Why Timber Windows & Doors?
The debate about the advantages and disadvantages of timber and plastic windows or doors appears to have gathered momentum over the past few years - particularly where older property is concerned. Here is what Naomi Cleaver contributed to the debate on the Telegraph website a few years back:
"While uPVC windows might be cheaper upfront... if you live in anything other than a new building in a contemporary design those uPVC windows can cost you dear. Taste might be subjective, but it still has a price... a quick call around to agents up and down the country - from Peter Shaw in the Fulham office of Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward to Mark Rimell of Strutt & Parker, nationwide specialists in country properties - indicated this overwhelming view: the majority of buyers find uPVC windows a turn-off and typically when making an offer on a property with uPVC windows will reduce it by the several thousand pounds it will cost to replace all those "ghastly windows" with "nice timber ones".
Where do we stand on this issue at M.J. Watts and Son? Well, as I guess you can appreciate, we are totally against the use of uPVC in the manufacture of replacement windows and doors. Apart from the depreciating affect on older property, in our opinion plastic windows and doors are damaging to the environment and offer little aesthetic appeal.
We are proud to use the durability, sustainability and beauty of all Timber, particularly English Oak, to make quality Windows and Doors that will enhance your home!