Buying timber replacement windows

For traditional properties with old wood windows, there are several options available when buying timber replacement windows.  If your old wood windows need replacing, or if you live in a traditional house and need new windows in the traditional style, we give some tips and advice on how the right timber replacement windows can add value and the right look in your home.

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Information about timber replacement windows.

The first distinctive feature of timber replacement windows is how they’re designed to replicate the features of old timber windows.  There are several different types of windows all with different features. While you do have a choice of products and brands, if you want a truly authentic timber replacement window then study the features of each product closely.  Timber replacement windows will:

  • Have many characteristics of old wood windows such as flush fitting opening sashes.
  • Offer authentic wood colours.
  • Come designed with traditional features such as wood-like joints.
  • Offer a range of period window handles and window furniture.
  • Come with other details such as glazing bars, putty line appearance and timber-look cills.

Another consideration is what materials.  In our view, the best timber replacement windows material is PVCu.  There are some standout products available that create a very credible alternative to a real wood window.  However, there are flush casement windows available in aluminium as well.  Not only do these offer you an aluminium option, perhaps to match aluminium bifolding doors or sliding doors, but they also work very well as a contemporary window.

Therefore talk to a good provider of these specialist windows, look at several examples and always ask questions.  Another great thing about timber replacement windows is the work both as standalone windows or as part of a conservatory orangery.  There are even matching single and French doors with most products.

Types of timber-look windows and doors for the home.

We list below some of the most popular types of timber replacement windows in some of the top brands.

Origin OW-80 Flush Casement Windows.

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Made of premium grade aluminium and with a 20-year guarantee, Origin aluminium windows come with a unique flush casement design on both the inside and outside of the window.  Origin windows come in a big range of colours as well as woodgrain colours.  Available is oak, walnut, mahogany and rosewood finish all looking very authentic in an aluminium window.

As well as this, Origin windows come as part of a bigger range of Origin Home products including bifolding doors, sliding doors, front doors and even garage doors.   You will find Origin flush casement windows perfect in a new extension and as a replacement for your existing windows.

Residence Collection.

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By far, one of the best timber replacement brands on the market is the Residence Collection.  The Residence 9 suite, in particular, is one of the most authentic PVCu systems, expertly designed and made to look just like real wood windows.

Residence 9 windows come with authentic mitre joints, period hardware, beautiful foil finishes and all the fine craftsmanship of classic timber windows.  Yet they are made of 21st-century technology with outstanding energy efficiency, security and weather performance. There is also a matching range of doors too.

Liniar Flush Casement Windows.

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Another authentic timber look window is the Liniar brand.  British designed and made, these are high quality windows at a more affordable price yet with all the features you expect from a credible wood-like product in PVCu.

Liniar windows come in a big range of plain or foiled colours, with several handle options as well as a matching range of doors.  

There are even slim-sash liniar windows for elsewhere in the home.

Sliding Sash Windows.

Of course, many old houses come with old timber sliding sash windows. PVCu windows again offer a great alternative coming with many of the classic features of old sash windows.  Our Roseview Ultimate Rose Window is a fine example of this.

With Roseview windows you get the deep bottom rails, putty lines, heritage bars, period hardware as well as the choice of mechanical joints.  Our sliding windows offer some of the most credible timber replacement windows in PVCu at a great price and with no loss of aesthetics.

These windows also take care of other details such as the old box sashes found in original wood windows.

Our top tips for buying timber replacement windows.

  • Always try to view your new windows in a showroom so you can see exactly how they look, feel and work.
  • A good brand offers you a lot of colour, hardware and design options, letting you customise your new windows to match your home exactly.
  • Ask about security and weather performance features.  Many of these windows come with independent certification such as Secured by Design for Security.
  • Consider other windows and doors in the home such as colour matching, similar sight lines and what guarantee you get.

Get in touch today for timber-look windows prices.

For a free quotation, contact us today or visit our Epsom Showroom with a big range of timber-look windows on display as well as our entire range of home improvement products.

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