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Being a retired architect, Terry had a clear idea of what he was looking for when he began his search for replacement timber windows and doors.
Terry and his wife have lived in their Poole home for 24 years and wanted to bring their existing timber windows up to date, improving efficiencies and quality.
Design and detailing of the windows were incredibly important for them, so visits were made with sample windows to show what the options were.
Having spoken to many manufacturers during his time as an architect, Terry was keen to see Mumford & Wood’s factory and see first-hand how the products are made, so Mumford & Wood didn’t hesitate to invite Terry and his wife to the factory for a tour. Terry explains;
“I’ve got a pretty good eye for how things are done and how manufacturers are run. I consider the atmosphere of the place, how people are working together, and I was very impressed with how the factory was organised, with a lot of investment in good people and machinery.”
Terry was also looking for a ‘seamless process,’ and wanted a manufacturer that could provide an end-to-end service that encompassed design, manufacture, and installation. Being able to provide this, Mumford & Wood were on hand throughout to ensure that the entire process was run as smoothly as possible, with a dedicated project manager and sales representative.
Following the installation of 40 casement windows, 5 single doors, 4 patio doors and an entrance door, Terry noticed the difference straight away.
He explains; “It’s all about the precision of manufacture – it is warmer, and we have used a lot less heat this winter. It’s also a lot quieter and that shows you how well the double glazing is working and how well they are sealing. These windows have changed this house beyond expectation.”
Mumford and Wood were approached by Mace Contractors to work on a Grade two listed building within the historic Woolwich Arsenal.
Known by many as the ‘Fireworks Factory,’ the building has an important history, having been used as a Tudor dockyard, then from the mid-17th century was at the heart of Britain’s war machine, home to the Royal Artillery and factories that made gun carriages, cannon and munitions. Recently renovated as an arts venue, it now boasts a performance space containing dance studios, artists’ workshops, cafés and rental spaces.
As part of the building renovations, Mumford & Wood were instructed to design and manufacture 11 timber windows, including 7 from our Classic range and 4 from our Heritage range. In order to maintain the historic building aesthetic we used putty glazing for authenticity. The box sashes were made for structural openings that were either adjusted or opened back up having being blocked up for a number of years. Section sizes were adjusted on elevation to line through with other adjacent windows that remained in situ, having been renovated.
We are proud to have worked on such an important project that has since been recognised by RIBA, winning their ‘London’s Conservation Award.’
All photos courtesy of Bennetts Associates: Woolwich Works • Culture • Projects • Bennetts Associates
Mumford & Wood recently completed the award winning 'STEAMhouse building’, launched by Birmingham University.
The STEAMhouse building dates back to 1899 and was seriously damaged by fire in 2007. Previously used as a manufacturer for the Eccles Rubber & Cycle Company this Grade A listed building undertook a £70m transformation to become the creative hub it is today. The space now supports businesses, academics, hosting companies and start-up businesses, supporting enterprise and industry. The Victorian Society was so impressed with the transformation of this historic building that it has been presented with the 'Birmingham and West Midlands Conservation Award 2023', in recognition of outstanding restoration.
Mumford & Wood supported this transformation by designing and manufacturing 45 bespoke timber windows and door, tailored to fit the unique openings found on the façade of the building.
Matthew Blaylock, Commercial Director, Mumford & Wood states:
“We enjoy the challenges that listed buildings bring, and so with strict planning requirements in place, we understood the importance of replicating the detail of the original windows but offering the performance of a modern day product. Timber Casement windows were designed for the ground and first floor, and Timber Vertical Sliding Spring Sash windows to the second floor. These were chosen from our Conservation range and tailor-made to replicate the original frame margins and Ovolo profiles. It’s always an honour to work on a historic project like this, it’s what our products are designed for.”