Weighing up the pros and cons between using Timber, PVCU or Aluminium windows and doors for your next project is not always easy. It is important to consider the benefits of each and if there are any specific building requirements or performance to consider. It might you are looking to update a period property or maybe you are starting a new build project. Planning or Conservation requirements might need to be adhered too. And of course budget can be a major factor, but remember to consider the whole lifespan of the product when calculating costs.
Timber is one of nature’s masterpieces. Strong, renewable and a natural insulator, timber offers superb performance and comfort for you and your home. Allan Brothers’ products will enhance the appearance of your property, reduce your energy costs and add value to your home for years to come.
Of course the glazing solution also plays a major role in the efficiency of your windows and glazed doors – which is why we offer a range of options to suit your requirements. All of our solutions surpass current UK Building Regulations and have U-values (a measurement of heat loss) well in excess of present requirements.
Established in 1811, we have more experience than most when it comes to working with timber. Although our designs are tailored to meet modern day needs of the 21st century, we can assure that we do not compromise on traditional features or authenticity. We have a range of stunning features that come as standard as well as optional, that are sure to compliment any home – old or new.
We’re proud of our products and we’re proud of what they stand for. All of the Redwood timber we use is sourced from certified Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) forests in Northern Scandinavia. This means you can be sure the timber used to make your windows and doors has come from a sustainable and responsibly managed source.
Studies show that timber windows made to Wood Window Alliance standards, like those made by Allan Brothers, have a life expectancy of over 60 years! Not bad when you consider that the average PVCU window is expected to last no longer than 30 years. We’re happy to back this up with industry leading warranties and guarantees on all of our products to give you added peace-of-mind.
Wood is not indestructible. Maintenance of the coated finish is important, not only to keep the window or door looking good, but with the correct maintenance your products should last even longer than their guarantees.