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One size definitely doesn’t fit all at revamped resort

M&W879 Mumford & Wood for Trump Turnberry Resort in Scotland

THE eyes of the world focused on Ayrshire recently when US Presidential candidate Donald Trump flew into Scotland to attend the reopening of his revamped Trump Turnberry golf resort.

The billionaire bought the hotel and golf courses in 2014 and it has been undergoing a £200 million restoration project.

The makeover has included the remodelling and upgrading of all 103 bedrooms and public spaces within the existing hotel as well as the construction of a grand ballroom.

Mumford & Wood was chosen as supply partner to replace over 1000 windows and doors as part of the resort’s stylish refurbishment.

Frank Buckley, managing director at the timber windows and door manufacturer, explained, “Delivering Mr Trump’s vision to create the most luxurious hotel anywhere in the UK was a great challenge that we were delighted to accept.

“The brief was to convert this building to its former glory and to once again provide opulent, high specification guest accommodation. It is a great compliment to the Mumford & Wood brand and we are proud to have this project in our portfolio.

“Production started in October ’15 and we have delivered in phases to meet the build programme set by main contractor ISG.”

Mumford & Wood said exterior enhancements included the replacement of all the hotel’s windows with high-performance double glazed, timber Conservation™ windows; repairs to the roof and dormers and renewal of render to all elevations of the building.

The specification of Conservation™ products includes top hung casements, many in a double and triple height configuration; large fixed sashes, including curved on plan; decorative curved header sliding sash windows; double and single French doorsets, as well as special bullseye shaped windows.  We have surveyed every window and opening, many of which are very high and access is by cherry picker only; this was definitely not a one-size-fits-all contract,” said Owen Dare, technical director. “The hotel has been closed for eight months and we have worked to a very tight build programme.

“The success of this project relied on our specialist expertise in producing like-for-like replacements and having the capacity to deliver such a large and specialist contract to a consistently high standard.”

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