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Issue 6

INSPIRATIONS BEAUTIFUL, HANDMADE TIMBER WINDOWS & DOORS

INSIDE

REAL HOMES TRANSFORMED

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MAKE AN ENTRANCE - DOOR STYLES

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THE SECRETS OF KERB APPEAL

THE SHOWROOM EXPERIENCE THE ART OF RESTORATION

SO, JUST HOW GOOD ARE OUR TIMBER WINDOWS? NEW ORNATE CONSERVATION DOOR DESIGNS

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YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FORTNUM & MASON HAMPER!


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no.6 Welcome to

I N S P I R AT I O N S

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 6 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 The Art of Restoration, 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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C O N T E N T S DELI GH T F ULLY DETA I L ED

MAKE AN ENTRANCE

THE SECRETS OF KERB APPEA L

I MP R OV IN G T HE O UT LO O K

NATU RAL SPIRI T

LIGHT FA NTASTIC!

E NG I N EER ED TI M B E R V TRAD IT IO N AL TI M BE R

PERFECT FIT

WITHOUT DOUBT, THE B EST QUALIT Y ON THE MARK E T

REPL I C AT IO N & R ESTO RAT I O N

WINTER BLU ES

HOME FROM HOME

G R EE N & P L E A SA N T

A HAPPY C USTOMER RE TUR NS

IN SAFE HANDS

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Inspirations issue 6

C O N T E N T S A NEW EL EG A N C E

KEEPING THE COT TAGE CHARACTER

PROFESSIONA L CONDUCT

THE ART OF RESTORAT ION

YOU R CHANCE TO W IN A FORTNUM & MASON HAM P E R !

THE S HOW R OO M E XPE R IE N C E

COUNTRY CALM

SHOWSTOPPER!

G RA ND S C A LE

SO I F I’M HAPPY T HEY MUST BE GOOD!

CONTEMPORARY CHOICE

1 0 R E AS O N S TO C HO O S E T I M B E R W I N D OWS

NEW C ON SERVATI ON DOORS

A COLOU RFUL CHOICE

WE WENT WITH THE QUALITY AND SERVICE OFFERED BY TIMBER WINDOWS

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Sash windows in French Grey with 18mm astragal bars and bespoke detail including tinted green glass.

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DE LI G H TF ULLY DETAILED

DELIGHTFULLY T

he beauty of the Timber Windows range starts with the fact that every

item is made to order – manufacture of each piece only begins when the order Kingston door design

is signed off.

with custom centre panel and brass hardware. Tent Grey

We don’t keep anything “on the shelf” which means that almost everything in the

door with French Grey frame, including

appearance of a door or window can be adjusted to suit your wishes or the

Classic decorative glazing design.

architecture of your home.

This customer project on the outskirts of Birmingham benefited from our bespoke approach. The front door design is based on the ‘Kingston’ style with adjustments made to the height of the glazing and the lower panels, to accommodate a centre panel that is an authentic architectural detail in the area, ensuring the homeowner has a style that is relevant to neighbouring properties with all the benefits of a modern, solid timber door.

The new sash windows blend beautifully with the front door, matching in colour to the door frame, and building in a period detail with the tinted green squares at the head of each window sash.

Our advise

showrooms on

all

can the

possibilities and give your home the dream windows and doors to enhance its value and beauty.

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Improving

the

outlook

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I M P R O VI N G THE OUTLOOK

Cottage flush casements finished in ‘French Grey’ externally and a close match of Little Greene’s ‘White Lead 74’ internally with 18mm astragal bars manufactured in engineered Meranti Hardwood.

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Improving

the

outlook T

he Granary, located in a village just outside Bath and built in the

1870s is now home to Mr & Mrs Chapman, having been a working farm building, a school and a town meeting house before being converted to a residence in the 1980s.

“We’ve always hated the uPVC windows our home had been given. The frames of the old windows started to fall apart, so we decided to take the leap and get them changed, plus we’d always wanted timber to match the age and character of the property” Mrs Chapman explains.

“Another homeowner in the village had some lovely looking windows fitted; I knocked on their door to ask who did them and once we had the recommendation for Timber Windows, we visited our local showroom.”

“We’re so relieved to come home to windows which match the property” Mrs Chapman explains.

“We’re so relieved to come home to windows which match the property after all these years; we didn’t want over the top feature windows, just a simplistic look and one that was in keeping….matching and blending in was important.”

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I M P R O VI N G THE OUTLOOK

“We chose a design that had less bars than before, and we’ve noticed we get a lot more light in now – plus we’ve started to enjoy the views out of the windows again!”

