Case Studies

Giving a Beautiful Rural Georgian Home A Brighter Outlook

July 28, 2016
The ERW team prides itself on offering a first class service to all of our customers and we are often rewarded for this approach by receiving repeat custom. This was recently the case when we completed three projects at this impressive Georgian property in Yarm, North Yorkshire and are currently working on a fourth.

The first contract was signed in August 2015 where we manufactured five internal doors from our Kensington 9 range. These doors included lever latches and were finished in Farrow & Ball White Tie. Shortly following this, in November, we were approached again and asked to produce and install a Front Entrance Door, also from our Kensington 9 range, and two 90mm Stormproof side windows, finished on both sides in Farrow & Ball White Tie. The side windows were manufactured separately and coupled to the door to create detached side lights.

The Front Entrance Door was finished externally in Farrow & Ball Plummett Grey and featured gold finished handles, hinges and a letter box.  The door was supplied with toughened safety glass approved to BS6205 and a high performance multi-point locking system approved by the Association of British Insurers for Domestic properties.

In March 2016 we were tasked with manufacturing and supplying ten Stormproof Casement Windows to the front elevation and one set of French Doors. The windows featured Georgian Astragal Bars bonded to the glass on the internal and external surface to maintain the Georgian heritage of the property. Originally all of the windows in the property were finished with a brown paint but the owners thought that the colour was too dark and diminished the splendour of the property.  Therefore these windows were finished in Farrow & Ball White Tie to brighten up the exterior of the property.

The most recent contract we are currently working on consists of ten more Stormproof Casement Windows, this time to the rear and sides of the property, two sets of French Doors and one fully glazed Rear Entrance Door. The windows and French Doors are to be manufactured to the exact same specifications as above to replicate the design throughout the property. The Rear Entrance Door is slightly different in that it consists of a larger glazed panel than the others. This was chosen as the client wanted to let more light into the house without needing to have the door open all of the time.

New Features for a Beautiful Home in Captain James Cook’s Former Village

June 23, 2016
This very special project was carried out on a beautiful country property in Great Ayton, where ERW Joinery were tasked with fitting co-ordinated timber windows and doors throughout. The main part of the project consisted of manufacturing and installing 8 hardwood High Performance Vertical Sliding Sash Windows with Spiral Balances and 4 Storm Proof Casement Windows all finished in a bespoke Dark Green colour. All units were double glazed to BSEN1279 part 3 Standard, and finished with chrome monkey tail handles.  Stainless steel friction stay hinges were used on all outward opening apertures.

ERW also supplied and installed three doors to the property – the external kitchen door was chosen from our Kensington range and finished externally in Dark Green and internally in White, with the external frame finished in Pea Green. The front and rear Entrance Doors were from our York 2 range and finished to match the kitchen door. The co-ordinated front door was fitted into a pea green (external) Pilaster frame and all doors finished with chrome handles and high security multi-point locking systems.  High performance draught seals, tested and approved to BS6375 part 1, were used throughout.

John Brudnell, ERW’s Installation Team Leader comments: “We love working on projects like these on such beautiful homes.  By upgrading doors and windows, we can create a unique home for the owner, whilst maintaining the traditional style of the property and surrounding village. It’s thanks to our mix of new manufacture and refurb capabilities that we can do this. We love adding extra attention to detail by using finishing touches from our heritage range, such as the monkey tail handles used in this project.”

Great Ayton was the boyhood home of Captain James Cook where attended the Postgate School, now converted into the Captain Cook School room Museum.  Within the grounds of the house itself lies a former church.  Built in 1769, this Grade II listed building adds to the historical significance of this property making our task of adding new life to the building whilst maintaining the period features even more vital.

Two High Performance, Factory Finished Doors and Two Internal Door Leafs

March 18, 2016
Supply and Install 2 external High Performance, Factory Finished doors and 2 internal door leafs

The contract we completed for this client included manufacturing and installing two doors from our Kensington Range. The Front Door was finished externally in Black and internally with an oak stain. The back door was finished the same internally but finished in white externally and included a Minister Obscure Glass Pattern.

We also manufactured and installed 2 door leafs to the internal cloakroom and toilet which were matched to the existing kitchen door and still retained their original frames.

Bespoke, Factory Finished Timber Door and Frame from our York Range

March 17, 2016
Supply and install 1 High Performance, Factory Finished, wood door and frame from our York Range featuring a Fanlight.

The owner of this property in Jesmond chose to use their front entrance door to make a statement. The door was created using solid, engineered redwood and  featured a window at the top of the frame designed to let light into the entrance way. It was Internally finished in white and externally finished in fuchsia.

We also replaced two existing sashes with our Energy Saving Sashes incorporating High Performance Double Glazed units and overhauled, repaired and installed our draught sealing and easy paint system.

Sliding Sash Windows and Front Entrance Door in a Beautiful Georgian Country Home

March 15, 2016
Manufacture and Install 5 Factory Finished, Vertical Sliding Timber Windows with Spiral Balances and 1 entrance door and frame from our York Range.

The owners of this beautiful Georgian country house came to us to revitalise their home. To reproduce the desired Georgian effect on the windows Timber Astragal Bars were bonded to the external and internal surface of the double glazed unit. The internal timber was finished in Milky White and the external was finished in Beige Cream to create a mismatch effect.

The front door featured a satin obscure glass pattern and was fitted with our High Security Multi-Point Locking System.

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