Breathing new life

Black Millwork has supplied a range of its windows and external doors to an extensive refurbishment project in Foxton Mews, Richmond Hill, which has brought a dilapidated building back to life.

Beginning in February 2016 and being completed earlier this year, the project consists of two houses and four offices. The 6,000ft2 building, located at the heart of Richmond Hill had started to show its age and was in disrepair. The task of restoring the property to its former glory was handed to Harepath, which subsequently installed a host of Black Millwork products including double-hung flush windows, casement windows and some bespoke designed doors.

Chris Ackley, from Harepath, said: “The buildings featured several unusual window and door units, which although unique, provided inadequate protection against the elements. Therefore, the challenge for us was to boost performance standards while retaining the property’s distinctive character.”

A standout feature of the property was the large stable door at the front of the homes, which was replaced with a mix of the company’s doors and windows to create an entirely new but complementary look for the property’s exterior. By using a set of combination door units, it featured a stable door opening inwards and an outward opener at the other end with a fixed panel in the middle.

Developers also used a range of Black Millwork’s Engineered Timber Flush Casement Windows. Manufactured from quality knot free laminated engineered Baltic pine, the units come double-glazed as standard, giving a U-value of 1.4 w/m²K. Alongside these units a number of the company’s sliding sash windows were also installed. Both of these window types are pressure impregnated with a preservative to protect against insect and fungal attack reducing the need for frequent maintenance.