Wood Windows London Ltd

May 07, 2014 07:00 ET

Wood Windows London Ltd: The Old Fire Station, 306 Old Kent Road, London SE1

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - May 7, 2014) -

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Wood Windows London Ltd have been awarded the contract to manufacture new sash windows for the Old Fire Station, a Grade 2 listed building situated on the Old Kent Road in Bermondsey, London.

Construction of the fire station was started in 1903 and completed in 1905 when it was opened. It was a working fire station for 65 years up until 1969 when it was closed after a new station was built in Cooper Road. The station lay empty for more than 10 years until homeless anarchist punks started squatting the building during the early 1980's.

The enterprising squatters subsequently opened the ground floor of the building as an underground music and concert venue called "The Ambulance Station" which up until 1987 hosted many cult indie and punk bands such as The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Pulp, Primal Scream, The June Brides and The Levellers to name just a few.

The ground floor is now being used as a retail outlet aptly selling fire places and mantles.

Wood Windows London are manufacturing the sash windows for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of this Grade 2 listed building, there are also several casement windows to be manufactured. Being a listed building extra special care has to be taken during any building works as the local council will demand this building to be restored to its former glory.

To comply with the councils expectations Wood Windows London Ltd has taken an existing window from the building to exactly replicate all the original features. This includes having new timber moulding cutters made to match the glazing bar details and single glazing the windows to comply with Grade 2 regulations. Modern techniques have been used in the manufacturing process to include full draught excluding of the windows with draught brushes and draught strips, which will ensure these replicated sash and casement windows are as energy efficient as possible.

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Contact Information

  • Wood Windows London Ltd
    Terry Lambert
    01992 640 056