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Painting wooden window frames image by Stockphoto-Graf (via Shutterstock).

Some useful tips on painting your wooden window frames Once you’ve had your wooden windows fitted, the next thing you need to do is look after your window frames. For many people, wooden frames are seen as problematic because they …

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A brief look at bow windows, plus how they compare with bay windows How do bow windows differ from bay windows? The most obvious difference lies in their shape. Typically, they are rounded: rounded bay windows if you prefer. To …

Wooden framed windows

A look at the wood types used in wooden window and conservatory frames 1. Douglas Fir Of the wood types, Douglas Fir is a softwood that is tougher than some hardwoods. In some cases, tougher than some hardwood types. 2. …

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Why wooden windows, where PVC-U wouldn’t do Nearly thirty years ago, HRH Prince Charles published a book entitled A Vision of Britain. His vision favoured traditional building styles, local brick and stone work, and careful planning in conservation areas. This …

Double Sash Windows

Why wooden sash windows will enhance your home Obviously, we would say so ourselves: there’s no better style of wooden windows than wooden sash windows. For houses dating from the Georgian and Victorian periods, they are a better option on …

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Repair rather than replacement can be a better, more cost-effective option Everything in life deserves a second chance. The same is true with wooden window frames, as well as rescue dogs and rock bands. With wooden window frames, the tiniest …

inside a wooden conservatory

How to enjoy one of our wooden framed conservatories Summertime is looming. It is almost conservatory and barbecue weather; here’s to relaxing and enjoying the longer days. Your enjoyment of the summer months can be enhanced by one of our …

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The advantages and disadvantages of hardwood and softwood window frames In one of our previous articles, we looked at the differences between aluminium and wooden window frames. We have also compared PVC-U with wooden windows too. If you’re in the …

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Differences between wooden frames and steel window frames Throughout our county, steel window frames can be as popular as wooden frames. Steel frames are characterised by their sleek lines. For example: as seen on Sussex landmarks like the De La …

Casement Windows

Chartwell Wooden Windows’ look at casement windows For our fifth window type, we look at one kind which was popular in the UK, prior to the arrival of sash windows in the 17th century. That of casement windows.