Wooden Windows – Heckmondwike, Kirkless
The Independent Chapel required wooden windows in Heckmondwike as the existing ones were leaking in badly due to the exposure of the tower.
The new windows that were needed in the bell tower of this chapel had to withstand the extreme weather it is faced with. The way in which the tower was built meant the windows couldn’t open outwards.
We came up with a system to keep the water out caused by the driving rain. A double rebate was used with a primary and secondary seal to prevent water ingress. However, if water did manage to seep in, it would then drain away through a cleverly machined drip groove in the sill of the frame and outside instead of leaking in. The windows were made from Accoya due to the outstanding durability and stability of the wood.