The majority of the windows chosen were cottage flush casements in a dual colour finish with ‘French Grey’ externally and a close match of Little Greene’s ‘White Lead 74’ internally; French doors also have the same painted finishes.

Commenting on the installation process, Mrs Chapman describes, “the fitting ran smoothly and professionally, and the guys worked very hard with all different shapes and sizes of windows and doors – everything was finished off really well, and we didn’t need to redecorate either.”

French doors finished in ‘French Grey’ externally and a close match of Little Greene’s ‘White Lead 74’ internally with 18mm astragal bars.

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E N G I N E E R E D TI M B E R V TR A DI TI ONAL TIMBER

SO

IT’S ALL DOESN’T

S U S TA I N A B L E , HARM THE EARTH

We offer Forest Stewardship Council® (C124392) - FSC® - certified European

100 year old British joinery was originally made using European Redwood.

Redwood for your timber windows and doors. All of our Redwood derives from sustainably managed plantations in Northern We are also able to offer options of Meranti Hardwood and European Oak

Europe, which means that when trees are felled, new ones are always planted

from sustainable sources.

to replace those harvested.

Over 80% of Timber Windows customers choose European Redwood – our

In fact European forest areas are now expanding by around 5000 sq. km each

favoured alternative. The longevity of this strong, knot free, stable timber is well

year. These forests are also healthier for the environment, removing Co2 from the

proven in the United Kingdom.

atmosphere and storing it in their trunks.

V

European Redwood is the timber used by the British joiners of yesteryear – most

So when you choose your new Timber Windows you will not harm the Earth.

E N G I N E E R E D

T R A D I T I O N A L

Making the right choice

T I M B E R W O O D

Traditional wood is both beautiful and tactile. For many centuries it has been the

Using engineered timber ensures that there is no warping or twisting, sticking or

material of choice for windows and doors throughout Britain and Europe. But

rubbing, no matter how damp the prevailing atmospheric conditions. This makes

traditional wood has innate problems - a natural tendency to expand and

it the perfect choice for every area of the UK - no matter how exposed the

contract, and when wet, to warp in the direction of the grain resulting in

location.

windows and doors that twist and stick, causing frustration for homeowners.

Finished by hand Engineered, or multilayer timber, is an

Engineered timber is also far easier to work with. It can be used to meet the

innovative solution that counteracts these

design specifications of complex windows and doors much more efficiently than

issues. It is created by layering wood

solid wood, yet retaining all of its natural appeal. And whilst state of the art

sections, with the grain of one section of

computer controlled machinery inevitably plays its part, all of our engineered

wood layered in the opposing direction

timber windows and doors are

to the grain of its neighbour.

finished before being subjected to rigorous

hand

quality control, with every aspect of the As wet wood has a tendency to warp in the direction of the grain, layering the

construction and glazing fully checked and

wood in this way ensures that any movement caused by the absorption of

re-checked.

moisture is evened out. So engineered timber is stronger, longer lasting and resistant to the issues that affect traditional wood. Windows and doors made

So put us to the test - visit one of our Timber

with engineered timber retain their strength and structure, ensuring that they

Windows showrooms and see for yourself

remain a perfect fit, just as they did on the day they were installed.

how timber has changed.

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R E P LI CATI O N & RESTORATION

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REPLICATION R

estoring their home in a Sussex seaside town to its former glory was the

main aim for Mr & Mrs Smethurst. Whilst giving it a much-needed update was important, there was no need to reinvent its appearance so it was also critical to replicate and retain the original look.

“We’d lived in this house for 12 years with beautiful, but very draughty and cold sash windows.”

“It was essential for us to replicate the style and the design.”

Sash windows were specified all round, including Venetian sash windows to the upper rooms; these are a style common to many period properties featuring fixed outer sashes and a sliding centre. Decorative horns, 18mm astragal bars and a White painted finish were also chosen.

The front door is a Frenchay design finished in French Grey externally, and White internally. It also features chrome ironmongery including a Samuel Heath letter plate. The glass design is a bespoke recreation of the original design from their previous front door.

“We spent a long time trying to find a suitable replacement front door, and we’re happy that we’ve now found one that does the house justice along with the windows.”

Sash windows and Venetian sash windows with decorative horns and 18mm astragal bars, finished in White.

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Frenchay front door in French Grey (White internally) with chrome ironmongery options and bespoke stained glass design.

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GREEN

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PLEASANT

Sash windows, flush casements and French doors in ‘White’ with varying astragal bar sizes including 18mm, 27mm and 36mm.

