Heritage & Contemporary Joinery

Bespoke Architectural Joinery

Professional and high standard windows and doors in Newcastle, Durham, Northumberland and surrounding areas.

H&C Joinery has been established now for over 10 years, centrally based in the heart of the North East. Our location Within Country Durham allows us to serve local clients as far south as  York, and north, up to the Scottish borders, although we supply clients nationwide throughout the UK.

From our workshop we still like to do things the traditional way, We manufacture – by hand – bespoke timber windows, doors, conservatories, gates, built in furniture, specialist mouldings and staircases, well basically anything out of wood!

As well as our manufacturing facility we can also source and supply  large volume orders through our partnerships with the leading window and door manufacturers throughout Europe.

We use only the finest quality hardwood and softwood timbers available including Oak, Sapele, Douglass fir, European Redwoods, as well as modern engineered and modified timbers all from certified and sustainable sources.

Bespoke Handmade Sliding Sash Windows

Designed to complement and enhance the functionality and aesthetic appeal of any property, sliding sash windows work in both contemporary and traditional settings.

Having been around since the mid-17th century, these windows have certainly stood the test of time, with only slight design changes during the Georgian and Victorian era’s. Today, they retain many of the charming design characteristics they have become renowned for and are still perfectly equipped to meet the many demands of modern life.

Here at Heritage & Contemporary Joinery, we hand-make and install bespoke sliding sash windows the traditional way, with minimal deviations from the original designs that have been used for generations. Our only improvements on the original design is incorporating modern draught proofing, secure locking systems, energy efficient glazing, and applying fully factory finished micro-porous paint finish to your exacting requirements.

We only use the finest timber and always recommend our customers opt for either engineered timber sections or Accoya – modified timber with a guarantee of up to an incredible 50 years!

There are two types of vertical sliding sash windows that We currently manufacture and install two types of vertical sliding sash windows – traditional box sash windows and spiral balance box sash windows.

Traditional Box Sash Windows

Perfectly at home in both classic and contemporary properties, the traditional sash window boasts a wide outer box frame, used to conceal the pulley and weights system. This easy-to-use system has been utilised for centuries in order to counterbalance the weight of the sashes for ease of opening. A simple but effective operating mechanism allows sash windows to be crafted in larger sizes, as seen with the large windows commonly found in Victorian and Georgian properties.

Extremely versatile, functional, and durable, traditional box sash windows sit behind the first leaf of a masonry wall in a rebated reveal, only showing a narrow site line of the wide outer box frame. With narrow glazing bar profiles they create an elegant look for period properties.

Spiral Balance Box Sash Windows

Spiral balance box sash windows are a great addition to any property, instantly adding style and charm to traditional and modern homes. If you’re looking for high quality performance and stunning aesthetics, spiral balance box sash windows should certainly be your first port of call.

The use of spiral balance operation for sliding sash windows has continued to increase in popularity, due to the fact that their narrow frame means that the outer frame sits perfectly within the modern methods of constructing cavity walls with flush reveals.


We manufacture exceptional doors to add character, style and real value to your home, from traditional style grand entrance doors to modern contemporary solid doors. All of our doors can be fully bespoke, or a reproduction of an existing period door. After all, a striking front door is the first impression a visitor will get when entering your home.

We can also manufacture internal doors to suit existing door styles, or in non-standard sizes, which are common place in period properties.

At H&C Joinery we can create doors with all the look of a period design, but with the addition of modern and secure multi-point looking systems, 3D hinges, energy efficient glazing and improved draught seals. We can supply doors fully finished in any paint or stain colour thanks to our onsite spraying facilities, using market leading paint finishing specialists to provide a long lasting, durable finish.

Entrance doors

The entrance to your property is the first impression visitors will get of your home. With this in mind, your front door should be functional and inviting, while enhancing the rest of your property. After all, there’s nothing quite like a grand entrance!

Whether you’re looking for a traditional panelled solid wood door or a sleek modern contemporary door, here at H & C Joinery, we can manufacture any door, to any design, allowing you to make a bold statement and a memorable impression.

To further enhance the functionality of your door, all of our entrance doors come complete with modern, high security locking systems, energy efficient glazing, and draught proofing measures.

We are proud to have forged strong relationships with some of the best manufacturers in the industry, whilst working with the highest quality materials such as Accoya timber and Tricoya panels – perfect for doors due to their stability and thermal efficiency. As well as modified timber, we also construct doors out of engineered hardwoods for their strength and stability.

We only use the highest quality hardware for our doors, sourced from the leading names in the industry, such as Banham Locks, Fuhr, From The Anvil, Winkhaus, and Stormguard.

We can offer a full design, manufacture, and install service for your new front door.

French Doors

Used to provide open access to a wealth of different spaces, French doors have long been a popular choice, optimising both style and function. Ideal for leading out to gardens, porches, balconies, and courtyards, French doors offer a whole host of benefits.

Allowing additional light to flood in, French doors are often installed in place of an existing window, helping to create a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor living.

If you’re looking to create a feeling of space in your home, you should certainly consider opting for French doors. Available in a huge range of different finishes and styles, all of our French doors can be adapted to meet your bespoke needs.

Bi-fold doors

There’s no denying that bi-fold doors have experienced a surge in popularity over the past few years, with more people than ever before opting for this stylish, versatile and incredibly functional door solution.

Ideal for homeowners that love to entertain within their home, our bi-fold doors boast the very latest operating systems and weatherproofing, meaning they are perfectly equipped to keep pace with the demands that come hand in hand with everyday life.

We currently use Centor operating system who are one of the leading manufactures of bifold hardware.


We firmly believe in putting quality, functionality and timeless style first, going above and beyond to ensure that our products are equipped to stand the test of time.

With this in mind, you can rest assured that all of our products are available fully factory finished, with the option to apply any of the major leading manufacturer’s paint systems on request.

Our preferred supplier is Teknos, one of the world’s leading industrial coatings manufacturers for external wood coatings. Their paint system is used by the majority of the major European window and door manufacturer.

Here at Heritage & Contemporary Joinery, we meticulously follow the Teknos paint procedure to ensure that all our joinery items are end-grain sealed, with fine fillers, anti-stain primers and waterborne topcoats all applied, as per manufacturer’s 3-coat system. With the correct aftercare, the Teknos paint system can last up to 10 years, with up to 12 years when applied on Accoya products.

We can supply finishes mixed in any RAL number, British Standards colour, or any of the colours from some of the most popular independent paint companies such as Farrow & Ball, Little Green and Benjamin Moore. We also can also offer painting in dual colours which allows you to use a striking feature colour externally, with a more neutral colour internally.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our services please feel free to contact us.
Telephone: 0191 482 3792 | Email: [email protected]

Address: Unit 17 Morrison Industrial Estate North, Annfield Plain, Stanley, DH9 7RU

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our services please feel free to contact us.
Telephone: 0191 482 3792 | Email: [email protected]

Address: Unit 17 Morrison Industrial Estate North, Annfield Plain, Stanley, DH9 7RU

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