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From Forest to factory – the evolution and revolution of timber windows

16/06/2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The reputation of timber windows has suffered quite a bit in recent times due to the shoddy manufacturing techniques of the past. Why is it that the Victorians could create timber windows that are still found in buildings today (some of them made by George Barnsdale) and yet other poorly made and ill- fitted wood windows from the 80’s didn’t make it beyond the year 2000?

This CPD webinar will explain the importance of:

  • selecting the right timber from the right sources
  • methods of treatment
  • correct storage and engineering
  • discover why heartwood beats sapwood
  • how softwood can last as long as hardwood
  • how different design and manufacturing methods impact on longevity
  • why timber lasts twice as long as plastic
  • what makes it so eco-friendly
  • and lots more…