Timber vs uPVC sash windows for London properties

Sliding sash windows

When you live in London and you’re thinking about a window upgrade, which material is best? Both timber and uPVC have their benefits, but which one is for you? The answer to this will usually depend on the style of property you live in and your expectations of what your replacement windows will provide.

It’s often a good idea to replace old failing windows with something in a similar style to retain the character of a property. The age of your property will also be a consideration when deciding which material is best for you. Timber windows are perfect for older properties, particularly traditional sliding sash windows. uPVC windows however, are now available in a range of wood grain finishes which convincingly replicate the look of natural timber.

Timber sash windows - sliding sash style with privacy glass

Sash windows for London homes

Sash windows from Albion are designed to provide excellent levels of security and energy efficiency. Whether you choose uPVC or timber, you’ll soon see an improvement in your home’s performance. uPVC is typically more affordable than timber. It is low maintenance and can incorporate a range of additional hardware.

Timber on the other hand is extremely durable. When it is well looked after it will last for decades. It is versatile in its colour options, as you can paint it any colour you choose. Aesthetically, timber is perfect for period Victorian and Georgian properties. uPVC will better suit properties built during the 1930s and beyond.

Quality uPVC and timber sash windows

If you live anywhere in London, Surrey, Kent, or Essex; Albion Windows can help you improve your home. We have over 35 years’ industry experience and a wealth of local knowledge working in the community. If you’re still unsure whether uPVC or timber is the right choice for you, contact Albion Windows today. Call us on 0500 344 028 or contact us online. Our team of industry specialists will be happy to advise on the best choice for your home.

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