‘Don’t move, improve’ is becoming an increasingly popular saying amongst London homeowners, with more and more opting to improve and extend their homes rather than moving. So, it’s not surprising that an annual exhibition with the same name has also gained a considerable following over the last few years. Celebrating London’s best-designed new home extensions and improvements, the annual event promotes the value of good design to householders. This has brought to our attention that the ‘Don’t Move, Improve’ 2018 shortlist featured many homes with beautiful timber features. Utilising the natural elegance of timber throughout a variety of home extensions, this made us wonder if you’ve ever considered installing timber windows in your home? If not, here’s 5 reasons why you need to choose outstanding timber windows for your London home with us:
Contrary to popular belief, when it comes to window installation timber is an exceedingly ‘green’ material to use. This is because it has a much lower carbon footprint than many other types of window frame. 100% renewable and biodegradable, all our timber is sourced from sustainable forests.
A natural insulator, as long as timber windows are regularly maintained they could very well last a lifetime. There’s no need to worry if they do slightly degrade, as they can simply be restored. All our timber products are painted prior to assembly, which protects against moisture absorption; essential for timber window longevity.
Another myth debunked is that timber windows aren’t high maintenance at all. Factory applied micro-porous coatings provide maximum protection with minimal maintenance required. All our products utilise a base coat of timber preservative, a primer coat and two further coats of micro-porous paint; making re-decorating a breeze.
Low-maintenance and long-lasting, timber windows are a wise option for your pending investment. At Chase Windows, we’ve cut out the middle-man by setting up our very own timber manufacturing line. This enables us to offer competitive and affordable timber products to a wide range of London homeowners – everyone should be able to appreciate the sheer beauty of timber windows, and now they can with Chase Windows’ exceptional timber craftmanship.
As you’re now aware, there are many other reasons why more and more London households are opting for timber windows than just looking aesthetically pleasing. Available in four distinct species of timber – Pine, Meranti or Sapele Hardwood and Oak – you can’t deny that timber windows provide a natural elegance and air of traditional sophistication, complementing contemporary, period and traditional homes.
At Chase Windows we manufacture two types of timber window; casement and sash. We can also offer timber tilt and turn windows, if needed. For further timber window inspiration, visit our flagship showroom in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, get in contact or request a call.