Sustainable Timber Windows and Doors

    With the growing awareness of sustainability and the importance of being environmentally friendly, clients are increasingly looking at the sustainability credentials of products and businesses.

    By choosing timber windows and doors made from sustainable managed forests, rather than plastic, you will help to reduce carbon levels in the atmosphere. This is because when a tree is harvested to make the windows or doors, the carbon it has absorbed while growing will remain stored in the timber until the product reaches the end of its life. While this carbon is safely locked up in the product more trees are then planted, helping to absorb and store additional carbon as they grow.

    In fact, a study by Heriot Watt University found that over its lifetime the average timber window made from sustainable forests will save approximately 160kg of carbon dioxide in comparison to a plastic window.

    The Sash Window Workshop are an award-winning company who specialise in traditional timber windows and doors. They use Accoya as standard, which is a sustainably sourced wood and comes with a 50-year anti-rot guarantee.

    The company are working hard to decrease their own carbon footprint, having successfully reduced their emissions between 2019 and 2021.

    They have also achieved Carbon Neutral Plus status, meaning that the company offset 125% of their carbon emissions. The company believe that they are the first timber window and door company to achieve this and to offset more carbon than they are emitting.

    Established in 1994, The Sash Window Workshop have extensive experience working on a variety of period properties, including Victorian, Edwardian, and Georgian homes. They can comply to conservation area or listed building requirements when necessary.

    They offer a supply and installation service of sash windows, casement windows, external doors and secondary glazing across London and Southern England, with a supply only service across Britain. In addition to replacement windows, the company also offers a draught proofing service for timber windows in London and the South.

    All new joinery is manufactured in their workshops in Bracknell, Berkshire, where they work hard to replicate as closely as possible the proportions and designs of historic timber windows, whilst incorporating the latest manufacturing techniques.

    New windows and doors come double glazed as standard and are draught proofed to improve energy efficiency. The company can also manufacture single glazed windows, when required.

    The Sash Window Workshop were recently commissioned to upgrade the windows in an Edwardian property in Surrey to improve energy efficiency.

    The customer opted for replacing the sashes, while keeping the existing window frames, meaning that a high level of accuracy was vital to ensure that the windows operated smoothly.

    The new sliding sashes were manufactured by The Sash Window Workshop, before being installed by the company’s experienced fitters. Upon completion, the customer was very happy with their upgraded windows.

    To find out more or obtain a free, no obligation quotation, contact The Sash Window Workshop.

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