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&

GREEN PLEASANT

Chadlington front door with bespoke arched astragal bar design finished in ‘Fortnum’ with ‘White’ frame with black letter plate, doctor’s knocker and handle.

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G R E E N & PLEASANT

In the town of Burton-on-Trent, Mr & Mrs Murphy’s impressive and striking detached home sits within a conservation area.

“The windows and doors that were in the house were original, single glazed and needed a lot of maintenance. The heat loss from draughts was extensive.”

It’s conservation status meant that there were criteria to comply with, “the quality and finish of the windows was important, hence we looked for a reputable company.”

“We found Timber Windows online, and I could see the type of houses you’d previously worked on, as my house had a vast range of sizes and styles so I needed to be satisfied that this could be dealt with. The recommendations from previous

customers

was

important.”

Rawlinson rear entrance door in ‘Fortnum’ with ‘White’ frame and black ironmongery.

“I was put in touch with my local

The front door is a beautiful Chadlington design with

showroom, who were excellent from

bespoke arched astragal bars, finished in a classic and

start to finish.”

elegant green shade known as ‘Fortnum’ combined with a ‘White’ frame and set off with black ironmongery. The rear

A number of sash windows, flush

entrance door is the Rawlinson design in a colourway to

casements and French doors were

match the front door.

all specified in ‘White’ with a range of astragal bar styles and sizes to

“The final finish of the windows and doors is very special,

suit the setting and original

including all the bespoke carpentry around them. Noise

specifications.

reduction is significant, and heat loss has been hugely reduced. They look superb!”

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make an

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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N ATURAL SPIRIT

Flush casements in Oxford Clay with 18mm astragal bars.

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Staverton front door in Oxford Clay with Bevel glass design and chrome ironmongery.


N ATURAL SPIRIT

This chocolate box cottage in a north Essex seaside town was given the perfect enhancement with beautifully proportioned flush casement windows.

The ‘Oxford Clay’ painted finish is an ideal accompaniment to the white render of the house, set off by a cottage style front door to match. The clean, neutral render allows for quite a free choice of window and door colour, demonstrating how the overall aesthetic of a building can influence the choices available.

An earthy palette of stylish greys and natural greens being used on the external facades of homes

Flush casements in Oxford Clay with 18mm astragal bars.

has gradually increased in popularity over the past few years, with many delightful shades such as French Grey, Tent Grey and Oxford Clay becoming the people’s choice, due to their ability to complement a range of building types and styles.

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French Grey

As a modern alternative to the ever-popular white tones, our natural grey and green hues can give a twist to homes of character in all kinds of settings, while choosing timber as the material for your windows, ensures you will always have the option to change their colour in the future if you should wish.

Oxford Clay

French Grey

Oxford Clay

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Tent Grey


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PERFECT

FIT B

eautiful, real timber sash windows manufactured using a

combination of traditional, time proven methods and modern engineering skill, can truly enhance the value and beauty of a home.

The ageing, original sash windows in Mr Knight’s Essex home were beyond saving, although the period front door has stood the test of time and is still serving the house well, in both its appearance and performance.

Sash windows matched to the style and proportion of their predecessors, and that of the house were the only suitable solution, including triple Venetian designs and impressive, grand bays.

Engineered Meranti hardwood sashes were chosen, in a White painted finish. Additionally, a range of authentic options such as D-handles, decorative horns and smooth gliding mechanisms that are hung on traditional cords and weights were also specified, along with 18mm astragal bars that differ in design between the upper and lower sashes.

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Engineered Meranti hardwood sash windows in ‘White’ with 18mm astragal bars with chrome ironmongery options.

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Kingston door design with ‘Calm Grey’ finish externally, ‘Cyprys’ stain internally, encapsulated original stained glass to door and toplight, and brass ironmongery.

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blues

ituated high up in the hills in the north of England, Mrs Parratt had a

severe need for new doors on her traditional, stone built property, “we couldn’t live through another winter with the old doors, water would blow in through them; we experience quite extreme conditions in the hills.”

Mrs Parratt took advantage of the ability to merge new with old when choosing her

Staverton door design with ‘Calm Grey’ finish externally, ‘Cyprys’ stain internally, encapsulated original stained glass and brass ironmongery.

doors, “we had the original stained glass encapsulated into the new door glazing panels” she describes and also made use of the dual colour option, commenting “we chose to have a stained finish internally to match our interior décor, and a painted finish externally.”

“I really like the doors, we’re very happy with them.”

“They feel much more substantial and they provide a much better seal to the elements.”

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A H A P P Y CU S TO MER RETURNS

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Entrance door in London Grey.

