IF YOU’RE RENOVATING YOUR HOME, MAKING SURE YOUR WINDOWS LOOK AS GOOD AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN IS ONE OF THE FACTORS THAT CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR HOME’S KERB APPEAL.
We’ve heard it all before, but if your windows and front door look attractive and well maintained, your home genuinely will be more appealing to future buyers. You’ll also appreciate attractive, well-finished windows every time you open and close your curtains, or simply watch the world going by from your window.
Also, replacing older windows can help to prevent damp, draughts and noise pollution, helping your home to feel cosier and more welcoming.
We’ve joined forces with Reddish Joinery to look at the pros of traditional timber windows versus uPVC windows. Reddish Joinery specialises in making and installing beautifully crafted wooden window frames, using environmentally friendly processes.
These days, it’s easy to assume that uPVC is the best option as it’s the most common type of window. However, a company like Reddish Joinery will be able to offer you the modern thermal performance of UPVC windows as well as a beautiful timber frame to complement any style home.
Timber frames could be best for you if:
- You’re renovating a period property and want your new windows to be sympathetic to the home’s original style
- You’re replacing the windows in a listed building and need planning permission to install new windows. In this case, it’s likely that you will need to use traditional materials such as timber – always liaise with your local planning authority about your options.
- You’re using wood and other natural materials throughout your design scheme and want your windows to complement the traditional feel of the rest of your scheme. They also come in a lovely range of colours & finishes should you want to add a touch of personality to your new windows.
- If you are conscious about your home’s impact on the environment, Reddish Joinery are devoted to reducing their carbon footprint & use Accoya wood from fast-growing forests, carefully maintained to ensure they remain sustainable.
uPVC could be best for you if:
- You’re replacing old uPVC windows and want a like-for-like alternative
- If it’s a priority that your windows are easy to clean & low maintenance (uPVC windows are easy to clean)
- They’re in keeping with your design scheme – white does go with a lot but there are white timber options should you want to change the look of your home slightly!
Here at His & Hers, we can certainly appreciate that both timber frames and uPVC have their benefits. However, we feel that by working with a company like Reddish Joinery which specialises in timber windows, you can get the best of both worlds – benefiting from windows that have all the charm and traditional craftsmanship you’d expect from windows in period homes, but with all of the benefits of a modern window design (such as reducing draughts, damp and noise for a more energy efficient house which feels cosy during the winter months). Also, the timber finish looks very classic, giving your windows a premium feel. Choosing windows that are well made using great quality materials is an investment that you’ll appreciate for years to come.
We’re proud to say that this post is sponsored by family-run business Reddish Joinery (which was established in 1967).
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