With a rich, natural and warm aesthetic, timber has always delivered in the looks department. The main problems with it being used to manufacture windows were that without careful upkeep, specifically semi-regular re-treatment and painting, windows could suffer issues like warping, swelling, shrinking, splintering and even rotting. Their build quality was also totally dependent on the craftsmen producing them, and could differ wildly; glaziers attending to broken windows will testify that their durability wasn’t always up to scratch – many a wood window was damaged with a fairly innocent knock!
So the question became how to preserve timber aesthetics while dealing with their pragmatic shortcomings. Here’s where uPVC comes in: more durable, thermally efficient and immune to the aforementioned issues. Employing uPVC, Timberlook has made a name for itself hand-manufacturing timber alternative windows with an astonishing level of attention to detail. Russell Glazing, as Kent’s premier glaziers, are proud to supply and install these windows for domestic and commercial clients alike.
Many of the clients we serve in areas including Bexley, Bexleyheath, Gravesend, Longfield, Sidcup and Swanley own heritage properties and are stuck with a dilemma – how can they replace old, thermally inefficient windows without sacrificing some of the property’s charm and aesthetic integrity? Timberlook flush sash windows are the answer, replicating the look of timber while bringing a host of practical, modern traits to the table.
But how convincing are they? Traditional uPVC windows often feature diagonal welds and joints which make them very easy to identify, and mean they stick out when fitted in heritage homes. Not Timberlook flush sash windows, which are mechanically jointed to replicate mortise and tenon – something typically only associated with classical timber windows. Their authentic designs speak to a labour of love, and meet all stipulations set out in Article 4 Conservation Area Guidelines; so you won’t run into any issues with local council approval.
Fitted out with quality double glazing, Timberlook flush sash windows can drastically reduce the cost of heating a heritage property in Dartford, Bexley, Bexleyheath, Gravesend, Longfield, Sidcup or Swanley. And the fact they are completely sealed with a traditional butt-joint effect can also help improve security, as old or damaged timber windows are a vulnerability that could be exploited by intruders.