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A H A P P Y CU S TO MER RETURNS

F

or significant work on much loved homes, recommendations and word of

mouth are extremely important but the ultimate compliment for the quality of the work we do is when a previous customer moves house and returns to us, as was the case for Mr & Mrs O’Connor in their new Harrogate home, “we’d used Timber Windows for our previous house in Leeds; we were very happy with everything there so when we moved, we didn’t even look at any other companies or quotes, we came straight back to Timber Windows at Harewood.”

“We lived through four cold winters in our Leeds house with the old windows before we changed them, so the difference was massive and although we didn’t live here long before making the change, we knew it needed doing and was essential.” French doors and stable door in London Grey. Sash windows and flush casements all finished in ‘Off-White’ with decorative horns.

The large rooms with high ceilings meant it was vital to the homeowners to be able to retain heat whilst also getting good levels of daylight.

“From a heat insulation and security perspective it was important to get the majority of the windows and doors changed – the old front door didn’t even have a key and the French doors were impracticably tall without toplights, had big gaps and barely opened.”

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A H A P P Y CU S TO MER RETURNS

Entrance doors, French doors and stable doors were all ordered in a contemporary shade of ‘London Grey’ to contrast with the twenty five sash windows in ‘Off White’.

“We love homes with features and character; this has been a massive project and a somewhat daunting prospect. There’s more work to do in the house and we’ll return for more windows as these areas of the house are covered.”

“The team that carried out our installation did so very well, and were quick and efficient, especially considering the scale and quantity involved in our project.”

Kingston front door in ‘London Grey’. Top and sidelights feature sandblasted glass with clear border. Samuel Heath chrome Ring knocker, Medium sized letter plate and Profile door knob.

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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 ? . .

W

alk down any street in England and you can tell,

Whilst some customers follow

almost instinctively, whether the doors and windows of a home

the conservation route, for others

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

the

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

traditional and contemporary

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

styles is a serious temptation.

often simply beautiful.

Pairing a stunning contemporary

opportunity

front door with

So what should 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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blend

beautiful box

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

you consider when

to


TH E S E CR E TS O F KERB APPEAL

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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LIGHT FANTASTIC

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LI G HT FANTASTIC

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Dowr contemporary front door in a close match of Farrow & Ball “Calluna� with stainless steel hardware.

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T

o his 1950’s five bedroom property located in central Bath has been

renovated and extended by current owners, Mr & Mrs Guerin. “We’ve lived in Bath

for more than two decades, previously in a Georgian house; we decided to take on something different and were surprised to find an untapped property in Bath.”

“We have never liked plastic windows and set about replacing the door first as it rattled and was draughty; the other windows and doors then followed.”

The products chosen have a contemporary edge with French doors, Bi Fold doors, tilt/turn and flush casement windows all in a clean White with stainless steel hardware, while the Dowr contemporary door is painted in a close match of Farrow & Ball’s ‘Calluna’.

“The previous windows were ‘pokey’ and we’ve noticed how much more light comes in; the house feels warmer and from a looks perspective, the windows and doors now suit the property.”

Bi-Fold and French door sets throughout the house make the most of the outside space and views, including beautiful Bi-Fold doors in the master bedroom opening up onto the first-floor balcony.

“Once we’d been to the Timber Windows showroom, we didn’t even worry about looking elsewhere at other companies, as we knew these were the products we wanted; it made life very easy and we’ve been very happy with all aspects of the product and service.”

Bi-Fold doors, French doors, flush casements and tilt/turn windows all in a contemporary design finished in White with stainless steel ironmongery.

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“T HWE I TBHE OS TU TQ UDAOLUI TBYT , ON THE MARKET ”


WI TH O U T DO U B T, TH E B E S T Q U A LI TY O N THE MARKET

“ WE WERE IMPRESSED B Y T H E PA I N T F I N I S H & T H E G U A R A N T E E S” Mr & Mrs Mate’s Yorkshire home is a 200 year old stone house, originally a cow byre with attached cottage that had been renovated over the years to a 4 bedroom home, “it needed an extensive refurbishment and extension in order to fulfil our needs” Mr Mate comments.

“All the windows were uPVC and full of condensation; they were inappropriate for the style of the property.”

“Along with all the major internal and external renovation works, we decided to replace all the windows with traditional, double glazed timber framed windows.”

The family’s choice were Cottage flush casement windows, French doors and a glazed single entrance door finished in ‘Straw’ with 18mm astragal glazing bars.

“After much research, it was obvious that Timber Windows provided the perfect solution and without doubt were the best quality on the market.”

“We were impressed by the paint finish and the guarantees, and were prepared to pay the price for top quality. We were also very impressed with the fitting, showroom team and after-sales service. We would not hesitate in recommending Timber Windows.”

