Recent research has established that quality timber frames have numerous advantages of UPVC:
Timber is naturally warmer than UPVC, improving the thermal efficiency of your home. Modern glazing technology means that wooden windows can now perform as well if not better than UPVC
Wood is a sustainable resource that when carefully selected can be carbon neutral. UPVC on the other hand uses numerous harmful chemicals and up to 9 times the energy to produce and is difficult to recycle at the end of its life.
Modern engineered and enhanced timber can outlast UPVC. For example ACCOYA (a completely sustainable acetylated wood) has a guaranteed lifespan of 50 years. The average lifespan of UPVC windows is around 20 years.
Wooden windows are beautiful! More delicate and elegant profiles can be crafted in timber, and of course you can change the colour whenever you feel like it.
In period and heritage properties, quality wooden windows will increase their value. Unsympathetic and inappropriate UPVC windows and doors are recognised as the single biggest factor that threatens period property values.
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