Cupola (Lantern) Window: North Yorkshire

Example of a Cupola or Lantern window, manufactured by Ryedale Joinery in North Yorkshire.
Roof Top Style

We recently replaced the cupola (or lantern) that adorns the roof of a North Yorkshire property. 

The attractive rectangular structure was manufactured in Accoya® timber and spray painted at our own in-house facility.  We fitted the most appropriate double-glazed units to maximise thermal efficiency and added quality fixtures and fittings.  The result, as you can see, is something of which we are justifiably proud.

A cupola is usually an attractive addition to the roof and skyline of any building, but they also have a functional purpose.  Cupolas are designed to let in natural light to otherwise dark areas and to improve ventilation.   

We care about the environment, and that is one of the reasons we use Accoya® when manufacturing our products. ‘Accoya is a modified timber which has been through a process called acetylation, a cutting-edge patented technology that enables it to resist rot, defy the elements, and stay strong for decades. Guaranteed for 50 years above ground and 25 years when in the ground or freshwater, its performance and properties are remarkable’. See our video to learn more about Accoya® understand why our timber frames can be carbon negative over their full life cycle.  

Sash Windows

A close-up image of a new double-glazed sash window. The wood is painted white and the brass security locking mechanism is clearly in focus.  The window was manufactured by Ryedale joinery.

We manufacture all types of timber windows, and can replicate any historical wooden window styles for listed properties. Given that our joinery workshop is located close to York, Scarborough and Whitby, we are frequently asked to manufacture and install wood sash windows for customers with Georgian and Victorian window types.

Our customers are often surprised when we explain that it is possible to manufacture double-glazed sash windows in wood. So, there is no need to let your love of traditional timber windows keep you in the cold – let Ryedale Joinery upgrade your sash windows.

For more information about sash window upgrades please see our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or use our contact form to email your query.

Eco Friendly Products

We manufactured the double doors and windows frame set (above) in order to provide our customer with a floor-to-ceiling double-glazed area, which floods natural light into the property whilst simultaneously reducing heat loss from within. All of the woodwork was fabricated with Accoya® timber. The glass units are PLANITHERM Total+ – a high-performance glass that is optimised in order to help windows achieve the highest Window Energy Ratings (WERs).

We care about the environment and that is one of the reasons we use Accoya® when manufacturing our products. ‘Accoya is a modified timber which has been through a process called acetylation, a cutting-edge patented technology that enables it to resist rot, defy the elements, and stay strong for decades. Guaranteed for 50 years above ground and 25 years in ground or freshwater, its performance and properties are remarkable’. See our video to learn more about Accoya ® and understand why Accoya window frames can be carbon negative over the full life cycle. ‘Accoya is wood without compromise yet one hundred percent environmentally friendly’.

New Windows: Ampleforth North Yorkshire

Village shop with new windows
New Windows in Accoya®

We manufactured new windows for the Village Stores and Post Office in Ampleforth, North Yorkshire.  The upper-floor has upgraded sash windows with 14mm Planitherm double-glazed units, spiral balance systems, and seals and brushes fitted to the frames, jambs and meeting rails to minimize heat loss.  The ground-floor windows contain the customer’s own artwork.  All of the windows were manufactured in the extremely durable Accoya® timber.

Ampleforth Village Store really is a “one stop” shop.  Its comprehensive offering includes a post office, news agency,  off license, groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables.

Three Sash Window Bay – North Yorkshire

Chair in Front of bay containing three sash windows
Upgraded Sash Windows

We recently upgraded and double glazed the sash windows at the above property in North Yorkshire.  The new sashes were manufactured in Accoya® and coupled with 18mm Planitherm double-glazed units to improve thermal insulation.  The old sash cords and weights were replaced with a modern spiral balance system to offset the additional weight of the 18mm double-glazed units. We also fitted seals and brushes to the window frames, jambs and meeting rails in order to further reduce heat loss.

The windows were painted during the manufacturing process in our own spray-painting facility. Paint is essential to protect new wood and spray painting is cost-effective during manufacture.  It makes good economic sense to have windows manufactured, painted, sealed and finished by just one company.