There are a lot of factors to consider when getting new windows or doors. Whether it’s for your dream house or because your previous set has seen better days, things like the material, cost, security, longevity and energy value all come into play.
When it comes to timber windows and doors, there are noticeable advantages compared to their PVC and composite counterparts:
Durability – Timber windows and doors are incredibly durable, having a ‘standard working life’ life-span that can be twice their PVC counterparts (60 years v 30 years). We use modern engineered timber, which is highly stable and durable due to any natural defects, such as knots and sap, being removed and the timber being laminated with opposing grain to avoid any warping or twisting. The products are all re-treated with preservatives post-manufacture, before priming, they then go through a precision painting process, before glazing. Post glazing they are then re-finished.
Aesthetic – When it comes to looks, nothing beats the natural warmth and character of timber windows and doors – they give off a timeless appeal. The consistency in aesthetics over various different designs of timber doors and windows over PVC and aluminium is a huge benefit. Through a variety of different windows and doors to choose from, all being customisable and expertly fitted, they will perfectly complement your home.
Cost-effectiveness – For all the positives they bring, timber doors and windows are incredibly cost-effective, requiring minimal maintenance, offering customisability and are more likely to be a one-off purchase than their PVC counterparts, which are more likely to deteriorate quickly and need replacing.