French doors, Cottage flush casements and Apsley single entrance door, all in a painted finish of ‘Straw’ with 18mm astragal glazing bars.

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Staverton stable door in Engineered Meranti Hardwood with Light Oak stain finish and antique black ironmongery.


H O M E FROM HOME

O

n the edge of the South Downs National Park in West Sussex, sits this

original stable building within the grounds of Mr Venn’s home; the building is ‘White’ flush casement windows with black Monkeytail ironmongery.

being developed into a two bedroom holiday cottage.

Mr Venn describes the origins of his home, “the house and grounds were part of a country estate; our house was one of the cottages tied to the estate and sold off about ten years ago.”

“The planning restrictions on the stable building meant it had to be preserved. It would probably have been financially a lot less expensive to knock it down but we were happy to be custodians of it, and have done essential works such as underpinning and replacing the roof.”

In their main house, the Venn’s had previously had a poor experience with windows fitted 10 years ago when they first moved in, “unfortunately we realise now that those we chose were lesser quality in solid wood that have not stood the test of time,” this is in contrast to the Timber Windows product that is engineered, multi-layer timber for strength and durability, “so we have been gradually replacing the windows in the house with new ones from Timber Windows too.”

“The existing openings had to be retained, meaning where the original stable door was another stable door had to go in its place,” this has made for an extremely oversized door but a stunning feature.

“The guarantees offered on the products were an important consideration for us. Overall we’re very pleased with them so far and particularly love the stable door.”

The stable door is manufactured in Meranti hardwood at 2.2 metres high and 1.2 metres wide with a ‘Light Oak’ stain finish and antique black ironmongery.

“We also love the feature window, which also started out as a door but we were given permission to make this a window instead.”

Elsewhere the flush casement windows are finished in ‘White’ with Monkeytail ironmongery in various sizes and proportions to suit the original openings of the building.

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I N SAFE HANDS

“When we bought the house in 2013, it had ugly 1980’s poor quality, wooden casement windows fitted” Mrs Bush describes their home in the leafy suburbs of Sheffield, “they were beginning to decay, some of the glazing had blown but most importantly, they didn’t suit the age of the property or match the adjoining houses of the same time period, so basically they had to go!” “In the Timber Windows of Sheffield showroom we got a good idea of the quality of the product, the timber, the gas fill between the glazing, the paint durability and all the style options available.” Splitting the project into two phases to fit in with their general schedule of renovation works in the house, the first phase tackled the upstairs windows, while the second phase, a year later tackled the huge bay windows, “we were so pleased with the quality of the work from phase one, we had no hesitation going with Timber Windows of Sheffield again.” The stone build nature of the house presented several problems in the replacement of the

THE HOUSE HAS BECOME A WONDERFUL WARM RETREAT

bay windows, most notably that the stone

bases were loose and there were large voids where original packing had decayed –

“They don’t look like replacement windows and in terms of

Mrs Bush describes how the team dealt with the problems they faced, “they didn’t just

proportions and style, can pass as originals, except that they

fit and run, they spent hours securing and repointing the loose stone, also considering

are so much brighter, warmer, quieter and in much better

the implication of the voids by insulating them so we ended up with beautiful, secure

condition than originals; for us it’s the best of both worlds.”

windows that wouldn’t be letting all the heat escape around the sides.” “In terms of the planning and fitting experience, I found Bev, “We are absolutely delighted with the quality of the windows, the standard of

Chris and the team at Timber Windows of Sheffield really

workmanship in the construction, and the thoughtful and skillful way they were

efficient and knowledgeable. They were on the ball with their

fitted. Every single tradesman that has been in our house for subsequent works has

paperwork, they stuck to their deadlines and appointments,

commented positively on the windows and wanted to know where we got them from.”

and did all the work in the allocated time. All of which makes you feel that you are in safe hands.” “When it came to the delivery and fitting days, they were prompt and hardworking, and explained the progress of the project in as much detail as I needed, kept as much as they could clean or protected, and cleaned up thoroughly after themselves.”

Off-White painted slim sash windows in Engineered Meranti Hardwood, some with 27mm astragal bars.

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A NEW ELEGANCE

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A N E W ELEGANCE

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T H E S Y M M E T RY O F T H E W I N D OW S W A S I M P O R TA N T F O R T H E A P P E A R A N C E OF THE HOUSE; THE ONES WE R E P L AC E D W E R E A P O O R D E S I G N . Before On former farm land in a village just outside York, the home of Mr & Mrs Adams began life in 2008 as a new build property.

