Windows and Doors for New Builds
Bespoke windows and doors are as desirable in contemporary new builds, as they are in period properties. Few architects, developers and self-builders are dreaming of standard off-the-shelf features in their grand designs.
By combining traditional joinery skills, with modern equipment, Hinson Custom Made create stunning windows and doors for new builds. All windows and doors are crafted to exacting requirements, providing the perfect fit for unusual dimensions. They include unique detailing and your choice from an extensive range of finishes.
Building Regulations for Windows and Doors in New Builds
Even for the most unusual bespoke projects, all new windows and doors have to comply with UK building regulations.
Part B – Fire Safety
Part F – Ventilation
Part L – Conservation of Fuel and Power (energy efficiency)
Part M – Access to Buildings
Part Q – Security
British Standards and ‘U’ Values for Windows and Doors
If you are installing windows and doors into a new build, you may also come across references to British Standards and ‘U’ Values – what do these mean?
British Standards provide quality assurance that covers the quality of the windows and doors, their performance and installation.
The ‘U’ Value is the rate at which heat transfers through a component. This means the amount of heat that is lost through a wooden door or window pane. The lower the ‘U’ Value, the higher the thermal performance.
Knowledge of these regulations and standards can help you to ask the right questions of your architect, builder and chosen window and door company. Trying to understand all the details is likely to be overwhelming, but you should ask them to prove compliance.
When is the Best time to Instruct a Windows and Doors Company?
Although window and door installation is usually several months into a new build project, it can be valuable to select and involve your window and door company during the design stages, especially if your build included bespoke fittings.
A made to measure window and door company like Hinson Custom Made can inform on what is possible, as well as finish options and advise on the design concept. Window installation commonly holds up self-build projects, but with our involvement from the start, we can begin crafting the windows and doors as soon as the design is approved. This helps to minimise delays.