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Blackthorn Timber Windows Blackthorn Timber Windows specialises in the supply and installation of timber windows, doors and conservatories for all types of property covering an area from the Scottish Borders down to the Derbyshire Peak District and north Lincolnshire, taking in Cumbria along the way.

We offer what we believe is the broadest range of window and door designs and styles anywhere in the UK, from traditional sliding sash windows to folding sliding doors, cottage-style windows to modern reversible casements, Georgian or Edwardian bar details or wide expanses of glass, retaining and re-glazing original stained glass or creating something new.In short, if it can be made, we can supply and install it.

So, whether your home is urban or rural, Victorian or 21st Century, contemporary or barn conversion, we have the windows and doors to suit it. Our byword is Quality and we don't just say it, we mean it. Quality in the made-to-measure windows, doors and conservatories that we install, in the work of our skilled joiners on site and in the after-sales support that we offer.
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read more › Blackthorn Timber Windows is family-run business established in 2009 by Duncan and Caroline Forster and supported by an excellent team of really dedicated people, from the joiners who install the windows and doors to our surveyors, sales and customer service people. Our core business is to supply and install made-to-measure replacement wooden windows and doors into private homes and apartments. We also offer high-quality 'Timber Alternative' uPVC windows and French doors, composite entrance doors and aluminium windows and doors through our Blackthorn Choices (hyperlink to new page) brand.

read more › Timber is a vitally important way to take CO2 from the atmosphere. As a tree grows it absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere via a process called photosynthesis. There is a by-product - oxygen. For every cubic metre of timber grown, one tonne of CO2 is sequestrated from the air. Timber is therefore a 'carbon sink', locking away carbon for the lifetime of the product and potentially for many years more than that. The processing of lumber into timber batons and then into finished products such as windows and doors also utilises waste wood (sawdust and shavings) as a source of energy providing a low-cost and environmentally friendly alternative to fossil-fuelled energy.

read more › Blackthorn Timber Windows has gained an enviable reputation for the high quality of our custom-made windows and for the skill and attention to detail of our installation teams. I would also like to add how pleased I've been with you and your team's professionalism from start to finish. It is always a pleasure to work with a company who do what they promise and when it was promised. Please pass my thanks to Paul for excellent design accuracy and supervision of installation and especially to Kevin and Michael, who were a pleasure to have around the house.

read more › Here at Blackthorn Timber Windows we believe that we supply the best replacement windows and doors in the market because of the unique combination of quality timber, great product design, top-class manufacturing standards, 4-stage preservation and coatings process and extensive independent product testing. Quality really does begin with the tree. Our redwood timber is grown close to the Arctic Circle where short summers and cold winters ensure slow growth and dense timber. To ensure optimum wood quality we specify the minimum density that we will accept for manufacture - anything less is rejected.

read more › We can supply and install every design and type of timber window and door in a wide selection of timbers and glazing options. Every time we visit a prospective customer, we are confident that, whatever the request, we can supply a window or door to suit. Whatever the product, the design principles must remain the same in order to give long-lasting performance. Good quality timber, seals, ironmongery, preservatives and coatings are combined with product designs that will shed rainwater and prevent decay.

read more › We supply and install timber windows, doors and conservatories manufactured by some of the UK and Europe's leading joinery companies. All of these manufacturers are specialist window and door makers so they know how their products will perform over the long-term of their service life. All of them use high quality timber, industry-leading preservative and coatings, first class ironmongery and high quality glazing units. There are certain factors that affect the long-term performance all windows and doors to a greater or lesser effect and these include the location (coastal areas have a higher saline content in the atmosphere, urban areas experience more traffic-based pollutants etc), elevation above sea level and orientation to the sun and prevailing weather.

read more › Blackthorn Timber Windows offers the most comprehensive range of timber windows in quality softwood or hardwood. Blackthorn Timber Windows offers the most comprehensive range of in high quality engineered Redwood or hardwoods such as Meranti, Iroko, Grandis and Oak. Whatever type of property you have, we have the timber windows that will perfectly suit it. Blackthorn Timber Windows has gained an enviable reputation for the high quality of our custom-made windows and for the skill and attention to detail of our installation teams.

read more › The sash window is synonymous with Georgian and Victorian buildings the length and breadth of the country and is still hugely popular in new-build settings today. When replacing sash windows, no other style of window comes close to doing justice to the property as real sliding sash windows. Looking equally good in a country residence or townhouse, our hardwood or softwood sliding sash windows, offer superb weather protection and excellent insulation thanks to a design that integrates subtle double-glazing and hidden draught-seals into a traditional form.