The Adams bought the property in an unfinished state after the original developers went into liquidation.

“The house had already been fitted with white uPVC windows and doors when we took it over; they were adequate but not very nice, and our builders were sceptical of the need to change them� Mrs Adams explains.

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Staverton front door in Oxford Clay with Bevel glass design, along with Kirkpatrick handle and letter plate.


A N E W ELEGANCE

The homeowners chose flush casements, French doors and Bi-Fold doors in Straw with 36mm cottage style horizontal astragal bars along with single entrance doors in Oxford Clay.

“The symmetry of the windows was important for the appearance of the house; the ones we replaced were a poor design.”

We’re very happy with the windows and doors, especially as this is one of very few parts of the overall project that ran smoothly” Mrs Adams comments. Flush casements finished in Straw with 36mm horizontal astragal bars and Black Monkey Tail handles

Bi-Fold and French doors finished in Straw with Polished Chrome Windsor handles.

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“...we went with the quality and

service offered by Timber Windows…

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Engineered European Oak Staverton door in Dark Oak stain with Willow Green decorative glass. With William the cat!

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WE WE N T WI TH TH E Q U A LI TY A N D S E R VI CE O F F E R E D B Y TI M B E R WINDOWS

P

reviously having single glazed windows that weren’t the originals nor were

they sash windows, the Georgian home of Mr & Mrs Tyrrell in a Somerset village was cold and draughty.

“When we found ourselves in a financial position to update our family home of 20 years, we looked to replace the windows, and by searching online we found our local Timber Windows showroom…we liked what we saw.”

“Phil from the showroom was fantastic; he helped us decide how we should approach making the replacements in the different parts of the house that had been extended and remodelled over the years.”

The replacements included a number of flush casements and traditional sash windows, all finished in Off White. Additionally a Staverton design front door in Engineered European Oak has been chosen, finished in a Dark Oak stain with Willow Green stained glass. Traditional sash windows and flush casements in Off-White.

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WE WE N T WI TH TH E Q U A LI TY A N D S E R VI CE O F F E R E D B Y TI M B E R WINDOWS

“We were very impressed

with how the windows have been tailored to match the rest of the property, and to have Phil’s expert input.

“We love the front door; it just fits in perfectly! Our previous door suffered from swelling in the sun so it was a job to open in the summer, and had big draughty gaps in the winter. We found cheaper doors online but were unable to see them in the flesh, so we went with the quality and the service offered by Timber Windows instead of taking a risk.”

The rest of the village residents appear to have noticed too, “since we have had the windows and door done, we have had people knocking on the door all the time to ask where we got them from and telling us how lovely they look!”

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THE SHOWROOM

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TH E S H O WR O O M EXPERIENCE

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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Slim box sash windows in Off-White with 18mm astragal bars.


GRAND SCALE

GRAND SCALE

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much needed change has been made to Mr & Mrs Bellamy’s Sheffield

home replacing old and now illegal specification windows.

“Our old windows were resulting in a loss of heat from each room and therefore higher than necessary energy bills” Mrs Bellamy explains.

The double glazed units used in Timber Windows products are almost twice as effective as ordinary glazing. This means an 80% increase in energy savings compared to single glazing, and a 45% increase in energy savings compared to ordinary double glazing.

“We chose Timber Windows from looking at various options online and once we met Bev and Chris in the Sheffield showroom, we knew this was the right choice.”

At over two metres high, all the Deco casement and sash windows make a large statement within the building’s façade, and are finished in Off-White with 18mm astragal bars.

“We are all delighted with the result” Mrs Bellamy Slim box sash windows in Off-White with 18mm astragal bars.

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

Glazing units almost twice as effective as ordinary double glazing

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.

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

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Exceptional optical clarity

Internal beads for security

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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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.

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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

Rebated glazing beads eliminate unsightly gaps between the frame and bead

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.

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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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.

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

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K E E P I N G TH E CO TTA G E CHARACTER Traditional Bevington design front door in French Grey with Polished Chrome Samuel Heath ironmongery.

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French doors in French Grey finish with 18mm astragal bars and Antique Black ironmongery.

French Grey flush casements with 18mm astragal bars.

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K E E P I N G TH E CO TTA G E CHARACTER

“As it’s a cottage we wanted to

ensure the changes we made were in keeping with its character, and definitely didn’t want uPVC.

Having moved into their Suffolk seaside village property 3 years ago, the Bailey’s set out to improve their new home.

Mrs Bailey explains “the original windows here were similar but had been in place for a long time, and were rotting.”

“As it’s a cottage we wanted to ensure the changes we made were in keeping with its character, and definitely didn’t want uPVC.”

