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Why Choose Wood Windows?

Plastic, aluminium and other materials do have their place, but for an authentic period home, timber windows are essential. They may be a little more expensive but they ensure the original charm of a period home is retained. With certain properties they really are a must, otherwise you could detract from their value, break listed building rules and destroy our valuable heritage. If you own a period home always check with you local planning office for guidance.

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More Than Joinery

Repairing Wooden Door

Joinery Workshop Devon

I've shared quite a few of our recent projects on the blog and the gallery section of our website. Many of those jobs are the finished article and examples of what happens when a good client and a skilled team come together. However, there are plenty of jobs we do and value just as much, but perhaps don't have the dramatic results that creates special photos. Here's a selection of some of them in various stages of completion in the workshop.

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Garden Tool Sharpening Service


#4 Plane & The Stay-Set Cap Iron

Cap Iron

With the sole nicely flattened it’s time to tune up the other elements of the plane. First up is some rust removal from the chip breaker/cap iron. This #4 Record came with a Stay Set cap iron which was a nice surprise, more on that later.

Cap Iron

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Low level access equipment

Browns Ladders

Browns Ladders

This article from Browns Ladders about low level access equipment. Hopefully this article will provide you with some good information on access equipment and how to use it safely.

Are you a carpenter with no idea what access equipment to use? Can’t quite reach the areas that you need to work on and don’t know what the ladders would be to best to get the job done quickly and safely?

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Traditional Painting With Martin Guest

Martin Guest

To make sure my blog stays interesting I decided to approach other individuals and businesses to provide relevant and interesting articles. The first of these Guest Blogs is from Master Decorator, Martin Guest. I approached Martin for some advice on traditional paints for my tool chest project. He provided excellent information which has me very excited about applying some “Milk Paint”. I also took the time to visit Martin’s website where he shows his wide portfolio of quality painting and decorating projects.

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Heritage Glass

We have been fortunate enough to be refurbishing some old sliding sashes of late. Each window has needed some special attention. During the refurbishment we have made when needed new sashes, repaired the box frames and added draught resistant seals.

Sliding Sash Window

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What is “FSC”

Maybe you have heard about it or maybe you have seen the logo stamped on a wood product you purchased. What is FSC? FSC stands for “Forest Stewardship Council” . Founded in 1993 it’s aim is to pro...

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