See us on Stand A3

Our next show of 2019 is the Listed Property Show in Edinburgh on the 26th October. Come and see us on Stand A3, where our team will be more than happy to discuss your requirement and answer questions.
If you aren’t able to make it to the show, but would like information about us and the services we offer then call us on  01931 585101 or 01931 714289 or Email and we will be happy to help.

Visit the show website to get your tickets here


The new showroom at AJ&D Chapelhow has been over 10 months in the making but well worth the wait. Showcasing a range of doors and windows in a home environment the showroom has already impressed a number of architects and visitors to the site. Open 5 days a week, interested parties are more than  welcome to visit to discuss  requirements with one of AJ&D Chapelhow’s highly qualified staff. Just call the office on 01931 585 101 or 01931 714 289 to arrange. “There is nothing better than being able to show our
customers the quality and attention to detail that goes into
the doors and windows we create here in Cliburn and we find the showroom is a really effective way to do that” – Helen Law

Why the oldest window frame
material is the modern choice

Architects appreciate the look and feel of high quality materials, but are naturally attracted to innovative ideas, especially when they bring the promised of enhanced performance. So it’s interesting to see timber – the oldest of materials for window frames – enjoying something of a renaissance over the last few years. It’s not something that’s happened by chance, but the result of a determined effort by the industry to shake off earlier performance issues, while at the same time reinforcing its sustainability credentials

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Story submitted by The Wood Window Alliance

Eden Business Man returns from retirement to save his firm

A BUSINESSMAN who returned from retirement to save his former firm when it was about to go into liquidation has been reflecting on a successful first year. Alan James Chapelhow, established A. J. & D. Chapelhow Ltd., a general joinerery business, in 1961 and later diversified into the construction and erection of timber-framed houses.

In 1982 the Cliburn-based company began manufacturing pre-finished timber windows with factory double and triple glazing and by 1984 the timber window and door side of the businesss had grown to become the mainstay of the factory.

In 2015, with more than 54 successful years behind him and a workforce of more than 23 highly skilled staff, Alan felt the time was right to sell the business and retire at 76.

However, it soon became clear that all was not well, and the promises made to the workforce and to Alan himself by the new owner were not all they seemed.

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