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Issue 4 Timber Windows

INSPIRATIONS BEAUTIFUL , HANDMADE TIMBER WINDOWS & DOORS

I N S P I R AT I O N S

INSIDE

REAL HOMES TRANSFORMED

MAKE AN ENTRANCE - DOOR STYLES THE SECRETS OF KERB APPEAL

THE SHOWROOM EXPERIENCE GLORIOUS VICTORIAN

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NEW ORNATE CONSERVATION DOOR DESIGNS

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no.4 Welcome to

INSPIRATIONS from Timber Windows

As one of the most important decisions you will make for your property, choosing the most appropriate windows and doors is likely to take both time and quite possibly, a fair bit of research. So we would like to welcome you to issue 4 of the Inspirations lifestyle magazine.

How better to explain what a difference beautiful real timber windows and doors can make than by showing you around the properties of some of our delighted customers. With a cross-section of interesting projects that showcase the quality and beauty of our timber windows and doors, we also demonstrate how these projects really can enhance the value of your home.

In this issue we take a look at Glorious Victorian architecture - the era that built Great Britain, The Secrets of kerb appeal and our wonderfully new ornate and beautifully styled Conservation door designs. If that leaves you wanting more, then a visit to your local Timber Windows showroom may be in order - you’ll find expert advice and a comprehensive range to browse at your leisure.

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contents 6. A softer touch 11. Make an entrance 15. As the house is supposed to be 20. Classic & contemporary; a seamless pairing 22. The perfect transformation 26. The secrets of kerb appeal 28. The showroom experience 30. Glorious Victorian 32. Fresh faced 35. It’s all sustainable, so doesn’t harm the Earth! 36. We’d much rather have the real thing! 38. Natural Selection 40. Draught free! 43. So, just how good are our Timber Windows? 44. A Yorkshire cottage restored 48. New conservation doors 50. Your chance to win A Fortnum & Mason HAMPER!

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The noise levels have “dropped a huge amount

and it’s a lot lighter in the house now.


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Frenchay design townhouse front door in Anthracite with chrome ironmongery and Bevel leaded glass.


A softer touch

After four years in their rural Somerset home, the Cunningham family decided the time was right to look at changing their windows and doors, “we had planned to replace them sooner, but other priorities had prevented us from doing so” Mrs Cunningham explains.

“The windows we inherited were dark brown plastic that just didn’t suit the house, and overall the appearance needed softening up.”

The family were quite clear in their minds about what they wanted to do but still benefited from the expertise given to them at their local Timber Windows showroom, “we received really helpful advice on how to configure the windows for best

These have all been designed in a traditional cottage style

to

with a single, fine horizontal 18mm astragal bar. The new

handle some of the

front door is a Frenchay design finished in Anthracite with

appearance,

how

trickier decisions and

complementary chrome ironmongery with Bevel leaded glass in a townhouse style. These products are all

what we could do to manufactured in sustainably sourced Engineered European benefit most from the Redwood. lovely views we have

Before

here.”

Everything has been pleasing

All of the flush casement windows and French doors were selected in the shade of

throughout for

Oxford Clay externally with an Off-White finish internally.

the family, “the installation was great, and the

After team tidied up after themselves really thoroughly. The noise levels have dropped a huge amount and it’s a lot lighter in the house now.”

“Overall, the customer service has been first class, we’re delighted with everything and it’s made a world of difference to our home.”

Engineered European Redwood flush casement windows and French doors with external paint colour in Oxford Clay, and Off-White internally with 18mm horizontal astragal bars.

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ENTRANCE

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make an

ENTRANCE! With styles derived from designs found in homes of character across the country, the Timber Windows collection of entrance doors adds individuality and style. Choose from a range of ironmongery, including elegant period handles, traditional letter plates and knockers from our Samuel Health collection. A selection of decorative glass options, based on authentic Victorian stained glass motifs, have also been uniquely commissioned for the range.

