"In my book, the grand-daddy of timber window technology is Keith Nurcombe of SupaWOOD in the West Midlands. Keith has been making superb drained and ventilated timber window frames for decades."
Philip Rougier, Fenestration Surveyor - http://www.expertexpert.com
"In The HOT Seat" - interview with Michael Gannon, editor of Glass and Glazing Products magazine, July 2010
"The new double-glazed rising sashes in my
old box frames have done exactly what I wanted.
The appearance is unchanged, but the difference
in performance is remarkable"
James Graham, Hackney 2010
"A twenty-year service call just to clean and
lubricate the sliders speaks volumes.
We still love the conservatory”.
Richard & Annie, Little Aston 2010
"The room is noticeably warmer and quieter....Thank you.”
"The Victorian character of the house is unchanged."
Mr & Mrs Jordan, Erdington 2010
"Five years on, we just love our rising sashes. Apart from looking so good, they are so smooth to operate, and they have made the house so much quieter."
Julia Morell, Dorking 2010
"I write to place on record my thanks to you for manufacturing such excellent windows for me......Much to the amazement of my neighbours I was able to fit your timber windows single-handed and without scaffolding and I no longer dread the day I have to undertake some maintenance, as access, even at the height I have to work, will not require scaffolding, as all the work, even to the outside of the windows, can be undertaken from inside.”
David Coupe, Nottingham 2009
"These windows face south west across the empty airfield, and in ten years have never been the slightest trouble in the fiercest storms."
Member, The Gliding Centre, Husbands Bosworth 2009
"Wonderful! The porch looks delightful,
and it's been completely trouble-free"
Mike and Angela Derville, Rugby 2009
"These (rising sash) windows are brilliant! They were
better quality and cost less than any others we looked at."
Peter Mackow, Fleckney 2009
"They are as good as the day they went in,
twenty four years ago......
.....I'd like some more, please"
Sid Gilmore, Kidderminster 2009
"They are as good as the day they went in, ten years ago..............
.............I'd like some more, please"
R. C. James, Property Manager, Coventry 2007
"Very nice. No problems whatsoever."
the fourth owner of a big property near Leamington Spa,
24 years after their installation.
"A brilliant job. We're delighted with the whole thing. Many thanks."
Mike and Carol Beadle, Folly Hall, 2007
"After seventeen years it still looks grand.
Keith Jones, Stonnall, 2007
(We designed the whole thing, and built all the timber frame - KJN)
"Why can't I buy these in B&Q? They are so simple, my wife can fit them”.
Mike Bryant, Staleybridge 2006
"Thank God for people like you".
Owner of 'The Thatched Cottage', Loxley 2005
(Surely over the top, but very gratifying - kjn)
"....... the windows doors and canopy have become
the talk of the village - quite a tourist attraction”.
Cheryl Stonehouse, Crick 2004
Alf Rajkowski, Rajkowski Design & Build, Warks 2003.
'The construction industry rarely receives something really innovative, truly new, yet anyone looking at its design says: “Why didn’t someone think of this before?” The ‘SupaWOOD’ timber window is one of those products: It’s a Specifier’s dream, fully vented and drained, microporous factory applied finish as standard, while end-users will love its instant internal dry re-glazing. Properly installed, it’s virtually idiot-proof and with easy minimal maintenance, probably has life-of-building longevity - what more could our industry ask of a thoroughly ‘green’ 21st century window? '
Terminus, Glass & Glazing Products Magazine 2002
"We WILL be using this system"
David Ellsmore, Village Community Developments, St Ives 2002
"It's the SupaWOOD system I want"
Mike Sullivan, Bevel Conservatories, Kent 2002
"This could not have happened without the commitment and support of everyone at Wickes and....your....confidence in the window system"
Jim Stephen, Chairman, Golden Pharos Europe Ltd
(to Wickes Building Supplies, on the award of Supplier of the Year 2001)
"Every so often in life something comes along out of the blue that totally turns your beliefs upside down and puts your head in a spin.......they are superb..."
Terry the Window Man, Basildon 2001
"A fine job. We are very pleased"
Malcolm Jennings, (a trade specialist)., Birmingham 2000
"The overall appearance and fine quality of
all window units has undoubtedly enhanced
the visual impact of our property."
George Walker, Crawley 1999
"Brilliant ! Terrific job."
Lawrence Vella, Teddington, 1999
"Simply brilliant! When can you deliver?"
Keith James, Quantity Surveyor, Coventry 1999
"These are the best windows I've ever seen....."
Site chippie, employed by Rajkowski Design & Build at Loxley, Warks, 1999
" .... in danger of getting a reputation of being a first class British product."
Terminus, again writing in Glass and Glazing Products, April 1999
GP Isle of Mull (a self-builder). 1998
"... the best windows that we know of...."
Jay Webb of Fenestration Associates, Meriden 1997
"We are very pleased with the windows....will have no hesitation in coming to you again"
PS Coventry 1996
"We are writing to express our thanks for the windows
... the same high standard of design and workmanship
... still admiring the wonderful conservatory..."
Richard & Claire Williams, North Kilworth 1996
"...craftsmanship and ideas have combined to realise the
finished product (we) were hoping to achieve."
Brian McDonagh, Ullenhall 1995
"Integral Window Systems of Rugby would have taken the show's innovative Award had one been offered. You would think timber windows had been developed as far as possible - until you saw Keith Nurcombe's new wood window. It is integrally vented and drained and dry gasket glazed with slim pleasing lines; its sealed units need no packers because they are locked onto milled shoulders while the sash clicks into its outer frame to make the installation or changing a sealed unit a matter of seconds. It's the kind of imaginative engineering which once made the UK a world- beater and is a product to watch. With its microporous finish it makes a real competitor for PVC. Congratulations, Keith."
Terminus, writing in Glass and Glazing Products, May 1995 about GLASSEX95 at the NEC
An e-mail this week (August 2011)....
"Hello Keith, You may recall I have a houseful of your fabulous windows ...........the damaged unit came out like a dream (upstairs, too, but no worries) and disassembling the frame to inspect the unit was simplicity itself.
It all went back together beautifully. The friend who is giving me a hand, who used to work in the uPVC window trade, is deeply impressed. 'They should all be like this' he said. 'then there wouldn't be heaps of plastic frames piling up at tips all over the country. It's a scandal'....... ...........If only we could convert everyone".
Cheryl Stonehouse, Crick, August 2010
the greenest option