Category: Joinery

Westbury Windows & Joinery blog.

What are bi-folding doors?
12 Mar

What are bi-folding doors?

Some doors are simply functional, creating a typical entrance leading between two rooms. There’s one type of door that does so much more than that, however; wooden bi-folding doors are...

Quality paint for quality joinery
22 Feb

Quality paint for quality joinery

We believe that true quality is achieved by paying attention to all of those subtle details, and we never cut corners on anything when it comes to our timber doors...

What to consider when replacing windows
31 Jan

What to consider when replacing windows

Don’t compromise on the finish and performance of your property with old, tired looking windows. Replace them with the latest products on the market and give your home an instant...

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, quality roof lanterns should have clean lines and perfect composition, but what are they exactly?...

Made to measure doors
01 Nov

Made to measure doors

Originally a term used in tailoring, ‘made to measure’ is something that has been designed to perfectly fit specific measurements. No longer reserved for measuring seams, 'made to measure' is...

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.

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...

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.

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.