Working with architects
Here at Broxwood we understand the importance of working closely with architects and our doors are always open to discuss ideas and to take the time to explain our porducts in depth.
Broxwood’s energy efficient timber windows and doors are designed and manufactured in Latvia where extreme winter conditions are the norm with temperatures dipping between -30° and -40°.
Due to their extreme winter climate, Latvian building standards are much more demanding than the those in the UK. As a result, manufacturers in Scandinavia and Latvia are continually developing newer, more thermally enhanced products to achieve amongst the best U-values anywhere in the world.
Broxwood products are manufactured from timber which comes from sustainable well-managed forests and are FSC certified and there’s a wide choice of soft and hardwoods from certified sustainable sources, including, pine, Oak, Larch, Ash, Accoya and Sapele. Designs can be fine-tuned to include options for special glazing, glazing bars, various surface finishes.and the choice of timber and timber aluminium cladding.
High quality manufactured products
Our standard products are made from engineered pine. Using a technically advanced approach known as lamination, layers of wood are laid with the grain in opposing directions to allow the timber to move whilst being opposed by the grain of adjoining sections. This creates an extremely strong, rigid material that simply cannot warp or twist.
Prior to lamination the timber is kiln-dried to within 12% moisture content and vacuum impregnated with a preservative. The timber is also finger jointed to reduce the number of knots. This not only gives a higher quality finish and appearance but also helps strengthen the product, making it more stable, remove any likelihood of resin seepage after construction. If you are aiming to create a varnished interior to show off the grain, there is an option to have a non-finger joint finish.
Advanced technology allows complex imaginative designs to be readily translated to the manufacturing process. We can work closely with the architects and the manufacturer to create some very exciting architectural designs. The highly skilled technicians in the factory will work hard to find solutions to the ever-changing requirements of new building projects. Special design windows are generally available in any U-value and can be fitted with a choice of glazing bars and finished in any RAL colour or stained to suit the style of your property. Alu-cladding may also be available depending on the design.
Broxwood can provide access to technical section drawings for all of our timber and alu-clad windows and door types to allow an in depth understanding of the dimensions.