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The benefits of bespoke windows…

Beautiful, bespoke joinery seamlessly combines modern innovation with elegant, authentic design.

Simultaneously introducing contemporary innovation to period properties whilst also embracing traditional craftsmanship, bespoke, wooden windows can help restore the design of your home to its former glory as well as introducing twenty-first-century energy-efficiency.

Handcrafted

Superior quality furniture and sash windows made by handWe handcraft timber sash windows in the traditional way, with full mortise and tenon joints, to ensure our joinery looks exactly how the original architect of your home intended.

We can re-create exact replicas of original detailing to return windows to their former glory, combined with twenty-first-century insulation, or install new windows in traditional styling to complement period properties.

Whenever we approach a new project, we look at how best to preserve the original architectural features, which may involve the careful restoration of existing features or recreating period detailing from scratch.

When recreations are required, we turn to our extensive portfolio of period moulding cutters which the workshop team uses with an exceptional eye for detail. It’s a delicate craft, but one that produces beautiful results, true to the original aesthetic.

Meticulous materials

Victorian sash windows close upWe use Accoya® for all external painted windows due to the exceptional stability of the timber which means the frame won’t shrink, twist or expand with atmospheric changes. Guaranteed for 50 years, the wood holds its shape and allows us precise fitting and detail not achievable with other timbers.

Accoya® wood is non-toxic and 100% recyclable.

It is a modified timber in which a process called acetylation, a cutting-edge patented technology, enables it to resist rot, defy the elements and stay strong for decades. By significantly enhancing the durability and dimensional stability of fast-growing, abundantly available certified wood species, Accoya® wood provides compelling environmental advantages over scarce slow-growing hardwoods, woods treated with toxic chemicals, and non-renewable carbon-intensive materials such as plastics, steel and concrete.

Modern glazing

Restored Victorian sash windows in Bath propertyWhether you live on a busy street, a noisy neighbourhood, or have hard to reach windows, a plethora of glazing options are available to optimise your windows.

We also take time to ensure the glazing options offered maximise the increasingly important measures of effectiveness including U-values (a measure of the material as an insulator – the lower the U-value number, the better the window is at keeping heat inside a building).

Choose from six different glazing options to suit your home…

Double glazing | To ensure as much authenticity as possible, we install slim glazing units (using specialist 11mm thick glass) which minimises the double reflection from the glass and, for homes in conservation areas, this glazing is generally approved by English Heritage.

Single glazing | When double glazing is not possible, we recommend and use 4 mm – 6 mm single glazed units. Single glazing is often preferred in listed buildings because it preserves the original appearance of the windows.

Acoustic | The main benefit of acoustic glass is the reduction in noise level, by as much as 10 decibels. This makes a significant difference and is particularly effective against traffic noise when used in windows facing onto busy roads. The added bonus of acoustic glass is that it is harder to break, making it stronger and safer than regular glass.

Self-cleaning | Self-cleaning glass features a transparent coating that reacts with the sun’s rays to break down dirt and grime. When it rains, the decomposed dirt naturally just rinses away. As the surface is hydrophilic, it attracts water over its entire surface so rain forms a sheet of water over the glass, rather than droplets which can make rain marks.

Toughened/safety | Safety glazing has been specifically designed to reduce the risk of an accident by impact, fracture or shattering. Such glazing is available in two forms: toughened (significantly stronger and breaks into cube-like pieces on impact) and laminated (this provides an extra level of sound and thermal insulation and in the event of breakage holds together).

Obscure/patterned | For rooms that require an extra level of privacy, we can fit obscure glass in a variety of transparencies, colours and styles.

The finest finishes

Sash window with acoustic glass - ironmongery
Finally, the devil is in the detail.

Elegant ironmongery completes your windows, and we can advise on the most authentic options to complement your property, and ensure the finished article holds true to the desired styling envisioned within the building’s original design.

 

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