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BESPOKE KITCHENS BY CHRISTIAN BLAKE

In our Bedfordshire workshop the most impor tant tools are our hands and eyes. Working with beautiful timbers, achieving perfect joiner y & flawless finishes, whether painted or natural, is what comes naturally. With designs that will enhance both your home & lifestyle, ever y project is hand crafted from scratch - giving you a kitchen perfect in ever y detail. To talk to the man himself, simply call Christian on 01525 720120

C U LV E RTO N , F L I T W I C K R OA D, W E S TO N I N G , B E D F O R D S H I R E M K 4 5 5 A A

www.christian-blake.com

TEL 01525 720120


As the house is supposed to be

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As the house is supposed to be

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n this Hertfordshire farmhouse, the original wooden sash windows dating to 1863 had stood the test of time for some 125 years until being replaced with plastic alternatives in the 1990s; these however lasted only a little over 20 years before they began to fail and the current owners, thankfully decided to return their home’s appearance to its former glory.

“We definitely wanted timber sash windows put back in; this is how the house was supposed to be!” Mrs Parker exclaims.

“Having travelled around the country a lot in the past few years, we’d seen a lot of houses of all sizes and styles but one thing we noticed was common to all of them was how the windows could make or break their appearance.”

The homeowners were convinced by what they saw at the showroom, “we compared quotes and product offering with another company but we liked what we saw from Timber Windows, particularly superior were the bars and the finer details.”

Box sash windows in slim and regular sizes, with both cords and weights, and hidden spring mechanisms manufactured in Engineered European Redwood with 18mm astragal glazing bars, brass ironmongery and finished in White.

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As the house is supposed to be

Everyone comments on the improvements to the appearance of the house..! Simple yet elegant traditional sash windows with 18mm Georgian bars in a white painted finish adorn the Parker’s home now, with a combination of forms chosen; some using the cords and weights mechanism while others use our hidden spring system. New glazed French doors were also added to the sitting room.

“We didn’t feel it appropriate to carry the full Georgian bars design through to the French doors so we were able to have a bar design manufactured that we had drawn up ourselves.”

Mrs Parker, and her visitors are suitably pleased with the outcome, “We’d never lived in a home that was draught free…until now! The windows have made the rooms much lighter and they have nice details such as the cords and weights which add a nice touch of character. Everyone comments on the improvements to the appearance of the house.”

“We have further plans for the house in the future, and will be back to Timber Windows when we carry out renovations and extensions on other parts of it.”

French doors manufactured in Engineered European Redwood with bespoke glazing bar design, brass hardware and finished in White.

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Frenchay entrance door in Urbane Grey with Townhouse-style locking system. Furnished with Samuel Heath Ring door knocker, medium size letter plate and Profile door knob, all in Polished Chrome. Sandblasted effect glass with etched house number in top panes.

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Classic & contemporary; a seamless pairing

CL ASSIC & CO NTEMPORA RY A

S E A M L E S S

P A I R I N G

Having moved from London to Harrogate 8 years ago, Mr & Mrs Bell took on their detached, 1905 built home carrying out huge modernisation works to make it suitable for modern family living, having previously had long term elderly owners.

“We’ve renovated and remodelled on a grand scale here, and as we’ve tackled each area of the house, we’ve had Timber Windows in to replace the appropriate windows and doors in conjunction with this; so far we’ve done four separate phases since 2009” Mr Bell explains.

“The original windows were cold and leaky, and as it’s quite a cold house in general this wasn’t helping; we really wanted to find a company that could provide us with good quality timber windows backed by good guarantees, and that brought us to Timber Windows via an online search.”

Being sensitive to the character and style of the house has been at the forefront of their minds, “our aim has been not to stray too far away from the style and design of the original windows, so where possible we’ve got the same configuration.”

Traditional White flush casement windows with chrome ironmongery and 27mm astragal glazing bars are fitted throughout.

“We have mixed it up and been more daring with the front door; the style of the door is quite traditional but we opted for a contemporary colour and numbering style paired with the smart Samuel Heath hardware.” The design is a Frenchay door in Urbane Grey with Chrome Ring door knocker, letter plate and Profile door knob along with sandblasted effect glass and etched house number.