read more › These timber windows provide outstanding weather protection, first class insulation and tremendous security. When you are looking for outstanding weather protection, first class insulation and tremendous security, look no further than our casement window ranges. Designed to stand up to the toughest weather, glazed with highly insulating sealed units and built to withstand unwanted attention these windows are tried and (independently) tested. Both the Stormproof Casement and the Flush Casement offer equivalent performance levels in all categories.

read more › Our Tilt & Turn timber windows are designed to offer clean lines and clear views through a very warm window. Hugely popular in northern Europe, timber Tilt and Turn windows are also widely used in Scotland but can be found right across the country. Turn the handle through 90 degrees and the window will tilt into the room held across the bottom rail by sophisticated hinges. Turn the handle 180 degrees and it becomes an inward-opening sash. Manufactured in laminated timber for strength and stability, this window has a very low-emissivity glazing unit, filled with argon gas to reduce thermal losses.

read more › Most people believe that triple-glazing must offer significant benefits in terms of even better insulation but this is not always the case. If the overall thickness (from outside to inside) of a glazing unit does not increase with triple glazing, the benefits of the second chamber can be off-set at least in-part by the reduced gap between the panes. As a result, only a very small gain is achieved. One solution to this is to replace the argon gas within te cavity between the panes with Krypton gas, which is much more insulating.

read more › Nothing quite matches the clarity and lustre of real stained glass with sunlight shining through it. Modern stick-on films have their place but tend to be a little dull and lack the depth and texture of real glass. Many of our customers have beautiful and characterful original leaded and stained glass in their windows and want to keep this. In fact for many, the very reason that they have not changed their windows, despite draughts, high heat loss and peeling paintwork is because they didn't want to lose this attractive feature.

read more › A comprehensive range of doors to suit any home, from modern to traditional, hinged, sliding or folding. Blackthorn Timber Windows offers the most comprehensive range of timber doors in various timbers such as Accoya, quality Hardwoods like Oak, Grandis and Meranti, or engineered Redwood. We can even supply doors that are timber with an aluminium cladding to the outside for a contemporary look with absolutely no external decoration. Modern or traditional, urban or rural, whatever type of property you have, we have the doors to suit it.

read more › Our high performance entrance doors offer an impressive welcome to any visitor. They are available in a wide variety of designs and in the colour of your choice so that they complement any home whether in the town or the country. With the option of having them glazed or completely solid, flat surfaced or with vertical grooves or a horizontal pattern, with or without decorative panelling; the choice is endless. So whether it's a Period style panelled door or a contemporary style apartment door we can supply just about any design you like.

read more › Always a classic look, the French door provides a wonderful link between the garden and the home. French doors offer an elegant and timeless way of accessing the garden and of bringing the view into the room. When made with maximum glass and minimum frame they can really let natural light flood into the room. Our French doors can be supplied in a huge variety of designs, including arched, to suit your property and the surrounding windows. With high performance, adjustable hinges, these doors can span up to 2.4 metres in both width and height or even further when paired with sidelights and fanlights.

read more › There's certainly nothing quite so effective as patio doors at bringing the garden right into the room. Sliding patio doors provide an excellent solution when creating vast open-plan areas as they open without encroaching into the external or internal space. This allows maximum utilisation of the areas just inside or outside the doorway. No need to leave room for the door to swing open. And talking of swinging - there's no need to work about the door blowing open or shut if its not fastened open - the wind is never going to send these doors flying!

read more › Folding sliding or doors, also known as bi-folds, are an ideal complement to modern open plan living spaces and are the perfect choice for those wishing to seamlessly combine indoor and outdoor living. With numerous configuration options covering inward- or outward-opening doors, sliding to the left or right, or even split to open in opposite directions, these folding doors can be specified to work in harmony with your living space and requirements. Modern accessible thresholds mean that the floor from inside to out can be maintained almost level, with very little separating your home from your outdoor space, whilst providing superb weather performance and a smooth opening mechanism.

read more › Stable doors are just as popular as ever and offer a practical solution for pet owners, parents of young children and for those entrances that don't have a window to allow ventilation. Like our entrance door range these stable doors are available in a wide variety of designs and in the colour of your choice so that they complement any home. With a range of different glass configurations or completely solid; flat surfaced or with grooved to create a traditional 'plank' design or with decorative panelling - the choice isn't quite endless but it is extensive.

read more › A vital additional room for your house, a living room in the garden, a place to work or to entertain or simply a room with a view. Whatever the reason for wanting one, we can design, supply and install a conservatory or orangery to suit your home. Traditional Victorian designs or sleek modern lines, they are all made from high-quality engineered hardwood timber, fully finished with very durable micro-porous paints in the colour of your choice and double-glazed with the highest specification sealed units for optimum year-round performance.

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