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10 Step Guide to Purchasing Windows and Doors

Enhancing your home with beautifully designed and well fitted windows doesn’t have to be a headache. Here at Timber Windows, we understand that the plethora of choice and options to consider can be overwhelming so we pride ourselves on giving honest, straight-forward advice.

Set a budget

Well-made and expertly fitted, real wood windows will undoubtedly add value to your home, not just through insulation and security but by transforming the overall kerb appeal of your home. Upgrading an entire house is a considerable investment when done in a single swoop.  Why not consider phasing the work up into manageable chunks over a period of time. If you have not yet considered the functional benefits of beautiful timber windows and doors then take a look at our guide ‘10 reasons to choose timber windows’.

Choose a style

When choosing your new windows and doors, it is important that you consider the style and age of your property. Of course, you will expect your new windows to have a practical function but selecting the frames to suit the architecture of your house will only enhance its charm and character. Our experts will guide you through the many choices of Sash, Casement, Tilt &Turn and Shaped windows so you can make an informed choice for your home.

Selecting a front door which matches the character of your home but also reflects your personality can be a daunting prospect for anyone. Our experts will help you choose a front door you will be proud of.

Once you have selected a style, our specialists will help you select a colour…there’s an almost endless choice at Timber Windows.

Energy efficient

Having an understanding of the energy efficiency ratings will also help you select the perfect windows and doors. With our latest technological innovation in insulation, it’s easy to create an energy-efficient home with beautiful timber windows and doors. Read our guide to an energy efficient home here

Security matters

We can guarantee that all our windows and doors, at Timber Windows, are fitted with advanced security locks.

Look for 3* rated security cylinders and the PAS24 accreditation if you’re looking for maximum security.

It’s important, not just for your own piece of mind, but for insurance requirements, that your new windows come with key locking handles. Sash window fitch catches must also be key lockable and can be specified with limit stops for further protection and safety.

Visit a showroom

Looking online can give you an idea of the type of windows and doors you would like but nothing will beat browsing the options in real life. Make sure you get a clear understanding of the products you’re investing in.  You can ensure a warm and friendly welcome at our Harewood and Knutsford showrooms. Our knowledgeable staff will talk you through all the available options and can line up a home visit if that’s what you would like.

Choose a company that doesn’t use hard sell tactics, if the quote is only available at that price until the end of the day then we’d advise walking away. Take your time to consider a quotation and do your research – it’s a considerable investment to get wrong just because the ‘1 night only offer’ was too good to miss.

Find a reputable supplier

Changing your windows and doors is a huge financial undertaking. For complete peace of mind, always check your supplier complies with British standards and can offer insurance backed guarantees. If you choose to transform your home with our stunning, timber windows and doors, you can be assured that all our products and services are fully guaranteed with deposit and warranty insurance.

Check the installer is FENSA approved.  All new window and door installations must be building regulation approved. FENSA are one of the bodies that regulate our industry and you’ll need the certificate they provide when you come to sell your home.


Poorly installed windows will not deliver the finish you or your home deserve. At Timber Windows you can expect fully insured, qualified specialists who will provide unrivalled service.

And finally…as with any financial commitment, always read the contract before you sign. We’ll happily explain all the terms and conditions in full if you require.

To find out more, browse our doors and windows pages or get in touch with our expert team.

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