Traditional flush casement windows finished in White with 27mm astragal glazing bars and chrome ironmongery.

“We’ve had no problems at all with the installations or the products over all the phases during the past 6 years, and that’s why we keep returning for further work. In conjunction with the other changes in the house, such as a new boiler, the new windows have made a noticeable difference to the warmth; also the sound levels from outside are greatly reduced too.”

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ERFECT

Set in 600 acres of farm land in the West Yorkshire countryside, Mr Laybourn’s perfectly formed home has had a rich and varied history. The building’s origins are as an orangery to a manor house that once stood nearby, providing a bright environment to cultivate produce for use on the estate. Much later, the structure was used as a chicken shed with the openings being bricked up and later fell into a state of disrepair.

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THE DAY THE WINDOWS WENT IN WAS THE BEST DAY OF THE WHOLE PROJECT AS IT SIGNALLED THE TRANSITION FROM A HOLLOW BARN TO MY FUTURE HOME. Before

“As the structure is a listed building, I had extremely strict hurdles to overcome and eventually managed to convince the council that the building was better preserved being used as a residence than falling apart. Olly from Timber Windows at Harewood played a big role in the process of gaining permissions by demonstrating the authenticity of the products I wanted to use,� Mr Laybourn explains.

The new sash windows had to match the style and formation of the glazing bars from the original windows, the frames of which were still present once the openings were revealed.

Belbroughton glazed and panelled door with arched toplight to match sash windows; finished in Cream with brass ironmongery and manufactured in Engineered European redwood.

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The perfect match

The façade of the building is dominated by the towering windows and door, the sashes standing at almost three metres high, and their appearance playing arguably the most important part of the overall look. Mr Laybourn explains his delight at their arrival during the lengthy project, “the day the windows went in was the best day of the whole project as it signalled the transition from a hollow barn to my future home.”

Finished in a soft shade of Cream, the door and windows also have 18mm astragal bars with the sashes hung on attractive brass chains and weights and are all manufactured in engineered European redwood.

“We were amazed at how good they were. The products have been in place for over two years now, and haven’t weathered at all.”

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Engineered European redwood sash windows with brass chains and weights mechanism, and corresponding brass ironmongery, finished in Cream with 18mm astragal bars.

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THE SECRETS OF KERB APPEAL H A S YO U R H O M E G OT T H E L O O K ? . .

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Whilst some customers

alk down any street in England and you can tell,

almost instinctively, whether the doors and windows of a home

follow the conservation

really suit the structure of the building. When the windows are

route,

wrong it is blindingly obvious – but when they have been chosen

opportunity

well, or the original windows and doors preserved, the effect is

traditional

often simply beautiful.

contemporary styles is a

for

others to

the

blend and

serious temptation. Pairing a stunning contemporary front door with

So what should you consider when investing in new Timber Windows? For many homeowners, restoring the integrity of the original structure is paramount. Choosing windows and doors that faithfully replicate the appearance of the building in its heyday, but with 21st century performance, is now achievable with the Timber Windows range.

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beautiful box sash windows may give the individuality that your home has been longing for.


Rest assured that any investment in Timber Windows will help to restore the real value of your home! Time was when every window frame in sight was white, or unsightly aluminium. Today the choice of factory applied colours and finishes available for all Timber Windows & Doors adds a level of choice our predecessors would envy. With natural timber finishes, subtle shades of green, blue and grey, as well as pristine white and elegant black, the Timber Windows colour palette can help to highlight or to blend in.

And finally let’s not forget your neighbours, those passing by and even future purchasers. Style, colour and your choice of windows and doors all have a part to play in how your home is regarded – but rest assured that any investment in Timber Windows will help to restore the real value of your home.

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Come and see the quality of our range for yourself at one of our 35 stunning showrooms around the country – find the closest to you at www.timberwindows.com All of our showrooms carry a comprehensive range of Timber Windows’ conventional windows, contemporary windows, sash windows and doors in a variety of styles, designs and finishes. You’re welcome to browse at your leisure or should you require assistance, we can provide expert advice.

