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    Default Timber framed windows and doors - how to?

    Hi, hoping for some directions on how to make timber framed doors and windows.
    Taking on an owner builder house in ~2 years time (plus 2 years build time!)
    I have a reasonable quantity of celery top pine and good quality woodwork machines.
    BAL rating is 12.5 and I think ctp is OK.
    All doors and windows will be double glazed.
    Windows to be sliding and/or awning.
    Doors to be hinged and either sliding or bi-fold.
    Can anyone suggest any books, dvds, websites, etc. where I can learn how to construct frames?

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    First off and not wishing to be a wet rag ...

    is it possible to achieve the required BAL and BAS ratings if you build your own windows and doors??
    The stories I hear imply that certification is either very difficult or very expensive or both.



    as to building your own ...
    two resources I recommend are:

    Doormaking Window-Making For Carpenters & Joiners:
    Fully Illustrated, with Diagrams and Working Drawings
    a reprint by LOST ART PRESS of a pamphlet dating from around 1900 https://lostartpress.com/collections...-window-making

    Modern Practical Joinery by George Ellis (Linden). Around 500 pages and 600 drawings covering almost everything you need to know -- except maybe pre-hung doors. But if you're making your own why would you want pre-hung anyway? This book was first published around 1900 and the 1908(?) Edition is STILL IN PRINT !! https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Practi.../dp/0941936082


    if you want to build them right don't rely on youtube for instructions
    regards from Canada

    ian

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    You have the machines, but what about the tooling? This can become quite expensive for a one-off project. May be an option to have the material run up for you and then do the assembly yourself.

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