Windows FAQs

Here at Reddish Joinery, we understand how daunting replacing your windows can feel. There are so many options out there and we expect you have plenty of questions. We’re often asked the same questions at every consultation, which is why we’ve created this guide answering the most frequently asked questions we receive.


How do I know if my windows need replacing?

When you’ve newly moved into your home it can be difficult to know whether you need to replace your windows or not. If you’ve moved into a new build home or the previous owners have informed you that the windows were replaced recently it’s highly likely that you won’t need to replace them for a number of years.

If your windows do need replacing, there will usually be noticeable signs that you can look out for:

What is the best material for replacement windows?

There’s no definitive answer to this question, each of our window materials boast exceptional qualities. Which material you choose depends on what you’re looking for from your windows. You will need to consider the existing style of your property and your budget. Regardless of the window material, you choose you can be certain you’re receiving the best product for your home.

We’ve curated this helpful comparison table to help you make your decision:


Accoya (timber) Aluminium uPVC
Able to last for 80+ years & come with a 50-year warranty Can last up to 45 years Lasts between 25-30 years
Requires much less maintenance than traditional timber Low maintenance Low maintenance
Double glazed Double glazed Double glazed
Naturally thermally insulating Feature a polyamide thermal barrier within the frame Feature ultra-efficient Pilkington glass
Classic and contemporary styles available Powder-coated RAL colours are available Huge selection of colours including timber effect
Rot, warp & UV resistant design Outstanding weather protection Durable weather protection
Incredibly sustainable Endlessly recyclable & reusable Environmentally responsible

Will my replacement window be custom?

Of course! Every home improvement product we install is completely made to measure. For all our window materials you’ll be able to select the right style, colour and shape for your home.

What colours are available for replacement windows?

Our windows are available in a huge selection of RAL colours so you can be sure to find the perfect colour to suit. Some of our most popular colours include black, white, Chartwell green and Anthracite grey. Our uPVC windows are also available in timber foil effects, making them the perfect timber alternative.


What window styles are available?

At Reddish Joinery, we offer a number of different styles in both heritage and contemporary styles. As our windows are made to measure, we can create virtually any window style out of your desired material. Here are some of our most popular window styles:

Simply speak to a member of our expert team and they’ll be able to offer you additional information on the right window style for you.

How much will replacement windows cost?

As our windows are all made to measure, we cannot offer you an average price without having a discussion with you and seeing your property. If you contact us, we’ll be able to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for your project. Our team will also be able to advise you on the best choice for you, taking into consideration your wants, needs and budget.

Just want to say thank you for the excellent job on our bi-fold conservatory doors. The team that came here were helpful, polite explained clearly what they were going to do and tidied up after themselves- very pleased with the result - thank you

John | Didsbury

I approached Reddish Joinery to replace windows on a house we were renovating. Lee was professional, honest and made me feel like he couldn’t do enough. The quality of the finished job was amazing, and we've already booked them for phase two of our renovation.

| Tyldesley

Just wanted to say how thrilled we are with the front door. Looks gorgeous!! Also great door fitters!

Customer | Reddish

After meeting Lee and Caroline we decided to use Reddish Joinery to replace all of our windows and doors in our Edwardian property. They were professional and very nice people, who made us feel very comfortable and confident in their work. Reddish did everything they said they would do, their attitude and work ethic is exemplary and we would recommend them to anyone.

Richard and Alex Caplan | Hale

Reddish Joinery was recommended by 2 sets of neighbours. We are so glad we used them. The service from start to finish was excellent. The director gave really good advice on replacing our old Victorian-style windows with similar wooden ones. Reddish Joinery virtually matched them including replacing the leaded-light windows. The office staff were very efficient. The fitters were extremely professional and ensured that no damage was caused to the interior decoration or external. We would highly recommend Reddish Joinery.


We are so so happy with our orangery! Reddish have done a fantastic job from start to finish. The quality is excellent. The communication throughout has been good. Would happily recommend them.

Suzannah Royal |

Every stage of our orangery build was met expertly and professionally. Nothing was a problem for them, and they went the extra mile to make sure everything was perfect for us. The orangery was completed on time, and we could not be happier with it. Lee and his team are amazing, and we highly recommend them.

Sue Gibson |

We commissioned Reddish Joinery to remodel our front door space and to make and fit a bespoke Accoya wood door. We are literally thrilled with the end product; it looks and feels quality and the colour and glazing is gorgeous. Highly recommended!

Sally Keen |

Oak bi-folds were made in record time to fit around a draughty winter building schedule. Very much appreciated and the whole team impressed us from start to finish. We’re so grateful.

Charlene Bernadette Barker |

Can thoroughly recommend Reddish Joinery. They've just replaced an old bay window, are excellent fitters, are very friendly, efficient and cleaned up after themselves. We've had most of our windows and front door replaced by Reddish Joinery and have recommended them to friends and family.

Pete Kidd |

I cannot praise the work of Reddish Joinery enough! Especially Lee, Phil and Ashley who have provided a top-class product with excellent customer service. I’m now the proud owner of an excellent Orangery that has far exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended and would use again without hesitation

Gillian Sutton |

A second lot of beautiful windows we have had fitted by Reddish Joinery. They were able to encapsulate our original stained glass and reproduce our bay windows to preserve the look of our house while keeping us warm. Fantastic service from the whole team. Would highly recommend

Patricia Wong |

Reddish joinery made a conservatory to complement our white cottage. From the start making helpful suggestions to the end of the process finishing off the snagging they were a pleasure to deal with on time and on budget. Delighted with the results would have no hesitation in recommending Reddish Joinery.

Gill No |

Great experience dealing with Reddish Joinery. Tony and Dean have done a great job fitting our windows and we are delighted with the result. Would definitely recommend this firm.

Karl Chartres |

Reddish joinery fitted my Accoya windows and doors, great workmanship, the fitters were polite, clean and tidy. A great local company

Wayne Ratcliffe |

Reddish fitted our new front door today. It looks stunning. The sales team, the office team and the fitters were great, helpful, and great to deal with. Can’t fault anything about this company or the service. They even stayed in touch during the last few weeks of lockdown....

Nigel Bielby |

Exquisite workmanship. I couldn't recommend these guys enough. Fantastic customer service, Lee and Caroline are really great to work with. First Class Company.

Matt Knott |

Highly recommend this company, quality products, and great service and I will be using them again

Luke Sugden |

20 years ago, Reddish Joinery built our last conservatory. So, when we moved we asked them again! And we are totally thrilled to bits with the result!! It’s stunning!

Yvonne Martin |

I’ve recently bought a new timber door from Reddish Joinery, they were professional at every point. The finished piece is exquisite, so nice in fact two people have knocked on to ask where it’s from!

Natalie McEvoy |

Reddish Joinery has recently completed our Orangery and the whole experience has been an absolute pleasure. From Tony the salesman, Ash and Lee the builders and fitters, Nick the electrician, Paul and Kate the plasters and anyone else I have overlooked. We were kept informed at each stage of who would be on-site and the time they would arrive. Everyone was courteous and helpful when we had queries. Without a doubt, this is an incredible team of tradesmen and women who are client-centric, focused on professionalism and delivering the perfect job. Lee and Caroline, you have a team to be proud of

Karen Desai |

Great team at Reddish Joinery! Love that it is family-owned & run, and a local business. Competitive quote. Loving my new door! Now saving up for the windows. Thanks Lee and team!

Sarah Ward |