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Using Timber Windows

Timber windows offer architects, designers, builders and homeowners the opportunity to successfully blend form and function. However, it’s critical at the planning and selection stage to consider all of the elements that may affect a window’s performance.photo

After you have set a budget for your project, you will need to decide what type of timber windows best suit your design.

It’s best to start by gaining a clear understanding of which style of window design will best suit your project. In doing this, it’s important to consider:

  • your overall building design and which window style best suits;
  • the environment/area in which you live and how it might impact on window performance and durability; and
  • issues such as security and safety.

In a typical Australian dwelling, windows are responsible for the biggest heat loss or gain. Therefore, it is extremely important to install energy efficient windows.

Generally, these window designs offer a range of benefits that include:

  • Improved levels of occupant comfort;
  • Reduced condensation within the dwelling;
  • Increased penetration of daylight;
  • Reduced annual heating/cooling bills;
  • Reduced fading on interior furnishings (if double glazing is used);
  • Increase the resale value of your home; and
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions, as a result of energy savings.

All WADIC members are skilled craftspeople and they make it their business to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in timber window design and changes to building codes.

Members can advise consumers and building professionals on what timber window best suits a particular project.

In addition, WADIC members are highly experienced at working closely with architects, designers and builders to develop timber window solutions to suit myriad project designs and locations.

If you are looking to work with an architect or building designer on your project, information can be found at the following websites:

Refer to the WADIC Timber Manual