1930s Window Styles: Exploring the Benefits of uPVC

The iconic architecture of the 1930s is all about clean lines, geometric shapes, and a touch of modern flair. But even the most stunning 1930s home can suffer from outdated, drafty timber windows. Here’s where heritage-style uPVC windows come in, offering the perfect blend of modern performance and classic 1930s aesthetics.

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Why choose uPVC over the original windows?

Original timber windows were a key element of 1930s architectural style. However, modern materials offer superior functionality without sacrificing the vintage charm.

What were the popular window styles in the 1930s?

Popular window styles in the 1930s included flush casements with multiple small panes of glass, often arranged in geometric patterns. These windows were popular in Art Deco and Modernist homes of the era, reflecting a sleek and industrial aesthetic that was in fashion during that time!


Preserving 1930s window styles, boosting performance

Nowadays, uPVC windows can be crafted to perfectly replicate 1930s window styles, incorporating design features like astragal bars (decorative glazing bars that mimic individual panes) and dummy sashes (fixed panels that replicate opening sections) to maintain that classic look. Timberlook windows can incorporate stained glass for those looking for a touch of Art Deco flair!

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Energy efficiency: keeping your home comfortable

One of the biggest advantages of choosing uPVC for 1930s style replacement windows is their thermal efficiency. Unlike timber, which can warp and lose its insulating properties over time, uPVC offers exceptional insulation. This means your new windows can help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, significantly reducing your energy bills and your home’s carbon footprint.

Low maintenance for lasting beauty

While preserving the architectural integrity of your 1930s home is important, functionality matters too.

Timber windows require regular maintenance, including painting and re-staining, to keep them looking their best and functioning properly.

uPVC windows, on the other hand, are incredibly low maintenance. A simple wipe down with a damp cloth is all they need to stay looking beautiful year after year. This frees up your time and money, allowing you to enjoy heritage aesthetics without the constant upkeep.

Enhanced security for peace of mind

Over time, older timber window frames can become damaged, brittle and more susceptible to break-ins if not properly maintained. uPVC windows, on the other hand, are much stronger and more secure, offering a great way to enjoy 1930s window styles with added peace of mind.

Timberlook windows offer an extra layer of peace of mind, as they are certified to PAS 24, a recognised security standard that means they are highly resistant to physical attack and attempted break-ins.

Timberlook: the perfect blend of modern performance and heritage style

When it comes to looking for 1930-style replacement windows, the Timberlook range offers the perfect solution. While other heritage uPVC ranges offer a taste of classic aesthetics, at Timberlook we go the extra mile.

We understand the intricate details that define 1930s windows. Our windows are crafted with a variety of wood-grain finishes to match your original timber, and our unique customisation options (such as dummy stays, heritage hardware, and astragal bars) ensure an authentic look.

Even in a modern home seeking to incorporate the elegance of 1930s window styles, Timberlook windows can be crafted with discreet trickle vents, ensuring a clean aesthetic without compromising functionality. They also deliver the exceptional durability and strength essential for the demands of modern living.

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Find your perfect 1930s window style in uPVC: get in touch today!

Whether you live in a 1930s semi or a new build, Timberlook can help bring the charm of heritage design to any style of home.

With their exceptional thermal efficiency, low maintenance requirements, and enhanced security, Timberlook windows offer the perfect blend of modern performance and timeless style. Get in touch today to find a local Timberlook installer near you and take the first step towards transforming your home with beautiful 1930s style windows.