Timber Windows

In the UK around 3.6 million timber windows are sold each year, and while the initial cost can be higher than that of other materials such as uPVC and aluminium, the ‘whole-life’ cost makes it excellent value for money.

Whether you wants hardwood or softwood, timber is one of the easiest materials to maintain. According to The Research and Development Association (TRADA), timber can be readily repaired, refreshed, and maintained without special components or equipment, making them highly cost effective. 

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The Benefits of Timber Windows

As a natural material, timber has a lower environmental impact over materials such as uPVC and Aluminium. If maintained correctly, timber windows frames are long lasting and can resists warping. Lastly, timber is a natural insulator which means it can help retain heat within the home.


The traditional look and appeal of Timber makes it a perfect solution for those who want to replace there dated old windows with a traditional looking alternative with the benefits of more contemporary looking windows. Timber windows are also available in range of designs and styles including casement, sliding sash and horizontal sash there is something to every style of home.


Timber windows are available in either softwood or hardwood. You can tailor your wooden windows to suit your home by choosing from variety of options including mahogany, maple of oak. Timber window frames can also be used in conservation areas where the original windows were timber. 

Consumer Benefits

When you enter into a contract with a member of DGCOS to install glazing products at your home in England, Scotland, Wales or the Isle of Wight, you should receive the following.

  • Consumer advice line 
    We are on hand to answer any questions you may have once you have entered into a contract with a scheme member.
  • Deposit and stage-payment protection insurance
    This covers up to 25% of the contract value (maximum limit of £5,000) for 120 days, once your installation is registered with us.
  • Insurance-backed guarantee (IBG)
    An IBG provides protection if your installer ceases (stops) trading and cannot honour the terms of their written guarantee. You will receive an IBG once the member has added in a date on our system to show when they completed your installation.
  • Alternative dispute resolution 
    Our expert mediators are always on hand to help resolve any disputes you may have with one of our members.
  • Access to an ombudsman 
    You will have free access to an ombudsman if we cannot settle your complaint.

Please read the consumer advice section to understand the protection you may receive and the obligations you have. Click here to visit the consumer advice section.

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