8-10 week supply & installation lead time

10 year warranty, 60 year life expectancy

Designed by you, made to measure by us

98% of our customers would recommend us

Whole window U-values as low as 0.8W/m2K

In 2008 timber frame expert, Allen Dawson, set up his Family run Timber Frame specialist company Benjamin Allen Bespoke Homes. The Dawsons bought a plot of land in the small picturesque village of Ditchling located the foot of the South Downs in East Sussex with detailed planning permission for a 300m2 Sussex Style house.

Allen took a huge risk and spent a year building this house, which he hoped would advertise his timber framing skills and help promote and develop his new timber frame family business. Testament to this stunning build the house was featured in Homebuilding & Renovating magazines June 2012 issue. Bereco worked in partnership with Parkers Building suppliers to supply all the windows for this unique project.

French doors with bars living room log burner
Living area with sliding sash windows

Why Bereco?

The flexibility of Bereco products makes them the perfect choice for unique builds such as The Moat House which required a high level of detailed bespoke joinery work. The Entrance Door features very detailed bespoke curved bar design and the high performance Sliding Sash style windows all have an authentic Georgian bars. The excellent weather performance of the Bereco Sliding Sash windows ensured the building had a secure water tight shell.

Bereco were able to supply products that were sympathetically designed and importantly approved by the planning officer.

Interesting Fact

When asked about their ‘best buy’ for the project Allen and Michelle Dawson said “the wooden sash windows are fantastic and came factory finished in our chosen colour of Gardenia, which suits the house perfectly”

With their wealth of specialist joinery experience the Dawson family have undertaken much of the project themselves with Allen and his son Ben completing the highly insulated frame in just three weeks!

“This project is typical of the type of property we would put Bereco products forward for. Our customers often require a variety of joinery styles, product types and bespoke designs all sourced from the same supplier at the same time. The extensive Bereco product range enables Parkers to meet customers design needs whilst offering a high quality product with modern performance features.”

Ian Dear, Joinery Specialist at Parker Building Supplies

Dining area with patio doors
Big house with sliding sash windows and French doors

Special Requirements

One condition of the planning permission was that the external facade of the building had to be in keeping with the existing Georgian style architecture in the village. Great care had to be taken when selecting building materials and authentic detailing was essential.

The Dawson’s have undoubtedly achieved the main objective of this unique project which demonstrates the detail and quality of the workmanship that is evident at the Moat House. Although this project was a big gamble for Allen and his family it is one that has definitely paid off and the family business is now up and running with great success.

The experts in timber windows and doors

Whether you’re a homeowner working on a renovation project for your home, an architect looking for specific windows and doors, or a trade professional building new homes and properties, we offer a tailored service to help you budget, design, and order bespoke timber windows and doors.


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A really good company to deal with. Very helpful team of people from sales, technical support and delivery. Any time I called, I did not have to wait to speak to the right person and help was immediate. So not only great customer service but also terrific products, well designed and exact fit. Competitively priced.

Graham Roberts

I was very happy with Bereco’s service levels and the products are excellent, very good quality. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

Simon Hazelton

Beautifully constructed windows which do the job perfectly. Handled Covid disruption effectively. Installation went smoothly. All in all a job very well done. Would recommend without reservation.


Visited the showroom last year and impressed with the finish and quality. Just as delighted with the windows and back door that we ordered. They look fabulous.


Our memberships & schemes

As a dedicated manufacturer of quality timber windows and doors, we are part of a number of specialist memberships and schemes. Check out the full list below.

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FSC and Forests For All Forever
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Secured by Design certificate
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As seen in...

We’re pleased to announce our brand has featured in several national magazines and publications over the years. Here are some of the most recent places our products have been showcased.

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Architects' Journal
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