Most of our windows are made from Oak, Iroko or Douglas fir
Iroko is mainly grown in West Africa. It looks like teak and has
the properties of teak. It is extremely stable and is ideal for windows
and doors. It is naturally one of the most durable timbers as it
contains natural oil. It needs no preservative outside. When oil is
applied the colour tends to be slightly darker and not as golden as Oak.
Iroko will fade to a silvery colour in time.
Oak – Northern European oak is denser and stronger than wood from
central regions as it grows slower. Much of the wood harvested in
Britain is done so under the scrutiny of the Forest Stewardship Council
(FSC). We select our wood carefully to ensure that each piece is
suitable for production.
Softwood. There are many different grades of softwood. We mainly
use Douglas Fir as it is very durable and in our experience needs little
attention in the future.