Every Door and Window is Custom-Made by Mellotts at their Joinery in Co Mayo serving the Domestic and Trade Market in Ireland and the UK. A family-led team Mellotts provide a full support service including in-house design and support, consultancy expertise on conservation/heritage projects, installation detail and technical guidance.

"To Whom It May Concern - This is to confirm that Mellotts Joinery has been commissioned many times over the years to Rufurbish or Replace Windows and Doors at the 13th Century Ashford Castle Hotel.  Workmanship and attention to detail was always excellent, in keeping with this Historical Castle.  All work carried out was in very professional and descreet manner." Sincerely, Michael Duggan, Operations Manager, Ashford Castle

 Re. Facility of Education Building (Block D) National University of Ireland, Galway. - Sash Window repair/replacement. To Whom It May Concern - "We have worked with Mellotts Joinery on a project for NUIG - the brief required the supply and installation of energy-efficient, historically accurate sash windows to replace some of the original sash windows which were completey perished in a late 19thC Protected Stucture. Mellotts Joinery produced highly efficient windows in the exact pattern of the originals and carefully detailed in a traditional manner." Paul Mannion, Scott Tallon Walker

We have worked on projects from Cottages to Castles creating authentic Reproduction work or can produce original Bespoke Door and Window Solutions on a supply only basis or supply and installation by our team of Expert Fitters. Full technical specification and drawings available on request.

Case Study: Mellott Windows Supply Historic Building

In the renovation of a substantial property in Castlebar, Co Mayo,  Mellotts have supplied ‘Conservation’ casement windows, reproduction and replacement doors and sliding sash windows for a sensitive renovation. Turlough House is part of The Museum of Country Life and is complimented by an amazing contemporary structure – the beauty of the old and traditional marries perfectly with the new in this wonderful woodland setting.  Commissioned by the Office of Public Works as part on the National Museum of Ireland.

The House itself, which was to house the administration area, although almost 150years old and greatly in need of refurbishment was in remarkably original condition. Turlough House consisted of the Main Home, itself directly connected to a domestic building which was then connected to fully enclosed courtyard. Thus, the seamless progression from very high quality heavy sectioned oak sliding sash windows and French doors of the main house to the continental style casement windows of the domestic quarter through to the pivot sash windows of its farm courtyard area could all be seen at a glance.

The brief by the OPW Architects was to return the doors and windows to their original condition as examples of each type of window and also to upgrade them by the use of an unobtrusive weatherseal. 

In the case of the sliding sash windows and French windows in the Main House, new cutters were manufactured to match exactly the profile of each of the elements of their windows. New timber sections were manufactured in our workshop in Ballinrobe to repair any perished windows, and in a number of cases, complete sashes were made when the originals had been replaced previously. Much of the original window furniture was retained and reused although new heavy duty pulleys and chains were generally fitted.

In the domestic and attic area of the house , where the windows were generally continental style French windows without centre mullions but with concave/convex meeting rails many of the original espagnolette locks were missing.  New espagnolettes were sourced in France.

The original sliding sash windows, loft doors and main entrance gates of the farm courtyard were refurbished and some cases reproduced exactly from existing examples.

One of the more unusual window configurations encountered at Turlough House was what appeared to be a typical six over six sliding sash window but was actually made so the top sash pivoted about its centre, the bottom sash being fixed. The case-study given above is one of many and we will be happy to give a listing of many other conservation and historic jobs undertaken by us.

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