Timber look uPVC windows with traditional hardware
Do you love the look of period properties and want to incorporate this into your home? Maybe you already have a traditional house but want to add to its authentic character? There are plenty of ways that you can bring the heritage look to your home.

Windows to the past

Your glazing is an easy way to hark back to days gone by. Timber effect windows give you all the beauty of timber but with the modern benefits of uPVC. However, to truly recreate windows of the 19th century timber is the way to go. These are highly efficient and only need repainting every seven or eight years or so. Choosing heritage colours will make your windows look more authentic so think creams or oak finishes. Sliding sash windows are the option to choose if you want to truly recreate the windows of days gone by. Secure and highly insulating, sliding sash windows let you control how much air you allow around your home.
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Open the door to a charming home

If you want a rear entrance door to bring some rustic charm to your home, consider a stable door. These are popular in country properties and are attractive and versatile. With the choice to have one or both halves of the door open, air can flow around your home without compromising on security. This makes them the perfect choice for homes with small children or pets. With a timber appearance, these doors will bring a bit of the countryside to any home.

Expose the effect timber can bring

Exposed beams can be a stunning addition to your home. These can be easily attached to the walls and ceilings to look like those found in period properties. They will look like they’ve always been there and instantly make your home feel cosy. Adding wooden elements to other parts of your home can also spread the heritage feel around. Reclaimed wooden floors and worktops can be incorporated into your home’s décor to give a rustic atmosphere.
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Add the finishing touches

Adding period hardware to your windows and doors is a great way to add a heritage feel to your home. Even simply a pewter door knocker can make a difference. Monkey tail window handles or Georgian bars will transport your home to a different time. Georgian bars give the effect of individual panes of glass which was a commonplace look in the 19th century. If you want to be truly faithful to the era of your property, start with the right materials. Black cast-iron suits Georgian homes best while Victorian properties favour brass. If your home is Edwardian, then wood would be the most authentic choice.

The best choice to bring a heritage look to your home

However you fancy bringing some heritage style into your home, get in touch with Emerald windows today. Bringing high quality home improvements to Swindon, Bristol, Oxford and more, we will find the right products for your home.

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With a head office in Swindon, a short trip from the motorway, we are ideally located to offer our services across Wiltshire, Reading, Bath, Bristol, Marlborough, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and other surrounding locations.

Emerald provide and install home improvements in all materials – uPVC, aluminium and traditional timber. No matter what material you choose, you can be sure we’ll provide you consistent quality – our work is always finished to the highest standards, whether you’re installing 2 windows or 20!

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