Fenestration - George Barnsdale

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Restoring faith in timber windows – The power of paint

As a result of poor practices in the 1970s and 1980s many people lost faith in timber windows and doors. […]

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Vacuum Glazing Vs triple glazing – which is best?

The Future Buildings Standard which is looming over the horizon in 2025 is likely to mean a big increase in […]

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Do architects really care about the environment or are they greenwashing? (first published in ADF)

Architects say they care about the environment and want to specify timber for windows, but they aren’t? Do they really […]

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Why don’t architects specify timber windows?

A review of architects and their approach to sustainability. Greenwashing and inability to persuade clients of the benefits of net zero in construction v price and misconceptions around performance

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Survey questions architects commitment to net zero

Despite the recent heat wave and wider acknowledgement of the climate emergency in recent weeks, a survey on behalf of […]

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Students Master the art of Window manufacturing at George Barnsdale

As part of its commitment to the wider community, George Barnsdale was delighted to host an open day for students […]

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Platinum Jubilee celebrations and a special birthday at George Barnsdale

In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum jubilee we take a look back at the past 70 years of George Barnsdale. From imperial measurements to supplying windows to the Queen’s neighbours.

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How low can “U” go? Changes to Part L building regulations, what they mean for thermal performance and timber windows and doors

A review of the changes to Part L building regulations and the impact on windows and doors

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Performance – can you believe the claims made by manufacturers or is it a load of BS?

When it comes to fenestration performance, manufacturers offer assurances that their products comply to BS6375 part one of BS 6375 […]

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What do we mean by secure windows and doors?

We all want to feel safe and secure in our own homes and businesses. Gone are the days of leaving […]

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The truth behind the retained facade and timber windows

Why do Developers choose retained facades? The requirements of a modern building are very different to many old buildings. Retaining the […]

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uPVC versus timber – which lasts longer?

Research carried out by the Institute of Building and Urban Design at Heriot-Watt University on behalf of  the Wood Window […]

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Acoustic Glass – A Sound Investment

An article originally published in Housebuilder and Developer, June 2019 Tom Wright, Managing Director, George Barnsdale Ltd Increasingly, window manufacturers […]

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The Importance of Research & Development

In conversation with Tom Wright on the importance of research and development to George Barnsdale (first published in Windows Active […]

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What’s the best way to clean my timber windows?

Maintaining timber windows In order to prolong the life of their timber windows and doors, we advise our customers to clean […]

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Why Are Building Acoustics So Important?

Back in the 1960s there was a song;  “Silence is golden” and for most of us this still resonates today! […]

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