Timber is beautiful, low maintenance, easy to repair, adaptable, versatile and durable. When purchased from well-managed sources (as is always the case with our timber), it is a sustainable, environmentally friendly resource as well.
There are many excellent reasons for choosing timber – these can include:
Wood is visually appealing and warm to the touch. It offers a multitude of beautiful colours, textures, patterns and properties, and can be finished in a variety of ways including polishing, oiling, varnishing and painting.
Period properties can be sympathetically restored using timber, retaining their traditional beauty. The use of uPVC windows is often restricted by planning control departments in conservation areas and buildings of historical interest for this very reason.
Timber can be carved and moulded to your requirements – the designs available to you are almost limitless. We’ll make timber work for you and your property.
We offer durable wood species and use preservative treatments. With simple maintenance, this can ensure a lifespan of at least 30 years.
Good thermal insulation
The cellular structure of wood provides good thermal insulation. Wooden windows offer better thermal performance than steel or aluminium framed windows.
Trees absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. Managed felling and replanting can increase this effect, since young, growing trees absorb and emit more than older, more mature trees.
Wood is a renewable material. As ever-growing sources of wood, forests help to stabilise climate and global temperatures.
Unlike steel or plastic, timber requires a relatively small amount of energy to convert it into useful products. A uPVC window frame uses more than seven times the energy input in manufacturing than a wooden window of similar size and design.
Wood can be recycled in a variety of ways. As a natural product, it will eventually rot at the end of its useful life.