custom made windows
Elevate your property with our custom made timber windows
Our hand crafted timber windows are a timeless addition to any home. From an old Victorian terrace to a modern city-centre dwelling, our bespoke windows will bring a touch of quality and beauty that will stand the test of time.
Boasting superior insulation, airflow and soundproofing, our timber windows offer outstanding performance in extreme weather conditions. Whether it’s a classic sash window or a modern casement window that you’re after, you can be certain that what we produce will be an exquisite addition to your property.
Our sash windows are designed to elevate the aesthetics and functionality of your space.
All our traditional timber sash windows are custom made using Accoya® wood.
Crafted from premium materials and FSC® approved timber, our handcrafted timber bay windows are designed to match to your existing architectural elements, while offering flexible design options for both casement and sliding sash styles.
Architectural windows are the ultimate expression of creativity and individuality and create a truly one-of-a-kind look. At Richard James we specialise in large and unusual joinery products as well as arched and curved work. Browse our portfolio of architectural windows.
Our Latest Projects
Here's a quick selection of our recent work
Whether you’re looking for stunningly modern designs or require traditional frames for a classic, timeless look, our range of window styles, sizes and finishes make Richard James the perfect choice.
We’ve made and fitted a range of windows in locations across the country. You can browse some of our recent projects below for inspiration.
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If you have any questions or you would like to discuss your project in more detail, then we’d love to hear from you. To help us start the process, and to provide you with an idea of cost, we just ask that you provide us with some details of your project.
We offer a full fitting service on all our windows. The service is carried by ourselves or a Richard James approved contractor. If, of course, you would like to use your own contractor we can discuss this with you. Read more
Transforming light, space and style in your home
Transform your living space with a window that is as beautiful as it is functional. Whether you’re looking for traditional designs or contemporary options to complete your modern interior, discover the perfect fit for your home with Richard James Windows. Crafted with precision and care, our windows offer you the opportunity to craft an inviting, open, and inviting atmosphere, allowing natural light to fill every corner and bring life to any space.
Although softwoods and hardwoods are still very common, we encourage all of our customers to choose Accoya® wood for its unrivalled 50-year anti-rot properties.
We can tailor the glazing to your exact requirements, incorporating other glazing styles and specifications such as toughened glass, acoustic glass, and textured, obscured or stained glass.
Bringing the beauty of the outdoors into your home
With a commitment to excellence and a passion for both modern and traditional window designs, the team at Richard James has expertly crafted and fitted windows in various locations across the country.
From contemporary city apartments to charming rural cottages, Richard James’ work speaks for itself, demonstrating our commitment to quality, aesthetics, and functionality. Explore our collection of past projects and installations to find inspiration for your own property.
What Our Customers Say
Quality and service are very important to us, but don’t just take our word for it. See what our customers say about the service, quality and value of our work.
Very pleasant team too, and no mess.
We are happy to recommend you to other customers should you wish to refer them to us or if anyone wants to view them as an example.
A visit to the workshop was well worth it to see what excellent standards they work to. They are simply a superb company I cannot recommend too highly.
It was evident after the initial consultation the team are committed to offering the highest quality of product and design, delivered with the very best levels of customer service. We cannot recommend this company highly enough.
I will be putting any future work your way and would recommend you to anyone seeking bespoke manufactured specialist joinery.
We cannot fault the service from start to finish and the quality of the windows is fantastic.
All the team have been really friendly and helpful and gave useful advice. We were delighted to get such good quality work for a reasonable price. They made the whole process a pleasure.
All of our quotes are produced free of charge and with no obligation. To request a quote, we just ask that you provide us with some details of your project. Contact us
We offer a full fitting service on all our windows and doors.
We go to great lengths to ensure our products have been fitted carefully and to a high standard, with as little disruption and mess for you, which is why our fitting service is carried by ourselves or a Richard James approved contractor. Read more
Transportation and installation of the vast majority of our products is carried out by our team at Richard James. If, however you would prefer to collect your item, or use your own contractor we can discuss this with you.
The easy answer is yes; our paint supplier Teknos have a colour matching laboratory which means we can match almost any colour. Our most popular colour choices for customers, are inspired by Farrow & Ball and Little Greene colours.
However, if you have a colour in mind that is not within our range, we can discuss whether it’s possible to match to your desired colour through Teknos’ colour matching laboratory. The beauty of this option is that you get your perfect colour or colours and we get to paint your product with the best quality paint for the job.
Most types of untreated wood that are exposed to moisture will rot, however Accoya® wood has natural elements which help protect it from water ingress and rot. As an Accoya® approved manufacturer all Richard James’ products come with Accoya’s ® unrivalled 50-year warranty for wood durability, and a 25-year warranty in ground or freshwater.
We do still recommend painting or staining your product to prolong its lifespan.
All our timber windows are crafted in-house. This includes all wooden components; no beadings or mouldings are bought in.
