Timber windows and conservatories: Fact sheet no. 5

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This wood for good fact sheet gives a brief overview of timber windows and conservatories including specification details, the benefits of timber windows (including their compliance with Part L Building Regulations) and the various finishes and treatments available for timber windows.


  • Specifications
  • Species
  • Benefits
  • Accreditation schemes
  • Treatments
  • Finishes
  • Conservatories

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