Bespoke Timber Windows

Scotts manufacturers bespoke traditional and contemporary Timber Windows that are, quite simply, second to none in terms of quality and performance.
Scotts started producing specialist timber products in 1920 and is now recognised as a leading supplier of tailor made windows. Durable, versatile and with a timeless elegance, Scotts Windows can be manufactured to suit every individual project, whether for new build or renovation schemes.
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New Build Range

The Scotts new build range represents the highest performing Timber Windows.

All new build projects have been required to be compliant with Part Q of Building Regulations.

Approved Document Q is designed to ensure the prevention of unauthorised access to dwellings. Any Windows that could be easily accessed, in an attempted break-in, must be capable of resisting physical attack by a ‘casual or opportunist’ individual.

Products from the Scotts new build range have all been tested and certified as Part Q 2016 compliant.  Every part of the product has been tested to achieve the PAS 24 certification, which verifies that a UKAS accredited certification body has monitored their performance to the required standard.

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Refurbishment Range

The Scotts refurbishment range is the first choice for your replacement Windows project.

In renovation projects, the emphasis is much more on the subtleties of aesthetic appearance. With this in mind, the refurbishment range offers replacement Windows that fit in with existing properties, maintaining the traditional look required.

This range has been designed to ensure that timber section sizes are kept to an absolute minimum. Scotts works with you to ensure your replacement windows do not detract from the building’s original appearance while you enjoy the benefits of your high performing, double glazed and fully weather-sealed Windows.

The design of the refurbishment range products is perfect for the renovation and refurbishment of existing properties and their extensions. Scotts offers high quality replacement Windows designed to suit your next project.

Pick the right timber windows

Scotts Timber Windows are ideal for both new build or refurbishment projects and are created to meet your exact specification. Below are a few options of windows available from Scotts.

Scotts new build Box Sash Windows are market leading and retain the beauty of a traditional sash albeit with a 24mm double glass unit and an applied glazing bar system. It is comprehensively weather sealed and certified to BS6375. For refurbishment projects, Scotts has ensured that timber section sizes are kept to an absolute minimum, glass units are narrower and glazing bars can be as fine as 18mm.

A Box Sash Window is made using a head, cill and two jambs to create a frame and the frame is divided into two ‘runs’ – the inner and the outer. The runs are separated by the ‘parting bead’ that is positioned centrally on the inside face of the frame and are stopped on the inside by the ‘staff bead’ and on the outside by the ‘external liner’.

On a Box Sash Window, the ‘top sash’ slides up and down in the ‘outer run’ and the ‘bottom sash’ slides up and down in the ‘inner run’. The sashes are counterbalanced by ‘weights’ that are situated in the ‘boxes’ on each side of the window and are attached to the sashes by a pre-stretched nylon ‘cord’ that passes through a ‘pulley’ situated in the frame.

The resulting Window allows either sash to be opened individually or simultaneously.  Sashes can be locked shut by engaging the sash stops in the closed position or locked in an open position to allow some secure ventilation. For full security the sash stop should be engaged in the closed position and both sash catches securely engaged and locked using the key provided.

Scotts Spring Sash Windows are market leading and retain the beauty of a traditional sash albeit with a 24mm double glass unit and an applied glazing bar system. It is comprehensively weather sealed and certified to BS6375.

Spring Sash Windows are made using a head, cill and two jambs to create a frame and the frame is divided into two ‘runs’ – the inner and the outer.  The runs are separated by the ‘parting bead’ that is positioned centrally on the inside face of the frame and are stopped on the inside by the ‘staff bead’ and on the outside by the ‘external liner’.

The ‘top sash’ slides up and down in the ‘outer run’ and the ‘bottom sash’ slides up and down in the ‘inner run’. The sashes are counterbalanced by ‘spring balances’ that are invisibly situated on each side of the window and are attached to the sashes and the frame.

