A project in Surrey, 2 Direct Glazed gables 

recently completed by us & 

filmed for a new BBC Property show.



Topworks is a Bespoke Carpentry business Specialising in 

Glazing Green Oak Timber Frames.

We cover the whole of the UK. 

We Specialise in OAK FRAME GLAZING.

Installing ‘face applied glazing’ (Direct glazing) and oak joinery to 

Green Oak Frames & Douglas Fir Frames.

This is by far the most aesthetically pleasing system to glaze an

oak frame & is the most reliable system when viewed against the 

only alternatives of rebating or fitting individual frames.

This is a specialist glazing system and can only be successfully 

installed by fully experienced and skilled craftsmen.

There are many steps, processes and detailing to correctly and 

successfully direct glaze an oak building, it requires  time, skill, 

knowledge & experience.

incorrect & inexperienced fitting will undoubtedly leak and could 

potentially damage your oak frame.

We are aware of only 3 other fully experienced 

companies in the uk.

A typical installation (if there is such a thing in green oak framing) 

takes approx 10 days.

The final finish is top quality and 

we certainly will not rush the installation,

Our quality of work speaks for itself.


We only use the highest quality materials & we 

believe that the aesthetics of our work are as important as its 


Our work complements your oak frame as we faithfully

recreate the detailing of your frame within our system. 

Key Features:

  1. 1.The entire structural frame is clad to  protect the frame and provide a continuous waterproof seal & also helps prevent cold bridging.

  2. 2.The IGU’s are floating to allow for movement of the frame.

  3. 3.All weather seals are BBA Certified to provide longevity and allow for movement. 

  4. 4.We use a 6 x 20 mm profile tapes to improve performance.

    5. BBA certified flexible weatherproof seals used in the system 

    to accommodate the movement of the frame

  5. 6.Free running drainage is built into the system extending the life of the IGU’s and to prevent the buffeting effect which drives trapped water through the secondary seal.

    7.Copper flashings used on horizontal members, profiled on site in one continuous length using specialist machinery.

  6. 8.All joinery work, doors & opening windows can be incorporated into the system.

  7. 9.Installations are undertaken by skilled and trained craftsmen.

    10. No stepped IGU's required except on roof installations.




Copyright © 2010 TOPWORKS Bespoke Joinery. All rights reserved.

Company No. 08079439

Head office: 12 Trident Park, Trident Way, Blackburn, England. BB1 3NU

Copyright © 2010 TOPWORKS Bespoke Joinery. All rights reserved.