Category: Joinery

Westbury Windows & Joinery blog.

What are roof lanterns?
13 Nov

What are roof lanterns?

Regarded as both an architectural feature and a practical option for brightening up a room, a roof lantern should have clean lines and perfect composition. They can be crafted into any size to suit th...

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Made to measure doors
01 Nov

Made to measure doors

Originally a term used in tailoring or dress making, ‘made to measure’ is something that has been designed and made to perfectly fit an individual’s unique measurements. Now no longer reserved f...

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Do your windows and doors measure up to today’s tough performance tests?
06 Sep

Do your windows and doors measure up to today’s tough performance tests?

Why performance tests - such as acoustic testing - on your windows and doors are vital for building regulation compliance and attracting potential buyers....

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French windows: a brief history
22 Aug

French windows: a brief history

Is it a French window or a French door? – whatever you prefer to call it – this is a classic design feature with a rich history steeped in traditional architecture. ...

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The dying art of craftsmanship
16 Aug

The dying art of craftsmanship

We take inspiration from the BBC's 'The Art of Japanese Life' and examine the way in which today's society value mass production over craftsmanship....

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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 surprise you....

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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....

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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....

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Westbury getting women back to work
10 Apr

Westbury getting women back to work

As a Silver Accredited Investor in People organisation, we recognise our role as a local employer in getting local mothers back into work....

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Ever wondered why when you glue things at home they never stick properly?
09 Apr

Ever wondered why when you glue things at home they never stick properly?

Today’s adhesives truly are the glue that holds everything together!...

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