Sash windows, traditionally made for historical buildings, are as typical for the British window market as is the early adoption of the Accoya substrate. Two examples show that Teknos UK is successful in both fields.
Glenbruach House in Brig o’ Turk near Stirling (Scotland) is a historical Victorian building from 1875. John McLeods Principal Contractors replaced 90 sash and casement windows, together with refurbishment of the grand entrance porch.
"We are very much a traditional joinery company using age-old methods", says John McLeod. "Glenbruach House’s windows were traditionally made and fitted with all internal original panels and mouldings being reinstated."
John McLeods Principal Contractors manufactured all the windows in Meranti hardwood and pre-finished them in white using Teknos AQUA PRIMER 2907 and AQUATOP 2600-23 topcoat. They also refurbished the porch, using Teknos’ colour scanning technology to successfully colour match existing coatings on the property.
The homeowners were delighted with the results, and so were McLeods with the support from Teknos and with Teknos products. "Teknos paint coverage is great and the quality of finish when sprayed is exceptional", says John McLeod. "Drying times are really good which increases production. We have also used the brushing product which is equally good."
The joinery business is doing so well that McLeods are building a larger workshop with fully equipped spraying facilities. They know that Teknos will be supporting them the whole way with invaluable help and advice.
NHS Victoria Hospital in Deal, Kent, was the first commercial use of Accoya in the UK. The hospital building has 194 sliding sash windows manufactured and coated by joiners Dempsey Dyer using Teknos paint.
"The project was completed in two stages", explains Peter Dyer, Managing Director Dempsey Dyer. "The first was 103 sash windows to replace an assortment of old wooden and UPVC windows. The NHS were so impressed with the results, that two years later they commissioned a further 91 sash windows with the same specifications."
The windows were coated in Teknos ANTISTAIN AQUA 2901, then painted in Teknos AQUATOP 2600 opaque top coat in Clean White Gloss.
Despite 10 years of exposure to the elements, these windows today are still in first-rate condition. Not a single one has failed, even at the vulnerable joint positions, indicating that the combination of Teknos coatings with Accoya timber has successfully protected the windows from rot caused by bacteria, mould and UV. The finish still looks fresh, keeping the building looking smart and maintaining the paintwork a breeze.
The combination of Teknos coatings on Accoya timber has proven to be a highly successful solution at NHS Victoria Hospital, and many examples followed this pioneer project, especially in the UK.
Business Development Director, Exterior Coatings
Mobile +44 777 8331564
NHS Victoria Hospital in Deal, Kent. The hospital building has 194 sliding sash windows manufactured and coated by joiners Dempsey Dyer using Teknos paint.
"Glenbruach House’s windows were traditionally made and fitted with all internal original panels and mouldings being reinstated" "John McLeod
NHS Victoria Hospital in Deal, Kent, was the first commercial use of Accoya in the UK.
A new coating for PVC windows and GRP exterior doors has been launched. Fast-drying with excellent blocking properties HYDROPUR 2K COLOR 7515 is a coloured, water-borne industrial coating with high performance.
Highly weather resistant, lightfast and quick-drying, the 2-component water-borne polyurethane coating HYDROPUR 2K COLOR is a single-layer coating for uPVC windows and doors.
New premium topcoat that flexes on hail impact preventing the coating film from cracking and thereby protecting the wood underneath.
Which is the best coating system to use? Our coating recommendations provide an initial pointer. In this article: Opaque coatings for wooden windows.
Dark painted wood surfaces heat up excessively when exposed to the sun. Special pigments offered by Teknos as an optional extra counteract this phenomenon.
Which is the best coating system to use? Our coating recommendations provide an initial pointer. In this article: translucent coatings for wooden windows.
Dougall Flooring Ltd. based in Kingston (Jamaica) builds windows and doors for dream villas along the Caribbean coast and relies on coatings from Teknos.
Windows installed in building shells, stylish facades, designed building components treated with fire-retardant coating - Teknos Drywood has a lot to offer customers, and not only in the Netherlands.
Klas1-Yhtiöt Oy is all set to ride the trend in the windows business. The company's windows come with a range of structural and technical solutions while not overlooking aesthetic values.
Sachsenfenster GmbH & Co. KG in Rammenau near Dresden has successfully relied on Teknos coating systems for over 20 years.
The innovative House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) at Frankfurt Airport was made with wood/aluminum windows from Unilux - coated with Teknos.
Leksandsdörren produces around 11,000 doors per year and has sales of around SEK 72 million (just under EUR 8 million). The company primarily supplies the domestic market and distributes its products through building parts dealers and building contractors.
Thanks to its striking grain, larch wood is popular for windows, exterior doors, and façade cladding. However, many manufacturers have had negative experiences with sagging, and cracking of the coatingfilm during application