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Glorious VICTORIAN

St Pancras railway station opened in 1868

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hen Queen Victoria was crowned in 1837, the French Revolution

was still a relatively recent memory.

With rapid population growth and migration to the towns, social unrest was also starting to grow in Great Britain.

Decent housing was one way for the ruling classes to keep control of the masses. New techniques of mass production enabled the quality of the building materials and homes themselves to improve considerably.

For the Victorian middle and upper classes, the home was seen as a reflection of status. Just as today, homeowners pored over the new magazines and visited the many exhibitions.

Architectural fashion moved quickly. The Victorian’s imitated and revived many styles including Classical Greek, Gothic, Elizabethan, Rococo and Scottish Baronial, plundering the past for inspiration.

Plate glass arrived in 1832, enabling sliding sashes to feature just six, and later, four-paned windows with a single glazing bar down the middle. Three sided bay windows also became increasingly popular.

Partly due to the Gothic Revival, mosaic stained glass, rather than painted glass, started to feature in doors and also at the top of windows.

However mass production resulted in buildings that were too perfect, with craftsmen no longer involved. Hence the growth of the more humanistic Arts & Craft’s Movement, with its emphasis on hand-crafted techniques.

Today, that connection to the craftsman, and authentic materials, is perhaps more important than ever.

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his estate of single storey 1980s built homes were all given an unusual

feature entrance, and some thirty years on, the current owners, Mr & Mrs Webster were keen to retain the look whilst giving their home a fresh face.

“All of the homes around here have a contemporary entrance style, so we needed to match in with this but give a fresh take on the design to replace the dark hardwood door that had been here from the start.”

Having discovered Timber Windows online, the Webster’s paid a visit to their local showroom, “the showroom was fantastic and really demonstrated to us that the product quality was very good.”

“We decided we’d like to continue living here for some time to come and would therefore invest in various improvements, including changing the door.”

This design is a bespoke interpretation of an Apsley glazed door and multiple sidelights, with sandblasted panels, stainless steel hardware, an etched house number and a 36mm modern glazing bar formation, with a dual colour finish; Flatiron Grey externally and White internally.

“We were really pleased to find a company that could accurately recreate this rather unusual style of door for us, and the installation was carried out fantastically well; it’s given the house a real facelift” Mrs Webster concludes.

Apsley glazed front door and accompanying panels finished in Flatiron Grey externally and White internally. Guardsman stainless steel pull handle and 36mm vertical glazing bars. Sandblasted glass panels featuring a customer design house number etching.

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It’s ALL sustainable, so doesn’t harm the

EARTH! We offer a range of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified timbers for your windows and doors, including Meranti Hardwood and European Oak. However over 80% of Timber Windows customers choose European Redwood – our favoured alternative. The longevity of this strong, knot free, stable timber is well proven in the United Kingdom. European Redwood is the timber used by the British joiners of yester year – most 100 year old British joiner y was originally made using European Redwood. All of our Redwood derives from sustainability managed plantations in Northern Europe, which means that when trees are felled, new ones are always planted to replace those har vested. In fact European forest areas are now expanding by around 5000 sq. km each year. These forests are also healthier for the environment, removing Co2 from the atmosphere and storing it in their trunks. So when you choose your new Timber Windows you can be sure that you will not harm the Earth.

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WE WERE TOLD BY THE COUNCIL THAT WE COULD HAVE

UPVC IF WE WANTED BUT WHEN WE INVESTIGATED THEM,

THE TIMBER LOOKALIKES WERE JUST AS EXPENSIVE AND THEIR

FAUX GRAIN LOOKED INAUTHENTIC, SO WE FELT WE’D MUCH RATHER HAVE THE REAL THING

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We’d much rather have the real thing!

uilt from scratch to their own specification in the 1990’s, the Price’s home is tucked

away in a village setting in Cambridgeshire.

