Form and function in window design
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TRADA Technology's senior consultant architect Patrick Hislop RIBA discusses the balance between appearance and function of high performance wood windows.
As well achieving satisfactory appearance, a window must also meet the functional requirements of weather resistance, insulation, strength, safety, security, durability and economy. The detail design of the window profiles, components and accessories influences the appearance and overall performance of the complete window. It is important to ensure both satisfactory visual and functional performance.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2011
A wood window is an engineered product, designed and manufactured to withstand extremes of weather. Only fit windows independently assessed to meet British Standards. For maximum durability and maintenance intervals, fit wood windows that have been fully painted or stained and glazed in the factory.
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An update of British, European and International Standards relating to timber, including new and revised Standards, those withdrawn or amended and drafts now available for public comment, updated bimonthly
Mark Milner outlines the energy efficiency improvements of the latest guidelines.
Article from Timber 2017 Industry Yearbook