When it comes to any building project – whether it is new build, refurbishment or extension – the finished look and feel will often largely be driven by the choice of windows and doors.
At a time when being environmentally conscious is becoming more important, timber windows and doors are not just inherently beautiful, adding value and desirability to any property, but they are a much more natural and sustainable choice compared to PVCu equivalents
What’s more, thanks to modern manufacturing technology they are also immensely long lasting, secure and energy efficient.
In recent studies, researchers have found that when properly protected with paint or wood stain, timber windows last twice as long as PVCu.
So if you are considering timber windows and doors for your project and are mindful of the environmental aspects of your build, here are some key considerations when it comes to choosing timber.
Opt for Multi-Layered Timber
Multi-layered timber is produced by joining wood sections together to create one piece of extremely strong and durable timber. This use of wood sections means just the knots are cut out whilst the remainder of the wood is used. This knot free multi-layered timber is a fantastically strong material, more of the wood is used and waste is reduced even further.
The longevity of the door, or window, requires a thorough application of paint or wood stain to protect the wood from contact with any moisture. Environmentally friendly water-based paints and stains contain no solvents and are spray applied before assembly, delivering the most thorough protection for a low maintenance lifetime.
Dale Joinery timber windows and doors are a great choice for people who want to help lessen their impact on the planet, as they only use sustainable European Redwood timber as standard.
The use of European Redwood fulfills several requirements. It is easily grown and grows with few knots. The wood itself is naturally water resistant and the tree grows beautifully straight – making it easy to process with little waste.
Dale Joinery endorses FSC® (C124392), the Forest Stewardship Council®, a not-for-profit non-government organisation created to promote responsible management of the worlds’ forests.
A Wealth of Choice
Being environmentally friendly doesn’t limit your choice of windows and doors. Whatever style of property you have, there is a high performance, sustainable option for you. From a complete range of contemporary windows and doors through to classical options such as sash windows, you can enjoy modern day performance with a range of guarantees.
Timber is not just a natural choice – it’s a sustainable one too.
For more information on the range of made to measure timber windows and doors from Dale Joinery click here or call the team on 0845 652 7399.