How can preserving heritage buildings benefit education?

  Haileybury School Preserving heritage buildings is not merely an act of architectural conservation; it's a gateway to the past, a portal to local history, and a treasure trove [...]

2024-03-19T16:37:06+00:00October 20th, 2023|Advice and expertise|Comments Off on How can preserving heritage buildings benefit education?

What are sash windows and how do they work?

Sash windows are a traditional type of window that became popular in Georgian architecture, and continued to be popular through the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Their elegant, timeless design means they [...]

2024-03-19T16:00:05+00:00September 15th, 2023|Advice and expertise, News, Sash windows|Comments Off on What are sash windows and how do they work?

Everything You Need To Know About Casement Windows

A casement window is any window set on a vertical or horizontal hinge and is usually fitted in single or double panels. Casement windows typically swing outwards, apart from the tilt-and-turn [...]

2023-11-29T12:04:10+00:00April 3rd, 2023|Advice and expertise, Casement windows, Timber windows|Comments Off on Everything You Need To Know About Casement Windows

How to paint timber sash windows and doors

Timber windows, including sash windows, can deteriorate over time, and this is particularly true of those that are exposed to the elements. Wind, rain and sunlight – not to mention wind-borne [...]

2022-11-22T11:21:04+00:00June 24th, 2021|Advice and expertise, Sash windows, Timber doors, Timber windows|Comments Off on How to paint timber sash windows and doors

Cleaning & Maintaining your Timber Windows & Doors

Good quality timber windows and doors are made with durable, long lasting timber such as Accoya, painted with long lasting microporous paint, and glazed with high performance double glazed units, to [...]

2023-02-07T10:41:25+00:00June 18th, 2021|Advice and expertise, Timber doors, Timber windows|Comments Off on Cleaning & Maintaining your Timber Windows & Doors

Green Homes Grant scheme

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 [...]

2024-03-19T16:01:36+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Advice and expertise, Double glazing, News, Sash windows|Comments Off on Green Homes Grant scheme

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 that insulate windows to reduce heat loss. But what [...]

2024-03-21T20:14:00+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 [...]

2023-02-07T10:54:30+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, [...]

2023-02-07T10:52:29+00:00November 28th, 2019|Advice and expertise, Casement windows, Double glazing, Sash windows|Comments Off on Sash Windows versus Casement Windows

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. [...]

2023-02-07T10:44:47+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 [...]

2023-02-07T10:53:19+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

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, [...]

2023-02-07T10:50:58+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 [...]

2023-02-07T10:51:34+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, [...]

2023-02-07T10:45:26+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 door panels and 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 [...]

2024-03-21T20:21:47+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Front doors, Listed buildings, News, Timber doors|Comments Off on Period front door panels and 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 [...]

2023-02-07T10:43:33+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 an inviting [...]

2023-02-07T10:47:42+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

Accoya timber – our choice for timber windows & doors

Accoya is our first choice for our timber windows and doors, being at the cutting edge of wood science. Not only is it thermally efficient, it is more durable and dimensionally stable [...]

2023-05-10T15:51:16+00:00May 30th, 2017|Advice and expertise, Timber doors, Timber windows|Comments Off on Accoya timber – our choice for timber windows & doors

Glazing for period, conservation and listed windows

Glazing for heritage properties The original glass in many period sash windows and casement windows, called crown glass, would have been hand-made and has a unique uneven reflection (see above right) [...]

2023-02-07T10:55:21+00:00May 10th, 2017|Advice and expertise, Casement windows, Conservation areas, Double glazing, Listed buildings, Sash windows|Comments Off on Glazing for period, conservation and listed windows

Replacing Georgian, Victorian & Edwardian Sash Windows

Period Sash Windows Throughout the ages, sash windows have been designed and manufactured in different ways, but there are some key features that each era is known for. At Timbawood, as experts [...]

2023-02-07T10:46:41+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Listed buildings, Sash windows, Timber windows|Comments Off on Replacing Georgian, Victorian & Edwardian Sash Windows

Replacing & Repairing Sash Windows on Listed Buildings

Replacement sash windows on listed buildings are commonly Victorian or Georgian, each with their own unique design and character. Whether you’re looking to repair or replace your sash windows, there are many [...]

2023-10-17T10:55:21+00:00March 15th, 2017|Advice and expertise, Listed buildings, London, Sash windows, Timber windows|Comments Off on Replacing & Repairing Sash Windows on Listed Buildings

How to insulate sash windows to reduce heat loss

Most heat in a home is lost through the windows and the roof. There are some simple ways to reduce heat loss, such as improving loft insulation and fitting carpets. There [...]

2023-06-10T15:18:01+00:00January 26th, 2017|Advice and expertise, Double glazing, Draught proofing, Timber windows|Comments Off on How to insulate sash windows to reduce heat loss

How to soundproof sash windows to reduce traffic noise and the sound of noisy neighbours by 75%

If you live on a busy road or have noisy  neighbours, it can be really difficult to get a good night’s sleep. According to the World Health Organisation, traffic noise alone [...]

2023-06-19T09:28:45+00:00January 20th, 2017|Advice and expertise, Double glazing, Draught proofing|Comments Off on How to soundproof sash windows to reduce traffic noise and the sound of noisy neighbours by 75%

How to stop condensation on the inside of windows

With winter on the way and temperatures dropping fast, condensation in your house is likely to increase, and may cause damp problems if left unattended – but there are some simple [...]

2024-02-29T09:08:32+00:00November 16th, 2016|Advice and expertise, Double glazing, Timber windows|Comments Off on How to stop condensation on the inside of windows

How to get planning permission for replacement windows on listed buildings

Preserving the character and historical integrity of listed buildings is paramount when considering any alterations, particularly when it comes to window replacement. Obtaining Listed Building Consent is crucial, as it ensures [...]

2024-02-29T09:12:40+00:00October 28th, 2016|Advice and expertise, Listed buildings, Sash windows, Timber windows|Comments Off on How to get planning permission for replacement windows on listed buildings
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