What windows will suit my period home in Manchester?

Last Updated: 28 September 2023

When you’re living in a period property it can be difficult to find the balance between improving the efficiency of your home and celebrating the traditional features. At Reddish Joinery, we have over 40 years of industry experience in and around Manchester. During this time, we have worked on a variety of properties from period, modern, small, large and even commercial. We are on hand to provide our customers with information and advice on the best home improvement projects for their properties.

What to consider when replacing your period homes windows?

Replacing your windows can be a big commitment and there are several factors to consider before you take the plunge. Here’s everything we at Reddish believe you should consider before choosing replacement windows for your period property:

  • Your budget and how much you’re willing to adjust this
  • Your preferences for window materials and styles
  • The style, size and colour of your existing windows
  • The style and colour of your neighbour’s windows
  • Are you living in a conservation or protected area?
  • The colour and period of your property

We always recommend our customers weigh up everything they do and don’t want from their replacement windows so that we can best advise you on your options.

Accoya wood windows for period homes in Manchester

Wooden windows are by far the superior choice for homeowners who want to keep to the style that their current period windows offer. At Reddish, we supply and install market-leading Accoya windows. They offer the same traditional look as standard timber but with advanced performance across the board. Accoya is manufactured by putting fast-growing pine through an acetylation process to enhance all of the natural properties of wood.

Arch Accoya wood window with leaded lights

Our Accoya windows can be manufactured into almost any window style, so you needn’t worry about your customisation opportunities. You’ll also be able to choose from a variety of colour swatches including all of the classic wood grain finishes you’re used to. We can even try to colour match your existing windows so they can be seamlessly swapped out by our expert team of installers.

The great thing about Accoya is that it has already been approved for many conservation areas. As all of our windows come double glazed, you’ll see huge benefits in having our Accoya windows installed in your protected property.


Timber effect windows for period homes in Manchester

At Reddish, we offer the exceptionally beautiful Residence 9 timber alternative window. This is the perfect solution for homeowners who want a window that offers the aesthetic of classic wood and the performance of modern uPVC. The Residence 9 (R9) window features timber-style joins, traditional hardware with the option to add Georgian bars where desired.

Compared to other uPVC windows on the market, R9 offers the highest thermal performance. Manufactured with a unique 9-chambered design combined with either high-end double or triple glazing, it’s able to achieve an energy rating of A++.

Which window styles offer the best look for period homes?

Arguably deciding on the style of your window is the most crucial part of replacing your windows. At Reddish Joinery we offer our windows in a variety of styles however, they’re not all suited for period properties.

Heritage flush sash windows

Above any other style flush, sash windows offer the best heritage appearance. Our uPVC flush sash windows have been manufactured to replicate the look of 19th Century timber windows which is why we so often recommended them to our customers. As they’re available in a huge range of RAL colours you’re able to either modernise them with unique colours or keep them traditional with woodgrain finishes.

Georgian casement windows

Although casement windows appear as modern replacement windows today, they were actually introduced during the Georgian period. As such, they look fantastic in period homes across Manchester. You’re able to add astragal bars to your casement window to further replicate the look of the classic 16th Century windows.

Heritage windows for period properties in Manchester

If you’re interested in replacing the windows in your period property and you’d like more information or to arrange a consultation, simply get in touch. You can contact an expert member of our professional team by either calling us on 0161 969 7474 or you can fill out our online form for your free, no-obligation quote.

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