While you might think that here at Brinard Joinery, we are biased towards wooden or timber windows as that’s what we specialise in. There’s actually a number of reasons as to why we favour this material for our windows over the common uPVC. Here’s just a couple of reasons why.
Wooden windows created by Brinard Joinery are entirely bespoke. Not only does that mean that you can choose the style of window you want, it means that no matter the style of your house or the size and shape of your windows without it costing you the earth.
Bespoke windows allow you to show your own personal style not only on the inside of our home, but also on the outside. You can add design features that will help to make your windows unique to you.
With older timber windows they were known as being cold and very inefficient, this was mainly due to ill-fitting frames and often single pane glass. Which is how the uPVC windows gained their traction. However, modern timber windows have the ability to be fitted with up to triple-glazing, increasing their efficiency.
With the frame material, there is very little difference between the efficiency. However, bespoke wooden frames are more likely to fit into the space better, without the use of filler, than their competition.
Here at Brinard Joinery, all of our windows are A-Rated, giving you the best efficiency possible.
As the world focuses more on the impact that we have on the environment, it wouldn’t be wise to miss this as a factor in opting for timber windows. uPVC is not a biodegradable material, whilst our timber windows are made from all-natural materials, meaning that they will decompose over time.
You may have read that timber will decompose over time, however, we do not mean while your windows are still in use! The average lifespan of modern timber windows is around 60 years, this is increased with regular maintenance and wood treatments. Meanwhile the average lifespan for uPVC is anywhere from 10 to 35 years, and there is very little impact that regular maintenance can have on this. After time open to the elements uPVC will begin to change colour and dry out, causing cracks. Whereas timber can be treated to prevent both of these issues from occurring.
You could say that the appearance is personal preference, and you would be right. However, if you were to solely base your decision on appearance alone, would you opt for a white plastic-looking uPVC or a timber window, full of its own character that you can paint in any colour you wish? We know which we would choose.
For more information on bespoke timber windows, please contact a member of our expert team who will be more than happy to assist you. You can also check out our blogs for more ideas on how bespoke joinery can make a difference in your home.