Nowadays, it is no longer enough to offer homeowners standard, off-the-shelf products for their properties. They want products that fit perfectly with the style, design and character of the building, and that enable them to inject personality into every aspect of their home. And fair enough too – with house prices having rocketed in the past decade or so, it’s only right that homeowners should want to make the most of their hard-earned living space. One area where we’ve seen this trend for personalisation is window frames. In fact, there has been a number of technological advances in window frames recently. Below, we explore a few.
One of the most popular developments in uPVC window frames has been the ability to have a different colour on the inside and outside of the frames. This has opened up a world of possibilities for homeowners whose properties may have, say, bold interior design while maintaining a traditional, period look on the outside. In such a case, the homeowner could opt for a brighter or darker colour (e.g. green or blue) to suit the feel of the room on the inside, while choosing a classic woodgrain (like Golden Oak or Rosewood) for the external window frames. Even if you’d just like a subtle difference between the inner and outer frames, a dual colour option is an attractive and smart way to get the look you want.
The energy efficiency of windows has increased significantly in the last 10 years or so. This has been due to a number of factors, such as the use of inert gases in double and triple glazing, the quality of the glass being used, and, of course, the materials used for window frames. While timber used to be the standard in window-making materials before the 1970s, it was known for being draughty and inefficient. When aluminium came to the UK market in the 1970s, it became a hugely popular option among homeowners, although, at that time, aluminium windows had problems with weathering and condensation. Then, in the 1980s, uPVC came along and stole the show. These draught-free, energy-efficient windows revolutionised the window market, and have grown in popularity ever since. Now, they are the standard window choice for homes in the UK – having developed even further in terms of energy efficiency, security and appearance. It should be noted that modern-day aluminium window frames are highly energy-efficient, draught-free and attractive as well!
These are just some of the technological advances we’ve seen in window frames in the past few decades. Here at Your Price Windows, we have a wide range of windows for you to choose from (our windows are highly energy efficient and available in dual colour!). If you live in London, Surrey, Epsom, Kent or Berkshire, contact us today to find out more.