For those who live in a 1970s property, you might have considered upgrading your windows, but you might be unsure of the most suitable solution. So, in honor of upcycling week, we thought we’d look at how you can upcycle your 1970s home with the best replacement windows.

Aluminium windows

Prior to the 1980s, the windows that were considered the best in the industry were aluminium windows. And whilst their frames were strong and slender, they were not fitted with the polyamide thermal breaks that they are today. They were also most likely single glazed because double glazing did not become popular until the 1980s. Therefore, their thermal performance was, frankly, awful in comparison to today’s windows.

However, modern aluminium windows are fitted with the latest double glazing and polyamide thermal breaks, which reduce heat transfer via the frames. Therefore, you do not have to sacrifice thermal performance in order to achieve a 1970s look.

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Timber casement windows

bay windowIf your 70s home still has its original windows and they’re not made from aluminium, they are almost certainly fitted with timber ones (uPVC windows didn’t become popular in the UK until the 1980s).

The most common style for windows from this era were casement windows, so you can’t go wrong with these for your chosen style. However, flush sash windows replicate a traditional casement window design, so you might consider them also.

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Timber effect uPVC windows

If neither aluminium nor timber windows are what you’re looking for, there are windows available today that are built from uPVC but look like timber. These timber effect windows combine the qualities of uPVC windows – easy to maintain, naturally insulating and highly durable– with the rich grained appearance, flush sashes and slim frames that you find on traditional timber windows.

White timber or aluminium casement windows

Casement WindowWhite was as popular a window colour in the 1970s as it is today, so there’s a good chance your 1970s home, or others in your area, are fitted with white windows. A timeless window frame colour, you can’t go wrong when choosing white for your replacement windows.

However, if you prefer to stand out from other homes in your area, aluminium windows are available in any RAL colour, so you have total flexibility over their appearance. Timber windows come in a wide range of natural stain and paint finishes too.

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Large windows for large rooms

One of the defining features of 70s properties is large rooms and large windows. And whilst many were not fitted with bay windows, if you have the space available and would like to improve natural light levels, and make them feel even more spacious, you might consider getting a stunning bay window installed. These are constructed using several windows, are in keeping with the large windows 1970s homes are renowned for.bay window

To get started with replacing the windows on your 1970s home, give Wolverhampton Glass a call on 01902 773831 or contact us online.

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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.


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