Why choose timber over uPVC for your doors?
Let us allow our hearts to rule our heads for a moment. Permit us one romantic reason: aesthetic considerations have to come top of the list.
Timber is a beautiful, natural product. Nothing can match the elegance of timber doors carefully crafted using traditional skills. They are a joy to use and they enhance your home and your lifestyle.
But wood wins hands down on practical factors, too.
It is warm. Wood is a great natural insulator against both heat and cold. The U values, used to measure thermal efficiency (the lower the value, the better the insulation) for timber are extremely low.
It is eco-friendly. It is the most environmentally friendly construction material, because trees absorb CO2 as they grow.
According to a 2013 report by Heriot Wat University, timber products such as windows and doors have a significantly negative carbon footprint.
This also takes into account factors such as lifespan, end of life recyclability, etc. As you would expect, uPVC, which is made from petrochemicals, has a massive carbon footprint by comparison.
It’s durable. Wood is also extremely long-lasting.
A new uPVC door usually comes with a 10-year guarantee, but a well-made wooden door will last indefinitely, for as long as it is maintained.
According to Barbour Product Search, an independent online product directory for the construction sector, wooden doors and windows have a reasonable life expectancy of over 60 years. When it does reach the end of its life, a timber can be recycled, with zero risk of plastics entering the marine environment.
It’s versatile. You have an infinite choice of finishes – whatever colour you want it to be – and you can change your mind as often as you like!
Styles and uses
We have doors for all purposes, to suit everyone’s taste in our range.
Flood your home with natural sunlight and bring the outdoors in (but leave the cold outside!) with the beautifully practical Timber Windows range of French Doors, Patio Doors and Bi-Fold Doors. We offer a standard made to measure service, a full range of styles and finishes so that you can be sure that you will find the perfect doors for your home at Windsor Bespoke,
For the ultimate in everyday versatility, all our French doors can open inwards or outwards, while Bi-Folds can stack neatly inside or outside and Patio doors slide effortlessly, all authentically styled in either traditional or contemporary designs.
Constructed to the same exacting standards as our windows, with timber guaranteed for decades, our door sets incorporate a host of technical innovations for absolute peace of mind. They are secure and sturdy, and will give you years of trouble-free operation.
These beautiful doors are factory glazed and have a factory applied paint finish, ensuring a long life and low maintenance.
If you would like to find out more about our range of Windsor Bespoke timber doors and have a chat with one of our team, then get in touch with Windsor Bespoke today for a free quote. There’s no obligation and no pressure to buy.
There are many timber manufacturers in Fife and Edinburgh and it can be difficult making the right choice.
We’re not salespeople, we’re timber manufacturers and we won’t ever pressure you into working with us.
We operate on an open and transparent policy, being upfront with our pricing and giving you the time and space to think about your project.
About Windsor Bespoke Timber Manufacturing
Established in Leven, Fife, (formerly known as Burnmill Joinery) with offices in South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, we use traditional crafts to create beautiful bespoke timber products for your home.
Many people might assume that we’ll be expensive, and you might also be thinking the same. We make everything with the highest quality timber, all bespoke and fitted by our passionate experts.
However, we also understand that you have to work to a budget, but there’s no reason you should sacrifice quality for a lower price.
We’re able to manufacture, deliver and fit your new doors, kitchen, bedroom furniture, cupola or stunning staircase all in one go. This saves you both time and money because you won’t have to get separate tradespeople to help.