Are timber windows better than uPVC?

When it comes to choosing windows for your home, there are two main materials to consider: timber and uPVC. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to weigh them carefully before making a decision.

Timber windows are made from natural wood, which gives them a warm and inviting look. They’re also very durable and can last for many years with proper care. However, timber windows can be more expensive than uPVC windows, and they require more maintenance.

uPVC windows are made from a type of plastic that is resistant to rot, decay, and moisture. They’re also very low-maintenance, which means you won’t have to worry about painting or staining them as often as you would with timber windows. However, uPVC windows don’t have the same natural look as timber windows, and they can be more prone to scratches and dents.

Here’s a quick comparison of the pros and cons of timber and uPVC windows to help you decide:

Timber windows


  • Natural look
  • Durable
  • Can last for many years
  • Good insulation
  • Can be recycled


  • More expensive
  • Requires more maintenance
  • Can warp or rot if not properly maintained

uPVC windows


  • Low-maintenance
  • Resistant to rot, decay, and moisture
  • Inexpensive
  • Available in a wide variety of colors and styles


  • Doesn’t have the same natural look as timber windows
  • More prone to scratches and dents
  • Not as good at insulation as timber windows

Ultimately, the best type of window for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. If you’re looking for a window that is both durable and low-maintenance, then uPVC may be a good option for you. However, if you’re looking for a window with a natural look and feel, then timber may be a better choice.

Core Timber offer a bespoke design service. We can also assist with supply and install too. You can find out more about our range of sash windows here. If you would like to speak to a member of our team about your requirements, please get in touch

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