Materials Available for Double Glazed Windows
Choose the right window frame material
When investing in new windows, one of the biggest decisions is the frame material. All the options available from Brackenwood provide sleek style, energy efficiency, and durability, but have key differences.
For most homeowners, uPVC keeps costs low while performing reliably year after year. The weather-resistant plastic requires little maintenance - just an occasional clean with soap and water keeps uPVC looking fresh.
Versatile uPVC suits traditional or contemporary homes. Though slightly less durable than aluminium over decades, uPVC delivers hassle-free, cost-effective protection.
With the highest sustainability, security, style, and viewing potential, aluminium window frames bring unique advantages. The durable, low-maintenance nature provides long-lasting, hassle-free performance.
For a more sustainable, ethical window with several custom styling possibilities, superior views, and military-level robustness, aluminium frames are the superior choice.
Wooden window frames were the most common choice before the introduction of low-cost uPVC. Wood has the lowest heat conductivity of the common frame materials, whilst also being environmentally friendly.
Listed buildings often require a timber-look window installation, however modern aluminium and uPVC can perfectly mimic the appearance and options of wooden windows.