When investing in replacement windows in Oxfordshire, the vast majority of homeowners will be able to choose any material, style and design that they like. However, if you live in a conservation area of specific architectural or historical interest, in a listed building or in a property affected by an Article 4 direction, then you may be slightly more limited in this regard.
Traditionally, the vast majority of these properties will have timber windows and these aren’t necessarily the best material available to install nowadays. If you’re required to preserve the character of your property and not to detract from the traditional features, then you may feel as though you’re stuck with timber, but thankfully, there is an alternative that all homeowners should know about; Residence 9 Windows. We will look into these in more detail below.
What are Residence 9 Windows?
Simply put, ‘Residence 9’ is a window system manufactured here in the UK that has been specifically designed to authentically replicate 19th Century timber designs, even down to the detailing and hardware.
The innovative design of these windows allow homeowners to have the best of both worlds, so to speak. They provide a classic aesthetic, yet due to the fact that they’re made from a high tech composite material, they still benefit from the latest advancements in modern technology.
Residence 9 windows meet all conservation guidelines and are available in a wide variety of heritage colours that complement and enhance the beauty of traditional properties. With plenty of bespoke style options too, you can easily find a combination that is perfect for your home.
Are Residence 9 Windows only for protected properties?
Whilst many assume that Residence 9 Windows are only for listed buildings or properties in conservation areas, this definitely isn’t the case. No matter where you live or what period your property is, you can guarantee that they will complement your home and look beautiful.
Whether you’re searching for replacement windows for a small stereotypical cottage, a townhouse that’s full of character or even your modern orangery, Residence 9 Windows are the perfect choice.
Why are Residence 9 Windows better than timber?
Unfortunately, whilst timber windows look amazing when they’re first installed and they will always be aesthetically pleasing in heritage properties, homeowners tend to experience quite a lot of problems with this material option. Thankfully, Residence 9 Windows overcome all of the most common problems and they are;
Traditional windows are notorious for their draughts and many struggle to keep their properties warm when they have timber windows. Thankfully, Residence 9 Windows’ thermal and acoustic performance is outstanding and these replacement windows will outperform any timber windows when comparing like for like frames with identical glazing.
Timber windows require regular maintenance to prevent repairs and keep them looking their best, which includes frequent painting. This is something else you don’t have to worry about with Residence 9 Windows, they don’t require any time-consuming maintenance and simply wiping them down with soapy water restores their appearance.
Both wooden windows and doors have an unavoidable tendency to swell and warp during the winter months and this can result in them being ill-fitting and difficult to open or close. Due to the fact that Residence 9 Windows are made from a composite material, they will hold their shape, last for many years to come and won’t suffer much wear and tear.
Installing replacement windows in Oxfordshire
Hopefully, you will now know a little bit more about Residence 9 Windows and there is no denying that they are incredibly beneficial to any homeowners who feel as though timber is their only option. When wanting to replace your windows in Oxfordshire, it is well worth considering whether Residence 9 Windows are something that you’d be interested in and if so, don’t hesitate to contact our team here at UK Building Plastics Direct today.
We are proud suppliers of The Residence Collection windows and will gladly answer any questions that you may have about Residence 9 Windows. Of course, we also supply a vast range of other replacement windows in Oxfordshire too and if you’re allowed to install any type of window then take a look at our range of uPVC double glazed windows today. You can guarantee that no matter what your needs may be in this regard, we will have the perfect solution for you and your home.