Throughout 18th and 19th century England, timber was a miracle material. Insulating, beautiful, and malleable, there’s a reason that properties built around that time still sport their original wooden frames today, but those lucky enough to live in such homes will continually tell you how infuriating it can be to look after them. Enter timber alternative uPVC windows supplied by the Alex Trade team.

An ideal way to offer your existing and potential customers the best of both worlds, all our timber alternative uPVC windows come supplied using Kömmerling’s O70 Gold system. The result is an indistinguishable window set that looks just as good as the real thing, only without the typical maintenance worries. Here’s how we at Alex Trade make it possible!

Welded sash horn upvc casement window

Subtle design elements that make for ultimate authenticity

When supplying a uPVC window that replicates timber, the key is absolutely finding the devil in the detail. More than simply choosing a design that’s reminiscent of the past (sliding sash, mock sash, etc), it’s the little details like run-through sash horns, convincingly foiled woodgrain frames and astragal bar patterns that complete the authentic package.

Our Kömmerling units can incorporate all these elements to help you treat homeowners with a true splash of the past. Particularly with regards to the run-through sash horns, rather than stick them on, we supply them fully welded into the frame. We’re one of only a few suppliers in the country to offer this feature on a Kömmerling window, taking the finished result from merely passable to overtly exceptional!

Seamlessly blending classic style with modern performance

So authentic style is guaranteed, but of course the main advantage when swapping out your homeowners’ original wooden frames with timber alternative uPVC windows, is the added benefit of low maintenance. They require no regular re-painting or varnishing every couple of years, continuing to look beautiful for many years to come. This “set and forget” mentality ties in perfectly with the busy lifestyle of modern homeowners, even those living in period properties.

Timber alternative uPVC windows engineered in O70 Gold also retain the impressive thermal retention qualities found in wooden windows, thanks in part due to airtight fitting and multi-chambered internal frames. Once installed, any heat that would otherwise be able to escape the home will not, potentially lowering heating bills and delivering the energy efficiency homeowners expect.

Wooden corner frame

Timber alternative uPVC windows for properties new and old

Contrary to popular belief, Timber alternative uPVC windows aren’t exclusively supplied for use in period properties and traditional homes, with many modern build residents craving some added authenticity. This means that when adding the product to your portfolio, you’re never at risk of narrowing your potential consumer base. If handled correctly, authentically-styled windows work just as well in any style of home.

Alex Trade: Helping North West installers capitalise on the timber trend

Choosing Alex Trade Frames as your trade supplier means entering a partnership intent on seeing us, you, and homeowners all succeed simultaneously, giving you a better edge over others. When installing timber alternative uPVC windows, you can’t do much better than Kömmerling frames from our range.

If you’d like to learn more about what makes us the perfect choice, contact the team today on 0161 482 2323 or send us an online message. We’ll get back to you shortly with an accurate quote.