When looking at new windows and doors – the biggest question can be what material to use. With older buildings it can be that you have to use certain materials as they are listed and have strict requirements, others it can be up to the architect, designer or client.
Hello and welcome to our Winter newsletter! Firstly, Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely Christmas – which now feels like a distant memory! In this issue we take a look back at some of our favourite projects of 2019 and we look at how sustainable our windows are and offer tips on working with listed buildings!
Environmentally sustainable timber windows
Environmental issues are something we are all aware of and rightly so when you see the current impact around the world. This can often leave us with questions about our own impact on the environment and what we can do to help. It can even be something to consider when looking to renovate your home or when sourcing contractors and materials for a new project.
All industries must do their bit to help, which is why at IWP Dansk we take every measure possible to limit our impact on the environment. In this blog we explore the importance of choosing the right materials and methods for repairing your window to reduce the impact on the environment.
Historical buildings symbolise British Heritage and the iconic timber sash window plays a key role in the beautiful architectural design of our period homes and landmarks.
The attention to design, traditional skills and the quality of the materials used in the manufacture of original sash windows are rarely emulated today. As such the preservation of the original window is vital to sustain our British heritage.
However, the charm of historical buildings often comes with a listed status. Buildings that pre-date the 1700s, as well as many from before 1840 will be listed, and this can pose a challenge for homeowners looking to restore or replace the original windows.
Dry rot is a serious problem for timber frame windows and doors and can be extremely damaging to your property. It is caused by water ingress, a lack of ventilation and high relative humidity. It is vital to immediately tackle a dry rot problem once diagnosed as it can spread rapidly and quickly cause significant damage to your home and your wallet!
This quick guide will help you identify the signs that you might have a dry rot problem and provide advice as to what to next.
We are currently well into the second phase of the refurbishment of a number of Grade II listed buildings on Denmark Street, Denmark Place and St Giles High Street for Skanska. Some of the buildings date back to before the Great Fire of London in 1666!
Hello and welcome to our Autumn newsletter – firstly, where has this year gone?! As we head into the cooler autumnal and winter months it’s key to ensure your windows are not wasting you money and keeping your house cold by letting hot air out and cool air in – read on for our top tips and signs to look for to ensure you are kept warm this winter
Here are the signs you need to be looking for when checking your sash windows. Remember, keeping your sash windows in good condition saves you money on bills, helps the environment, adds value to your property and protects you and your home!
When timber sash windows are looked after properly they can last as long as the building! Making them the ideal choice for your property as they look great, last longer than a conventional uPVC window, save you money with their thermal efficiency and add value to your property.
Here at IWP Dansk, wherever possible, we always try and restore the original window to keep the charm of the building and save the client money whilst protecting the environment. This is why we have put together some signs to look out for to ensure you are keeping your timber sash windows healthy and they aren’t letting you down! Remember, if you catch the problem early, it’ll be better for your windows and wallet!
All properties lose heat through their windows, but energy-efficient glazing keeps your home warmer and quieter as well as reducing your energy bills. That could mean double or in some cases triple-glazing for new buildings.
You can improve the energy efficiency of existing windows by adding storm windows, caulking and weather stripping, and using window treatments or coverings. Continue Reading
Hello and welcome to our jam-packed Summer newsletter! It has been quite a year so far winning awards as well as a huge project in London and lots of exciting projects on the horizon – It looks like we won’t be having a Summer break anytime soon!
We are thrilled to announce that we have recently signed a contract with Skanska to restore all the windows for a historical and beautiful building that is a landmark in the prestigious Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea that they are redeveloping.
Read about the Catterick Garrison refurbishment in North Yorkshire, featured in the Premier Construction magazine. We are working alongside Galliford Try on this project. Continue Reading
Another award for the trophy cabinet! Our hardworking, contentious and safe staff have pulled it off again. Continue Reading
Draughts are never a good sign. They allow in cold air to your home and let the warm air, from the heating you’re spending a ton of money on, escape. Preventing draughts and therefore saving money is one of the simplest tasks you can do to stay warm this winter. Continue Reading