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  • West Port wows crowds at first ever Glazing Summit

    Cumbria’s West Port windows flew the flag for timber at May’s Glazing Summit.

    The fast-growing fabricator was the only timber company sponsoring the landmark event and Managing Director Sean Parnaby also took to the stage to debate the future of fenestration materials.

    “The Summit was a fantastic platform to tackle some of the biggest misconceptions about timber in…

  • Timber - the most sustainable material of them all

    Thankfully, we’re gradually winning the war against misconceptions about the oldest and best building and fenestration material of them all – wood.

    There’s a growing awareness that timber isn’t the expensive, maintenance-heavy material many people think it is – and that its poor reputation in some quarters has nothing to do with timber itself, but stems instead from the cheap and…

  • Don’t fake it – get the real thing!

    ‘Traditional timber looks, without the cost or maintenance!’ – in a nutshell, that’s the message coming from the ‘timber-alternative’ market.

    But it’s wrong. Even the best, most detailed uPVC products can’t convincingly pass for wood – and modern timber is a stunning, long-lasting, high-performing window material.

    So why are so many installers settling for second best?

    Once, timber products were far from perfect.…

  • FD60 now available from UK’s finest fire door fabricator

    West Port, the UK’s foremost timber fabricator, is expanding its already market-leading fire-rated offering with the addition of an FD60 door.

    Recent years have seen the Cumbrian firm build a reputation as the country’s go-to supplier for quality timber fire doors.

    Its best-in-class FD30 product managed to withstand temperatures in excess of 800 degrees Celsius for 42 minutes 7 seconds, or 40%…

  • No excuses - fire safety now has to be construction's highest priority.

    Last summer, after decades on the side-lines, fire safety was finally centre-stage – for the worst possible reasons.

    Grenfell was a national catastrophe – one of those traumatic moments that scars a generation, and ensures that, for better of for worse, things will never be the same again.

    It’s a tragedy that it took a disaster on that horrifying scale to make…

  • West Port - the first and last word in timber window and door contracting

    Combining time-honoured craftsmanship with cutting-edge manufacturing technology, Cumbria’s West Port Windows & Doors offers something unique in UK commercial glazing – entirely bespoke, best-in-class timber window and door products, available in volumes that no traditional joinery can match.

     It’s that balance of the best aspects of large and small-scale fabrication that’s allowed the Maryport firm to thrive over the last twenty…

  • Best of both worlds – how West Port combines traditional joinery with state-of-the-art manufacturing

    Combining time-honoured craftsmanship with cutting-edge manufacturing technology, Cumbria’s West Port Windows & Doors offers something unique in UK glazing – entirely bespoke, best-in-class timber window and door products, available in volumes that no traditional joinery can match.

     It’s that balance of the best aspects of large and small-scale fabrication that’s allowed the Maryport firm to thrive over the last twenty years…

  • West Port’s wildlife window shows the versatility of timber

    An ingenious bat-friendly window designed and manufactured by West Port has allowed a major housing project to continue unhindered.

    A collaboration between Speller Metcalfe and Linden Homes, the Victory Fields development has seen the transformation of decommissioned Gloucestershire air force base Little Rissington into a collection of luxurious homes – but the venture hasn’t been without its challenges.

  • West Port impresses at Buildbase annual conference

    Market-leading West Port, the UK’s best timber window manufacturer, is celebrating a hugely successful showcase at the annual Buildbase conference.

    Held every January, the event brings together suppliers and branch managers from across the Buildbase network to develop closer working relationships, and see the latest products set to take the market by storm.

  • We’ll sell it for you – how West Port’s windows will help you hit target

    Let’s be realistic. As a merchant, the products you’re most inclined to try and sell are the ones that are easiest to sell. You’ve got targets you need to hit – and some let you hit those targets much quicker and easier than others. 

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