Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants. It is an organic material – a natural composite of cellulose fibers that are strong in tension and embedded in a matrix of lignin that resists compression. Wood is sometimes defined as only the secondary xylem in the stems of trees, or it is defined more broadly to include the same type of tissue elsewhere such as in the roots of trees or shrubs. In a living tree it performs a support function, enabling woody plants to grow large or to stand up by themselves. It also conveys water and nutrients between the leaves, other growing tissues, and the roots. Wood may also refer to other plant materials with comparable properties, and to material engineered from wood, or wood chips or fiber. Wood has been used for thousands of years for fuel, as a construction material, for making tools and weapons, furniture and paper. More recently it emerged as a feedstock for the production of purified cellulose and its derivatives, such as cellophane and cellulose acetate.
Carpentry and joinery are both construction trades. In its most simplest and traditional sense, joiners ‘join’ wood in a workshop, whereas carpenters construct the building elements on-site. But, carpenters normally work on site, so their specialised skill is in dealing wood fixtures in the context of an ongoing job.
Wood/timber Sash Windows
For over twenty years we have helped our clients make the ultimate investment in their cherished period homes, Whyte & Wood timber sash windows are specially crafted to be low maintenance, durable products that are as functionally superior as they are timelessly beautiful. Using authentic crafting and finishing techniques guarantees our sash windows look just like the originals, while their enhanced durability and performance is assured with the latest advances in thermal insulation, glazing techniques and timber technology.
Wood/timber Double Glazing Windows
Modern wood windows are a wonderful way to maintain the character of your home. Precision-crafted, our range combines traditional design with modern timber treatment to create a strong, secure and energy-efficient window. Sustainably sourced, our range offers either casement or sash with a selection of paint and stain finishes to maintain the unique style of your property. You can also match your timber windows and doors to create traditional consistency. Timber is a perfect choice for window frames. It’s thermally efficient and doesn’t conduct heat or cold. Add in Everest know-how of modern double glazing and you will get an A rated double glazed window. Offering an optimum 20mm Argon filled air gap and low-e internal glass, reflecting heat back into your home, resulting in a window with the beauty of wood but the efficiency of uPVC.
Wood flooring is any product manufactured from timber that is designed for use as flooring, either structural or aesthetic. Wood is a common choice as a flooring material and can come in various styles, colors, cuts, and species.
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