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Windows and Doors
Your windows and doors give people a glimpse into your world, an insight into your individuality, personality, and style. Whether you’re considering timber windows and doors for a new construction project or renovation, our expert joiners can help you with the entire process.
We offer a complete survey, manufacture, paint, ironmongery and glazing service. We will start with a survey of the building to understand the existing windows and doors that need repairing or replacing or the new wooden windows and doors required for your property. Our designers will then carefully create detailed designs and specifications to outline the windows and doors' size, style, materials, details and features. If heritage joinery is required, we will work with conservation officers to ensure the designs will secure approval or planning permission.

Once the design is signed off, we will source the required timber and materials, and our joinery workshop, based in Canterbury, Kent, will start the manufacturing process. Once set out, prepared, machined and assembled, the windows and doors will move to our finishing facility for preparation and, if applicable, a preservative coating followed by either a hand or spray-applied stain or paint finish. The components will then be reassembled and undergo a quality control process to ensure they are fit for purpose and operating effectively, including high-quality draught excluders and seals for maximum insulation. Our skilled joiners will then arrange delivery and, if required, installation at your property and advise you on proper maintenance, including cleaning, lubrication and resealing as necessary to ensure the longevity and performance of the windows and doors.
Casement Windows
Casement windows are hinged on one side and typically open outward using a crank or lever mechanism. This type of window is popular as it allows for wide opening and excellent ventilation control while ensuring a tight seal for energy efficiency and preventing drafts.

Casement windows are a versatile and functional choice for many homeowners as they can be made in single or multiple configurations to suit the space available.
Sash Windows
Traditional timber sash windows have been used for centuries, dating back to the Georgian Era in London. They have sliding panels that can be moved vertically or horizontally within a frame – horizontal ones are commonly referred to as Yorkshire sliding sash windows. Despite dating back to the 17th century, both variations are still a popular choice today.

Sash windows can be double-hung or single-hung. Only one sash is movable in single-hung sash windows, usually the bottom. In contrast, in double-hung sash windows, both can be moved up and down, allowing for flexible ventilation.
Bay and Bow Windows
Bay and bow windows add charm, character and functionality to a property, increasing natural light, expanding views and creating additional seating and storage space.

Both bay and bow windows project outward from the wall. A bay window typically consists of three or more individual panels faceted in an angled projection, whereas a bow window has four or more, forming a curved or circular shape. The central window is usually the largest and fixed in place in bay windows, while the two flanking windows are often smaller and operable. Bow windows are often composed of casement or double-hung windows and may or may not include a fixed central window.
Front Entrance Doors
Timber front doors have a timeless and classic appearance that can enhance the curb appeal of a property. Various wood species can be used – common choices are oak, mahogany, iroko, sapele, pine and walnut. We can customise the front doors to match the architectural style of the building with various designs, finishes and decorative elements such as glass panels, carvings, hardware, security and integrated sidelights.

Timber front doors offer good insulation, preventing drafts and reducing noise. We ensure proper sealing and finishing to maximise the durability of the entrance door.
French Doors
French doors and windows consist of a pair of hinged doors that swing open from the centre. They have large glass panels extending most of the door's height, maximising daylight.

We can make French doors in various styles, using a range of finishes, colours and hardware to create a traditional or contemporary look. We make internal and external French doors and windows to be used as patio doors or room dividers.
Bi-folding Doors
Folding or bi-folding doors consist of multiple panels or sections that are hinged together and fold into themselves when the door is opened, creating a space-saving and visually appealing way to connect rooms or the outside to the interior of the building.

Our bi-folding doors will be made bespoke for your needs, whether that’s two, three, four or more panels to fit the opening, tinted or frosted glass for your desired privacy, or single, double or triple glazing for energy efficiency.
Internal Doors
Wooden interior doors are popular in residential and commercial buildings due to their aesthetic appeal, durability and versatility. We can create different styles, such as panel doors, flush doors, sliding doors and pocket doors and provide a variety of finishes to suit your taste, including staining, painting, varnishing, or leaving the wood in its natural state.
Conservation Joinery
Based in the historic city of Canterbury in Kent, we have plenty of experience manufacturing and installing heritage windows and doors in conservation areas and listed buildings.

We aim to help you preserve as much of the original material as possible, repairing and reinforcing existing components rather than replacing them entirely. Where this is not possible, we use historically accurate materials for the window or door period. This may involve sourcing reclaimed or salvaged wood from the same era or using timber from sustainable sources that closely match the original material.

Our expert joiners work closely with conservation officers throughout the process to retain the characteristics of the original building and get planning permission. Conservation joinery plays a vital role in preserving our cultural heritage. By employing traditional craftsmanship and a deep respect for history, our conservation joiners help ensure that future generations can enjoy the windows and doors in these traditional buildings.

So let us help you create your first impression with bespoke windows and doors – browse examples of our work and drop us an email at or telephone 01227 712353.
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  • “I have recently had five windows replaced in my Listed Building home and would thoroughly recommend DB Specialist joinery. The windows are exemplary and the fitting of them was done efficiently and most professionally despite several problems encountered due to vagaries of the house. Further more Mr Bate treated me honestly – only replacing the windows that needed doing and not the whole house as I had expected.”

    Jacqueline Martin

  • “We had a bespoke staircase by DB Specialist Joinery. I showed Darren a photograph of what I had in mind and he and his team then designed and produced our dream staircase to a standard that far exceeded our expectations, with the detailed finishing touches. Barry and Tom were a pleasure to have working at our property and exceptionally talented at what they do. We went on to have DB Specialist Joinery make some bespoke fitted wardrobes for us, which once again was done to the same exceptional standards from start to finish. We would have no hesitation in recommending Darren and his team.”


  • “Thank you to DB Joinery for all the fantastic work you have done for us on the renovation project on our lovely period property! The quality of your work has been excellent throughout. It looks like an original beam! Amazing!

    Thank you for your efficient service and a big thank you too to your guys who came and did the work. They were a pleasure to have around and not only that they left the rooms spotless!”


  • “Recently we have been carrying out a comprehensive refurbishment of a Georgian Town House and needed some high quality finishing touches. With only a sketchy idea of what was wanted we were directed to DB Specialist Joinery where Darren soon visited and discussed several ideas.

    Within a short space of time we had emailed drawings and perspectives which resulted in an order. Our thanks go out to all involved as the result is exactly what was discussed and the joinery and materials are all first class. It is unusual in this day and age to get what was ordered on time and with old fashioned courtesy. We will be back!”

    Mark & Gillian Sheardown

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