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

Grade I and Grade II listed properties needing new windows at the Listed Property Show 2020

  Having just returned from exhibiting at this year’s Listed Property Show in London, we were amazed at the range of unusual and historic listed buildings in need of our specialist [...]

2020-03-12T11:12:56+00:00February 27th, 2020|Double glazing, Listed buildings, London, Sash windows|Comments Off on Grade I and Grade II listed properties needing new windows at the Listed Property Show 2020

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

Kingston: Unusual ‘bottle top’ timber casement windows

We were recently given the complex task of replacing these unusual 'bottle top' shaped timber casement windows on a listed property in Kingston, South West London. Our client wanted to improve [...]

2019-07-09T15:25:37+00:00July 9th, 2019|Case Studies, Casement windows, Double glazing, Listed buildings, London|Comments Off on Kingston: Unusual ‘bottle top’ timber casement windows

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

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

UK’s leading window expert praises our restoration work on Grade II Listed building

Charles Brooking, Founder of the Brooking National Architectural Museum, is widely regarded as the UK’s leading window expert and historian. So when we were given the difficult task of restoring the [...]

2020-07-20T15:38:25+00:00July 19th, 2018|Case Studies, Listed buildings, News, Sash windows|Comments Off on UK’s leading window expert praises our restoration work on Grade II Listed building

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

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

The most sensitive way to double glaze a listed building

Fitting bespoke period sash windows to existing frames is one of the key types of restoration work that we carry out at Timbawood, being a popular choice for listed buildings and [...]

2020-01-28T11:19:48+00:00July 20th, 2017|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Double glazing, Draught proofing, Listed buildings, Sash windows|Comments Off on The most sensitive way to double glaze a listed building

Replacement Box Sash Windows for Period Properties

The box sash window is a classic window design that features in many Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian properties throughout the UK. Because of their elegance and simplicity, box sash windows also [...]

2020-11-05T13:05:06+00:00June 29th, 2017|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Double glazing, Listed buildings, Sash windows|Comments Off on Replacement Box Sash Windows for Period Properties

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) [...]

2019-05-16T09:55:56+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