“There are two sides to what we do,” says Herald Joinery and Slenderpane Managing Director David Weston. “We make traditional sash windows and we make slim glass units and we are happy to supply either, trade or retail.
“As Herald Joinery we produce traditional, high quality, hand-made, bespoke sash windows, incorporating glazing from our sister company Slenderpane.”
Dave Weston has many years’ experience in the construction industry. He is a qualified Quantity Surveyor with experience in commercial joinery and property development: “I set up Herald Joinery in 2006, because I couldn’t get the quality of frames I wanted,” says Dave. “The same thing happened when buying in glazing for the frames we made, so we set up Slenderpane and now make the complete product ourselves, to ensure the quality and reliability of our sash windows.”
More recently we have begun installing our windows too, so we now have our own fitting team. Keeping it all in-house makes it much easier to ensure our products and services are of the highest quality.”
The best materials and technology available are combined in Herald Joinery’s top of the range Herald Sash Windows.
The frames are of Accoya Wood, which is an engineered timber, produced from sustainably-sourced, fast-growing pine, impregnated to match the performance characteristics of tropical hardwoods, whilst boasting a carbon negative footprint and a fifty year guarantee. Accoya is 17% more thermally efficient than typical softwoods and 40% more than typical hardwoods. It looks beautiful too.
Different types of glass are available to meet customer needs – softcoated Planitherm glass for enhanced thermal insulation, laminated glass for security, acoustic glass for noise reduction, solar control glass to reduce
“We have a lot of clients from conservation areas,” says Dave. “Where they are required to install wood units rather than plastic and want to have thin bars to be in keeping with the existing architecture. We do a lot of work on Victorian properties in London. We can supply a single unit to match existing units or we may be called upon to replace several or all windows, to improve not only thermal insulation and energy efficiency but also sound insulation and condensation problems.
“We aim to produce high quality sash windows at competitive prices,” says Dave. “We may not be the cheapest option but if you are looking for a top quality product,you won’t find better value or service. We can usually give a rough idea of cost over the phone and if it’s in the right ball park we will then do a site visit and a detailed quotation.”
Dave and his team will also project manage each customer order, from initial consultation to completion. They are happy to work with the customer to ensure they are getting the best options and will often research and source specific aspects of a project, say a particular lock or type of handle that might be required.
At Herald Joinery you can always be assured of a quality product, with excellent service at a competitive price.
For more information on Herald Joinery’s windows and bespoke joinery products call 01844 291111.