15 Feb 2011 12:02:54
Timbalite new thermally-efficient glass
Timbawood Ltd, a company that specialises in traditional timber windows and doors for the heritage and listed property sector, will be exhibiting for the first time at this year’s The Listed Property Show (19th & 20th February, Olympia, London) and will be co-exhibiting with its sister company Timbawood Direct.
The company will be showcasing an exciting new product, Timbalite®, an energy-efficient, slimline double-glazing unit that has been specifically designed for period, conservation and listed properties.
Effectively, Timbalite is double-glazing that looks like single glazing, with the thermal efficiency benefits of double glazing, excellent light quality and reflection and the ability to be exactly matched to existing sized windows (of all shapes and descriptions).
Over the last few years, Timbawood has been gaining a reputation with architects, planners, conservation officers and homeowners as a quality company to deal with when looking for solutions to keep the balance between traditionalism and energy efficiency.
Windows and doors can conform to the more stringent new Part L1B and Part J (Scotland) building regulations that were introduced in October 2010* and, to date, Timbalite slimline units are one of the very few products available that are able to comply with building regulations and also have the appearance of single glazing. This is perfect for listed and conservation area properties, and also for other properties seeking a glass that has the energy-efficiency benefits of double-glazing whilst looking like single glazing.
The slimline double-glazed units are the highest specification available, achieving centre pane U values from 1.9 W/m2K to as low as 1.2 W/m2K (the means by which thermal efficiency is tested). They can meet Part L1B and Part J (Scotland) building regulations in a correctly designed window. They conform to BS EN 1279 and they can be supplied with softcoated Low E, restoration (reproduction Crown), toughened, laminated or many other special types of glass.
It has been a struggle for a long time to find a solution for how to increase
thermal efficiency through windows and doors in the listed property sector and Julian Selby, Sales Director for Timbawood Ltd, is delighted that they can now offer an answer:
“We have worked hard to develop a high quality product that meets all the technical specifications and design requirements the period property sector needs. It is gratifying that planners, architects, conservation officers and now more and more homeowners are beginning to know about our products and, depending upon location, we can either work with contractors or direct with clients. We also offer a full planning and installation service. We are very much looking forward to introducing the products more widely at The Listed Property Show.”
• Timbalite® units are available from only 11mm thick with a perimeter seal width of 7mm. This enables homeowners to benefit enormously from energy-efficient double-glazing, whilst replicating the original design of their windows including slender traditional glazing bars that are so important in maintaining a truly authentic appearance
• Units can be installed in both new or restored traditional windows and doors, whilst allowing for glazing bars as narrow as 21mm and true putty line detailing to match the existing
• The high-performance units are produced using the latest technology
warm-edge spacer bars and softcoated Low E glass, ensuring they are as thermally efficient as possible. They can produce centre pane U values from just 1.9 UV on a 4mm gas-filled cavity to as low as 1.2 UV on a 6mm
gas-filled cavity, depending on the type of gas fill used
• Timbalite® slimline double-glazed units require a minimum 8.5mm rebate depth; minimum 20mm rebate width, and a minimum 21mm wide glazing bar
• All Timbalite® double-glazed units carry a five-year guarantee and can be delivered nationwide
For media enquiries, contact Jo Moulds.
Saturday 19th February 10am–5pm
Sunday 20th February 10am–4pm