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Heritage windows are a type of window designed to replicate the appearance of traditional windows found in older homes. They are often made from materials such as timber, uPVC, or aluminium, and they can be double or triple-glazed. Heritage windows are a popular choice for homeowners who are looking to replace the windows in their older homes, as they can help to maintain the original character of the property and usually comply with planning regulations.
What are the benefits of heritage windows?
There are many benefits to choosing heritage windows for your home. Some of the most important benefits include:
They can help to maintain the original character of your home. Heritage windows are designed to echo the proportions and opening mechanisms of windows from previous eras, such as the Art Deco / Industrial, Georgian and Victorian eras. Choosing the right windows can help to preserve the historical value and original character of your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers.
They can be very energy efficient.
Heritage windows can be made from a variety of materials, including uPVC, and aluminium. These materials are all very good at insulating your home, which can help to reduce your energy bills.
They can be very secure.
Heritage windows are designed to look older but will meet or exceed the security requirements and safety features of modern-day windows.
Which types of heritage windows are available from Habify?
uPVC Heritage Windows: From the Flush Sash range. These windows are built to mimic traditional timber. Why ‘Flush’? These windows are designed to close into the frame, finishing flush with the face of the window. The finish is traditional and elegant and they look great in picturesque cottages, Georgian and Victorian-built homes as well as more modern properties.
Aluminium Heritage Style Windows: These windows are fantastic for replacing old steel windows. They are a low profile, slim sight-line choice and work well in Art Deco-style homes and industrial settings such as converted factories and warehouses. The great thing about these windows is that they come in a huge range of colours – ideal if you are matching to original windows in an unusual colour or if you want to make a statement!
How much do heritage windows cost?
The cost of heritage windows will vary depending on the type of window, the size of the window, and the materials used. However, as a general rule of thumb, heritage windows are more expensive than standard windows. We offer free quotes or if you would like a remote estimate please contact us.
Are heritage windows worth the investment?
Whether or not heritage windows are worth the investment depends on your individual circumstances. If you are looking to maintain the original character of your home then heritage windows may be a good option for you. However, if you are on a budget (and do not live in a listed building or conservation area) then you may want to consider standard casement windows instead.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind when choosing heritage windows:
- Make sure that you choose a reputable window company. There are many window companies that sell heritage windows, but not all of them are reputable. Always do your research and choose a company that has a good reputation. (More on this here!)
- Consider the energy efficiency of the windows. Heritage windows tend to sacrifice a little in energy efficiency compared with a traditional uPVC window, so always check the u-Value – the lower the better.
- Most importantly, take the time to choose the right product, style and finishing details for your heritage windows. Windows can absolutely make a property and getting this detail right is worth the effort! If you are not sure where to start we can help you through the process from start to finish.