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To truly refurbish a Listed building to it's former glory, the use of timber windows is highly recommended, and normally a necessity.
By far the most popular wooden windows for listed buildings are wooden sash windows. They look great and have a traditional appearance but also have the inner workings and precision engineering of a modern window. Therefore they can satisfy the latest building regulations where required.
The options for box sash windows include vertical, horizontal, and Georgian bars. As well as, ironmongery options such as brass, chrome, black and white fittings.
Choosing colours or stains
There are plenty of colour options to choose from, too, including heritage colours. Each sash window is factory-finished with three coats of of micro-porous paint.
United Joinery are experts at understanding the benefits of timber windows in listed buildings and conservation buildings and can help you sympathetically restore a building using the right timber windows. Our windows and joinery are well received by planning officers for their design and engineering qualities and respect for the built and natural environment.
When applying for planning consent for a listed building or for a building in a conservation area, it is likely that you will need to provide examples of the windows and doors you are planning to use. United Joinery windows can be designed to match windows from Tudor, Georgian and Victorian times using our range of Classic styles together with bar options.
We can provide detailed product information for listed building planning applications. Contact us for more information.
Wooden windows are becoming more and more popular and come with a wide choice of ironmongery. Not only are main colours available such as gold effect, white and black, but also hinge options including projecting and butt-hinges.
On wooden casement windows butt hinges are available in different colours, or you can choose projecting hinges. Multi-point locking is standard and handle styles and colours are totally customisable. And, as all windows are made-to-order, you can choose the ironmongery.
Having the freedom to choose your own ironmongery is perfect for people building their own home as features can be themed with other themes in the property. For example, you might have a staircase with chrome components, and then want chrome handles and hinges on your windows, this can be done. With UPVC, due to the way it's made, customisation is very rare, and if undertaken is done at a highly premium price – a price overtaking what wooden windows cost ‘like-for-like’.
Traditional of contemporary?
Contemporary wooden windows normally have fewer, if any, traditional features such as bar options. Traditional styles are designed to look like they are from an ‘older’ period e.g. Victorian or Georgian, but benefit from having modern technology such as energy efficiency.
Paints and Stains
United Joinery offers a range of paint and stain options. You can also provide RAL codes.
Learn more about using wooden windows in listed buildings and buildings located within a conservation area.
United Joinery wooden conservatory kits are affordable and built to the highest quality standards.
Whether you want a traditional or contemporary style, this guide will help you decide.
United Joinery offers a range Ironmongery with our windows, conservatories and doors to choose from.
We compare the main differences between UPVC and Timber products based on eco-friendliness and value.
We offer a supply-only service and supply and fit service for timber windows, doors and conservatories.