Tue. Sep 26th, 2023
  1. Materials

One of the most important things to focus on when you are trying to purchase new windows has to be the material makeup of them. You want to purchase windows that are made out of high-quality materials. The material of the frames is the best place to start. Ideally, you want to choose something that offers durability and longevity without compromising insulation. One of the best solutions to this is by using timber. It’s a strong, natural, and organic product that can outlive manufactured uPVC by nearly 2 times. Not only are you getting a material that looks incredible, but you are also getting material that exceeds the regulatory building material quality standards in Britain.

Usually, hardwood is considered to be the highest quality material to manufacturer windows. However, with a lot of the newer advancements in technology and even in manufacturing, that’s not the case any longer.

Engineered timber is one of the materials that would do very well for a window frame for various reasons. Not only does it offer superior performance, but it’s much more environmentally friendly than solid timber. This material can be manufactured to be even stronger than natural timber. Through the manufacturing process, layering is used to ensure the sections of the wood are bonded and pressed in areas that would normally be vulnerable.

  1. Fenestration Of Timber Windows

The overall position of a window can completely change the look of a property. This is true both inside and out. When planning, not only does the position impact how the entire building is going to look, but it will also dictate how much light enters the property and where the lighting comes in. This can alter the type of lighting needed in every room.

Thus, once the position of the windows is chosen, the overall design of the windows needs to be next. For properties that will be using windows of the same size, you can use various styles and features to alter their appearance.

For older buildings that need replacement sash and Georgian windows, you will want to look at the various smaller details on the windows because they can completely ruin the restoration of a building with a long history attached. We have specialized products that help to give the appearance of much more traditional single glazing while delivering double glazing performance while retaining the same benefits that come with contemporary windows and design. If you are thinking of getting secondary double glazing then you’ll be able to find everything you need to know here.

  1. High-Performance Glazing

Having quality glazing is one of the most important things for effective and quality window design. There are plenty of different factors that will attribute to this. It’s pretty common knowledge that both double and triple glazed windows will deliver a lot of benefits to the property owner. These benefits include energy savings and more. This is especially true if they are replacing single-glazed windows.

When looking at thermal efficiency, you want to look for low-emissivity glass. This is the glass that is going to minimize the transfer of heat by reflecting the interior heat towards the room. Thus, it can retain heat much better. Another good option to consider would be solar glass. This is glass that will keep heat out during the sunny months and even reduce UV penetration and glare.

You’ll find some windows to be made out of laminated glass. These windows can reduce noise which makes them excellent for high-density areas or areas with a lot of noise outside. Likewise, they make for more secure windows too. Another good option would be toughened glass which can be much safer when broken. This glass shatters into larger cubes rather than smaller shards. The majority of Westbury’s glazing units use this type of glass.

  1. Sustainable Timber Windows

Getting sustainable windows is typically one of the most important buying factors for consumers looking for new windows. Not only do you want an Eco-friendly window to reduce waste and your carbon footprint, but you’ll want an easily marketable one. One of the more sustainable and easier to market materials would be Accoya. It’s a fast-growing wood material and it has a lot of advantages to it that make it much more sustainable than other materials it replaces like plastic, concrete, and steel.



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