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Timber Windows For Heritage Homes

15 September 2020

Timber windows are an authentic option for heritage homes. However, older ones can quickly start to lose their quality. Over time, old wooden windows can crack and lose their shape, creating gaps for cold air to rush into homes. Because of this, it’s easy to think that wooden windows have had their day.

However, with Dempsey Dyer, you can explore a stunning range of modern heritage windows. These designs use durable species of timber which have better insulation, weather protection and security. Available in multiple designs, you can use timber windows to enhance your heritage home, or you could offer them as part of your business.

Dempsey Dyer is a leading company for timber windows. Our designs, which we manufacture in North Yorkshire, are quality options for any home and any business. Not only that, but you can get flexibility when you work with us. That’s because you can customise our window profiles, meaning you can get the perfect look for your home or offer those choices to your clients.

That way, you’ll get heritage windows that have timeless designs, but with benefits that are well-suited to the modern world. With these designs, you’ll make a lasting investment.

Why Choose Timber Windows?

Timber windows are a design classic. With wooden frames, you’ll get a traditional window that suits rural homes, cottages and other heritage properties. Our windows use traditional butt hinges, meaning the design draws from classic techniques. However, you’ll be able to blend them with wooden frames that are tested to be resistant to corrosion.

Because of this, our timber windows are a more durable option for properties. When wind and rain come into contact with them, the windows won’t fade or lose their shape as quickly. That way, they offer better insulation and more durability, pushing the idea of repair costs back by years.

Additionally, our timber windows come with a range of modern benefits. You’ll get double glazing as standard in the design, giving you glass that works to save energy for your home. And, with the option of MACO locks and a security guarantee, your home and business can get peace of mind that they’ll have a secure design.

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Flush Sash Casement Timber Windows

Dempsey Dyer’s flush timber windows suit heritage homes to a T. You’ll get a beautiful timber frame in a range of species, including the highly durable and efficient Accoya option. Also, the windows sit flush within their frame, meaning fewer gaps for cold air to pass through and for water to seep in through the wood.

Instead, you’ll get full double glazing and a dry gasket with a sloped or concealed drainage system. That means they’ll deal with weather conditions effectively. Not only that, but our timber windows are highly secure, with Espagnolette locking systems with mushroom bolts and shootbolts tested 40,000 times for total durability.

Also, the flush sash casement design is fully customisable. If you’d like to create a heritage window for a heritage home, then we offer Astragal bars, casement stays, and sash styles with four degrees of thickness. As a result, you can get the perfect look for your home, and offer it as part of your business with Dempsey Dyer.

Mock Sash Casement Timber Windows

Meanwhile, our mock sash casement timber windows are also ideal for heritage windows. These designs take the appearance of sliding sash windows but open outwardly. Because of this, they’re less likely to cause finger traps or to lose their smooth operation. Not only that, but they suit any home, and provide plenty of natural light and ventilation.

You can also modify the sash profile to be as thick or as thin as you need it to be. If the home is in a conservation area or AONB where it’s important to preserve the classic look, then the 4-10mm Ebernoe sash uses putty glazing techniques to fit these homes.

These windows will continue to work perfectly for years to come, too. We test our friction stays 30,000 times before we let each window leave the factory, and they’re available as Austenitic for high corrosion resistance. And, with a choice of Fab & Fix and Croft hardware, you’ll make sure to have the right window for any home.

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Stormproof Casement Timber Windows

Our Stormproof casement timber windows redefine what wood can do. That’s because, with these designs, you’ll get windows that deal with even the worst conditions. They feature moisture-resistant finishes and a full dry gasket glazing system which eliminates standing water. Because of this, the wooden frames are much less likely to crack, warp or twist over time.

Also, Stormproof windows can protect from a lot more than the weather. You can get high-performance, heavy-duty hinges to make sure an intruder can’t break your window apart by force. Additionally, the Stormproof design has a Secured by Design accreditation.

Stormproof windows can even save money for homes. With the Accoya timber species, you can achieve an ‘A’ Window Energy Rating. That means you’ll get leading efficiency and insulation. As a homeowner, you can cut the cost of your energy bills, while businesses can offer sustainable heritage windows that protect the planet.

Woodgrain Finish Windows

If you’re still not sure on timber windows, then Dempsey Dyer has designs that take a different approach to heritage homes. Instead, you could invest in our woodgrain finish windows! They use uPVC frames instead of timber but use an authentic woodgrain finish to give your window a quality appearance.

uPVC is less expensive than timber, more maintainable, and fully weatherproof. As a result, these windows won’t lose their shape for decades. However, our wooden windows can give you quality performance in a window with quality aesthetics that no other designs can match.

Timber Windows for Heritage Homes with Dempsey Dyer

If you’d like to add timber windows to your home or business, get in touch with Dempsey Dyer today. We’re the ideal team to help you improve your home, or to be your new commercial partner.

Use our online contact form to get in touch with our expert team, or give them a call today on 01977 649641 to ask any questions you might have.


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