Ellwood is ideally placed to create stunning windows or door sets for a whole host of renovation works and replacement windows/doors. We have carried out numerous projects for barn conversions, stable blocks and coach houses, combining traditional looks with modern security and weather proofing systems. We create stunning looks but in sympathy with the original building. Often we liaise with conservation officers or listed building personnel along with the client’s desires and achieve installations that with simple, basic maintenance should last into the next centuries, probably like the items we are replacing have done so!
We accept that in many instances, oak is wanted but it isn’t “usually” the ideal timber for use in window and door construction as it can twist and move quite considerably. Our timbers of choice would be Red Grandis (FSC certified even though still a hardwood) or Sapele but we will happily use oak or other hardwoods. Given our knowledge of the timber’s characteristics and likely stability in these situations we will advise and comment accordingly. We can for example use laminated oak to give the desired effect. Still solid oak but strengthened and stabilised with the lamination process. Cost is another factor in all this and Red Grandis or Sapele is a competitively priced hardwood when compared to other species. Red Grandis is pale enough in its raw state to take an oil finish which can resemble an oak finish.
A detailed, written overview can be given and all aspects of a project priced separately if required. There are mans existing Ellwood created examples in existence and so reference sites are not usually a problem. Like everything we do – pride in the job with skilled craftsmen and a family owned business approach – ensures tha all our clients are well looked after.