The resulting Window allows either sash to be opened individually or simultaneously in exactly the same way as the traditional cord and weight Sash Window. Sashes can be locked shut by engaging the sash stops in the closed position or locked in an open position to allow some secure ventilation. For full security the sash stop should be engaged in the closed position and both sash catches securely engaged and locked using the key provided.

Casement Windows have opening sashes that are connected to the frame by hinges. Traditionally these would have been butt hinges attached to the frame jamb but the Scotts new build range uses modern concealed friction hinges positioned at the head and cill of the window.

These friction hinges allow the window to open to 90 degrees and also have a clever built in facility that allows the sash to be pushed away from the jamb so the windows can be easily cleaned from the inside.

Casement Windows can be singular or supplied with any number of multiple sashes in a common frame (double, triple or quadruple casements) with a combination of opening or fixed sashes.

For combination Windows the vertical frame section that separates each sash is called a mullion. If the Window has a fanlight the horizontal frame section is called a transom.

Specification

Scotts Timber Windows are built bespoke to your needs and each detail has been carefully specified.

Timber

Red Grandis is a versatile, high performing and sustainably-sourced uniform engineered hardwood from reputable suppliers.

This engineered timber offers dimensional stability, superior strength, high performance and an environmentally friendly substrate to work with. This enables the production of Windows that will perform well, look great and require minimal maintenance, for decades to come.

The engineered timber used by Scotts has been produced in the country of origin where a computerised high-tech process scans the solid sections for defects so that they can be removed. The remaining quality elements are then finger jointed and glued together to produce the certified engineered knot free (clear graded) substrate in 6-metre lengths.

This high quality, engineered hardwood is durable in its own right which negates the need for environmentally unfriendly treatment processes to provide product longevity.

Engineered sections are 60% stronger than solid sections and the benefits it provides in strength, stability, performance, appearance and its ability to accept a paint finish are significant.

Coating System

Products from the Scotts new build and refurbishment ranges of Windows 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 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.

Glazing

Scotts adopts a dry, drained and vented glazing system in accordance with the glass and glazing federation requirements and this enables double glass unit suppliers to offer a 10-year warranty on the glass units that are fitted into Scotts products.

Glazing clips are used to hold the glass in place in the rebate. This dual-purpose clip that locates into a groove in the frame rebate ensures regulatory compliant security and also acts as a carrier for the internal beading which means you’ll never see pinholes in the bead.

Scotts products are internally glazed using a glazing tape and each piece of glass is perfectly cleaned prior to glazing to ensure optimum adhesion of the tapes.

Scotts adopts an ‘applied bar’ system when it comes to glazing bars on the new build range of Timber Windows. The double glass unit is then glazed in the factory from the inside with a matching integral spacer bar configuration inside the cavity of the unit.

Finally, the internal ovolo or lambs tongue profiled glazing bar is then produced as a one-piece internal grille (that ensures all scribed joint are perfectly formed) that is located onto the glazing clip and pushed securely into place.

Integral and perimeter spacer bars within the cavity of the glass units are available in white (standard) and black (option).  The unit depths for the high-performance glass units we use for the New Build Range is 24.8mm (4mm tough: 14mm Argon: 6.8mm laminate) or 24mm (4mm tough: 16mm Argon: 4mm tough).

Glazing Bar Options

The Scotts ranges of traditionally styled Timber Windows are available with a choice of authentic moulded profiles on the frames, sashes and glazing bars so that you can personalise Windows or emulate a period style or feature of existing fenestration.

Externally all framing and glazing bars have a simple chamfered detail. This not only replicates a traditional putty glazed appearance but also offers a good technical detail in line with good joinery practice to enable swift water run-off. Scotts external glazing bars come in two sizes 18mm and 21mm wide.

The New Build Range is glazed with 24mm or 24.8mm double glass units.

Ironmongery

Scotts of Thrapston offers a choice of ironmongery for your Timber Windows, to suit your home.

Once you have given Scotts your project details, the team will offer advice as to the best ironmongery solutions to meet your needs.

Installation & Aftercare

Scotts of Thrapston designs and manufactures external Timber Windows to the highest specification. They will provide many years of service, if installed and maintained correctly.

