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Why This Provider of Custom Built Doors and Windows Still Uses Timber

Fremantle Door & Window Company reveals why timber is their material of choice for custom built doors and windows.

Perth, WA, 14 September 2015 - Timber is becoming an increasingly popular choice for doors and windows for those who are renovating or modernising their homes in the Perth area. One strong proponent of timber doors and windows is Tish Thompson, Office Administrator for Fremantle Door & Window, a company that provides custom built doors and windows in the Perth area.

According to Ms Thompson: “At Fremantle Door & Window Company, we build our doors and windows with ethically sourced timber and locally produced glass. We love working with timber and we feel that it’s a superior building material to the other alternatives. We have found over the years that timber doors and windows generate overwhelmingly positive feedback from our customers.”

Advantages of Timber over Other Building Materials

Timber has become popular because it has some well-documented advantages over materials such as aluminium and PVC-U.

Longer Life Cycle

Timber doors and windows can last up to twice as long as those made of other materials. This is usually attributed to its structural integrity and ease of repair and maintenance. A timber door or window is strong, sturdy and fibrous enough to “give” in situations where other materials can break down.

In addition, timber is easily maintained by keeping it sealed, stained or painted, depending upon the finish. Well-maintained timber keeps its structural integrity longer than other building materials under normal conditions.


Timber’s appearance is a huge reason for its popularity. Timber, especially with a stain or a clear finish, has a natural appearance that helps integrate any door or window, indoors or outdoors, with nature. For many, the appearance of timber provides a feeling of “hominess” or “prosperity” that is unmatched by other building materials.

Increases Market Value of Home

When it is time to sell a home, the homes that look best are usually going to sell first and bring in higher buying prices. Homes with timber doors and windows tend to perform much better in both of these metrics than those with doors and windows made of other materials. Buying a home is an emotional decision; timber doors and windows tend to generate strong emotional attachment on the part of prospective buyers.

Saves Money on Heating and Cooling

Timber doors and windows are natural insulators which help a home stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In addition, timber is a more flexible material that provides a more efficient seal when closed. This is because timber tends to adapt to small surface variances in whatever surface it meets.

According to Ms Thompson, the choice is clear: “With us, there was never any question that timber is a superior building material. We use timber because we know we can build and install superior doors and windows for our customers. It doesn’t get any better than that.”

The Fremantle Door & Window Company creates and installs custom built doors and windows made of ethically sourced timber and local WA glass. They offer a wide range of products, such as bifold doors, sliding doors, servery windows, casement windows and more. They take care of the entire process, from design through installation. For an obligation-free design consult, call 1300 308 323 or visit their website: http://www.fremantledoor.com/.