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Achieving high levels of performance in the sympathetic replacement of timber windows

Tue 05 Jul 2016

When it comes to the replacement of timber windows in historic homes, conservation officers are looking for sympathetic replacement to accurately replicate the originals. (Blog by George Barnsdale).

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A natural alliance: BWF joins the Sustainable Traditional Building Alliance

Fri 17 Jun 2016

Iain McIlwee, Chief Executive of the British Woodworking Federation, writes about the common causes shared by the STBA and BWF, and why the BWF has decided to join.

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Timber windows maintain the authenticity and value of period buildings

Thu 02 Jun 2016

Timber windows do more than keep a property warm and dry. They are often the main visual features of a building, crucial elements of its authenticity and style. For buildings in conservation areas, keeping the character of the original features can be challenging, especially when it comes to replacing period windows.

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Thu 26 May 2016

Having your windows cleaned regularly is a routine part of keeping your home smart and presentable. But it can also be an important way of extending the life of your windows. Whether your frames are timber or plastic, they should be washed down (and the hardware lubricated) at least once a year – often it’s a requirement of your guarantee.

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Will your new windows and doors comply with Part Q of the Building Regulations?

Fri 13 May 2016

In October 2015 the building regulations for England were amended through the introduction of ‘Part Q’ to introduce new requirements for security standards in new build homes (including new homes created by a change of use such as a barn conversion). Wood Window Alliance members are able to help you achieve compliance through fully tested solutions. Part Q does not apply to replacement windows and doors.

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