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A solution to Double Glazing in wooden windows

New performant solution for Double glazing windows

Some exciting developments have been made in Double Glazing technology. And finally a solution to retrofitting traditional single glazed wooden windows with a double glazed unit has been developed.It is now possible to have a 6.7mm or a 7.7mm clear double…

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The future is Accoya

Accoya is a name given to a timber that has gone through the process of acetylation. In essence, this alters the cell structure of wood making it stronger and more durable.Primarily, Radiata Pine is used, which is generally grown on plantations in Australia…

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Furniture panels with AirTec Edging – Custom built Furniture and storage Cupboards

Furniture panels with AirTec Edging – Custom built Furniture and storage Cupboards. The industry standard is to use cams and locking pins to assemble furniture boards together. We have all seen them and probably used them when we buy flat pack…

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Box Sash Diamond Lights

An article on ancient and heritage windows

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The finest Gothic revivalist window

This is probably the finest example of a Gothic revivalist window that I have ever seen. I came across this sash window whilst on a weekend break in Ely, Cambridgeshire. My reason for visiting this city-the second smallest in Britain,…

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Carpenter’s tools of the trade

I know of no other trade except perhaps a good all-round mechanic who requires so many tools in order to undertake their work. A brief look at online suppliers or trade catalogues will reinforce this statement. However, there are tools…

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Carpenter’s reference: Architects standard catalogue

  The three publications shown here are truly beautiful books. As you can see from the randomly selected pages shown the detail and depth covered on many aspects of the trade is second to none. Subjects covered include Drawing instruments…

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Carpentry reference: Modern Practical joinery by G.Ellis

Model Practical Joinery by G Ellis , second edition 1925

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Carpentry reference: The Carpenter’s and Joiners Assistant

The Carpenter and Joiner assistant by J Newlands 1860  

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Scarfing in

An area of wet rot to a 1930s window appears to be the result of either water ingress past the putty or insufficient primer used when painting a previous repair. As you can see I  made  a cut out of…

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