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CHOOSING TIMBER DOORS & WINDOWS

If you want the beauty of wood on the inside, but strength and durability of metal on the outside, then go for composite construction. Ultra external bifold doors with aluminium cladding and real oak in the inside are available in a white or grey coating, from £2,699 for 1.8m set, Vufold

W hether you’re self building, renovating or extending, you’ll want beautiful windows and doors that will look great and provide the practical performance you need. There is a lot to consider when specifying these components, and you’ll be living with your purchase for a long time, so it’s important to do your research. Read on to find out what you need to know about choosing timber fenestration.

Benefits of timber

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