Our softwood windows use a process where several pieces of softwood are glued together with opposing grain directions to form a single ‘laminated’ piece, this in turn leads to a very stable product, far outperforming solid generic softwoods. Less movement in the wood means that the paint or finish does not have to flex as much, ultimately leading to longer periods between re-finishing and maintenance of your softwood sash windows.
The process of bonding timber together to create a component that can be used in windows, doors, conservatories or stair cases has been used for over twenty years. However, it has only been in the last ten years that we have seen significant improvements with large European joinery companies investing in the equipment to produce laminated or engineered components in hardwood or softwood to compete against products offered by companies selling UPVC and aluminium clad systems.
The UK window and door market has been dominated by UPVC and composite products for the past 15 years. However, with the increase in availability of laminated timber components this has allowed the larger joinery manufacturers to produce high performance softwood windows and doors in timber that offers a sustainable and attractive alternative to plastic or aluminium.
Why use Engineered Timber?
Timber bonded together in thickness and/or width offers greater stability over solid timber.
Wastage is reduced significantly during the manufacturing process, due to specific width and length availability.
Reduced production costs including labour.
Significant improvement in quality (defects removed)
Full utilisation of every component purchased.
Reduced stock holding
Reduction in waste removal.
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