The case for wood windows: 13th March

23 February 2018

Modern, well-made wood windows will typically out-perform plastic alternatives. Wood windows are commonly used in self-build projects, high-end private developments or in conservation areas. Woodknowledge Wales would like wooden windows to become the default choice for most housing projects in Wales.

This is the first event of three and kicks off the Woodknowledge Wales Campaign for Wood Windows. The aim of this half-day knowledge event will be to explore the benefits of wood windows, and seeks to address the perceptions currently limiting their use in volume housing projects.

The event will cover how appropriate building design, good window manufacturing practices, and the use of quality timber are essential to years of trouble free performance. Experts will address the state of the art in window manufacturing, the up front and whole life costs, energy performance, the question of maintenance as well as the environmental benefits.

Speakers include BWF President Sean Parnaby and the BWF's Technical Director Kevin Underwood.

Provisional programme and details available here.

The event is free for Woodknowledge Wales Members (2 per organisation) but places must be reserved via Eventbrite.  If you are not a member of WKW there is a small charge of £35 to attend. Please book via Eventbrite (NB if you unable to pay via Eventbrite and need an invoice please contact Ceri Loxton at

This campaign and series of workshops are sponsored by the British Woodworking Federation and the Wood Window Alliance.

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