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 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 glass and glazing,” comments Sean.

“During the debate, I was particularly keen to demolish the idea that uPVC and aluminium have rapidly advanced in recent decades, while timber has somehow stood still.

“This is rubbish. The sort of modern engineered timber used by leading fabricators like West Port bears virtually no resemblance to the wood used in millions of twentieth-century windows.

“All a modern engineered timber window needs is a light sanding and re-coating once every ten years to keep it in top condition. What’s more, it’ll last you at least sixty years.

“Coupled with the sort of state-of-the-art manufacturing and colouring facilities we have at West Port, timber becomes the strongest, greenest, most versatile and most aesthetically pleasing window material on the market.

“In short, modern wood windows offer an amazing opportunity for installers to appeal to aspirational end users, improve their margins and grow their businesses.”

As a Glazing Summit sponsor, West Port also had a stand at the event, which drew significant interest from attendees. “We were delighted with the response we got on the stand,” Sean continues. “We walked away with twelve very promising new leads, and two potential customers have since arranged to visit our factory”.

“All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Glazing Summit, and we hope it’s not the last.”

For more information call West Port Windows & Doors on 01900 814225 or visit www.west-port.co.uk