French Grey flush casement windows were chosen throughout. Single entrance doors include a traditional Bevington and a contemporary Miniver which were selected in French Grey, along with a Staverton in Off-White as an internal porch door.

Traditional French doors also finished in French Grey externally allow the owners to look out to their immaculately kept rear garden from the lounge.

“The products are very good quality and have proved to be very beneficial for improved insulation.”

Contemporary design Miniver entrance door in French Grey with Stainless Steel hardware.

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RESTORATION

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bout 15 years ago I visited some friends in Leeds – they had just

moved into a three storey terraced house within walking distance of Headingley cricket ground. The area was deeply unpopular in those days, but they could see the potential in both the house and the area.

Careful research had unearthed original images of the property – giving them vital information on the design of the original front door and sash windows. Once the horrible plastic versions were replaced, the true appearance of the house was revealed – and after a year or so of hard work they made a tidy but modest profit on their now beautiful home.

Like Headingley, many towns and cities in the UK can readily point to a ‘conservation area’ – one where individual streets and sometimes just small areas are restored to their former glories. And with soaring property prices, the incentive to improve rather than move, becomes that much stronger.

Today many people visiting our showrooms are looking to replicate the look and feel of the original doors and windows – but with the benefits of modern timber performance and insulation, combined with high levels of security. The expanding network of Timber Windows showrooms can provide professional advice and knowledge - they will be familiar with the history of the area and the designs that will work best for your home.

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COUNTRY CALM

Calm

COUNTRY In the Sussex countryside, Mr & Mrs Roberts reside in their charming timber home.

Being an exposed location, they’d started to feel the effects of the outside through their original wooden frames, “the prevailing winds across the nearby hills made the house quite chilly” Mrs Roberts comments.

Their new windows have meant the character has been retained using a stained finish; a nod to the structure of the building while giving a fresh appearance.

Mr & Mrs Roberts chose elegant flush casement windows crafted in Engineered European Oak and finished in a Light Oak stain, while antique style monkeytail handles and pegstays complement their interior choices.

Describing the difference their new windows have made to the house, Mrs Roberts says, “it’s now a lot quieter, feels much more solid and far less cold now.”

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“I’M VERY FUSSY…

THE FITTING TEAM WERE A FANTASTIC BUNCH OF

GUYS, REALLY HARD WORKING, VERY HONEST AND A

PLEASURE TO HAVE IN THE HOUSE.

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SO IF I’M HAPPY THEY MUST BE GOOD! With a career and his own business in the bespoke construction and installation of kitchens and bathrooms, Mr Lambert, by his own admission, is fussy and meticulous in his own work and what he expects from those doing work for him, “I’m very used to working in other people’s homes, so understand what is expected” he comments.

Having moved into his home in a Hertfordshire village just a few months earlier, he recognised that the windows and doors were in desperate need of change, “after 35 years in our previous house, we wanted a renovation project to make a property our own; changing the windows and doors was one of the first things we did, especially as the old, dark mahogany windows gave a dark appearance and gloomy feel to the rooms.”

“Once we’d visited the showroom in St Albans, we could tell instantly that these were the windows we wanted. We were made to feel very welcome and connected very quickly with the team at the showroom.”

Mr Lambert chose Cottage flush casement windows in French Grey with a 27mm astragal glazing bar along with an oak Staverton entrance door and sidelight, finished in Light Oak stain.

“We’re in a conservation area here, so were required to have wooden windows. We’re really very pleased with them, they are quality products and it’s made a big difference to the look of the house.”

“I’m very fussy, so if I’m happy they must be good!”

“The fitting team were a fantastic bunch of guys, really hard working, very honest and a pleasure to have in the house.”

Engineered European Oak Staverton entrance door and sidelight finished in Light Oak stain.

Cottage flush casement windows in French Grey with 27mm astragal glazing bars.

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N E W CO N S E R VATION 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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‘Harewood Grey’ door with ‘Off-White’ frame in Bardwell design with 27mm astragal bars.

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P R O F E S S I O N AL CONDUCT

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Mr & Mrs Wilsmore’s home in Leeds was in need of an uplift, with the main focus being the windows and doors on their prominent detached house sitting on a corner plot.

Box sash windows finished in ‘Off-White’.

