As bespoke timber joinery manufacturers, we at David H Wright Joinery were engaged to work on this bow-windowed terraced cottage in Harrogate.
The brief from the residential customer was to replicate the original fenestration as the property had previously been fitted with unauthorised uPVC windows which did not sit well alongside the neighbouring houses. Replacing the existing plastic with timber was the customer’s priority, while the local authority planning officer was particularly interested in the glazing bars, specifying that the sashes should fit into the existing cavity.
David H Wright designed, manufactured and fitted a new bow window with slimline double glazed units and Georgian panes. As with all our heritage window projects, we worked to the exact reproduction specifications of the conservation officer, right down to the mouldings and the two rare two single pane openings at the top corners of the window.
Timber windows and doors are without doubt the clear choice for period homes as well as newer homes whose owners who are interested in an environmentally superior product for their property.
Advances in recent years mean that timber is now an option which outstrips uPVC in terms of performance as well as excelling in terms of the aesthetic appeal. We have been producing bespoke timber doors and windows since 1989 and has invested heavily in the technology and materials to improve the longevity of our timber joinery.
In particular, we have embraced ACCOYA® timber to provide an unrivalled solution for quality joinery work. The sustainably sourced softwood is treated in a particular way to penetrate through to the core, providing exceptional durability and a minimum life expectancy of 60 years. It is 40% more thermally efficient than hardwood and the paint finishes last up to 12 years, which exceeds that of conventional hardwood options. Carrying a Class 1 British Standard rating its resistance to rot is impressive and it shrinks and swells less than any other timber joinery in the face of British weather.
Far outstripping plastic for the eco-friendly owner, the Accoya process is environmentally sound, using only acetyl acid which already occurs naturally in wood. The timber is grown in sustainable forests while the treatment process is carbon neutral and completely non-toxic.
For more information on timber refurbishment and restoration for period windows, doors, conservatories and orangeries, call us today on 01977 681832.