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Timber Products: Windows

These publications support the information provided in the main Toolkit Section of this website covering windows.

Below you can find our current range of windows publications. To find the data forms to fill in for our basic U-value calculations for windows and doors, please visit our Toolkit+ publications section: www.bwf.org.uk/publications/toolkit-plus/1

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BWF Guide to Weather Performance Testing for Windows & Doors

NEW FOR JULY 2017 – The publication covers the relevant standards for weather tightness, how to determine what performance level is required, and what needs to be considered before testing takes place.

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BWF BIM Product Data Template for Wood Window Units

Here you can download and complete a BIM Product Data Template for Wood Window Units

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Building Regulations: Guide to Part Q Security Regulations for accessible windows and doors in new homes

For the woodworking sector, Part Q introduced new requirements for the security rating of doors and windows in new build homes (including new homes created by a change of use such as a barn conversion).

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Appendix B: Proposed wording for a prescriptive appendix for secure windows

This is a proposed Appendix that describes a bespoke timber window that would be “deemed to satisfy” Requirement Q1.

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Pressure washing and timber windows

After build completion, there is often dirt on the exteriors of the installed timber windows that needs to be removed. If pressure washers are used, the water and dirt can produce a highly abrasive mixture that can damage the paintwork, glass, hardware and seals.

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Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) Fact Sheet

Recommendations when placing orders for Insulating Glass Units (including Narrow Cavity Units)

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Basic Door U-values – Type 3 Fully Glazed Door Application & Data Form

BWF Members can have their U-values for doors calculated through BWF at highly reduced rates. Download and complete, then please email it to bwf@bwf.org.uk and arrange payment

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Basic Door U-values – Type 2 Partially Glazed Door Application & Data Form

BWF Members can have their U-values for doors calculated through BWF at highly reduced rates. Download and complete, then please email it to bwf@bwf.org.uk and arrange payment

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Basic Door U-values – Type 1 Unglazed Door Application & Data Form

BWF Members can have their U-values for doors calculated through BWF at highly reduced rates. Download and complete, then please email it to bwf@bwf.org.uk and arrange payment

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Emergency Egress (escape) windows

In July 2000 the Approved Document B (Fire safety) introduced a new concept of Emergency Egress windows to dwellings with an upper floor level of not more than 4.5m.

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Timber Windows manufacturers – CDM and your products

This document is one of a series of BWF Guides covering aspects of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007) came into force on 6 April 2007 and its application to works carried out by BWF Members.

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Care of Timber Windows on site

Timber windows produced by Members of the British Woodworking Federation are accurate components designed and manufactured using the best available techniques to produce performance rated components. The way they are handled and stored on site can affect their long-term performance. Good practice avoids damage, maintains quality and saves money.

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