The Chanel Bond Street flagship store at 158 – 159 New Bond Street falls into the Mayfair Conservation Area meaning there are tight restrictions to the modification of buildings to control the appearance of the street reflecting the history of English domestic architecture from the early 18th to the early 20th century.
In 2012 N J Richards, specialist in the design, construction and fit out of high end high street retailers, were brought into remodel the entire building. This also included the replacement of the street facing sliding sash windows. George Barnsdale were chosen to manufacture the windows on Chanel Bond Street due to the ability of the Historic Range to meet the strict sympathetic replacement requirements set out by conservation area whilst offering high performance, long life timber windows.
The project required the design and manufacture of 37 box and spiral balanced sash windows, utilizing Redwood for the sashes and frames as its stable nature can enhance the lifespan of the coating, whilst Accoya® was used to provide a hardwearing lining perfect for areas that require a long lasting low maintenance finish.
The design of Historic Ranges allows for the use of narrow cavity glazing units that can bring the performance of a double-glazed unit in to a much narrower space, permitting the specification Histoglass’ D10 and D11 high performance Narrow Cavity Glazing Units. With the George Barnsdale External Putty System that uses structural glazing bars and a modern variant of the traditional putty method to provide the closest match to the original windows.
Finished in White (RAL 6019) with satin chrome furniture these sash windows truly replicate the original aesthetics of this period building and retaining the features of this historic building and is another fine example of George Barsdales’s ability to work on conservation projects.
We have plenty of experience working with period properties and this example is just one of many of our growing reputation of major project specialists when it comes to façade retention.