Author: Alex

Westbury Windows & Joinery blog.

Architect Focus: Will Alsop
11 Jul

Architect Focus: Will Alsop

Earlier this year we sadly said goodbye to one of the UK’s most unique and innovative architects, Will Alsop. So in this Architect Focus we’re taking a look at the...

Tree of the month – Redwood
08 Jun

Tree of the month – Redwood

Pinus Sylvestris, or Redwood, is a coniferous evergreen that can live for up to 700 years (if left alone). Its towering height makes it an ideal timber source.

10 building tips to make your home eco-friendly
05 Jun

10 building tips to make your home eco-friendly

June 5th is World Environment Day –so we’ve pulled together our top tips from some of the eco-friendly builds that we have seen and worked on.

How a glazed extension can boost your health
30 May

How a glazed extension can boost your health

It's hard to imagine a world without artificial lights. Man-made lighting has given us the freedom to eat, work and play day or night, but 24/7 lifestyles could be damaging...

Plastic pollution – End of the throw away culture
24 May

Plastic pollution – End of the throw away culture

Thanks to David Attenborough and the BBC’s Blue Planet, there are very few of us left on this planet who aren’t aware that there is a problem with modern living...

Tree of the Month – Radiata Pine
17 May

Tree of the Month – Radiata Pine

Radiata Pine is a tree which gets a bad reputation because of the softness of its timber, however its ability to be modified gives it amazing new qualities which might...

Timber myths
16 May

Timber myths

There is a popular misperception that solid hardwood is the best product available for external joinery. It’s not. The two things you need from timber joinery are stability and durability.

Tree of the Month – Robinia
30 Apr

Tree of the Month – Robinia

This month we are focusing on the Robinia - also known as the False Acacia or the Black Locust. This happens to be a firm favourite over at Westbury Windows...

5 interesting facts about windows
27 Apr

5 interesting facts about windows

There's a lot more to a property's windows than meets the eye. Find out 5 interesting facts about glass windows and how they came to be what they are today.

Earth Day – Accoya the eco-friendly way of working with wood
20 Apr

Earth Day – Accoya the eco-friendly way of working with wood

Earth Day is on 22 April, an initiative dedicated to promoting sustainability and the environment. Find out more about Westbury's sustainable woods and processes.