Hardwood Windows, Doors, Conservatories,
Double Glazing, Timber - in association with Double-Glazing-UK.co.uk
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.
Just 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
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
||easy to produce
just about any design
||ideal for many
||can be one of
the most expensive options - especially if in hardwood|
just about any colour. You just chose the paint or stain finish you
||If low quality
timbers are used - it can be susceptible to warping or
windows have a low "life
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
finishes which provide a low maintenance factor and have all windows
fitted with draught proofing strips.
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