North Barn Showroom
North Barn, Thoby Lane, Mountnessing, Essex, CM15 0SY
London is famous for its architecture, and if you live in or close to the capital, it is highly probable that your home dates back to Victorian times – and so do its windows, at least in design.
In the late 20th century, there was a trend for modernisation that now looks highly incongruous. Today, period touches such as wrought iron radiators and hardwood windows in London increase a property’s value. As far as timber widows are concerned, the benefits go beyond mere aesthetics, too.
Timber casement windows are a practical choice for several reasons. When it is responsibly sourced by an FSC-certified company like Lomax + Wood, it is more sustainable than other materials. It also makes sense from an economic perspective. The high-quality bespoke wooden windows London properties deserve might cost 50 percent more than uPVC. However, if they are properly maintained they will last for 60 to 80 years, three times as long as uPVC.
Also, keep in mind that replacement timber windows London-style will increase a property’s value by around 10 percent. Fitting cheap uPVC will have the opposite effect and reduces the value by an average of £12,000.
There are two common varieties of wood windows London properties tend to use. Sash windows were the style of choice until Victorian times. You can learn more about those here. The other popular configuration is timber casement windows London-wide.
Casement windows have been around almost as long as sash windows, but in Edwardian and Victorian times were generally more common in the countryside. However, the trend towards timber casement windows had arrived in London by the time of the great suburban expansion during the inter-war years.
Wooden casement windows and art deco touches were the order of the day in the 1920s and 30s. Almost a century on, wooden window manufacturers in London have noticed that people are taking period preservation as seriously once more. For example, Croydon, as they are for older Victorian properties a few miles closer to the City in somewhere like Streatham.
We have over 30 years of experience in the design, replacement and installation of bespoke, highly durable, efficient timber-framed double or triple-glazed windows for both residential and commercial customers.
We provide modern wooden windows, casement, and aluminium-clad to our customers. Each of our windows will have been designed specifically for each customer, ensuring that they will be provided with a design based on a tested product that is made-to-order.
A traditionally operated timber sash window for conservation areas and new builds, which capture historical detail while providing modern acoustic and thermal performance. Lomax + Wood offer a complete service from site survey all the way through to installation. Ensuring your made-to-order wooden sash windows meet your requirements.
The spring balanced sash window, offers a more economical solution and is often used in new builds where a flush reveal has been detailed by the architect. Factory double glazed as standard, fully weather-stripped and supplied factory finished to site. We offer you the option of a supply and fit service to ensure there is only one point of contact.
We provide made-to-measure premium quality wooden casement windows supplied and fitted solely by Lomax + Wood, therefore providing a turnkey solution for all buyers of our casement windows.
Our casement windows will work with new builds or period properties throughout London.
At Lomax + Wood, we are pleased to be able to offer you a wide choice of wooden replacement windows in London from our Essex base. Choose from hardwood or softwood options, depending on your preferences and what will be most in keeping with the property and the neighbourhood.
Whichever you choose, you can be confident that the wood is sustainably sourced. Everyone at Lomax + Wood is proud of our FSC® Chain of Custody certification, which means all our products and processes are FSC-compliant throughout the supply chain, from source to installation.
Both hardwood and softwood options are also robust and hard-wearing. Each has its pros and cons, so it comes down to aesthetics when deciding which is right for you. Softwood frames have a smooth surface and are suitable for painting, while hardwood has a more natural-looking finish where you can see the grain of the wood. This can be stained and installed without painting. Care and maintenance best practices are similar for both types.
We have mostly spoken about period properties in and around London for obvious reasons. Take a helicopter’s eye view. The townhouses in the West End have survived from the Edwardian age, from Victorian homes in the residential areas close to the city to the suburban semis from the inter-war years around the north and south circular. When you look at it like that, it is a little like viewing the rings on a tree trunk.
Timber casement windows are a perfect choice for new builds, too. All the advantages mentioned earlier regarding value, convenience, and sustainability hold true with new properties. We would be pleased to outline different options, such as flush casements, which give a sleek appearance to a modern design.
Lomax + Wood engineered and installed timber windows in several prestigious locations throughout London and The South East.
