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Posted: 10 February 2016
Made-to-order replacement timber windows and doors from the Lomax + Wood Kensington & Chelsea range have been installed in a distinguished residential property in Hampstead Garden Suburb (HGS), a designated conservation area affectionately known as ‘Utopia NW11’.
Posted: 08 February 2016
Lomax + Wood were asked to contribute to ‘Show House’ an industry magazine targeting top end developers.
Posted: 15 April 2014
Have a look at the progress taking place in the ‘Suburb’. Following the wettest winter on record, contractors on this project have had their work cut out to keep the property safe. Even so the substantial internal and external makeover will soon be watertight when windows and doors by Lomax + Wood arrive on site.
Posted: 07 November 2013
“As a specialist and responsible manufacturer our products are frequently specified for listed properties and stylish, traditional new-builds,” says Chris Wood., “and our products provide high standards of security, thermal and acoustic performance. But there is a great divide between the thermal performance requirements of products used in new- build and for those in listed properties. Great swathes of buildings in London, where we do a lot of business, are either listed or lie within a conservation area and planners and conservation officers, under the guidance of English Heritage, are allowed to completely ignore building legislation and the government’s requirement for the improvement of our housing stock and their goal to achieve carbon neutral status by the middle of this decade.
Posted: 17 September 2013
I would argue it is possible to produce double glazed period timber sash windows that would be appropriate in many historic buildings. It is possible for example to use high quality, antique style glass, which is designed to recreate the wavy reflection of traditional handblown crown and cylinder glass. Float glass is seen as perfectly flat, uniform with an unblemished appearance, which, to purist conservationists, does little to contribute to the visual character of a period building. This antique glass in combination with carefully designed timber windows, without modern joints produces elegant period sight lines in keeping with historic buildings. Also an internally glazed window negates the need for glazing beads externally, thus reproducing traditional putty sightlines.
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