Wood windows

Date Published

5 September 2022

Document Type

Category

Author

TRADA
Summary

Today’s high performance wood windows come double- or triple-glazed and pre-finished under factory controlled conditions. They carry some of the best warranties in the sector – typically 30-35 years for the frame and up to 10 years for the paint finish and glazing units. They provide a long-lasting, high quality product that enhances the value of a property, requires little maintenance and it is more simple to repair, has exceptional thermal performance, and the highest environmental credentials.

Key Information

A wood window is an engineered product, designed and manufactured to withstand extremes of weather. Only fit windows independently assessed to meet British Standards. For maximum durability and maintenance intervals, fit wood windows that have been fully painted or stained and glazed in the factory.

There are 2 ways to measure energy efficiency, U values & the British Fenestration Ratings Council’s (BFRC) Window Energy Ratings (WER)

Case studies

The Sutton Hoo estate – a substantial house built in 1910 in grounds of 99 hectares, including the gravefi eld site – was donated in 1998 to the National Trust, who commissioned architect van Heyningen and Haward to design a new visitor centre.

In the secluded and ancient grounds of Worcester College, overlooking the college cricket pitch, stands the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, a beautifully crafted stone and oak pavilion.