Frequently asked questions
What timber should I have for my windows?
We will advise you of the best and most cost effective timber to use that will suit the design, location and Period detail all with your personal criteria in mind.
How often do I need to paint and how long do timber windows last?
Achieving longevity with low maintenance in timber windows, doors and conservatories is dependent on the follow:
- certificated, virtually knot free, straight grained timber from sustainable resources which ensures that only top grade joinery timber is used
- high design specifications e.g. anti-capillary and pressure grooves, sloping bottom sash rails to discourage rainwater build up which can lead to timber degeneration
- chemical preservation of the timbers where applicable , with water based preservatives to inhibit fungal and moisture attack
- surface preservation of the windows by sealing it in 4 coats of flexible micro porous paint that enables the timber to breathe and the joints to expand and contract without breaking the coating system
- good installation is critical; even the best products if poorly installed will fail
The final result is windows that require a light rub down every 8-10 years with a new coat of micro porous paint. With all of the above in mind, the life expectancy of a window is 60 years plus.
I need a window opening changed to a pair of French doors?
Our bedroom overlooks a busy, noisy road can Period windows be made to reduce sound?
Can I retain the original decorative leaded glazing and have it installed in the new replacement timber windows?
I only want one window or draught proofing for my box sash window as it rattles
Will there be much disruption during installation?
Can you install windows in the depths of winter?
This approach enables us to install right through the inclement winter months so that you can benefit from your new windows and doors when it matters most.
Will I need to be at home during installation?
What type of guarantees do you offer?
Double or treble glazing?
It is possible to obtain 20mm thick double-glazing units that have the same thermal insulating and sound reduction properties as a 24mm treble glazed unit.