In 2015 Mumford & Wood, the manufacturer of Britain’s finest timber windows and doors, was chosen as the supply partner to replace over 1000 windows and doors as part of the major £200m restoration project at Turnberry Resort
This extensive refurbishment has included the remodelling and upgrade of all 103 bedrooms and public spaces within the existing hotel as well as the construction of a new, 500-person grand ballroom at this world-renowned golfing and leisure venue.
As Mumford & Wood's Managing Director describes: “Creating the most luxurious hotel anywhere in the UK was a great challenge that we were delighted to accept. The brief was to convert this building to its former glory and to once again provide opulent, high specification guest accommodation. It is a great compliment to the Mumford & Wood brand and we are proud to have this project in our portfolio. Production started in October ’15 and we have delivered in phases to meet the build programme set by main contractor ISG.”
Exterior enhancements at the hotel included the replacement of all the windows with high-performance double glazed, timber Conservation™ windows; repairs to the roof and dormers and renewal of render to all elevations of the 109 year old building. The new 6,000sq ft grand ballroom is an additional facility and has been designed to blend seamlessly with the original architecture of the hotel.
The specification of Conservation™ products includes top hung casements, many in a double and triple height configuration; large fixed sashes, including curved on plan; decorative curved header sliding sash windows; double and single French doorsets, as well as special bullseye shaped windows.
“We surveyed every window and opening, many of which are very high and access was by cherry picker only; this was definitely not a one-size-fits-all contract,” says Owen Dare, technical director. “The hotel was closed for eight months and we have worked to a very tight build programme. These products went through our production processes from October 2015 through to Spring 2016. The success of this project relied on our specialist expertise in producing like-for-like replacements and having the capacity to deliver such a large and specialist contract to a consistently high standard.”
Work for Mumford & Wood continues at Turnberry in 2017 with the installation of a new Spa facility - a restful haven with beautiful views over the Irish Sea. Additional Conservation™ casements and double and single French doorsets ensure that this new addition blends seamlessly into the structure of the original hotel.
Factory finished, double glazed Conservation™ products are manufactured from premium quality engineered Siberian Larch which is both stable and durable. Manufactured to the exacting standards of the British Woodworking Federation’s Wood Window Alliance scheme they are BRE A+ rated and offer the highest standards of thermal and acoustic performance and many are Secured by Design accredited. These British-made products carry the BSI Kitemark and are Energy Saving Trust listed. Delivered to site with three coats of high quality, spray-applied microporous paint in RAL 9010 as standard, providing the ultimate protection in this exposed, coastal location.
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