London has a rich variety of architectural styles and North London makes no exception, well known as the ‘city within a city’. With plenty of housing options on offer, including flats, detached villas, new-builds, terraces, shared ownership and conversions, timber has stood the test of time as an incredibly durable and sturdy window material. Able to be repaired and renovated with ease, timber is also much more energy efficient than aluminium or uPVC as it consumes less energy throughout its production. So, if you’re thinking about replacing your windows, allow us to explain a few reasons why you should be considering timber windows to spruce up your North London pad.
1. Georgian North London Properties
The Georgian architectural-era took place between 1714-1830, where its main characteristics offer symmetrical balance and proportions based on classical architecture widely seen in Greece and Rome. Deep double-hung sash windows constructed from timber strongly characterize Georgian homes across North London, therefore it’s of paramount importance to replace these with timber vertical sliding windows to retain the graceful authenticity Georgian properties are renowned for.
Bedford Square in the Bloomsbury district of Camden is a beautifully preserved example of Georgian architecture that North West London has to offer.
2. Victorian North London Properties
London has many stunning Victorian architectural examples, with much of it built in the Victorian-era of 1839-1900. Typical characteristics of Victorian buildings include coloured brickwork, ornate detailing & high-pitched roofs alongside gothic influences such as pointed arches and stained glass features. Intricate bay sash windows and frames characterize Victorian homes across North London, making it very important to retain their elegantly eclectic features with the help of tantalizing timber window replacements.
The Barclays Bank building in Enfield Town, North London is a classic example of late Victorian architecture.
3. Edwardian North London Properties
Although a short-lived architectural-era compared to the Georgians and Victorians, the Edwardian building style came about between 1900-1918. Edwardian homes are generally less ornate, less complex and less cluttered in comparison to Victorian structures. The Edwardians favoured small-paned, leaded windows as well as large bay sash windows. Again, timber provided the base for this architectural generation, so it makes perfect sense to replace Edwardian windows with the material they were originally built with.
Many of London’s garden suburbs have some stunning examples of Edwardian architecture, especially in Hampstead Heath, Blackheath, Dulwich and Richmond.
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From Barnet to Enfield & Haringey to Islington, Timber Windows Tailored to Perfection
Whether you live in a delightful terraced Victorian house or a modern, purpose-built conversion, with an excellent choice of timber casement and timber sash windows to choose from, timber windows can suitably enhance any type of home. Allow us to show you, by getting in touch today for all your North London timber window essentials and more.