Timber casement and sliding sash windows and French doors from the Lomax + Wood Kensington & Chelsea range has been specified for the restoration of Dover House, Waterloo, London. The prestigious development by Thackeray Estates involves the conversion of a dilapidated Victorian brick building located on the junction at the western end of the Lower Marsh Conservation area and Westminster Bridge Road.
The five-storey building is being converted to provide a ground floor retail facility and nine ultra high-specification, contemporary-style apartments. Two penthouses occupy the top floors. A key requirement of the developers was to incorporate fenestration and materials that would recreate the traditional sightlines of the period property and at the same time deliver the highest standards of thermal and acoustic performance.
Around 65 timber casement windows, French doorsets and traditional box cords and weights sash windows from the Kensington & Chelsea collection form this complex window schedule. All products feature an ovolo moulding and the sash windows have been designed with a 20mm wide ovolo glazing bar internally.
All made-to-order products by Lomax + Wood are factory finished and include only traditional flush joints rather than Swedish joints which are prevalent in mass produced, modern windows which are detrimental to authentic aesthetics. High quality polished chrome ironmongery has provided the finishing touch.