What are the best timber alternatives for windows and doors?

Last Updated: 28 September 2023

There’s no denying that one advantage rural homes have over contemporary developments is the warmth of timber windows and doors. We at Reddish have built a reputation for supplying some of the highest performing timber products around with Accoya wood, but what if you’re a homeowner who prefers the flexibility of uPVC but still crave that authentic look? We’ve collated some timber alternative solutions.

Residence 9 window

Residence 9: The most convincing timber alternative windows

The go-to choice of timber alternative windows for many, Residence 9 has made a point of being a luxury solution that’s capable of replicating wooden frames to the most minute of details. A combination of intricate design, innovation, and stylish decoration, their uPVC frames incorporate such features as cill details and original butt hinges that takes authenticity from good to great.

Residence 9 are so good, that many local council authorities actively recognise their brand, regularly approving them for use in properties situated in conservation areas. So if you’re a homeowner concerned that swapping out your existing wooden frames for uPVC replacements would disrupt the overall look, fear not, Residence 9 are the ideal solution.

  • 9-chambered design for low U-values of 0.8
  • Authentic cill detail, a weather bar and original butt hinges
  • 14 colour and woodgrain finish options
  • ’Easy clean’ foiled rebates to reduce dirt build-up

Rosewood composite doors

Composite doors: Authentic style with modern performance

The great thing about composite doors is that they are universal, suiting all styles of home despite their inherent authenticity. This is because, for all the solidness of their timber core, they allow our composite doors to deliver exceptional levels of performance and security. Far and out exceeding 21st century requirements.

Engineered in multi-layered fashion, every composite slab comes coated in an outer skin of Glass Reinforced Plastic or “GRP”, making it easy for harsh elements to be resisted. The timber-like aesthetic will remain intact for years to come. Textured glazing can be incorporated where necessary too, helping homeowners to better lean towards either a classic or contemporary look.

  • A++ Rated performance
  • Authentic timber appearance with 40mm core depth
  • Kitemark, Secured by Design, Sold Secure and PAS 24 accredited
  • Unbeatable strength with great soundproofing qualities

uPVC windows and doors: Low maintenance with woodgrain foil finish

While it’s true that the specific systems dedicated to replicating the look and feel of traditional wood are good at what they do, there are many authentic woodgrain foils which can be applied to our basic uPVC windows and doors. They might not be convincing enough to pass in conservation areas but successfully evoke 19th century timber while retaining affordability and flexibility.

uPVC Georgian sash windows

Especially when supplied in a classic style like sliding sash, bay, or flush sash, your new windows and doors will appear stylish and sophisticated to the average passer-by. This is due to such woodgrain foils like Rosewood and Irish Oak, all of which combine with our uPVC systems’ natural thermal retention qualities to deliver the best of both worlds.

  • A+ rated for year-round comfort
  • wide range of authentic woodgrain foils
  • Configurable range of astragal bar patterns
  • Rot, rust, peel, and flake-resistant

Timber alternative windows and doors that ‘wow’ inside and out

So if you’d like to enjoy the beauty of 19th century timber windows and doors, but don’t have the time to varnish, why not consider one of the options mentioned above. To learn more, contact the Reddish Joinery team today on 0161 969 7474 or send us an online message. Nobody need miss out on the natural warmth timber brings.

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