Traditional timber windows can still look and function traditionally, even though they are now made using modern machinery, operated by today’s craftsmen. Many things change for the better as time moves on and there can be no better example of this than the modern timber window. The window designs may not have changed much since the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries but the construction methods certainly have. It’s just as well, because as long as there are conservation areas and old heritage properties there will always be a demand for modern timber window replacements.
Flush casement windows
The flush casement window is probably the most widespread of timber windows and there are those who are loathed to see them go. During the 1920s and 1930s timber casement windows were very popular, and although falling out of favour during the 1970s, when double glazed uPVC windows were beginning to capture the imagination, they still had a place in many people’s hearts. Thankfully today, the modern timber casement window is beginning to make a comeback, even with some modern property owners.
Modern timber sash windows
The timber sash window has stood the test of time in terms of its character, style, and unique features. Although generally associated with the period properties of old, they are also becoming very popular with owners of more modern properties. There’s no doubt the beauty of sash is timeless, and now modern manufacturing techniques are helping to propel them into the 21st century. Of course the modern timber sash window of today is vastly superior to its old rattling counterpart in many ways. They are more energy efficient with double glazing, draught-proof, weather proof and burglar proof. They are also likely to last much, much longer.
Features of the modern timber window
- Hardwood, softwood or oak.
- Multi-layer timber sections.
- Fully drained and vented.
- Dummy sashes to all fixed areas.
- Internally beaded.
- Multi-point perimeter locking.
- Unobtrusive friction hinges (Casement Windows)
- Factory glazed with argon gas filled units soft coat energy saving.
glass and warm edge spacer bar to give 1.1W/m2K U-value.
- Factory finished with 4 coats of preservative, primer and two coats
of micro-porous paint.
- Period ironmongery available.
- Fully guaranteed.
For help and advice about modern timber windows, visit our showroom.