Set within an area of outstanding beauty the customer sought to embrace the great outdoors by introducing five sets of Lomax + Wood timber bi-folding doors, complimented by other matching products.
Lomax + Wood, the Essex-based designer and supplier of high performance, made-to-order timber windows and doors, have provided bespoke acoustic products for a prestigious London development. The hotel in the heart of London combines a traditional exterior with an electric and vibrant interior.
We appreciate that you have plenty of choices when choosing a wooden window manufacturer in London. Lomax + Wood has been in the business for decades. It has experience in wooden replacement windows for London properties large and small, ranging from modest terraced homes to public buildings with huge feature windows.
We appreciate that every home is unique and pride ourselves in being a timber window company in London that has no interest in pushing a one size fits all solution on all its customers. That’s why we like to take time to get to know every customer individually. That goes for potential customers too, so if you would like to see more, why not get in touch to book an appointment at our Essex showroom? By operating an appointment system, we can guarantee that you’ll get our undivided attention and won’t be waiting around to speak to someone.
In general, timber-framed windows are more expensive than uPVC. However, their long-term value is higher as they tend to last much longer. They also tend to increase the value of your home, while uPVC generally has the opposite effect.
If properly looked after and maintained, timber casement windows can last for 60 years or even longer. This is about three times the longevity of uPVC.
If done correctly with good quality products, timber window frame paint should last between five and ten years. The same applies to wood stains on hardwood windows.
Hardwood or softwood can be used to make timber casement windows, and each has pros and cons. Softwoods are machined to a smooth finish and can be painted any colour. Hardwood is generally best left natural with just a coat of stain. Hardwood is marginally less flammable. Ultimately, it is a case of which type will look best on your property.
That’s a subjective question, but we would certainly say timber windows have several advantages over uPVC. They look more natural and tend to positively impact value, especially on older properties. Timber is also more sustainable and works out much more cost-effective than uPVC in the long term.
The benefits of wooden windows for London homes include sustainability, durability, and increased property value. Timber casement windows, when responsibly sourced by an FSC-certified company like Lomax + Wood, are more sustainable than other materials. They also last for 60 to 80 years, three times as long as uPVC. Additionally, fitting replacement timber windows in London-style can increase a property’s value by around 10 percent.
The two common varieties of wood windows London properties tend to use are sash windows and timber casement windows. Sash windows were the style of choice until Victorian times, while casement windows have been around almost as long as sash windows but were more common in the countryside during Edwardian and Victorian times. However, the trend towards timber casement windows had arrived in London by the time of the great suburban expansion during the inter-war years.
Lomax + Wood offers a wide choice of wooden replacement windows in London from our Essex base. Customers can choose from hardwood or softwood options, depending on their preferences and what will be most in keeping with the property and the neighbourhood. Both options are sustainably sourced, robust and hard-wearing. Softwood frames have a smooth surface and are suitable for painting, while hardwood has a more natural-looking finish that can be stained and installed without painting.
Yes, timber casement windows are a perfect choice for new builds and contemporary properties as well. All the advantages mentioned earlier regarding value, convenience, and sustainability hold true with unique properties. Lomax + Wood would be pleased to outline different options, such as flush casements, which give a sleek appearance to a modern design.
Lomax + Wood is a reputable and experienced wooden window manufacturer in London, with decades of experience in wooden replacement windows for London properties large and small. We pride ourselves on being a timber window company in London that takes the time to get to know every customer individually and does not push a one size fits all solution on all its customers. We operate an appointment system at our Essex showroom to guarantee customers our undivided attention and avoid waiting times.
Lomax + Wood provide a full supply and fit service, ensuring you only have one point of contact. From the initial consultation through to installation, Lomax + Wood ensure the details are looked after. See https://www.lomaxwood.co.uk/installation/
For a no-obligation consultation, please call our sales team, who would be delighted to discuss your timber window needs. If you do have architect drawings to forward, please do so or alternatively, use our online timber windows form to provide basic details from which we can provide a budget price. See our online video Link to video to see how straightforward it is to provide details for a quotation. We will take responsibility for a full site survey when you have our initial quotation already prepared.
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