How to choose windows for your Period home
With variations from casement to sash windows, there are many for you to choose from. We’ve written this article to help you choose the best windows for your period home.
There is no doubt windows are one of the most important aspects of a home, from appearance to security, windows play a vital role in defining the character of a period property. The chances are if you’re reading this article, you’re about to – or have already begun – renovating your period home.
In this article, we will answer the following questions:
- What are the window styles to choose from?
- uPVC or timber windows?
- Bespoke windows or ready made?
What are the window styles to choose from?
The most popular types of window styles period homeowners choose are casement windows often made by wood or metal, and timber sash windows.
We advise you to consider the two following types of windows.
- Casement windows
- Sash windows
Why choose Casement Windows?
If you live in or are renovating a period home, Casement Windows are a great option. They provide a fully open window, which can be a great advantage to you depending on your needs. This window type is also very hard to break into, Casement locks are hook-shaped, and the hooks are embedded within the frame, making them virtually untouchable.
Why choose Sash Windows?
We often get asked if timber sash windows are any good. The answer we give is certified YES. Why? There’s nothing quite as appealing as a sash window. They stay in keeping with your period home and pay for themselves by adding value to your property. Another reason we recommend them is that they’re safe & secure, and they’re low maintenance once cared for.
uPVC or timber windows?
Believe it or not, timber can last up to and beyond 30 years if cared for and maintained, whereas uPVC only tends to last for 10 years. This means you can expect to replace your uPVC windows much sooner than timber, adding additional costs. Timber is also a fully recyclable material and is better for the earth’s atmosphere than uPVC.
Bespoke windows or ready made?
A lot of our customers have had bad experiences with ready-made and off-the-shelf windows. This is because they weren’t getting the quality they were expecting. However, compare this to the bespoke windows we offer, they’re often blown away by the attention to detail we put into our windows.
Are you in the market for new windows for your Period home? Here at Cambium Joinery, we can help. We’re based in Nottinghamshire but serve the whole United Kingdom. Contact us today for a free quote.
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