22nd September 2016

Blog: Timber-Look Joint – The Next Generation in Windows

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Posted by: Carly

The latest innovation in timber-alternative windows is a timber-look joint on the exterior frame.

Timber-alternative windows are the perfect solution to the ongoing maintenance required with timber windows. They look just like the real thing – so much so, they have been approved for use in conservation areas where the character or appearance of the area must be preserved or enhanced.

Currently there are only a handful of window fabricators offering a timber look joint. Most of them manufacture mechanically jointed sashes that are ‘screwed & glued’ together. Because of their reliance on machines, the joints often do not line up correctly and can have issues with weather resistance. The sash is also bonded to the glass meaning that should you need to replace the glass at some point in the future, the entire sash would need to be replaced. Beyond the warranty date this can mean a costly replacement for the property owner.

Evolution’s timber-alternative windows are designed and handcrafted by skilled craftsmen in the UK. Evolution has invested heavily in a specific tooling machine that creates the timber-look joint on the exterior frame. It is welded on the inside giving the frame strength and reliability against water penetration and because it is not bonded to the glass, the glazing can easily be replaced if required.

Timber-Look Joint  Timber-Look Joint


There are two ranges of Evolution Windows; the Storm 2 and the Evolution Flush.

Storm 2

The ground-breaking design of the Storm 2 window has exquisite styling and features that are usually found on a traditional timber window.

Evolution Flush

Originally, all windows were flush-fitting, until modern windows were introduced. Popular in period properties and cottage-style homes, this window design is also popular in more contemporary homes where the desire for clean, sharp lines are required for a fuss-free, minimalist look.

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