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 BU481 Timber windows

BU481.jpgIf correctly installed and maintained, timber windows can still be operating after 80-100 years.

This bulletin describes timber window design requirements, with particular reference to the use of E2/AS1 as a benchmark for the degree of acceptability of a particular detail with the appropriate cladding.

The bulletin covers:

  • window design including window styles, classifications, materials. construction, joints, glues, durability and treatment of timber, finishes and glazing
  • specifying windows
  • installation of glazing, including glass types, rebates, glazing sealants, glazing putty, plastic putty and bead glazing
  • maintenance and repairs, including water leakage and repainting.

Publication date: February 2007 Keywords: Building Code, double glazing, flashing, glass, glazing, IGU, insulation, joinery, timber, window