The best way to let light into your home is to add glass to your external doors. Whether this is your front or back door or a patio door that opens up one side of a room, light brightens a room and makes it a more attractive space to live in.
Timber framed doors add to the look and feel of your home and provide not only add to the visual aesthetics, but offer security at the highest level.
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If your home is a listed building or you live in a conservation area any changes should be done with care and with an understanding of the importance of preserving the building. Integrating historic features with modern additions is an art – and one we have plenty of experience in.
Any change to a listed building will require consent from the borough council and you can rely on our knowledge and experience to undertake the application. We know how to reassure your local council that any changes will be sympathetic with the original building and will not damage the fabric of the building.
How We Make
Forming a flat and straight face and edge onto the sawn timbers.
Bringing timbers to correct width and thickness.
Marking the positions of any mortice and tenon joints.
Creation a hole cut out to form part of the mortice and tenon joint.
Forming scribed shoulders to fit over the moulding and a tenon to fit into the mortice.
Creating the glass rebate and required moulding along all lengths of the timbers.
The final part of the mortice and tenon joint is the hornch which will give more strength to the joint.
Glue and cramps are applied to hold the casement tight, flat and square while wedges are hammered into position to lock the joint in place.
At this stage we shoot in the casements to fit there frames and cut out for required locks and hinges.
We prepare the casements by doing any fine filling that is required followed by sanding with 80 and then 120 pads, and we finish by knocking off all edges using nibbing pads. Lastly we apply an end grain sealant to all end grain that is showing.
4 coats are applied with a fine fill and de-nib between each coat.
Double glazed units are installed into the casement rebates and are beaded in place. At this point we apply any Georgian bar detail followed by a silicone seal all round the glass.
We re-fit all the hinges and locks and hang up the casements to check they are in good working order. After this we apply the rubber gaskets to ensure a good weather seal.
After all the work is complete we have a team that inspects and checks the operation and finish of the window and only once they are satisfied is the window ok to leave the factory.