Posted: 24 February 2016
Lomax + Wood, specialists in made-to-order period-style timber sash windows and doors, has designed, manufactured and installed almost 70 replacement sash windows for a historical building in the City of London. Within a designated conservation area, once divided between the City of Westminster and the London Borough of Camden, it has a rich architectural and historic heritage.
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: 18 November 2015
High performance, made-to-order, leaded light windows and doors from the Lomax + Wood Kensington & Chelsea range have been specified for a stunning new build property located on the private Coombe Hill Estate, Kingston upon Thames. The 12,000 sq ft property designed and constructed by an award-winning London developer offers unparalleled views towards Richmond Park, Wimbledon Common as well as the legendary and adjacent Coombe Hill Golf Course.
Posted: 07 October 2015
Lomax + Wood were asked to contribute to ‘Show House’ an industry magazine targeting top end developers. The questions asked covered a range of topics including timber fire windows, security and what are the most popular styles of timber windows and doors from our made-to-order range.
Posted: 26 August 2015
Lomax + Wood, the Essex-based designer and supplier of high performance, made-to-order timber windows and doors, can now provide acoustic ratings on all products as well as offer an acoustic upgrade and a bespoke assessment for problematic locations where noise levels are unacceptably high. The company has commissioned BM TRADA, part of the Exova Group, a leading UK-based research and test establishment, to independently test and certify products in the Kensington & Chelsea range in accordance with UK and European standards.
Posted: 19 August 2015
Lomax + Wood, the Essex-based designer and supplier of high performance timber windows and doors in the Kensington & Chelsea range, announces FSC® – Forest Stewardship Council® – Chain of Custody certification FSC® C126169 in compliance with BM TRADA. This certification ensures that these made-to-order timber windows and doors originate from responsibly sourced forests. It is independently certified by BM TRADA who are ASI accredited to ensure that the material is traced through every stage of the process from forest to end-user.
Posted: 10 July 2015
Lomax + Wood are committed to sourcing from sustainable sources, to this end we have worked hard to achieve FSC® Chain of Custody which is deemed by many to be an environmental gold standard. This work was undertaken in partnership with BM TRADA who are also deemed to be a mark of quality in our industry.
Posted: 06 March 2015
Lomax + Wood offer a full installation service to both developers and private homeowners. We tailor-make the service to suit the requirements of each audience which varies from fixing Lomax + Wood windows and doors into position for a developer on a new build project through to a complete service for homeowners. In this service it leaves only the final decoration for completion by the householder. Our bespoke installation service allows Lomax + Wood to take full responsibility for the product, its performance and condition, allowing the purchaser to attend to other issues in the knowledge that there is only one point of contact, from site survey through to installation, for your order of external, made-to-order, timber windows and doors by Lomax + Wood.
Posted: 03 November 2014
Chris Wood, managing director of Lomax + Wood Limited, acquired the controlling interest in the company following a buyout of his three partners to become sole shareholder. After joining Lomax + Wood Limited in June 2013 the company has experienced major changes including the re-branding of Ambass-A-Door Limited to Lomax + Wood Limited. This was delivered hand-in-hand with the development of a new website, the introduction of new timber window and door software, the upgrading of product designs and a broadening of the overall product offering.
Posted: 16 September 2014
Lomax + Wood have launched a range of high performance, made-to-order, Contemporary-style timber windows and doors in response to customer demand. The range includes Tilt Turn windows, Alu-Clad casement windows and coordinating Bi-folding doors, sliding doors and entrance doors as well as a triple glazed option that meets Passivhaus standards of performance.
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: 24 January 2014
Lomax + Wood is the first manufacturer to pass the post in achieving a U-value of 1.1 W/m²K for the Kensington & Chelsea timber sliding sash window. This applies to both traditional weights and pulleys, and spring balance forms of operation. The Kensington & Chelsea flush and stormproof casements achieve a U-value measurement of 1.2 W/m²K, while Kensington & Chelsea French doors perform with a highly satisfactory 1.4 W/m²K. In-house designers at Lomax + Wood continue to work on achieving even better performance.
Posted: 09 December 2013
Now this is an interesting story and we’re thrilled about it. We’ve just received sign off on our first order for timber windows and doors for a new-build one-for-one replacement project in Hampstead Garden Suburb (HGS). This is a conservation area affectionately called the ‘Suburb’ by locals. What makes it so special is that the Suburb – the area north of Hampstead, west of Highgate and east of Golders Green in the London Borough of Barnet – is a fine example of early 20th Century domestic architecture owned by the HGS Trust and permission is needed from them for just about anything freeholders want to do to their properties and gardens. If it can change the appearance and atmosphere of the area then the alterations must be rubber-stamped by the Trust.
Posted: 28 November 2013
High performance fenestration by specialist manufacturer Lomax + Wood has been specified by a leading property developer, in the design and construction of a fabulous modern mansion in Arthur Road, Wimbledon, SW19.
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: 25 September 2013
"My local Planner/Conservation officer has turned down our timber window replacement application on the basis of the manufacturer using Swedish joints. What’s the problem with these?"
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.
Posted: 09 September 2013
Andrew Goding has joined specialist timber window and door manufacturer, Lomax + Wood, as Sales Director. Previously a Regional Sales Manager at Mumford & Wood he brings significant experience and contacts to the company which has recently re-branded and formerly traded as Ambass-A-Door.
Posted: 01 September 2013
David Lomax and Chris Wood, two of the industry’s best known experts in the quality timber windows and doors market, have joined forces to create Lomax + Wood Limited.
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