Romford based, Residence Collection trade fabricator, Window Tech Trade is celebrating a year of growth using Timberweld. Window Tech Trade is the only dedicated fabricator in the UK using Timberweld for R9, R7 and R² windows and doors, claims the company. Timberweld is a patented method of jointing makes perfect corners and creates a butt-joint effect on the outside and the inside of a window.
The flush sash market is growing rapidly and forecast to become a mainstream window. Independent research of the flush sash market, undertaken for Timberweld last year by MRA Research, reports that ten years from now nearly half of the fabricators interviewed see flush sashes becoming as important as standard casement windows.
Robert Wallis, Managing Director of Window Tech Trade, comments: “Creating the timber butt-joint effect on both sides of the window is a big plus for installers. Timberweld enables installers to install the frame as usual and then glaze it rather than having to install fully glazed glass-bonded frames. Sealed corners also make the product look better and create an air tight unit.
“But the main benefit of Timberweld is ease of manufacture and speed of installation. It eliminates production problems and is extremely cost effective when you scale up. Our manufacturing output has increased by approximately 30% using Timberweld,” Robert confirms.
“Homeowners have fallen for the flush sash timber look,” explains Alan Burgess, one of the innovators behind Timberweld, “but achieving it consistently, so it looks perfect, and cost effectively can be a challenge if you mechanically butt-joint. If you produce a few frames a week by hand, time and cost per frame are not serious problems, but if you make at scale you must weld whatever the window. Neither conventional 45º corner weld-and-groove, nor ‘seamless’ welding do justice to the butt-jointed timber-look homeowners love. Timberweld was designed specifically to make this look perfectly and cost-effectively at any scale.