The before and after photos, especially in relation to the two entrance doors, show what a transformation the house has undergone. “The side door was previously all glass, and whilst it wasn’t the original, it did have a character that we wanted to echo while bringing it up to date – it’s width meant that it needed to make a statement and being in the more noticeable position on the house the new door has become a grand centre piece” Mrs Wilsmore explains. The custom side entrance door is based on our Bardwell design with toplight finished in ‘Harewood Grey’ with an ‘Off-White’ frame, 27mm astragal bars and brass ironmongery. The front door is a Chalfont design with toplight, painted in ‘Harewood Grey’ with a frame matched to Farrow & Ball’s ‘Old White’ and chrome ironmongery. Box sash windows hung on traditional chains and weights are finished in ‘Off-White’. Commenting on the process and the overall result, Mrs Wilsmore says, “the conduct of all involved was very professional from start to finish; a very good job has been done and all was finished well.” “We’ve had lots of positive comments from neighbours – we’re really very pleased with everything, they’re lovely.”

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‘Harewood Grey’ door with Chrome plated doctors door knocker.

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SHOTS...!

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WIN A Fort num & HAMP Mason ER!

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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

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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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Cottage flush casements in French Grey with 18mm astragal bars.


S H OWSTOPPER!

Showstopper! “Our old windows were white wood, rotten, single glazed and let in horrific draughts” Mrs Pocock exclaims of the thing that blighted their home’s look and feel the most.

“This was our top priority when we moved in here a year or so ago – we’re so pleased with them now, it’s made our house feel like a real showstopper!”

Cottage flush casements, entrance doors and a stable door were fitted, all in French Grey with 18mm astragal bars and antique black ironmongery.

“Everyone that visits compliments them, everyone appreciates the difference and they’ve totally transformed the house.”

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S H OWSTOPPER!

“Everyone that visits compliments

them, everyone appreciates the difference and they’ve totally transformed the house.

“We love the French Grey finish; we were very set on that from the outset as it fits nicely with the cottage style.”

“Replacing the regular kitchen door with a stable door was one of our favourite things; we love it, and it’s a nice feature to get light and air inside without having the door wide open.”

Those living nearby noticed the difference too, as Mrs Pocock comments, “a neighbour saw them being installed and is also having theirs changed by Timber Windows now.”

Entrance doors including those in the Polstead and Belbroughton design, along with a stable door and French doors all finished in French Grey with 18mm astragal bars and antique black ironmongery.

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CO N TE M P O RARY CHOICE

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Contemporary flush casement windows and Bi-Fold doors in London Grey.

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riginally the home of Mr Burford’s grandparents, this beautiful

bungalow on the edge of the Forest of Dean in Herefordshire has been passed through the family.

“Last renovated in the 1980s, we wanted to extend it and remodel it to suit our way of living now – this has been an ongoing project for over 2 years now.”

Mr Burford opted for a contemporary style choosing a London Grey painted finish throughout, with contemporary flush casement windows, Bi-Fold doors, a Dowr design front door and Elwyn design rear door, all with various Stainless Steel ironmongery options.

During Renovation Elwyn design contemporary entrance door in London Grey.

Mr Burford describes why he made these choices for his home, “we were impressed with the quality of the windows and doors, and always wanted timber. There was a great range to choose from, and we could match the Bi-Fold doors with all the other windows and doors, which is difficult to do. We had unlimited choice of colour and the brilliant option to design bespoke back and front doors.”

“Overall, we are really satisfied with the end product, and have had numerous neighbours and passers-by enquire about where we bought them, so I think we’ve been a great advert for Timber Windows in Herefordshire!”

Dowr design contemporary front door with sidelights in London Grey.


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A CO LO U RFUL CHOICE

A COLOURFUL CHOICE Traditional smart white, elegant black or something less obvious and more individual – what will your choice of colour be for your windows?

Take for example, the owners of this beautiful town house in the Midlands, choosing a shade that blends green and grey, known as Tent Grey. This is a colour that manages to stand out and blend in at the same time.

It may be a sign of the times, but just 40% of our orders are for white windows, and with hundreds of different colours shades to choose from, it’s easy to be tempted by other options.

The journey starts in our showrooms, where you can view a great selection of products in our most popular colour choices. If these don’t satisfy your colour craving, then painted timber swatches and colour charts are available to view too.

And just when you thought there couldn’t be any more options to consider, we also offer a close matching service to the colour palettes of well known brands such as Farrow & Ball, Fired Earth and Little Greene.

Finally, don’t forget the classic stain finishes and the ability to put one shade or stain on the outside of your windows, and a different option on the inside.

You really are spoilt for choice!

YOU REALLY ARE SPOILT FOR CHOICE....!

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Timber Windows - Issue 6 Inspirations  

The sixth edition in our popular customer focussed magazine series.

Timber Windows - Issue 6 Inspirations  

The sixth edition in our popular customer focussed magazine series.