External joinery has moved forward leaps and bounds in the last ten years, and Accoya® wood has really raised the bar. Although softwoods and hardwoods are still very common, we encourage all of our customers to choose Accoya® wood because of its unmatched performance and durability.
As an Accoya® approved manufacturer all Richard James’ products come with Accoya’s® unrivalled 50-year warranty for wood durability.
Timber species used by some manufacturers can include Oak, Sepele, Red Grandis, Utile, Iroko plus many more. Oak is perceived as being a superior timber for external joinery work, but this is a common misconception. Oak is highly susceptible to dimensional movement, making it an unreliable timber for use in external items such as window and doors which need to be operational all year round.
This is why we encourage all of our customers to choose Accoya® wood. Not only is it the most sustainable timber available, it also gives us peace of mind as a manufacturer that our products will be problem-free in their operation, throughout their lifetime, due to its superior dimensional stability.
We have recently fitted our brand-new showroom and allows you to look at timber, hardware, paint and glazing options. We are open Monday to Friday 8:00am-17.00pm and Saturday 8:00am-12.00pm. You can find us at Unit 6 Burnhaugh Estate, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3HS. Contact us
If your product is being installed alongside other building works, the joinery should be fitted last, in order to prevent damage. Not only can damage occur simply by having multiple people working around an item, but wet trades such as tiling and plastering can cause the microporous paint to blister.
In circumstances where installation cannot wait, every measure should be taken to ensure excellent ventilation and dehumidification.
A FENSA certificate gives you the assurance that your replacement windows and doors meet basic standards and have been installed to a high standard. The certificate ensures the following:
- It covers the replacement of windows and doors in a domestic setting
- Your installation is compliant with building regulations
- The work has been registered with the local council – meaning you don’t have to pay for an inspection.
- Your installation is energy efficient
- It verifies your installer’s guarantee is insured
Through our paint suppliers Teknos’ colour matching laboratory we can match to almost any colour scheme. Our most popular colour choices for customers, are inspired by Farrow & Ball and Little Greene colours.
However, if you have a colour in mind that is not within our range, we can discuss whether it’s possible to match to your desired colour through Teknos’ colour matching laboratory. Read more
All our products are hand-made and hand-finished. Each product is individually painted, which means we can fully finish any window or door with a dual colour scheme, to match both the internal and external materials and decor of your home.
A FENSA certificate costs in the region of £25 and can be obtained via the FENSA website. You simply enter your postcode and pay for a copy, and they will send you your certificate.
Of course you can! We are proud of what we do and welcome you to call in to see your jobs progress and have a chat. We are open Monday to Friday 8:00am-17.00pm and Saturday 8:00am-12.00pm. You can find us at Unit 6 Burnhaugh Estate, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3HS. Contact us
Richard James provide a fully bespoke service, so if you find a joinery product that you like the look of, we can make it.
Not only that but we can work with you to modify it to produce the highest and most practical standard of product possible.
We’ve fitted a range of windows and doors in locations across the country; you can browse our gallery for inspiration.
Alternatively, many of our customers use Pinterest and Instagram to find designs, colours and themes they like the look of which we can then modify to make unique to you.
How we install your windows will depend on the age of your property. For older properties our windows are fitted from the inside; this is to ensure your windows are fitted correctly and in compliance with building regulations.
Whether your windows are fitted from the inside or the outside the team will work hard to keep disruption in your home to a minimum.
The utmost care is taken to deliver quality products and our installers take every care to ensure your property stays as clean and tidy throughout the process. That said, you can always expect a bit of mess when fitting new windows. The age of the building tends to dictate how much mess is involved. The older the property the more mess is to be expected.
If they are fitted from outside the mess if vastly reduced. If fitted from the inside you can expect mess and temporary disruption due to the amount of components to strip back. Whilst this can look shocking, we take every precaution to protect homes from dust and the utmost care is taken to ensure minimal disruption.
What you can install depends on whether the property is listed, in a conservation area or subject to any other local planning conditions. While some local authorities are more flexible than others it’s worth checking with your local council regarding the style, frame material and opening method of your new windows before going ahead.
The time to fit varies with every job. If your windows are fitted from the outside it can be fairly swift and we can have a number of windows fitted and finished within a day, however if we are fitting one traditional sliding sash, you could expect it to take at least one full day for two people.
Applied bars are glazing bars that are stuck onto the internal and external faces of the glass. A double-glazed unit has a ‘warm edge spacer bar’ running around the edge of the unit which bonds and seals the pains together. With the evolution of technology, we can now get double glazing which can be broken up into numerous pains with back to back spacer bars. These spacer bars are set between the two pains. With the addition of strong, modern glazing tapes we can now apply thin bars to the glass face, aligning them up with the spacer bars to give the appearance of individual pains.
This method allows a modern window or door to maintain the aesthetic character of Georgian or Victorian glazing, but with increased thermal values and security. This method is also more cost effective.