Engineered timber components for window and door production

Work undertaken by TREP, in conjunction with the Wood Window Alliance, the British Woodworking Federation, and the Timber Trade Federation has defined a simplified range of engineered timber components which will be available from timber and builders merchants on an ex-stock basis.

The aim is to enable smaller to medium-sized joinery companies have easier access to engineered components geared to manufacturing windows for today’s market at a more competitive price.

The range and specification offers a wide number of benefits to all joinery manufacturers

– FSC / PEFC certified timber
– Available ex-stock – an ‘off the shelf’ range from merchants across the UK
– High volume range to suit common UK Joinery sizes
– Sizes available for casement and vertical slider windows and for external door and door-frames
– Specification suited for UK market conditions
– Reduces waste – no knots / defect-free
– Dimensional stability – less propensity to warp, twist or bow
– Reduced costs – no need for sorting / reduces rejects / less waste Improved product performance

All sections will comply to:-

EN 942:2007 : Timber in Joinery – General requirements
EN 13307-1:2006 : Timber blanks and semi-finished profiles for non-structural uses – Part 1: Requirements
CEN/TS 13307-2:2009 : Timber blanks and semi-finished profiles for non-structural uses – Part 2: Production control and testing
EN 14220: Timber and wood-based materials in external windows, external door leaves and external door frames – Requirements and specifications

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