Our windows can be either single or double glazed. Single glazing is generally a requirement when replacing windows in listed properties, as the majority of local listed buildings officers have a strict "no double glazing" policy. Double glazing offers much higher levels of heat retention and noise reduction, is a requirement in all new buildings and generally used when replacing older windows in standard properties. The standard type of double glazing used is generally 4/16/4 Low-E (this means 4mm of glazing, a 16mm space and a further 4mm of glazing, with low emissivity or heat loss). This provides a u value (or heat loss value) as low as 1.4w/m2K, well within current building regulations. 4/12/4 is also available where the gap in the middle is filled with Argon gas.
Slim double glazed units can now be used in our windows, and these offer the benefits of standard types of double glazing whilst giving a much narrower profile (4/4/4 with the space filled with Krypton gas). These are generally more expensive than standard double glazed units but have the benefit of being occasionally accepted by the listed buildings officers.
All glazing has to be toughened in any window which reaches to below 800mm above floor level, and we will automatically advise our customers of any circumstances where toughened glass is a requirement.
We can arrange any type of special glass, such as encapsulated, leaded, coloured or "bullseye" - please ask if you have any special requirements as we have suppliers in all fields. Window fittings play an important part in the overall effect of a new or replacement window, and we can supply a wide range, from modern chrome or stainless steel to old fashioned brass or black antique. The pictures below show examples from our standard range, but we are always happy to source more abstract ranges to complete a certain look.
As explained, our windows come complete in every respect ( unless of course our customers wish otherwise- we can do as little or as much to comply with your budgetary and design considerations) and our standard finish is one coat of either high quality primer/undercoat or one coat of wood finish in a range of different shades. If however our customers have a personal preference, we can advise whether in our professional opinion this would be suitable for a given project. We are sometimes asked why, as a general rule, we do not apply the final coats of gloss to painted projects. This because installation of most projects will inevitably lead to the occasional minor nick to the paint, and we feel that this final coat is most usefully applied after installation in order to give the best result.
Lea Joinery are professional joiners based in Preston specialising in timber windows. We have been providing quality timber windows to clients across Lancashire and Cumbria for many years and pride ourselves in the quality of our workmanship.
We use only the best timber for our wooden windows and we are fully proficient in working with a variety of timbers including hardwood and softwood. As professional joiners skilled in bespoke joinery work, we are able to create any style or design of wooden window, including traditional sash windows and hinged windows. We can also ensure the desired finish for your windows, whether staining or painting.
Along with providing new windows we have experience of window restoration and creating windows to match current traditional windows within a property, meaning you may not need to replace all your window frames if only one is damaged. Based in Cental Lancashire, Lea joinery have successfully built up an excellent reputation for Bespoke and Traditional Joinery. The company was founded on the principle of always putting quality and customers first and undertakes a large proportion of its work in and around Preston, the Fylde and across the North West of England.
Our ultimate aim is to satisfy the needs of modern living with a traditional product; and to appeal to every taste, in any type of environment. So whether it's a contemporary apartment or a country house, a village hall or a workplace, we can provide you with a service that will meet your individual requirements.