Timber windows have been around for an incredibly long time and are still extremely popular throughout homes in Wolverhampton. Old and outdated timber windows, however, are prone to problems that can compromise the security, aesthetic, and energy efficiency of your home.

Although modern timber window replacements are far more advanced than their predecessors, some homeowners looking to upgrade their windows may want to consider a timber alternative. Thanks to modern advancements in technology, timber alternative windows are now better than ever and offer a more contemporary alternative to timber window replacements for homeowners in the West Midlands and beyond.

With the Residence Collection, homeowners can enjoy the natural beauty of timber aesthetic with the low maintenance benefits of innovative uPVC. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should upgrade your old timber windows to the Residence Collection this winter.

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Residence Collection timber effect windows are authentic

We install both Residence 9 and Residence 7 windows, both of which authentically replicate 19th Century timber designs. The authentic sightlines and woodgrain effect perfectly mimic the natural beauty and charm of real timber, but with the modern benefits of uPVC. Authenticity can be further enhanced by including features like Georgian Bars, butt hinges, Monkey Tail handles, and more.

Manufacturing and joinery techniques also enrich the authenticity of Residence windows as timber alternatives. On Residence 9 frames, the joints are traditionally butted together to replicate timber, and on Residence 7 frames a mitre weld will fuse the joints together diagonally for a contemporary appearance, or the GRAF weld creates a seamless diagonal weld.

Residence windows are suitable for homes in conservation areas

Thanks to Residence windows being so comparable to timber, they are often approved for listed building window replacements, as well as window replacements in conservation areas. A conservation area is an area of specific architectural or historical interest, the character or appearance of which is desirable to preserve or enhance.

Residence 9 windows and Residence 7 windows have been specifically designed to replicate the documented historical window designs from heritage periods. The use of modern materials should be largely accepted provided that the heritage window is of design, dimensions, detailing and opening mechanisms are similar to the original timber window.

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Our wide selection of window profiles are made-to-measure, so they can easily suit any style of property. You’ll be able to choose between three materials: uPVC, aluminium and timber, and six window styles. Discover our range today.


Timber effect windows provide improved energy efficiency

The multi-chambered uPVC Residence Collection frames are incredibly energy efficient, achieving A+ energy ratings and U-values as low as 0.8 W/m2K, so you can save money on your heating bills. The draught-proofed frames also mean that energy wastage is minimised, keeping your home’s carbon footprint low.

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Residence collection windows are made from low maintenance uPVC

One huge benefit of investing in Residence uPVC windows is that uPVC requires little to no maintenance, and remains looking its best year after year. The same cannot be said for the unfortunate way that old and outdated timber frames degrade over time. Notoriously draughty, neglected timber window frames can dramatically diminish the overall aesthetic of your home, as well as posing a security threat as weakened wood is easier to damage and break in through. Residence windows achieve the timeless timber look, without any of the maintenance issues.

Timber effect uPVC windows have kerb appeal

Residence Collection windows are the pinnacle of timber effect uPVC frames that perfectly replicate traditional joinery techniques and woodgrain patterns, adorning your home with a beautiful and authentic timber style. You can decide between an array of colour options and wood effects to suit your homes character and your personal style for ultimate kerb appeal. Popular colours with homeowners in the Midlands include Chartwell green, anthracite grey and charming cream.

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Price Modern timber is more often than not the most expensive window material. Although uPVC is generally seen as the most affordable choice of window material, Residence windows are a more premium choice with a higher price point. Whether your Residence windows are cheaper or more expensive than a timber option will depend on the number of windows requires, the sizes, the style, and the colours. The best way to get an accurate price is to contact us for a free quote.
Maintenance Requires fairly regular maintenance and upkeep to ensure the wood remains in its best working condition. Virtually no maintenance required.
Durability Wood is a naturally durable material able to withstand most weather conditions, however, as it is an organic material it can rot and warp if not looked after correctly. As a non-corrosive material, uPVC won’t rust or rot like other materials could end up doing. They’ll also be able to withstand any weather, not letting damp into the home.
Security Despite timber being very strong, the security of timber windows can be compromised if the timber isn’t cared for correctly as rotting or warped timber is easier to damage and break through. uPVC windows are extremely tough to damage let alone break-in through.
Insulation Wood will deliver your home with natural insulation, which means that it will keep the heat in, helping to reduce your energy bills. Fitting double glazing within the multi-chambered uPVC window frames makes for a highly insulated and energy efficient home that will help to keep the heat in and cold air out.

Timber effect windows in Wolverhampton & The Midlands

If you’re looking to improve your home with the beauty and charm of timber windows, but with the practicality and low maintenance benefits of uPVC, contact us today to find out more about our timber effect Residence Collection and talk to an expert in double glazing Wolverhampton.





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