Traditional doesn’t mean old fashioned. Techniques that were cutting edge at the time a Listed or period property was built are still the best choice when enhancing interiors and exteriors in all kinds of properties today. These techniques have been tried and tested and ensure the highest quality finish and performance in architectural joinery. Quality is timeless and that is why traditional joinery techniques are still used in modern joinery workshops today where authenticity is key and craftsmanship is highly valued.
Whether you are embarking on a restoration project, enhancing a modern interior or working on a listed property, traditional bespoke joinery raises the finished product to another level which far exceeds that of mass produced, off the shelf alternatives. All kinds of projects including windows, doors, custom-made furniture and roof lanterns benefit from skilled craftsmen using the best tools of the trade, the highest quality timber and traditional joinery skills.
These traditional style box sash windows installed as part of the renovation of this 1930’s built, detached property in Hove, East Sussex, provide a high quality finish to a stunning and valuable property. Operating on sash cord and weights with pulley stiles and pockets, this wooden window design incorporates the benefits of modern double glazing whilst maintaining an authentic appearance.
Joints in traditional joinery are morticed and tenoned and this is one way that you can differentiate between mass produced joinery and high quality custom-made joinery. In doors and sashes these joints are wedged together and in window and doors frames they are screwed and glued to ensure that the joints stay together with the inevitable movements in the timber caused by changes in moisture and temperature levels. Morticed and tenoned joints create a strong joint which can withstand the rigours of everyday use.
Ovolo moulding on glazing bars and around the internal edges of a sash in a wooden window design can replicate the appearance of the original joinery and, together with narrow, sleek glazing bars this attention to detail gives replacement bespoke joinery a truly authentic appearance.
The bolection moulding and raised and fielded panelling details on this stunning double door set with a borrowed light above have created an imposing front entranceway.
Gain inspiration for your project by visiting the stately homes and grand buildings that are all across Sussex to see how traditional joinery techniques and designs have stood the test of time and imagine what traditional joinery could do for your period or contemporary home.
Choose Parsons Joinery Ltd. for your specialist joinery project in Sussex and the surrounding area.