More about our Replacement Windows
Colour matching can be an important consideration when looking at replacement windows, especially in listed or historically-styled buildings. Aluminium and uPVC windows often come in a limited range of colours or carry such high charges for one-off colours that the windows end up costing more than the timber equivalent. This is because the profiled aluminium and uPVC frame sections must be coated, dyed or wrapped before they are machined into window frames. This processing is usually done in large batches, and running small batches of custom colours for a single job is generally not cost-effective.
Because timber is painted or stained after manufacture on a per-job basis, one-off colours are no problem at all, and in many cases do not even incur additional charges over standard white window frames, making replacement timber windows an incredibly cost-effective solution.
We will match literally any solid colour, whether you have a BS, RAL, Dulux or Farrow and Ball colour name, or if you only have a physical sample of the colour you would like to match. We also offer a range of translucent stains which allows you to see the grain of the timber, showing the natural beauty of the wood underneath.
Another factor to take into account is the type of window being replaced. For top-opening and side-opening replacement casement windows, we can manufacture windows with flush casements, where the whole of the opening sash sits within the frame of the window for a traditional detail. Or we can manufacture stormproof casements where the sash overlaps and sits proud of the outer frame – resulting in a much more modern design. Both of these systems have dual weather seals to guard against drafts and water ingress, meaning they’re thermally efficient and much better for your energy bills.
For sliding sash window replacements, we can either provide a direct replacement with a true sliding sash window or “mock sash” casement windows. Mock sash window replacements consist of a stormproof casement window, split into two with a horizontal transom, with a top-opening hinged sash in the upper portion of the window, which has decorative horns extending from the bottom of the sash.
This mimics the look of a sliding sash window while keeping the opening mechanisms simple, and also uses less timber than a true sliding sash window, making the cost of replacement windows significantly cheaper. Because bear in mind that mock sash windows can be a good solution where budget is important, as they are generally cheaper than an equivalent sliding sash replacement window. We can also make double glazed sash windows.
All of our replacement windows meet current building regulations and CE marking requirements. They can also function as fire escape openings (depending on window size), have optional child-restrictor hinges or devices, trickle ventilators and many other features to enhance their energy-efficient nature, as well as to fit in with your home improvements.
We use the latest in locking gear and other hardware to ensure durability, reliability and security from all of our replacement timber windows. Where possible we also use hardware with lots of built-in adjustment, so that it is possible to set up your windows to work smoothly across their entire lifetime.
We offer modern, highly insulated and thermally efficient double glazed windows for all of our replacement timber windows. These double glazed windows have special low-e coatings and argon gas filling as standard, to minimise heat loss, be energy efficient and help to reduce your energy bills.
If you are interested in any of our replacement timber window products or would like a free quotation, please fill out our callback request form, or call us on 0843 886 7763.