Thursday 16 February 2017

Black Millwork Breathes New Life into Richmond Hill

Black Millwork has supplied a range of its windows and external doors to a beautiful and 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 6,000 square foot 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 LLP, who subsequently installed a host of Black Millwork products including Double Hung Flash Windows, Casement Windows and some bespoke designed doors.

Chris Ackley, Member at Harepath LLP commented: 
“This renovation project represented a significant challenge to all involved. 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 whilst retaining the property’s distinctive character.”
Harepath LLP is a niche property developer operating in South West London. With a combined business experience of over 30 years, the company understands how to guarantee flair, innovation and top quality design and finish to every project. 

The combination of Black Millwork’s extensive portfolio of windows and its ability to create bespoke doors made it the obvious choice when the were sourcing units. What’s more, the company’s extensive experience in refurbishing a broad spectrum of dwellings would prove crucial when problems arose.

One of the standout features of the property was the large stable door at the front of the homes. To maintain the original feel of the unit the developers and Black Millwork worked hard to create a similarly distinct design. 

The stable door 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. Additionally, the door’s functionality was unique: 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.

Speaking on the project, Gary Hutton, General Manager at Black Millwork commented: 
“This project was an exciting endeavor but certain aspects of it posed an interesting challenge to ourselves and the developers. For example, the large stable door at the property needed renovation but we needed to find a suitably interesting feature to replace it with. What the developers have created with our products is very unique and visually striking.”
Throughout the property the 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 an impressive 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.

Speaking on the development, Chris Ackley added: 
“Working on this project in Richmond Hill has been a great experience. We’ve been able to create some exciting designs by appropriating existing features and using a selection of Black Millwork’s product range. We found Black Millwork to be a very communicative company, which helped us resolve challenges we’ve encountered along the way. It was our first time working with the company and it’s highly likely we’ll use them again in the future!”
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