With the advent of uPVC and aluminium as materials for windows and doors the rattly, warped and tired timber window soon became part of a niche market, a relic unfit for modern, low maintenance, energy efficient buildings. However, this is no longer the case…
Timber has come full circle and is now not only a feasible option but a common sense, responsible option with a large role to play in the future of the window and door industry. The reason for this is modern engineered timber.
So what is engineered timber and what benefits does it have over its traditional solid timber counterpart?
Engineered timber uses only the best pieces of wood which are scanned to ensure they are fault free. These prime layers of wood are glued, compressed and laminated together to form engineered timber.
The benefits of this process are:
4) Durability and Stability
5) Environmentally friendly
Engineered timber incorporates the aesthetic and environmental benefits of timber whilst eliminating the negatives that made solid timber a niche choice for windows and doors. Engineered timber is a material that rivals and surpasses uPVC and aluminium for performance, durability, security and value in the window and door market, and all importantly, the use of engineered timber is paramount to creating a more sustainable, greener future.
If you would like to know more about windows and doors that use engineered timber visit the Mumford & Wood Conservation™ range