The original windows chosen at the time of the build were solid wood that had started to move and had gaps opening up. This was before the advent of the technology employed in today’s timber windows using engineered timber to prevent such problems occurring. The homeowners had also come to realise that other areas such as glazing had seen improvements in the twenty or so years that had passed. “We live in a conservation area; the rules state that we had to match the appearance that the house was granted permission for originally. We were told by the council that we could have uPVC if we wanted but when we investigated them, the timber lookalikes were just as expensive and their faux grain looked inauthentic, so we felt we’d much rather have the real thing” Mr Price explains. “Whilst carrying out research online, we came across Timber Windows, and once we’d visited the showroom, nothing else we saw could match the quality. We particularly liked the slim box depth available on the sash windows as this suited the openings of the property.” The expertise on offer at the showroom proved to be a helpful addition too, “We were presented with good ideas for designs and window types; for example where it turned out to be impractical to have sash windows due to the narrow opening, the idea was put forward to have the styling matched with casement windows; we liked the fact that there was a range to cover all our needs and that everything was being made specifically to our order. There was never any hard sell, and no silly sales tactics like some others we came across.” A large number of sash windows with slim box depth, using both cords and weights and the hidden spring mechanism were chosen, along with French doors and some casement windows, all manufactured in Engineered European Redwood, in a White painted finish and with brass ironmongery. Commenting on the installation process, Mr and Mrs Price add, “they did a really good job. Everything arrived on time and went very smoothly. Even a slight issue that occurred after the installation was complete was attended to promptly with a return visit; no quibbles just great service.” “Since we moved here the road that passes by the front of the house has seen an increase in traffic flow, so the road noise had blighted us, however the new windows have made a really noticeable difference to our comfort.”

Hidden spring and cords and weights sash windows, casement windows and French doors with 18mm astragal glazing bars, finished in White with brass ironmongery and manufactured in Engineered European Redwood.

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NATURAL SELECTION “

WE’D HAD UPVC WINDOWS & DOORS IN A PROPERTY

BEFORE WE LIVED HERE, & NEVER LIKED THEM; IT WAS

THEREFORE NATURAL FOR US TO HAVE TIMBER

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Natural Selection

r & Mrs Setford first purchased a new front door and sun room windows for their

Suffolk home from Timber Windows in 2010. “We lived with those items for a few years and were very

happy with both the products and the service we’d received, we were therefore satisfied to return for the rest of the house” Mr Setford explains.

The Setford’s home has a contemporary approach to its design having been built in the late 1990’s and due to its location within the old boundary wall of Bury St Edmunds, comes with special restrictions – for example, the change in configuration of the sun room glazing had to go through planning officers. “We’d had uPVC windows and doors in a property before we lived here, and never liked them; it was therefore natural for us to have timber.”

“From the quotation, through the specification, the liaison and the surveying, everything was first rate. Our contact at your showroom even consulted directly with the planning officers to agree the changes we wanted to make.”

All the windows and doors were manufactured in Engineered European Redwood, with the majority of them being in the Contemporary Cottage styles, meaning more angular edges and more glazing. They all feature contemporary stainless steel ironmongery and are dual coloured with Dorset Cream on the outside and White on the inside.

Mr & Mrs Setford have been pleased with all stages of the process, “we were kept well informed of progress throughout and the installation was both carefully and efficiently carried out; we could tell that the

Contemporary cottage casement windows, French doors and fixed

fitters took a lot of care in keeping everything good.”

frames with Dorset Cream finish externally and White internally, manufactured in Engineered

“Overall, we now have a home which is noticeably much better from a noise and draught perspective.”

European Redwood. Stainless steel contemporary ironmongery and 18mm square glazing beads used throughout.

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Full Box Sash and Slim Box Sash with traditional cord and weight mechanisms and hidden spring functions, all finished in Off-White

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with 18mm astragal glazing bars.


