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  • Don’t settle for second best – timber is the top choice for modern windows and doors

    “Enjoy the traditional look of timber - but without the cost or maintenance issues!” In a nutshell, that statement is the main marketing message from the ‘timber-look’ window and door market.

     Sounds like a compelling reason to choose PVC-u, but is it actually true? According to Sean Parnaby, managing director of leading timber fabricator West Port Windows & Doors,…

  • West Port doors last 40% longer in rigorous FD30 testing

    FD30 fire doors from bespoke timber experts West Port have been proven to withstand fires for 40% longer than the legal requirement.

    To achieve an FD30 rating, products have to hold flames at bay for 30 minutes. Subjected to rigorous testing by both Cambridge Fire Research and BRE, West Port’s door managed to withstand temperatures in excess of 800 degrees Celsius…

  • Why you need West Port – more leads and higher margins with best-in-class windows and doors

    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…

  • New Year Message - West Port

    We’ve been incredibly pleased with our performance over the last few years, and 2017 very much continued that trend.

    There’s been a big shift in consumer attitudes, with homeowners moving away from mass market uPVC products and becoming much more interested in quality and value as opposed to cost alone.

    For a while, that manifested itself…

  • Glass News Voice of the Industry - West Port

    At West Port, we’re expecting great things for 2018 and beyond. With Brexit on the horizon, installers are increasingly putting their faith in high-margin, high-end products that can appeal to affluent and aspirational end users.

    After a number of years when timber alternative products were the talk of the industry, we’re now seeing attention shift to timber itself –…

  • Letter to the editor: West Port Windows & Doors

    Fire safety is finally getting the attention it deserves. The tragedy is that it took a catastrophe on the scale of Grenfell Tower to make that happen.

    We’re now faced with a once-in-a-generation chance to drastically improve fire safety standards throughout construction – and in glass and glazing, we can start with the most basic fire safety product of them all:…

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