A specialist carpenter has developed an innovative way to attach thermally superior, weather-tight windows in green oak buildings to overcome common glazing problems caused by the natural shrinkage of newly felled structural timber.
Black Pig Frame Finishing, a nationwide manufacturer and installer of glazing for green timber buildings, has improved the face applied glazing method to eliminate problems including water ingress, heat loss caused by draughts and unsightly cracking around windows.
The natural green oak structural shrinkage means elements such as windows and doors must accommodate resulting movement. Black Pig??s face applied glazing solution involves cladding the entire structural glazing frame to offer protection and provide a continuous waterproof seal. Sealed units manufactured by GLASSOLUTIONS then ??float?? to allow for movement and all weather seals are EPDM rubber for longevity. No degradation-prone silicone or other mastics are used and built-in drainage extends the life of the sealed units.