Cottage style uPVC windows: Maintaining Style with Modern Performance

Here’s a dilemma: you own a nice old country cottage that has either rotting wooden windows or older uPVC ones that just don’t suit the property. Timber is expensive and requires regular upkeep, and replacement uPVC still isn’t going to look right.

What to do? Well, there is a third way, and that is our superb cottage style timber effect uPVC windows. Combining the best in traditional English looks and craftsmanship with outstanding modern performance, Timberlook’s range is the perfect solution when you need a new window to sit harmoniously with your period property while still providing thermal efficiency and durability.

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Why choose wood-effect uPVC windows?

While traditional timber windows are beautiful, they can be costly, plus expensive to maintain. uPVC is easy to maintain, but let’s be truthful here – it hasn’t been noted for its aesthetic qualities. Until now….

At Timberlook, we strive to craft all our heritage window designs with the same quality and attention to detail that carpenters in decades past employed in their own traditional practices. The result is a beautiful wood effect flush sash casement window that will perfectly complement any country home.

Crafting heritage styles for the modern age

To get the traditional look we’re aiming for, we delve deep into the history of window design. For example, one clear sign of a uPVC window is the diagonal weld on the corner of the frame. We don’t employ this feature; instead, we use patented Timberweld technology which achieves the appearance of a real timber butt joint used in wooden frames.

Additionally, our uPVC flush casement windows are fully designed to fit flush inside their frame, providing a period, classic cottage style while also offering modern energy-efficiency and security. These hinged windows can open outwards from either the top or side edges, making them a versatile and practical choice for any property.

Of course, the finish of our windows is just as important as the design. To complete the all-timber look, how about the distinctive looks of Golden Oak, Irish Oak or Rosewood? For something slightly less traditional, yet still in keeping with the country living ethos, you could opt for a handsome Chartwell Green or a subtle and sophisticated Pebble Grey – perfect for a rural cottage.

Stylish window hardware

The classic looks of our cottage style windows wouldn’t be complete without complementary hardware. As standard, our flush sash windows are equipped with contemporary handles that fit perfectly with Timberlook windows and won’t interrupt views. However, you can customise them even further with our Premium Regency furniture. You have the option to choose from Peardrop and Monkeytail handles to give your windows a unique and ornate touch.

For those looking for a truly authentic window design, we also offer dummy peg-stays and astragal bars to complete the look and give your windows the historical integrity your property deserves.

Keeping a comfortable temperature with heritage windows

Windows and doors are two fixtures of any house through which heat can easily be lost. And when fuel prices are still having an impact on household incomes, finding ways to save money and look after the environment have become important.

We make sure that our cottage style heritage windows conform to up-to-date Building Regulations, which is why we create them from durable and thermally efficient uPVC.

Our weatherproof and robust flush sash windows can achieve U-values as low as 1.2, making them an excellent choice for any homeowner looking to maintain comfortable temperatures in their home and reduce their energy bills.

As well as insulating uPVC and double glazing, our range can also be made with carefully concealed trickle vents to meet modern ventilation requirements.

uPVC windows in conservation areas

Many country cottages are situated in conservation areas where changes to properties are restricted by various planning laws. For years, uPVC was frowned upon as a replacement for timber – until wood-effect windows came along. Our uPVC cottage windows are designed to mimic the traditional look of wooden window frames, and have been approved for use in conservation areas across the UK.

Several projects involving Timberlook windows have been accepted in the Cotswolds, with planning officers noticing that our windows ‘successfully mimic traditional flush casements, and care has been taken over details such as the sill and trickle ventilation.’

See the Timberlook difference for yourself

At Timberlook, our range of window styles offer ease of maintenance, durability, and thermal excellence alongside traditional, conservation area-friendly stylings. If you would like to see for yourself what makes Timberlook windows so sought-after, please contact our dedicated sales team by emailing or calling us on 01253 888 222.

You can also contact us online – a member of our team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and advise you on bringing the beauty of wood effect windows to your home.