The Wood Window Alliance has produced a new 12-page leaflet as part of its campaign to encourage the specification of correctly detailed replacement windows and to stop the spread of plastic windows in conservation areas.
Intended primarily for Conservation Officers, it should also prove helpful to architects and owners of period homes who are looking for ways of combining traditional designs and authentic materials with modern energy-efficiency. It shows how traditional designs - even of sliding sash windows – are available with ‘A’ energy-efficiency ratings and eight year paint warranties, and it gives contact details of a number of members who specialize in period windows.
The leaflet complements the Wood Window Alliance’s CPD module on heritage windows, exploring how to approach the renovation of windows in period buildings from repair, to replication, to replacement.
The Wood Window Alliance is a group of manufacturers who have come together to promote high standards in wood windows. Members make many different styles of window, but they all have to meet stringent quality, performance and sustainability criteria, audited by an independent third party. Typically, they carry warranties of 30 years on the frames, 10 years on glazing, seals and ironmongery and 8 years on the paint finish.