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The Benefits of Hardwood Windows

by Francesca Coleman Carr

Whether you are renovating an existing property or simply looking to upgrade your current sash windows, you want to source the very best hardwood windows. At Sash Windows London Ltd, we are sash window specialists who have been installing windows for over 25 years. Our window installations don’t just look beautiful, but also perform to an extremely high standard. Click here to discover our range of hardwood timber windows.

What are Hardwood Windows?

Timber windows can generally separated into two different types – hardwood and softwood. Both have very different properties and suit homes in different ways. Some people find the term hardwood to be confusing. After all, what’s the difference between the two?

Hardwood Definition: hardwood comes from trees that produce seeds with a covering such as acorns and walnuts, and also fruits such as apples.

Softwood Definition: softwood trees on the other hand are seed-bearing and produce seeds that are not covered. These trees are fast growing and produce seeds like pines that are naturally released into the wind once they mature, spreading seeds over a much wider area.

Types of Hardwood

There are many different types of hardwood to choose from when purchasing windows made from hardwood timber. Let’s take a look at the different types of hardwood below.

Oak: one of the most traditional material choices for timber windows, oak has been used in window construction for hundreds of years. Known for its durability and strength, oak is perfect for even the heaviest of uses and can last for a lifetime, if properly maintained. Another significant benefit of oak windows is they offer incredible aesthetics thanks to the tree’s detailed grain.

Sapele: one of the most popular hardwood timbers in UK construction, sapele is extremely strong, durable, and stable. A beautifully attractive hardwood, sapele is dark reddish brown in appearance and is well suited to a transparent coating. Ideal for heritage properties and houses situated in conservation areas, sapele is a popular choice.

The Benefits of Hardwood

Hardwood is a slow grown wood that has a tighter grain than softwood, making it extremely durable and promising a long lifespan.

Hardwood is Strong and Durable: all of our timber windows are constructed from quality timber, retaining the beauty of real wood but with the benefits of rot and decay protection.

Hardwood Windows and Weather Protection: All of the windows we sell and install have been protected against the changeable weather conditions, creating an impenetrable barrier against any moisture getting into the wood. This helps ensure that our windows are protected all year round.

Colourfast Coatings: another benefit of hardwood is that it can be painted or stained to suit the existing look and feel of your property. The timber sash windows we sell and install are available in a wide variety of colours. So, you’re sure to find something suitable for your home. Our 10 year paint and stain warranty protects the aesthetics of your windows from extreme weather conditions and peeling paint.

Hardwood Provides Thermal Efficiency: timber is a natural insulator and with the combination of timber window frames and double glazing, the thermal efficiency of your home is significantly improved. Thanks to our beautiful window designs, you can enjoy the original charm our timber sash windows with the beneficial modern additions of double glazing, secure locking mechanisms, and workmanship guarantees. No draughts, exceptionally secure, and extremely hard wearing, our timber sash windows offer the best of both worlds without the compromise.

Timber Can Last a Lifetime: research has shown that time and time again, timber lasts significantly longer than alternative materials. And with effective care and maintenance, wood can last a lifetime. You can find out how to maintain your sash windows properly here.

Timber Windows Offer High Performance

One of nature’s masterpieces, timber is a natural insulator that looks great and increases the comfort in your home. If you choose from our range of timber sash windows, you can enjoy hardwood windows that will:

  • Reduce the cost of your energy bills
  • Enhance the appearance of your property
  • Add value to your home for many years to come

As well as our double glazed sash windows, we can also install triple glazing for our customers who want to cater to a more demanding environmental criteria.

Timber Windows are Made to Meet the Demands of Modern Users

We are proud to install energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly timber windows for our customers. Designed to offer maximum performance and high levels of security, our timber sash windows will improve the look of your home, minimise your energy costs, and add value to your home.

Contact Sash Windows London Today

As a family-owned sash window company, we have built a reputation based on our high standard of products and excellent standard of customer service. We are passionate about providing products of the highest quality to our customers and all of our timber windows are manufactured here in the UK using sustainably sourced timber. If you are looking to purchase new windows for your property, hardwood is definitely the way to go. Get in touch with our team today and we will help you find the perfect windows for your home.

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