Products from the Scotts New Build and Refurbishment Ranges of windows and external doors are delivered to site fully finished, with market leading warranties. They are supplied with three coats of a spray applied, water based, microporous finishing system as standard.
The coating system application and all finishing is carried out in Scotts purpose-built manufacturing plant in Thrapston by highly skilled operatives.
Prior to a finish being applied to the frames, all surfaces are initially prepared by a mechanical sanding process using increasingly finer grades of abrasive paper up to 180 grit and subsequently by hand to ensure attention to finer detail.
The engineered hardwood used for Scotts products has a moisture content between 12 – 18%. Once the windows and doors have been installed on site, they are subject to the climate and humidity changes of the UK’s ever-changing weather.
When the air outside is very humid the timber will want to absorb moisture from the air. Conversely, when it is very dry the timber will let go of any moisture contained within the timber. A microporous paint system allows the timber to ‘breathe’ and the moisture content of the timber substrate to fluctuate by taking on and discharging water vapour from the atmosphere without any detrimental effect to the coating. Closed ‘non breathable’ paint systems do not allow this movement of vapour resulting in blistering, cracking and increased maintenance.
All of Scotts products can be specified in the customers colour of choice from either the RAL Classic Range or colour matched from more bespoke palettes.