Scotts has produced a comprehensive ‘Care, Basic Installation and Warranty Manual’ to assist with detailed site and aftercare instructions.  If followed correctly, Scotts Timber Windows will provide a long and trouble free life.

Warranty

The Scotts product warranty, for Timber Windows, is detailed comprehensively on pages 13 – 15 of the above Care, Basic Installation and Warranty Manual.

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            Product Specifications

            • Timber

              Red Grandis is a versatile, high performing and sustainably-sourced uniform engineered hardwood from reputable suppliers.

              This engineered timber offers dimensional stability, superior strength, high performance and an environmentally friendly substrate to work with. This enables the production of Windows that will perform well, look great and require minimal maintenance, for decades to come.

              The engineered timber used by Scotts has been produced in the country of origin where a computerised high-tech process scans the solid sections for defects so that they can be removed. The remaining quality elements are then finger jointed and glued together to produce the certified engineered knot free (clear graded) substrate in 6-metre lengths.

              This high quality, engineered hardwood is durable in its own right which negates the need for environmentally unfriendly treatment processes to provide product longevity.

              Engineered sections are 60% stronger than solid sections and the benefits it provides in strength, stability, performance, appearance and its ability to accept a paint finish are significant.

            • Coating System

              Products from the Scotts new build and refurbishment ranges of Windows 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 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.

            • Glazing

              Scotts adopts a dry, drained and vented glazing system in accordance with the glass and glazing federation requirements and this enables double glass unit suppliers to offer a 10-year warranty on the glass units that are fitted into Scotts products.

              Glazing clips are used to hold the glass in place in the rebate. This dual-purpose clip that locates into a groove in the frame rebate ensures regulatory compliant security and also acts as a carrier for the internal beading which means you’ll never see pinholes in the bead.

              Scotts products are internally glazed using a glazing tape and each piece of glass is perfectly cleaned prior to glazing to ensure optimum adhesion of the tapes.

              Scotts adopts an ‘applied bar’ system when it comes to glazing bars on the new build range of Timber Windows. The double glass unit is then glazed in the factory from the inside with a matching integral spacer bar configuration inside the cavity of the unit.

              Finally, the internal ovolo or lambs tongue profiled glazing bar is then produced as a one-piece internal grille (that ensures all scribed joint are perfectly formed) that is located onto the glazing clip and pushed securely into place.

              Integral and perimeter spacer bars within the cavity of the glass units are available in white (standard) and black (option).  The unit depths for the high-performance glass units we use for the New Build Range is 24.8mm (4mm tough: 14mm Argon: 6.8mm laminate) or 24mm (4mm tough: 16mm Argon: 4mm tough).

            • Glazing Bar Options

              The Scotts ranges of traditionally styled Timber Windows are available with a choice of authentic moulded profiles on the frames, sashes and glazing bars so that you can personalise Windows or emulate a period style or feature of existing fenestration.

              Externally all framing and glazing bars have a simple chamfered detail. This not only replicates a traditional putty glazed appearance but also offers a good technical detail in line with good joinery practice to enable swift water run-off. Scotts external glazing bars come in two sizes 18mm and 21mm wide.

              The New Build Range is glazed with 24mm or 24.8mm double glass units.

            • Ironmongery

              Scotts of Thrapston offers a choice of ironmongery for your Timber Windows, to suit your home.

              Once you have given Scotts your project details, the team will offer advice as to the best ironmongery solutions to meet your needs.

            • Installation & Aftercare

              Scotts of Thrapston designs and manufactures external Timber Windows to the highest specification. They will provide many years of service, if installed and maintained correctly.

              Scotts has produced a comprehensive ‘Care, Basic Installation and Warranty Manual’ to assist with detailed site and aftercare instructions.  If followed correctly, Scotts Timber Windows will provide a long and trouble free life.

            • Warranty

              The Scotts product warranty, for Timber Windows, is detailed comprehensively on pages 13 – 15 of the above Care, Basic Installation and Warranty Manual.