DRAUGHT free! As a fully functioning brewery until the 1930s, this site sat empty and unused

The advice given at Timber Windows of Harborne was important in this

after the brewery closed its doors, until being developed for residential use in

project, calling on many years of experience to recognise that the structure

1987. As an area of importance in terms of local history, the existing buildings

of the building required different types of sash windows in different areas

must retain the character hence the covenants and conservation area status.

of the home, “due to the original formation of the rooms and walls, and the changes the building has undergone to make it residential, we were left with

The current owners, Mr & Mrs Knowles have enjoyed the property for a number of

some challenges in terms of window placement where walls were narrow or

years, and having thought of replacing the original, draughty single glazed sash

access was compromised, so a combination of both traditional cords and

windows some years ago, they failed to find something suitable. This led to the

weights, and hidden spring sash windows in full box sash and slim box sash

decision to simply not take any action at all rather than get it wrong in an area

formations were advised and chosen.”

where the surrounding neighbours have a keen interest in each other’s properties, to ensure they’re kept as intended.

A renewed search was spurred on by the fact that the old windows had dropped in some cases, meaning they were no longer air tight; “we found the Timber Windows website via a Google search, and impressed with what we saw, we found our local showroom to be Timber Windows of Harborne; a visit to them confirmed our hopes that we’d found the right products” explains Mrs Knowles.

So began the exciting process of choosing and designing the new sash windows, “originally we’d planned to replace the essentials but we decided to go the whole way and make replacements all round, whilst we will return to replace a set of French doors, a back door and fixed arched windows at a later date” Mrs Knowles describes.

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T HE

HIDDEN SPRING SASHES OPERATE IN EXACTLY THE SAME WAY AS

THE TRADITIONAL SASHES , YOU ’ D NEVER KNOW THEY WERE DIFFERENT ; AND

THEY ALL SOUND AND FEEL SO NICE TO OPEN

&

CLOSE !

The hidden spring sash window in our range uses a concealed balance system,

In terms of the installation, the order of replacements was discussed and

giving all the appearance and appeal of the cords and weights version but suited

drawn up into a logical plan, allowing furniture to be moved in advance as

to varying types of property and structure. The box sash is perfect for replacing

required and to move into the spare bedroom during the two day master

existing, original windows where a full box was built in and a slim box sash can bedroom installation. The installation team were careful to ensure carpets be utilised where the depth of the wall doesn’t permit the full box. Our showroom were protected prior to any work commencing. experts can explain the differences and demonstrate these.

Mrs Knowles delights when talking about the operation of the windows, “The

Mrs Knowles acknowledges “we could appreciate the complicated nature of

hidden spring sashes operate in exactly the same way as the traditional sashes, you’d

the tasks but were happy that the skill exhibited by the team was more than

never know they were different; and they all sound and feel so nice to open and close!”

sufficient to be fully in control at all times.”

The fine details were important, such as being able to authentically replicate the period features, the ability to replace the frosted glass in the bathroom with the same design and a deliberate choice was made for a finishing shade of “Off-White” avoiding the starkness of a bright white; “we’ve had many compliments from our neighbours and passers-by, admiring the quality and authenticity of the replacements, and it was nice throughout the winter months to be able to sit comfortably by the windows without the draughts” says Mrs Knowles.

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S O, J U S T H OW G O O D A R E O U R

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All of our windows and doors are factory painted prior to assembly, providing complete protection from moisture absorption and maximising longevity. Every product receives a base coat of timber preservative, then a primer coat, followed by two coats of micro-porous paint. You should expect our coatings to last from five to eight years without the need for re-treatment. Should you wish to change the colour of your windows then redecoration is a very simple task as there is no sanding down required. An average window should take about thirty minutes to re-decorate.

All of our windows and doors incorporate double-glazed units with enhanced thermally insulating glass, providing an extremely low U-value. We further improve the efficiency of the unit by filling the cavity with argon gas and using low conductivity spacer bars to minimise edge losses. The result is a 1.1 W/m2K centre pane U-value.This means an 80% increase in energy savings compared to single glazing, and a 45% increase in energy savings compared to ordinary double-glazing.

Factory applied micro-porous coatings providing maximum protection but minimal maintenance

Glazing units almost twice as effective as ordinary double glazing

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Glass is fitted from room side to prohibit would-be intruders from gaining entry by removing the glass.

