How to choose replacement windows

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Choosing the right style of window

Replacement windows can be made from bronze, timber, steel, aluminium or uPVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride)

Bronze casements, with their delicate dark metal frames, look fantastic set into stone, brick or timber mullions of Elizabethan buildings, and in more modern barn conversions.

Timber sashes and casements are suitable for 18th- and 19th-century buildings as well as modern homes. Mumford & Wood produces thermally efficient (WER: C) versions of the traditional design, made with security in mind.

Steel window frames, with their slim profile and extra-large panes, suit the streamlined forms of inter-war architecture, but their use extends from Arts and Crafts houses to 1930s semi-detached homes.

For contemporary architecture, modern extensions and attic and basement conversions, firms offering a bespoke service, such as Mumford & Wood, can produce custom-made feature windows in round, arched and even triangular-shaped casements.

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