Green Homes Grant Scheme: Double glazed timber windows and doors

The government’s Green Homes Grant Scheme is causing some confusion for our clients in terms of what it means for double glazed windows and doors. Unfortunately double glazing and draught proofing [...]

2020-11-12T08:43:45+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Advice and expertise, Double glazing, News, Sash windows|Comments Off on Green Homes Grant Scheme: Double glazed timber windows and doors

How to stop heat coming through your windows in Summer

At Timbawood we are usually asked how our windows can keep the heat IN – and we have a range of solutions to optimise that. But what happens when temperatures rise [...]

2020-08-12T13:54:28+00:00August 12th, 2020|Advice and expertise, Casement windows, Double glazing, Sash windows|Comments Off on How to stop heat coming through your windows in Summer

Alternatives to Secondary Glazing

Conservation officers often request that listed or conservation properties be fitted with secondary glazing rather than having the original timber windows replaced. This is because it is seen as a solution [...]

2020-09-10T15:17:01+00:00June 30th, 2020|Advice and expertise, Casement windows, Double glazing, Listed buildings, Sash windows|Comments Off on Alternatives to Secondary Glazing

Sash Windows versus Casement Windows

When it comes to period properties, there are two main types of window: Sash windows and casement windows. But what is the difference between a sash window and a casement window, [...]

2020-11-05T12:49:45+00:00November 28th, 2019|Advice and expertise, Casement windows, Double glazing, Sash windows|Comments Off on Sash Windows versus Casement Windows

Heritage Windows through the Ages

The style and design of heritage windows have evolved throughout the ages, often because of changes in the manufacturing process and the ease with which glass could be made, as well [...]

2019-11-07T10:35:26+00:00October 31st, 2019|Advice and expertise, Casement windows, Listed buildings, Sash windows|Comments Off on Heritage Windows through the Ages

Timber Fire Doors for Period Properties – Fire Door Safety Week 2019

In the last few months we have seen a significant increase in requests for certified fire doors for period buildings and mansion blocks – traditional timber fire doors that are able [...]

2019-09-24T09:51:51+00:00September 24th, 2019|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Draught proofing, French doors, Front doors, Listed buildings, News, Timber doors|Comments Off on Timber Fire Doors for Period Properties – Fire Door Safety Week 2019

Replacing & Restoring French Doors on Listed Buildings

French doors are often a classic and key feature of many listed buildings and conservation properties – and need sensitive restoration work to repair and replace them without jeopardising the original [...]

2020-11-05T12:52:04+00:00April 18th, 2019|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, French doors, Listed buildings|Comments Off on Replacing & Restoring French Doors on Listed Buildings

Glazing designs for bathroom windows and doors

Bathroom windows not only need to provide safety, good insulation and ventilation - they also need to give a property’s inhabitants peace of mind when it comes to privacy. [...]

2019-05-16T07:54:40+00:00December 13th, 2018|Advice and expertise, Double glazing, Sash windows, Timber doors, Timber windows|Comments Off on Glazing designs for bathroom windows and doors

Why wooden sash windows are the most environmentally friendly option

Wooden sash windows are the most environmentally friendly option for a number of reasons. Whether you’re choosing between wooden sash windows or uPVC, or even the less common option of aluminium [...]

2019-05-16T08:05:53+00:00November 27th, 2018|Advice and expertise, Double glazing, Sash windows, Timber windows|Comments Off on Why wooden sash windows are the most environmentally friendly option

Best glass options to double glaze sash windows

There are various things to consider when choosing the type of glass for your double glazed sash windows – particularly around the final look and style of the window, as well [...]

2020-03-12T11:15:16+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Double glazing, Listed buildings, Sash windows|Comments Off on Best glass options to double glaze sash windows

The benefits of real wooden sash windows versus uPVC timber effect

When it comes to choosing wooden sash windows or uPVC windows for your period property, there are various things you need to consider. 1. Sash window design Firstly, high quality wooden [...]

2019-05-16T08:15:54+00:00May 9th, 2018|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Double glazing, Listed buildings, Sash windows|Comments Off on The benefits of real wooden sash windows versus uPVC timber effect

Why the depth of the sash window frame is so important

  Many standard design sash windows have thick frames, often up to 174mm thick. This is far thicker than the sash window frame would have been when it was originally made, [...]

2020-04-28T10:45:28+00:00February 1st, 2018|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Listed buildings, Sash windows|Comments Off on Why the depth of the sash window frame is so important

Sash Window Hardware: Choosing ironmongery for your sash windows

Classic sash window hardware hasn’t changed much throughout the various eras, whether that’s on Edwardian, Victorian or Georgian sash windows. But there are still a few things to consider when choosing [...]

2020-11-05T12:55:24+00:00December 20th, 2017|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Listed buildings, Sash windows, Timber windows|Comments Off on Sash Window Hardware: Choosing ironmongery for your sash windows

Glazing options for period windows and doors

At Timbawood we pride ourselves in offering our clients a vast range of options for glazing period windows and doors, whether that is within our timber box sash windows, casement windows, [...]

2019-05-16T08:36:05+00:00November 30th, 2017|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Double glazing, Listed buildings, Sash windows, Timber doors, Timber windows|Comments Off on Glazing options for period windows and doors

Period Front Doors: Panels & Mouldings

Period front doors throughout the ages, from Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian through to more modern styles, are notable for their elegant panel and moulding designs which give a door depth, shape [...]

2019-05-16T08:35:10+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Front doors, Listed buildings, News, Timber doors|Comments Off on Period Front Doors: Panels & Mouldings

French Doors: Design inspiration

French doors are a classic, timeless feature of many period homes. They often feature at the back of houses leading out into a garden, patio or balcony, and [...]

2019-05-16T08:53:58+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Advice and expertise, Double glazing, French doors, Timber doors|Comments Off on French Doors: Design inspiration

Choosing Colours for Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian front doors

Choosing a distinctive colour for your period front door is a great way to personalise your home without needing to alter the façade of your property. It can make [...]

2020-11-05T13:00:25+00:00September 5th, 2017|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Front doors, Listed buildings, Timber doors|Comments Off on Choosing Colours for Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian front doors