Advanced glass technology not only provides enhanced thermal performance but also much improved clarity, particularly compared to traditional hard coated low e glasses. High light transmittance (77%) maximises the entry of natural light into the home.

Internal beads for security

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Exceptional optical clarity

Neat, coloured silicone seals

Purpose-made grooves on the inside and outside of the window receive the silicone necessary to protect against water ingress. Appropriate coloured or clear silicone is factory applied, guaranteeing a perfect, unobtrusive seal.

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Rebated glazing beads eliminate unsightly gaps between the frame and bead In standard timber systems, paint is prone to cracking at the point where the bead meets the window frame. By rebating the glazing bead over the sash we conceal the joint, which eliminates the problem.

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Warm edge spacer bars

Low conductivity spacer bars help to minimise heat loss and combat condensation levels on the inner pane.

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Ventilation channels help prevent double-glazing from misting Ventilation channels protect against the failure of double glazed units. In standard systems misting can occur when glazing units are allowed to sit in water trapped within the frame.

Multi-layer timber sections with opposing grains, balances warping and combats twisting

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The use of multi-layer timber for windows and doors is long established in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, but very rare in Britain. The multi-layer structure used as standard throughout our range is particularly effective in resisting warping and twisting, as the opposing grains even out natural moisture movement. It is the twisting of timber during wet weather, more than the swelling itself, which causes standard wooden windows and doors to stick.

All Timber Windows are fitted with advanced security locks that wrap around the openers on our Flush Casements and engage bolts in multiple points on our Lipped Casements. Doors are fitted with multi-point locking mechanisms, featuring hook-bolts and deadlock.

Security

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A YORKSHIRE COTTAGE RES TORED

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A Yorkshire cottage restored

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Engineered Meranti hardwood front door in Moreton design, colour matched to Farrow & Ball ‘Ringwold Ground’ with brass letterplate and handle, and ‘Silvit’ obscure glazing.

r & Mrs Marsden’s home

seemed dark in appearance, and they realised it

was the dark wooden windows installed in the 1990s. The 1880s farm worker’s cottages were converted into a single house at this time and is situated on the former Ainsty Estate near Wetherby in West Yorkshire. “When we bought the house in 2006, the dark

windows blended with the décor of the house and externally the house was blocked by a large tree; once removed it provided more light and the house took on a whole new appearance particularly from kerbside; its appearance didn’t reflect the joy we

Hidden Spring sash windows with 18mm astragal bars, finished in a Farrow & Ball colour match of ‘Ringwold Ground’ and manufactured in Engineered European Redwood.

felt for our home”” Mrs Marsden reflects. “Windows are the eyes of the house, through which you see the world…we wanted to reflect more of the lightness, joy and glow we felt from living here in its appearance.” “We investigated lighter colour windows and deemed it essential to replace with timber to reflect the elegance the property deserved. Having seen local advertising for Timber Windows at Harewood we took a trip to see them, and were immediately impressed by the product quality.” The Marsden’s cottage required sash windows in various sizes and styles, so the couple were instantly drawn to the sashes on display in the showroom, “we were impressed with how the sash windows worked and could recognise the improvements in the quality of the double glazing compared to our existing ones.” All of their expectations were met during the visit both in terms of service and product availability, “we also wanted a glazed door for the back laundry room, a front door of a similar style to the existing one, slim French doors, along with casement windows for the upstairs rear – whatever our specification, a solution was available.” All the items chosen were colour matched to a Farrow & Ball shade, named “Ringwold Ground” with the front and back door manufactured in engineered Meranti hardwood whilst all other items were selected in engineered European redwood. The sash windows chosen use our unique hidden spring mechanism. Mr & Mrs Marsden were pleased with the final aspects of the process too, “the installation matched the

we were impressed with how the sash windows worked and could recognise the improvements in the quality of the double glazing compared to our existing ones.

previous professional service. The team were hard working, had great social skills, were attentive to detail and worked very tidily; it was a pleasure to have them working in our home.” Reflecting on the finished job, Mrs Marsden comments, “our reaction was ‘WOW!’ We had neighbours coming to tell us how wonderful the house looked and had become a feature for those passing through the village. Inside, rooms took on an amazing lightness and air of tranquillity that we just hadn’t anticipated, and the double glazing is really proving its worth through the winter as the house is clearly warmer.” “This project was not the cheapest thing we have done in the house, but we think it was worth every penny and we love our home even more now, which is really saying something!”

