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Timber windows: what you need to know

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Are you replacing your windows or want to restyle your home? Timber windows can be a great option if you’re looking for that traditional aesthetic with modern functionality. They’re a great life-long investment that offers a variety of benefits.

What are timber windows?

Timber windows are made from wood which is a great sustainable option if you want to help the planet. Timber is a natural material that has excellent insulation, and is strong, stylish and easy to maintain. 

Perfect for traditional and modern houses, timber windows can be tailored to fit your home and come in a range of styles such as single-hung, double-hung, tilt-turn and sliding sash. 

How long do timber windows last?

Longer than you think! The lifespan of the new Accoya timber windows, with which we work, is 60 years. Some windows have outlasted their lifespan by an additional ten years. It’s a myth that timber is the least weather-resistant and will need to be replaced the quickest.

What are the advantages of installing timber windows?

It is impossible to ignore all of the advantages and benefits of timber windows. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better material for windows, given their attractive aesthetics and role in lowering your heating costs.

Low heating costs

 Since timber has excellent insulating qualities because of its low thermal conductivity rating, you can save money on your heating bills. 

Adds character & style to your home

Many homeowners opt for timber as it adds more personality than other window types such as uPVC and aluminium. Especially for older buildings, timber windows are in keeping with the original style of the property and look more authentic. 

Good for the planet

Installing timber windows can help in removing carbon from the environment, which is a major contributor to climate change. Plant-based materials such as trees like can absorb carbon and remove it from the atmosphere. If you want to do your bit for the planet, timber windows are the way to go. Just make sure that the timber has been sustainably sourced. 


With a history of durability, wood can withstand many challenging weather conditions, including wind, rain and heat. This durability is increased by the use of modern treated timber that is resistant to moisture, seasonal expansion and contraction. 

Using microporous paints and varnishes will also prevent water from entering the wood while still allowing it to breathe and dry – thus further increasing its durability. 

Want to install timber windows?

If you want to install timber windows in your home, contact our experienced and reliable traders at 020 8653 2200 or by filling out a form here. Simply let us know your exact requirements and we can supply to you.  

Buy from our experienced team so that you don’t lose out on the great benefits of high-quality timber windows. Shoddy work can make your windows weak and not fit for purpose. 

Our expert team has years of experience in the industry to advise and provide recommendations. Delivery is available in and around South London, including Kent, Surrey and Sussex.