The extensive period property above is a grade II listed building. We recently manufactured and installed six new sash windows and upgraded ten more. To comply with local listed building regulations, we used slimline double-glazed units for all glazings. Traditional windows make an essential contribution to the significance of historic buildings. So we always strive to replicate the original historic wooden windows whilst adding double-glazed units to improve thermal efficiency and internal comfort levels.
Timber Durability and Longevity
The window frames and sliding sashes are in Accoya timber. Accoya provides the best value for money because of its durability and guaranteed longevity. To understand more about the importance of Accoya timber and its green credentials, it is worth taking a few minutes to watch the short VIDEO on our website.
Painting Wooden Windows
The wooden window frames and sliding sashes were spray-painted at our Kirby Misperton workshop in North Yorkshire. We paint woodwork during our integrated manufacturing process. Painting wooden products (during manufacture) makes sense because the exposed wood is sealed and weather-protected before installation.
We manufactured and installed this bay window for a customer in the City of York. The wooden bay contains a combination of Georgian and traditional casement sashes. The woodwork was manufactured from Accoya timber and spray-painted during the integrated manufacturing process at our Kirby Misperton workshop. Energy-efficient Planitherm double-glazed units complete the package.
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.
We manufactured the two external doors above in Accoya® timber. The doors are to the exact specifications stated by two different customers. Both customers stipulated Accoya® and that we paint their doors during the manufacturing process. We believe it makes good sense to fully paint external doors and windows during manufacture. The products are fully sealed and protected – and (perhaps more importantly) there is no need for anyone to pick up a paintbrush!
We have a spray painting facility where timber windows are painted during our integrated manufacturing process. We use high-quality paints and coatings produced by Anker Stuy in the Netherlands. Anker Stuy has been devising unique solutions for use on various surfaces since 1946. Their products are created with passion and respect for mankind and the environment.
Spraying woodwork during manufacture means that we can install our windows throughout the winter months. Our windows are completely finished and weatherproof when we leave your property – customers do not need to employ a painter. So, you don’t have to sit in the cold until next summer before you have your old sash windows upgraded and double-glazed. We can upgrade your windows now and make the winter more comfortable.