Issues with timber window beads

04 September 2017
Issues with timber window beads

They can be the cause of excessive material waste and time. Post installation maintenance is also a regular problem. It is well known that the problems of timber window beads and bars are that they are not always straight; they can twist, and invariably contain knots. Time must be spent inspecting the profiles for defects before fabrication. Waste is inevitable before a cut is made. Surface preparation for painting is very time consuming.

Until now joiners and window joiners have either made their own beads and bars, or bought them from stockists. Once straight and knot-free timber is selected, to form them on a lathe or CNC machine is labour intensive and time consuming –  time is better spent on more profitable parts of the window.

If sourcing from a stockist, lead times can be lengthy, putting pressure on cash tied up in back-up stocks.

A time saving solution to these problems has been found through the development of wood composite materials. Extruded profiles in the exact shape of traditional window beads and bars are now available to joiners on a nationwide basis.

An Oldham based company has lead the development of wood composites. Its Qwood profiles are made using LEAN manufacturing processes that ensure profiles are available within days of when they are needed. Less waste through a reduction in lathe time or less back-up stock means better value and more bottom line returns

When delivered composite profiles are consistent and straight. They are not twisted and do not contain knots. They are cut and fixed just like ordinary timber, and they are ready for painting without the need for any surface preparation.

Both large and small joiners can save time and money when using wood composite profiles.

In short, using Qwood window beads and bars overcomes all the issues associated with timber profiles.

Joiners can use Qwood – straight from the box!