Just a small point but think 'resaleability' for the future.
Personally I prefer uPVC frames as they are virtually maintenance free -
plus I detest painting frames or anything else come to think of it.
When I was was househunting, a couple of otherwise suitable properties were
ruled out as they had wood frames on the windows.
As I was already on a budget with the house purchase I could not have
afforded to replace the windows and I had no desire to fork out for painting
them nor to do the actual work.
Most housebuyers would never consider it - however in today's busy times
people want things to be as maintenance free as possible.
It would be wood for me as we have now stained not painted and a
re-stain every 2 years keeps them looking lovely.
Interesting comment on the use of 'real timber' given a recent
announcement from Jeld-Wen who are moving to laminated timber for all
there window products.
Most timber used in crappy windows and doors is cheap old fast grown pine,
which used outdoors painted or not rots in no time. Joinery made with
Douglas fir or next grade up lasts a lot longer. You get what you pay for.
I'll give you an interesting comment about Jeld -Wen
I have been in the window industry all my life some 32 years as a working
mostly as a window fitter and recenly as a service engineer.
Jeld-Wen are responsible for manufacturing the most atrocious frames i have
ever encountered .
PVC is fine if it is
A Manufactured properly
B Fitted properly
If you want a really good looking PVC frame get a look at a Decurnick
I have no direct link with that company and my opinion is unbiased from the
point of view that i service all makes and models from Ali swing doors in
schools shops and restaurants etc
to more upvc Window ,Patio and Resi Door Frames than i care to mention.
Well I've just used the link and it goes straight there!
I do agree with others that it's a pretty awful site but I wasn't
judging its quality - merely giving the information that I had.
I have a conservatory with Deceuninck profile and am very pleased with
Colin Brook - Winchester (UK)
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