I’m planning to replace the windows in my home and ideally would like to go for timber frames – what do I need to consider?
Mike Ward, Managing Director at JELD-WEN, leading manufacturer of high quality timber windows, has this advice…
When choosing replacement windows, it’s key to consider your property’s style and which style of windows will enhance its beauty while offering energy efficiency and heat retention. Timber windows are a characterful addition to any property, but they also offer a number of benefits beyond design flexibility, such as thermal performance. If you’re looking for the ultimate timber choice, oak is incredibly desirable and will create a very high-end finish. For a more affordable alternative, opt for softwood timber frames that can be customised in a range of colours, designs and specifications. Modern timber windows are supplied with double or triple-glazing and offer a full range of benefits, with triple-glazing becoming an increasingly popular choice due to the exceptional thermal and acoustic performance it offers.
Energy efficiency is a major consideration when upgrading windows. Our Stormsure Energy+ casement range offers an exceptional ‘A+’ rating in compliance with the BFRC window energy rating scheme, and benefits from superb thermal efficiency and sound insulation, keeping you cosy and your heating bills down.
It’s also worth considering the lifetime performance and costs associated with different material choices. Timber is an attractive, affordable option when the longevity and the innate benefits of such a high-quality material are taken into account. Plus, if you are concerned about environmental impact, timber offers a way to be carbon neutral, as well as using a material that’s fully recyclable and biodegradable.
For more information about JELD-WEN’s range of timber windows, visit www.jeld-wen.co.uk.