Styles of Timber Windows
Styles of Timber Windows
If you’re doing home renovations, do yourself a favour and take a look at timber windows by Allkind Joinery & Glass in Brisbane before you finalise your plans. A look at the wide range of styles produced by this Queensland joinery will expand your creative horizons and help you choose the finest joinery products on the market today.
Timber Bifold Windows
Timber bifold windows are a brilliant idea anywhere you want to open a wide expanse of wall to the outdoors. They are ideal in any room where sliding doors would not be appropriate. For example, why limit your kitchen window to just one in front of your sink when you could have a set of bifolds running the length of your wall? You will appreciate the flood of natural light over your food preparation areas and a bank of timber bifold windows can make a small kitchen appear much larger.
Timber Sliding Windows
Timber sliding windows are ideal for those situations where bifolds might not work. While bifolds have the advantage of opening wider than sliding systems, they do take up some interior or exterior space. Using the kitchen example above, if you want to use the sill for growing herbs, choose timber sliding windows instead of bi-folds.
Timber Casement Windows
Timber casement windows were once the most popular style, but they went out of fashion when sliding glass windows came into vogue. They’re making a comeback, though, because in many circumstances, they are a better choice. Timber casement windows typically come in pairs that open outwards. A big part of their charm is that they offer you the ability to open them wide, allowing the fresh air to pour into the room.
Timber Double Hung Windows
There is a practical elegance to timber double hung windows that can’t be beat. Called “double hung” because they can be opened from the top or the bottom, they are extremely versatile, allowing you to open the top half to expel hot air and the bottom half to allow cooler breezes to enter. Well-made double hung windows like those produced by Allkind Joinery Brisbane can last for the lifetime of a home with minimal maintenance.
Timber Bay Windows
Adding timber bay windows to your renovation is arguably the most cost-effective way to improve your home’s appearance and add significant value to it. Very few structural changes need to be made to add a bay window to a ground floor living room or master bedroom, but the changes in the room’s appearance can be dramatic. The most popular style of bay window is the polygon. Just a few of its benefits include:
- Perennially popular, it never goes out of style.
- Can make a room appear much larger than it actually is.
- Add a seat to the alcove and you have a cosy nook for reading, relaxing or entertaining.
- Because it captures indirect light from three angles, the room is filled with soft natural light throughout the day.
Environmental Benefits of Timber
We live in an environmentally conscious world. Using timber is often mistakenly thought to be an environmentally unfriendly solution, but nothing could be further from the truth. According to the Window and Door Industry Council, it has many environmental advantages when compared to aluminium:
- It is a renewable and sustainable resource.
- Timber is carbon positive: Trees, including the plantation species used by responsible joineries, are often called the “lungs” of the earth.
- Two dangerous by-products of aluminium production are caustic red mud and red sand.
- Aluminium smelting is a principle cause of FFCs, which are more dangerous and longer lasting than carbon dioxide.
In recent years, Allkind Joinery Brisbane has seen a tremendous resurgence in sales of timber windows made from indigenous and exotic species. Modern sealants and clear finishes make them easier to maintain than ever before and although they do need occasional maintenance, it is far less frequent than in the past and the results are well worth the modest expense and effort.
Any way you look at it, timber windows are a better choice than their aluminum counterparts. Join the growing numbers of Queensland homeowners who are switching back to the beautiful, natural and environmentally friendly alternative – timber.
Please call us toll free on 1800 757 949 with any questions you may have on timber joinery products, our friendly staff are always happy to help with any advice you need.