Our distinctive window range offers homeowners an attractive alternative to timber.
The timber alternative window retains the elegant, slim proportions of traditional hardwood windows thereby enhancing the aesthetics of your home.
The unique double glazed timber alternative window range is British designed and manufactured using the latest generation of modern materials. Homeowners enjoy the benefits of minimal maintenance, enhanced security, high energy performance and lower costs when compared to traditional timber windows.
The timber alternative windows supplied by Orchard are energy efficient and carry an “A” energy rating. This means that you will reduce heat loss, save energy and make savings on your heating bills.
The timber style jointing system and slimline proportions combined with close attention to detail are just some of the special features that make our timber alternative windows unique.
Our timber windows are available factory finished with high performance micro-porous timber coatings for maximum protection. Any standard RAL colour and dual colour option is available. Windows are also available in a choice of five different stain finishes. Windows manufactured using oak are available in hand oiled oak finishes (light and dark).
Glass is fitted from room side for security. Astragal squares, horizontal astragal bars, leaded lights, diamond leaded lights and arched astragal options are all available.
Windows are fitted with 24mm (4/16/4) glazing as standard with soft-coat energy saving glass and warm edge spacer bars to give 1.1 W/m2K U-value. Argon/Krypton gas filled sealed units are available with clear annealed, patterned, toughened, acoustic, laminated and bio-clean glass options.
Our timber windows are fitted with multi-point locking mechanisms.
A range of traditional and contemporary styled handles, hinges and peg-stays are available in a choice of colours i.e. black, chrome and brass for traditional windows and stainless for contemporary windows.
Regular maintenance of timber windows and moving parts such as handles and hinges is essential for their long term performance.
The decorative finish applied to timber windows must be maintained. Annual inspection should be made and any blemishes dealt with, as necessary. Check for damage caused by wear or for scratches, abrasions and faulty operation of hardware. Timber windows should be wiped clean, if only to remove dirt and grime, using a sponge and mild detergent in water at three monthly intervals. Abrasive or corrosive cleaners and materials must not be used.
Glass should be cleaned in the normal way with warm, mild soapy water or a quality glass cleaner.