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Traditional Wooden Windows

With a wide range of wood types available, there's lots of options when it comes to selecting the right material for your hardwood windows


Available in many different forms, traditional timber windows range from metal leaded lights from years gone by to the ever popular timber sashes and casements through to 1930's Crittall examples, to name just a few.

Throughout history, window designs were largely influenced by technological development and economic considerations and while such restrictions may no longer be in force, hardwood timber windows remain a key component of listed, historical and period buildings, and much care and attention should be taken to maintain their integrity and further enhance their beauty.

Prior to organising replacement wooden windows it is necessary to check with your local planning sector whether you need to get permission in order to adhere to building regulations and guidelines.

The benefits of hardwood timber windows

Modern uPVC designs very rarely enhance the look of older, period properties whereas replacement wood or metal frames stand the test of time and look aesthetically beautiful.

Wooden windows offer fantastic stability and strength, and are highly energy efficient.


Hardwood wooden frames are extremely durable and eco-friendly timber is well known as an effective insulator. That said, Accoya, a type of chemically improved softwood now provides extra structural strength over larger glazed areas.

"Traditional wooden windows for the period of your home"


More environmentally than PVCu windows as timber in the windows becomes a carbon sink whereas plastic windows require the production of a lot of carbon in order to be created.

When it comes to your windows, replacing like-for-like is usually regarded as the best course of action. Window designs should take their inspiration from the style and period of your home, and matching existing frames will help to ensure the proportions of your windows are correct.


On homes dating from the 18th century onwards, traditional timber casements and sashes work extremely well whereas many Elizabethan homes suit metal frames with their slim profiles. Windows made of wood also look stunning in 1930's build and barn conversions, too.

But of course, whatever style your home is, all windows need to be secure and therefore taking necessary precautions is advised. Ensuring any surface locks are not secured to the window but to the frame itself, and that sashes are fitted with bolts and stops is essential when looking at the safety of your home.

Other options include an integral locking system located within the frame which can offer added security; toughened safety or laminated glazing also offers similar benefits meaning there are several options available to homeowners throughout Devon.

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