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The requirement was to replace all the exhausted single glazed windows and doors with traditional cottage style frames and incorporate a modern sun room in a planned extension of the building. The possibility of an exposed structural A frame was suggested and this was eventually accepted and manufactured in American Ash.
For the external joinery, varying timbers were discussed and a decision was made on the very durable hardwood, Iroko. An imported timber from a managed source, and probably the most frequently used in the industry.
28mm argon gas filled double glazed units were incorporated into the windows and doors to provide an improved U value.
Due to the coastal location of the project, marine grade stainless steel hinges and fittings were selected.
Once the quotation was prepared and accepted, the existing openings were precisely measured and manufacture began.
All the items were sprayed with a Ronseal water based stain carrying a 5 year guarantee in our paint shop.
The doors and windows were glazed in our workshop with the sun room being site glazed.
Fitting of all 16 windows, 2 doors and frames and the sun room were completed by the building contractor.
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It was clear that client needed to achieve the appearance of a traditional Georgian type property using sliding sash windows but incorporating modern materials to provide high thermal efficiency.
A second meeting was held at the North Devon Joinery premises allowing a firsthand appreciation of our services and gave us an opportunity to cover the project in more detail.
This provided an opportunity for the client to view the type and quality of other work in progress and also make final decisions on the design and profiles of the proposed windows, doors and staircase.
Options of timbers and associated materials were presented and eventually they selected Sapele mahogany known for its durability and paint adhesion qualities and subsequently imported from a managed source.
Ensuring the window design reflected the elegance of the property, slim astragal glazing bars were necessary and NDJ achieved this employing argon filled, low E duplex double glazed units.
Traditional weights, chords and pulleys combined with a fully weather-stripped system completed the window specification.
French doors and frames were manufactured in a style to match the windows and a wide flight of stairs using solid timber manufactured in a cut string style with a continuous handrail completed the offering.
The finished items then were sprayed within the NDJ paint shop, glazed and delivered to site.
On this occasion the builders undertook the final fitting of 26 windows, 4 door and frame combination screens and 2 staircases.
The whole project was completed on time and to budget.
We serve all areas of Devon, including Bideford, Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Croyde, Lynton, Dulverton, Rackenford, Winkleigh, Torrington, Hatherleigh, Okehampton, Holsworthy, Bude, Exmoor and Dartmoor.