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New conseravation doors

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CONSERVATION doors

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onderfully ornate, beautifully styled and

splendidly extravagant, our nine Conservation door designs are evocative of our rich British architectural heritage.

Intricate details, bold panelling and exaggerated lines set this range apart. Reminiscent of the Victorian and Edwardian eras,

Abbotsbury

Bedgebury

Calderstone

each of the doors is a perfect replacement for properties of these stylish periods when architectural design was audacious and lavish, or let their grandeur and form make a bold statement on a property of any period for the ultimate boost of kerb appeal.

Moorbank

Ventnor

Tortworth

Wakehurst

Westonbirt

Winterbourne

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e would love to see your very own home transformation - Please send us a photo of

your home before your Timber Windows installation and if we use your shots in our next magazine, we'll send you one of our very special Fortnum & Mason prize hampers.

Please email your photos to paul.martin@timberwindows.com Before

After

This offer is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents who respond to a Timber windows promotion to win a Fortnum & Mason Hamper by entering via email. 1.There is only one prize hamper available per entry. 2. There is no closing date for entries. 3. The prize will be issued to any entrant that complies with all the terms and whose photo we select to use in our printed literature or online. We require a photo before the installation of new windows or doors purchased from a Timber Windows showroom and a comparable photo of after the installation has been carried out. We will then assess the entry and if selected will arrange a mutually convenient date for our photographer to visit you; this completes the entry and thus qualifies for the hamper once carried out. 4. By entering the Timber Windows prize draw you consent to Timber Windows contacting you and processing your personal data to enable it to operate the prize draw. 5. In the event you are selected as a winner of the prize draw, we will contact you by telephone or email to notify you. As a condition of receiving your prize you will be required to provide a photograph and testimonial to Timber Windows and confirm that you consent to Timber Windows publishing your name, photographs and the testimonial upon the website or in printed literature. If you don't wish to give your consent for these activities then please do not enter the prize draw. If you do not provide a photograph or testimonial, or confirm your consent, or respond at all to our contact, within 28 days of us contacting you, your right to the prize will be automatically withdrawn. 6. Prizes are not transferable under any circumstances. 7. There is no cash alternative available. 8. Open only to UK and Republic of Ireland residents. 9. Entrants must be aged 18 years of age or over.

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A CHARMING DESTINATION ON THE E DGE OF THE C OTSWOLDS

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udbury House, nestling between Oxford and Swindon offers four star

accommodation with 49 ensuite bedrooms, all with complimentary Wi-Fi and

car parking.

If dining is your pleasure, then you have a choice of two restaurants. Magnolia

Brasserie offers relaxed and informal dining with a feature open kitchen and

wood burning stove. Alternatively, Restaurant 56 is a unique fine dining

restaurant situated in the Grade II listed building serving elegant menus to suit

all tastes.

Sudbury House is a place to relax and enjoy peaceful surroundings, perhaps

with a leisurely drink in the lounge bar or if the weather is fine, then al fresco dining on the extensive patio, overlooking our secluded gardens.

With plentiful options for functions, Sudbury House is perfect for weddings,

family gatherings and private dinners.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

5 6 L O N D O N S T R E E T, F A R I N G D O N , O X F O R D S H I R E , S N 7 7 A A Call 01367 241 272

events@sudburyhouse.co.uk

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Timber Windows - Issue 4 Inspirations  

Customer stories and inspiration for improving your home with the highest quality timber windows and doors.

Timber Windows - Issue 4 Inspirations  

Customer stories and inspiration for improving your home with the highest quality timber windows and doors.