Replacement like-for-like period style timber windows from the Mumford & Wood Conservation™ range have been installed in the thermal upgrade programme of St Margaret’s junior girls’ boarding house at the famous Cheltenham Ladies’ College. Other boarding houses at the school have also been refurbished in recent years with window replacements by Mumford & Wood.
Main contractor M C H Building Services Limited, Gloucester, a member of the Federation of Master Builders, has undertaken the first phase of this challenging project. The front elevation is now complete, requiring over 80 casement and sash windows, and the remaining return and rear elevations, requiring a further 250 made-to-order Conservation™ windows, have been surveyed by Mumford & Wood for staged deliveries from July 2016.
The replacement of single glazed windows with modern factory finished, double glazed units has made a substantial difference to the warmth and cosy atmosphere of this large building which is almost a century old. Many of the single glazed windows had come to the end of their practical life and contributed towards significant heat loss. The girls’ common room, which includes classic interior design features, finishes and fabrics, provides a relaxing and rewarding area to share and socialise.
Ian Minchella, estates manager, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, said "The installation of Mumford & Wood Conservation™ windows has significantly contributed to upgrading the thermal performance of the junior boarding houses, reducing heat loss and providing improved comfort levels for the building’s occupants.”
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