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How to get made to measure timber windows and doors fast

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Have you ever had a last-minute requirement on a project where you need timber windows and doors fast? Perhaps the client has changed specification, or there’s been an accident on site or a change of plan, meaning you need joinery manufactured fast but to a high-quality standard.

If you’ve been faced with one of these scenario’s, you may have been frustrated by long manufacturing lead times and a lack of flexibility from your joinery supplier when ordering wooden windows and doors. 

To help, Salisbury Joinery has launched an Express manufacturing service which offers the manufacture of quality timber windows and doors in only 3 weeks, from the approval of technical drawings. This includes casement windows, sash windows and entrance doors, and is a great improvement on the industry lead time for bespoke windows and doors of between 8 and 14 weeks.

The Express service does come with additional charge but uses streamlined processes and advanced scheduling to rapidly manufacture fully finished made to measure joinery. What’s more, all products are guaranteed to be manufactured to the same high-quality standards we are renowned for.

When should you use an express window & door service?

Our Express manufacturing service, offers a flexible solution for the time-critical projects customers have from time-to-time, such as when there has been an accident, error or change of plan. The benefits of using the service can massively outweigh the additional fee, such as avoiding additional labour and return to site costs if the project is delayed and of course keeping the property owner happy.

You can use the express service whenever you need it and for any number of windows and doors. All windows and doors come with a 10-year warranty and are manufactured in our UK joinery workshop to the same specification and quality as items ordered with standard delivery, we simply use advanced scheduling and rapid processes to expediate the order.

How does the fast delivery of timber windows and doors benefit you?

Although there is an additional cost, there’s a number of benefits of using an express manufacturing service to reduce the manufacturer lead time. These include:

  • It helps prevent projects from being delayed.
  • It avoids down-time on site and additional labour costs.
  • It prevents you having to return to site and associated costs.
  • You can avoid penalties for delays on your project.
  • Avoid liquidated damages. (LADS)
  • Improves customer satisfaction by finishing the job faster.
  • Windows and doors are the same quality but faster.
  • Products come with 10 Year Warranty.

Can flush casement windows, sash windows and doors really be delivered in 3 weeks?

Yes, we have processed in place to make sure the 3-week lead time is deliverable, but the timeframe for manufacture cannot start until the deposit is received, drawings signed off and all required information, such as choice of ironmongery, has been returned for us.

Can bespoke products be manufactured?

If the design of doors and windows is too bespoke, express manufacturing will not be available. Once we receive an enquiry our sales team will confirm the suitability of the Express service for your project. To meet the manufacturing lead time, regular ironmongery and colour finishes should also be chosen. 

Summary: Quality wooden windows delivered fast

With careful planning you may only need to use an Express service relatively infrequently but it provides the flexibility of faster supply of quality timber windows and door when things haven't gone to plan and when time is of the essence. In the long run it may actually save you money and ensure you have a happy customer - which is invaluable in itself. Contact us for more information and a quote.