Fenestration - George Barnsdale

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 and 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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What is Fenestration?

For over 134 years George Barnsdale have been experts in fenestration and all things timber, but what is fenestration? Originating […]

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