Passion, Craftmanship, Heritage
They say that eyes are the windows to your soul: we believe that windows reveal the soul of your home.
Perhaps you can tell that we are passionate about traditional craftmanship, the beauty of real, natural wood and how bespoke, timber windows, made by hand, can transform your home.
We have been manufacturing sash windows, casements windows and timber doors, using real timber and traditional methods, for our customers for over 15 years.
All our high-quality windows and doors are manufactured and hand-finished at our workshop in Leven, Fife and can be supplied throughout Scotland, dependent on the quantity.
Traditional Design and Manufacture
Sash windows grace some of the most beautiful homes in the country – and replacing these originals, when the time comes, is a Windsor Bespoke Timber Windows speciality.
Our unique collection of sash windows faithfully replicates these timeless designs down to the finest details as well as more specialised solutions for listed buildings and conservation areas.
Our Sash Windows are available with traditional chains, cords or a hidden spring mechanism.
Sash windows are a typical feature of English Georgian and Victorian properties.
Thanks to their distinctive design and aesthetics they have become a big part of our building heritage.
This type of window consists of glazed panels which are opened vertically or horizontally.
Benefits of Sash and Case Window
There is no denying that sash windows are both charming and elegant to look at.
Described as the ‘the eyes of the façade’, original sash windows have obvious aesthetic attributes. Handcrafted in original timber, they are stylistically in keeping within the context of a traditional property.
The word ‘sash’ refers to a single frame for glazing.
A traditional ‘sliding sash’ window is usually made up of two sashes that slide up and down, one in front and one behind, in vertical grooves, counterbalanced by lead weights on cords.
Sliding sash can be opened at the top or bottom, or both. Traditionally, they have no outward swing but modern designs tilt in and out for easy cleaning.
The glazed area consists of a number of smaller panes held together by glazing bars.
The number of panes depended on the era: ‘six over six’ is typically Georgian. In Victorian times ‘two over two’ reigned supreme.
Sash windows for historical properties must be chosen to carefully to ensure you get the right period, as there were several developments and style changes in sash windows over the years.
If living in a conservation area or a listed building restoration or replacement with genuine timber sash windows may be your only choice.
Where possible existing sashes should always be repaired and waterproofed, but if windows are beyond repair there are many companies who will manufacture authentic replacements.
Wood is very durable and an excellent insulator and if taken care of properly will always last longer than the modern uPVC varieties.
With the use of modern finishes (available in all colours or stains) timber windows don’t have to be high maintenance.
Sash uPVC windows are often used as substitute for painted wood. Although it cannot be recycled uPVC is low maintenance and energy efficient and also comes in a wide range of colours and finishes.
Composite sash windows are increasing in popularity with wood on the inside and clad with aluminium on the outside.
This ensures they keep the classic look of wood internally, but are resistant to weather conditions and require virtually no maintenance externally
Installing well-made, well-specified timber windows and doors can really enhance the beauty and value of your home.
If you would like to find out more about our range of Windsor Bespoke timber windows 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 craftsmen and 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 windows, 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.