There is plenty to think about when it comes to your joinery. The colour, material and finish are all important factors. Our design team will happily advise you on which type would suit your property.

Timber

Timber is strong, practical and welcoming, enabling you to keep the warmth in and the cold out

Oak

Oak is a natural timber which can provide a traditional, countryside feel to your property.

Sapele

Sapele is a very stable and durable tropical hardwood that is very well suited to joinery manufacture. It’s dark and dense characteristics is a great external hardwood, ideal if you are considering an external paint finish.

Idigbo

This West African species of hardwood is ideal for painting and finishing your joinery. It’s colour ranges from a straw yellow to a light brown. Talk to one of our designers to find out which one would suit your home.

Paint and Finishes

The finish on your joinery is important in order to keep your windows, doors or stairs durable. Over the years Willow Bank have tried and tested many products and only use what we believe to be the best

The first clean oil-based UV protective finish

Natural oil-based and microporous finish which does not crack, flake, peel or blister. Water and dirt resistant, moisture regulating and reduces wood swelling and shrinkage. External elements of weathering fade the natural colour of the wood to a grey patina over time, but UV-Protection Oil has been developed to resist against this, whilst maintaining the wood’s natural appearance. Ideal for windows, doors, cladding, fencing and other vertically structured joinery to block the greying process of the wood by a UV-protected factor of 12 in comparison to untreated wood.

Innovative and durable protection

A decorative, oil-based protective finish for exterior wood. The microporous, breathable finish allows the wood to breath and reduces the risk of swelling and shrinkage. Water repellent and extremely weather and UV resistant. Contains active ingredients which protect from mould, algae and fungal attack. Proven finish over decades in all kinds of climatic conditions, does not crack, flake, peel or blister.

Glass Options

Glass Options

Double Glazing glass Options

Ordinary glass – called Annealed or Float glass

Safety Glass – This can be either Toughened, Laminated, Safety Wired Glass or Annealed glass with safety film applied to it.
Safety glazing is mandatory for new installations within 800mm of the floor in windows and partitions, and within 1500mm of the floor in doors and side panels. Glazing is marked in the corner with BS6206.

Security Glass – Laminated glass or Annealed glass with film applied to it.
When security glass is installed you must ensure there is an emergency escape route in case of fire.

Low Emissivity glass or Low E glass – The glass must be used in a double glazed window so that the special reflective coating, which is always placed inside the cavity, is protected from any damage

Decorative glass – This can be Opaque, patterned, Stained, Sandblasted or Etched.

Heritage Double Glazed Units

Heritage double glazed units have the appearance of single glazing therefore retaining the character, charm and heritage of the building. Only a very close inspection will reveal the glass to be a double glazed unit especially if Crown reproduction glass is used. When glazed traditionally into sash/casement window frames the units are virtually undetectable because slim units do not have the double reflection or the distorted reflection that is seen when you sometimes look at standard double glazing, making them perfectly suitable for conservation or listed buildings. (subject to local planning).

By also using the technical glasses available today and by filling the space between the two panes of glass with an inert gas a home owner may gain all the thermal and sound benefits of normal double glazing without compromising the appearance or the value of their property.

 

Pilkington Textured Glass

For privacy, pure style or to allow more light into internal rooms, decorative glass gives you a whole range of attractive options. In fact, Pilkington gives you no fewer than 18 different patterned glass designs from classic to contemporary, no one offers a bigger choice.

Pilkington Texture (Patterned) Glass offers privacy and style throughout the home. Five levels of privacy are available, graded from 1 (least obscuration) to 5 (greatest obscuration). Toughened or laminated versions are available for safety and/or security. All are suitable for double glazing.

Pilkington Textured Glass

Low E Energy Saving Glass

Low-E Energy Saving Glass can only be used for glazing as part of a Double Glazed Unit.

Low E Energy Saving Glass is designed to help insulate your home by keeping as much heat inside as possible. The glass has a transparent metallic coating on one side that reflects heat back into the room rather than allowing it to escape through the window. It also allows optimum amounts of sunlight to pass through the window.

There are two choices of Low E Energy Saving Glass, these are called Hard Coat and Soft Coat.

They both perform the same job but the soft coat has better thermal insulation, therefore reducing heat loss even further. The inner surface of the glass stays warmer thereby reducing the likelihood of condensation. And there is less of a yellowish tint or dusty appearance to the glass.

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