We consider a number of key factors when deciding what timber to use for our new windows and doors.
- Durability, an essential quality
- Straightness of the grain for stability
- Texture (fine or coarse) - The finer the grain the easier to finish to a high standard
- Availability - Supplies can vary
- Sustainability - We are fully FSC certified
- Cost - Purchasing timber on the basis of cost is almost always a false economy
With the points above firmly in mind we make our timber windows and doors from AccoyaTM or durable hardwood. These timbers are reasonably forgiving of any subsequent lack of maintenance or neglect and will last a lifetime and beyond.
AccoyaTM is a sustainably sourced manufactured wood which is guaranteed against rot above ground for 50 years. Watch the video below to view some of the benefits of AccoyaTM. Alternatively, you can download our AccoyaTM Brochure.
For non-external facing timber we us other FSC certified wood, such as Tulipwood. We also use TricoyaTM for standard sized box frames.
The quality of the timber we use and our joinery construction methods are of paramount importance to the lifespan of your product. We use both modern and traditional construction techniques to ensure the highest standard. We also incorporate the very latest in window and door technology so as to ensure industry leading security, insulation, durability, finish and reliability.
All our timber is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. The Forest Stewardship Council is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. The certification is internationally recognised as the benchmark for responsible forestry. This means that you can be confident that our products comply with their high social and environmental standards.
Our new joinery comes with a 20 year guarantee, and our complete new timber windows and doors conform to or exceed relevant building regulations (FENSA) requirements.
New timber doors need to be re-painted, or even re-glazed over the years, but if the timber or joinery construction fail expensive replacement is likely. It is therefore very important to use good quality timber.