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replacement window repairsTimber Replacement Windows

Timber or wooden windows are still popular - especially with "traditionalists". Many different types of timber are used and these include most types of hardwood, pine and cedar.

For traditional design with an authentic look - perhaps on a listed building or in a conservation area, this is the one to use.

double glazing repairsJust about any traditional design or feature can be recreated - incorporating the contemporary benefit of double-glazing. While timber will require some periodic maintenance, modern paint finishes and stains ensure that this is increasingly less of an issue. It is now available in a variety of stains (mahogany, light oak, etc.), as well as various painted finishes (white, cream, green and brown).

For bespoke designs particularly, this will be the most expensive choice of material; but then again it will look very special. Be aware that just as with PVCu varying frame thickness will effect the structural strength. Also check with your supplier the jointing method. Most use a traditional "mortice and tenon" joint but other systems do exist.

Pros  Cons
easy to produce just about any design will require some maintenance
ideal for many listed buildings can be one of the most expensive options - especially if in hardwood
Available in just about any colour. You just chose the paint or stain finish you prefer If low quality timbers are used - it can be susceptible to warping or cracking
will accept double glazing some softwood windows have a low "life expectancy"

Our advice - Use only good quality timber - which has been carefully selected and monitored for quality control throughout the manufacturing process. Also enquire about the use of modern finishes which provide a low maintenance factor and have all windows fitted with draught proofing strips.

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