Timber has long-been the mainstay of construction and the unique features of timber have for centuries been used to enhance the beauty and functionality of all kinds of buildings.
Traditional design has a historic and cultural importance that deserves respect but of course as engineering and manufacturing techniques have evolved, so have other materials, metals, plastics and glass.
Years ago timber window frames were made from untreated softwoods, which decayed and rotted. This led to the introduction of cheap plastic and metal window frames.
At Schnauber we use hardwoods and treated softwoods for our wooden window frames. This material offers the benefits of a metal or plastic window frame, such as durability and environmental friendliness, whilst maintaining a beautiful wooden aesthetic.
The team at Schnauber value the historical importance of timber as a building material and believe that aesthetically wooden products cannot be beaten. But we do not expect time to stand still! By combining innovative technologies and proven construction methods with a handcrafted finish to produce beautiful, functional products that are guaranteed to look good year after year.
The wood used passes through a rigorous and meticulously supervised engineering processes, with finger and box joint technology, and in-house treatment with waterproof sealants, coatings and CLT or LVL laminates. The bespoke timber windows and doors are then crafted with the selected designs and made with rigid adherence to the chosen specifications.
They are finished with beautifully made German fittings, such as locks, handles and letterboxes.
Our products add beauty to traditional and contemporary properties alike and are just as at home in a listed building as they are in a modern build.