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  • Why choose Timber?

    Timber is uniquely beautiful, natural product and offers exceptional variety. It is tough, solid and durable. A good quality wood product when given a little care and maintenance can last a lifetime. Wood is a material that is easy to use, maintain and repair. Whilst it ages, it develops a patina which is all part of its character. Timber is thermally efficient and acts as a natural humidity regulator: unlike UPVC window frames, Timber ‘breathes’ – absorbing humidity in damp conditions and releasing moisture in dry conditions.

    Timber is environmentally friendly, having outstanding credentials in being an entirely natural and renewable product. At Nathan McCarter Joinery, we only use timber that is FSC certified and can be traced back to point of origin to ensure it is both environmentally and ethically sound and procured from sustainable forests.

  • What if I live in a conservation/protected area or listed building?

    We specialise in heritage and period joinery, we are very experienced with protected areas, homes of special interest and Grade I and II listed properties. We can offer expert advice and liaise with your local planning office if necessary, so whatever your requirements are, such as replacement windows, external doors or restorative works, we can guide you through the process and ensure all of the necessary planning criteria are met.

  • What about Double Glazing, Thermal Efficiency, and Wooden Windows?

    People are sometimes surprised to find that we offer double glazed windows made from timber and that these windows often surpass the thermal efficiency of UPVC and plastic windows. We are proud to offer windows certified with an average ‘U’ value of up to 1.2W/m2k. We use high-quality Planitherm glass with a warm edge spacer bar in the majority of our windows.

  • What about Safety and Security?

    We appreciate that many of our customers will be keen to maximise the security of their home, particularly when installing replacement windows and doors. We fit multi-point locks as standard with high-security cylinders.

  • Need help making a choice?

    We will be able to advise you on the most suitable options to meet the needs of both your property and your budget. Windows and external door sets are fundamental to the overall look of any building. Whatever you choose, it is essential that the style is in keeping with the building and also takes into consideration the performance requirements (such as thermal efficiency and weather performance characteristics).

    Here at Nathan McCarter Joinery, whatever you are looking for, from replacement windows to a one off piece furniture, we approach each job individually and work alongside our customers to create an end product that is uniquely tailored to you and your home.

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For more information and advice on our door and window joinery services, to arrange your visit to our Tavistock workshop, or to arrange a personal site visit if you’re further afield across the UK, get in touch with the team today.

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Find us at

  • Plot 14 and 15 Pitts Cleave,
  • Tavistock,
  • Devon.
  • PL19 0PW.

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