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Our Story

State-of-the-art manufacturing meets time served craftsmanship

The Mumford & Wood story began in 1954 when two woodworking apprentices, Derek Mumford and Dennis Wood, formed their own business partnership, primarily undertaking refurbishment work in and around Essex.

Increasing demand in the following decades saw them move to larger premises in Ongar, Essex and subsequently on to the current base in Tiptree in the 1990s, during which time Mumford & Wood were the first manufacturer in the UK to install an automated window construction line.

With new design possibilities and efficiencies came an increasing focus on the architectural market, and the Conservation™ range was born, with Mumford & Wood producing the first fully factory finished double glazed sash window in the industry, and were also the pioneers of a system for recreating Georgian glazing bar styles.

A skilled and committed workforce form the backbone of this thriving business. A process of continuous upgrades and investment has ensured that increases in output and productivity have been possible, while implementing market-leading technology and innovation that dovetails with maintaining a reputation of quality and service.

Alongside the high-performance Conservation™ range now sits the elegant Classic™ collection of made-to-order timber windows and doors that feature a true glazing bar and slim panel glazing system. For buildings of great architectural significance and importance, the Heritage™ range of single glazed products is achieving its rightful place in some of this country's most famous and much-loved regal buildings.

All manufacturing is undertaken in Tiptree, Essex ensuring a responsible, sustainability ethos with innovation and flair.

1954

The Mumford & Wood story began in 1954 when two woodworking apprentices, Derek Mumford and Dennis Wood, formed their own business partnership, primarily undertaking refurbishment work in and around Essex.​

1984

In 1984 Mumford & Wood became the first manufacturer in the UK to install an automated window construction line.​

1997

We produced the first fully factory finished, double glazed sash window in the industry. The company also pioneered and developed the system for creating Georgian replica windows using applied glazing bars.​

1998

We moved from Ongar, Essex to our purpose-built facilities in Tiptree, Essex.

2006

The business was bought out by newly formed The Performance Window Group with Roy Wakeman OBE, as executive chairman.​

Shortly after this change the association with the Mumford’s and the Wood’s ceased. However, the skilled and committed workforce stayed with the company and today form the backbone of this thriving business.​​

2014

The company reached 60 years in summer 2014 and to mark this anniversary, we hosted a celebration.

2015

The completion of a remarkable 2-year development period and an investment of £1.5m in new computerised plant and equipment.

2021

Investment in the new BMB 8 series to increase output and productivity while maintaining a reputation of quality and service to core customer groups including architects, developers, designers and owners of aspirational homes.

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