A new technical guide to timber windows is now available from JELD-WEN. The guide contains in-depth information regarding the specification of timber windows to meet the latest Building Regulations, as well as Secured by Design, energy efficiency and sustainability requirements.

“The Timber Windows Guide is an invaluable tool for anyone involved in the specification or fitting of timber windows,” explains Tony Pell, product manager at JELD-WEN. “It gives practical information on the correct method of installation for different types of timber window, as well as care and maintenance whilst on site. It also gives in-depth sizes and specifications for popular window styles, such as sliding sash and bay windows and vital information on factory finishes, glazing types and building to Eco Homes standards. This guide is designed to promote good practice, as well as making it as easy as possible for customers to choose the correct windows to meet their requirements.”

The launch of the new technical guide marks a recent resurgence in sales of timber windows at JELD-WEN. This is being largely driven by housing associations and housebuilders, who recognise the environmental benefits of timber, as all JELD-WEN’s softwood timber windows are PEFC Chain of Custody Certified. This means they can be tracked back to the forest to ensure they originate from a well managed sustainable source. JELD-WEN’s timber windows are available to Secured by Design standards as many customers are now demanding this for additional safety and peace of mind.

Factory finishes, which enhance the performance and longevity of timber windows are helping support the resurgence of timber. JELD-WEN offers a six year guarantee on Hi-build factory stained or a 10 year guarantee on Hi-build factory painted windows, which reduces labour requirements on site.

“Choosing sustainable products goes hand in hand with selecting those that are energy efficient,” explains Tony Pell. “All our factory glazed timber windows are fitted with Low E glazing units, which enables them to achieve some of the best U-values on the market, as well as helping to meet Part L requirements. Our aim is to promote good practice within the window industry and demonstrate that timber is the natural choice for energy efficiency, low maintenance and enhanced security.”

For more information or a free copy of the technical guide to timber windows, contact the sales office on 0870 126 0000 or visit the website

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