Joinery design has remained largely unchanged for generations, but joinery that meets safety and security requirements has never been so important.
The evolution of window design
The development of window design is linked to advances made in glass manufacture; very small panes gave way to larger panes which influenced how joinery is made to house the glass.
Recent advances in materials and adhesives has led forward-thinking designers into making changes. These changes have been to enhance the design of joinery in aesthetic terms as well as manufacturing.
The introduction of the Building Regulation (Part Q) has also forced the designers’ hands into making design changes to meet the requirements: “reasonable standards for doors and windows to resist physical attack by a casual or opportunist burglar by being both sufficiently robust and fitted with appropriate hardware.”
What this means for your joinery
At Hawker Joinery, we always aim to be one step ahead of the game. Our passion and knowledge of joinery combined means that we are constantly researching upcoming regulation changes. We use this insight to redesign our process to ensure the best product is handmade with traditional values.
Our team are able to make joinery that, in appearance, is exactly the same as joinery made 200 years ago, but will meet modern requirements in terms of security and insulation.
Specialising in custom design items, we can create joinery that suits your own personal requirements, such as top hung windows that are designed to appear like traditional sliding sash windows. To the un-trained eye these look identical to traditional sash windows until they are opened.
We can make traditional French doors that house modern multi -point locks. As well as bi-fold doors with traditional glazing bars to suit Georgian properties. Nothing is beyond our remit.
It’s not all traditional designs, we are getting involved in more and more contemporary design projects also. We endeavour to lead the way in joinery design that will take us to through the next 100 years.