Westbury Windows & Joinery blog.

What is the best U-Value for windows?
18 Jun

What is the best U-Value for windows?

Known as either U-Value or U-Factor, this simple number can say a lot about the energy efficiency, and therefore the quality, of your new windows. A simple search online will...

Tree of the month: the Handkerchief Tree
14 Jun

Tree of the month: the Handkerchief Tree

This month we take a look at the Handkerchief Tree! Also known as the Dove Tree or the Ghost Tree, this very rare and slow-growing species is known for its...

Emerging Natural Architecture
07 Jun

Emerging Natural Architecture

Back in 2016, designer Alexandre Grivko successfully transformed the historical Jardin D’Etretat from a perfectly pleasant French garden into an internationally renowned, one-of-a-kind art space by using architectural principles in...

The Masterpiece London Art Fair
30 May

The Masterpiece London Art Fair

With the finest furniture, art, and jewellery, this is an unmissable event held at the height of London’s summer season. Set in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea with...

Tree of the Month: The Wedding Cake Tree
29 May

Tree of the Month: The Wedding Cake Tree

This month we take a look at the Wedding Cake Tree! With its cream-coloured flowers and tiered structure, this very striking tree species certainly catches the eye at any time...

Window To The World: Exclusive Islands Special
20 May

Window To The World: Exclusive Islands Special

This month, we’ve gathered the ultimate exclusive islands to visit with a different one to suit your every holiday mood, including romantic escapes, adventure-packed paradises, and luxurious retreats.

Different types of sash windows: what are the options?
16 May

Different types of sash windows: what are the options?

An elegant, authentic timber sash window will give your home a classic period style. But what are the different types of sash windows, and what are the best options for...

Mastering the art of Japanese garden design
10 May

Mastering the art of Japanese garden design

While they’re admired for their beauty and simplicity, there is so much more to Japanese gardens than neatly cut shrubs and stone statues. We explore the many symbolic elements and...

What is a trickle vent?
07 May

What is a trickle vent?

Designed to be a functional part of a window that lets air circulate through your home, according to Building Regulations, trickle vents come highly recommended. Unfortunately, there’s no hiding the...

Tree of the month: The Toffee Tree (Katsura Tree)
25 Apr

Tree of the month: The Toffee Tree (Katsura Tree)

This month we take a look at the Toffee Tree! With its heart-shaped leaves and sweet caramel scent, this is a beautiful and fascinating tree species originating from Asia.

Architect Focus: Jean Nouvel
23 Apr

Architect Focus: Jean Nouvel

This month’s inspirational Westbury pick is the famous French architect, Jean Nouvel…

Making an entrance! Choosing the right front door
17 Apr

Making an entrance! Choosing the right front door

In a way, your front door is like a portal into your home; a finely crafted, sturdy design will leave a great first impression when guests ‘step over the threshold’....

Window to the world – Doha
11 Apr

Window to the world – Doha

This fast-paced capital is the ultimate urban playground, with its ever-growing cityscape and still waters of Doha Bay in the background. The newly opened National Museum of Qatar in Doha...

What are French windows?
10 Apr

What are French windows?

If you’re looking for a timeless and elegant window that will let natural light stream into your home, then a French window could be a great option. With an ancient...

New PIG at Bridge Place, Kent
04 Apr

New PIG at Bridge Place, Kent

Created in 2011 by Robin Hutson and David Elton of the Home Grown Hotels group, THE PIG hotels are relaxed, rustic retreats that herald the very best of sustainable hospitality....