditation. Glazing is applied internally which adds to improved aesthetics and enhanced security together with robust hardware and locking systems for total peace of mind.
In addition Mumford & Wood windows and doors offer excellent thermal and acoustic performance, are BRE A+ rated, made to the exacting criteria of the British Woodworking Federation’s Timber Window Accreditation Scheme, carry the BSI Kitemark and are Energy Saving Trust listed. Many of these products are Secured by Design meeting PAS24 accreditation for enhanced security, and are internally glazed for improved aesthetics. Finally, for truly sensitive restoration projects a single glazed alternative is available.