Beautiful timber windows by Mumford & Wood have been specified by Cluttons, the notable property company, in the extensive and luxurious refurbishment of Lincoln Court, Maida Vale. The property, an early 20th Century mansion block of 6 contemporary-style apartments, falls within the conservation area of the City of Westminster. The area is mostly residential, mainly affluent, with many large late Victorian and Edwardian blocks of mansion apartments. At the six-storey Lincoln Court, Conservation Tilt & Slide sash windows have been installed by main contractor Balfour Beatty Construction Services. These specially adapted sash windows are hung on pre-tensioned springs and have a tilt and slide bottom sash which efficiently and conveniently tilts inwards into the room. Externally the window suites with the rest of the collection and has slender meeting rails, fine glazing bars and traditional mouldings.
Tom Barfield, sales director at Mumford & Wood, explains This innovative design feature allows the lower sash to be released and tilted for easy access, maintenance and cleaning. The Tilt & Slide window is the natural choice for mid and high rise developments, such as mansion apartment blocks with difficult external access." Mumford & Wood worked closely with Cluttons at the pre-tender design stage to provide details and specifications. Ben Lines, Associate, Cluttons LLP, says: I was very happy with the design and after sales service provided by Mumford & Wood and the quality of the windows are excellent. The tilt and turn feature is a real benefit for our client which enables some maintenance and cleaning work to be undertaken without the need for expensive external access equipment.
The double glazed Tilt & Slide sash is part of the comprehensive, award-winning Conservation range which includes traditional box sash and spring sash windows, coordinating casement, French doors, bi-folding and entrance doors in both traditional and contemporary styles. Products are manufactured in the UK from clear grade, sustainably sourced timber which is engineered for ultimate strength and stability and have a life expectancy of up to 65 years. Conservation products meet and surpass the current requirements of Part L Building Regulations and provide excellent standards of thermal and acoustic performance. The Conservation Tilt & Slide sash window achieves a U-value of 1.4 W/m²K. Many products are Secured by Design accredited, internally glazed for improved aesthetics and security, Energy Saving Trust recommended and carry the BSI Kitemark. Manufactured in accordance with the British Woodworking Federation Timber Window Accreditation Scheme, Conservation products offer BSI Window Energy Ratings up to A depending on specification.