Windows and doors have the ability to completely alter the look of a Wandsworth property both inside and outside. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an existing one, choosing between all the different types of products available can be overwhelming. From wooden sash windows and casement windows with double glazing to wooden bi-fold doors and casement doors with barely-there frames, there is an endless array of choice out there.
On this page, we’ve provided an expert guide to help you. If you’re based in Wandsworth or anywhere else in London or the surrounding counties, do not hesitate to get in touch. We manufacture bespoke windows and doors for domestic and commercial property owners.
You would not usually need to apply for planning permission for the insertion of new windows and doors that are similar in appearance to those used in the original construction of the house. However, there are certain limitations such as needing to use obscure-glazed glass if new windows are in an upper-floor side elevation. If you live in a conservation area of Wandsworth, have a listed or period property, or plan on also changing the outline of the house, planning permission will likely be needed. Always check with your local council first.
Both windows and doors, no matter if they’re wooden sash windows, casement windows, wooden bi-fold doors or casement doors, require building regulations approval. Since April 2002, building regulations have applied to all replacement glazing and cover aspects such as thermal performance, ventilation and fire safety. In most case, this means new windows and doors must be better than old ones. This is why we manufacture traditional-looking products that have the improved performance expected of modern windows and doors.
Design and Style
Wooden sash windows and casement windows are the two most popular and familiar window styles you’ll find in Wandsworth and across Britain. Sash windows are best for period style properties such as Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian houses to stay in-keeping with their traditional look. Properties built in the 1920s and 1930s more often have casement windows.
Wooden bi-fold doors and casement doors both offer excellent ventilation and access to the outside. Choosing between the two largely depends on your personal design preference and requirements. Bi-fold doors fold all the way to create completely open up one side of the room, whereas casement doors are hinged to open outwards or inwards.
At Kingswood Joinery UK Ltd we make our bi-old and casement doors, as well as the frames for our sash windows and casement windows, out of wood. Timber is an excellent material choice for bespoke, luxury installations and fit perfectly with modern and period properties. Rest assured, using wood does not mean a lot of maintenance and up-keep either. When wood is treated, it will stand up well against the elements and can be easily maintained.
If you are thinking of replacing your windows or doors and are located in the Wandsworth area, contact us today. We are leading specialists for wooden sash windows, wooden bi-fold doors and a wide range of other bespoke products. As FENSA approved installers, we also ensure all relevant building regulations are met on each and every installation we carry out.