Timber effect uPVC windows are a versatile, timeless and elegant form of timber alternative windows

The Residence Collection delivers an innovative window frame that combines both beautiful timber aesthetics with the exceptional-low maintenance benefits of uPVC. This makes their timber alternative windows the ideal choice for homeowners looking to bypass the age-old maintenance issues that stem from older timber windows.

The Residence Collection’s range of sophisticated flush sash windows can be designed in an array of attractive colours and woodgrain finishes to perfectly complement any style of home across the South of England.

Casement Windows

It's the UK’s favourite window style due to it's versatility in shape,...

Casement Windows

It's the UK’s favourite window style due to it's versatility in shape, size & colour. We offer this popular window style in uPVC, timber, wood-effect and aluminium.

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Casement Windows

Flush Sash Windows

Authentic in every way, our flush sash windows are designed to replicate...

Flush Sash Windows

Authentic in every way, our flush sash windows are designed to replicate the look of timber windows. Available in classic colours and modern finishes.

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Flush Sash Windows

Bay & Bow Windows

Bay & bow windows create a focal point from inside and outside...

Bay & Bow Windows

Bay & bow windows create a focal point from inside and outside your home.

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Bay & Bow Windows
Sage green uPVC flush sash windows

Wood effect uPVC windows provide innovative thermal performance

It doesn’t matter whether your property is old or new, as we have timber alternative collections suited to both property styles: Residence 9 (R9) and Residence 7 (R7). R9’s 100mm wide frames are unique in that they house 9 chambers, instead of the 3-5 chambers that are typically found on uPVC windows. Whereas, R7’s sleek 75mm frames exclusively boast 7 thermally efficient chambers.

The versatility of R7 timber style collections means they can accommodate our three double glazing glass options, including Planitherm Comfort Plus glass, reaching impressively low U-values and Window Energy Ratings of up to A+.

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Authentic timber character provided by timber alternative windows

The Residence Collection's attentive eye to detail in their window manufacturing ensures that homeowners can't even tell the difference between Residence windows and genuine wooden windows. Showcasing excellence in joinery and craftsmanship, along with their attentive designs, our timber alternative windows achieve an authentic replica charm.

If you require windows that replicate 19th Century Flush Sash timber windows, including hardware and handles, then the Residence 9 timber-look collection is ideal for you. With their bespoke design, they can even pass conservation area regulations. If you’re looking for a modern flush appearance, the Residence 7 collection is your ideal timber alternative window of choice. Both window styles can be further enhanced with traditional Georgian Bars, original weather-bars and mullions, deep proportioned sills and authentic hardware, such as Monkey Tail and Pear/Tear Drop handles.

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Green uPVC flush sash windows installation

Cost-effective, sustainable wood effect uPVC windows

uPVC tends to have a lower cost than traditional timber due to it being more accessible with modern-day manufacturing. With timber effect windows you will also save money further down the line thanks to their fantastic low-maintenance needs. so no need to worry about sanding, painting or staining in the future.

The Residence Collection can also reduce your home's carbon footprint, as they’re created from sustainable materials that include an inner recycled section.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between R9 and R7 windows?

Indistinguishable from the outside as they both offer a perfectly authentic style, the differences between them are on the inside. Residence 9 features 100mm decorative interior frames with a strengthening transom mullion, whereas Residence 7 provides 75mm frames that are flush inside and out.

How much is a timber alternative window?

Every Ideal window project is custom-made to accommodate your home and its specific needs - therefore, our prices are completely bespoke. Renowned for our high-performance window installations, visit our showroom to experience the quality for yourself, get in contact or request a free, no obligation quote today.

Do you repair timber alternative windows?

Yes! We regularly repair and maintain modern timber look windows across Hampshire, Southampton and West Sussex.

How long are timber alternative windows guaranteed for?

At Ideal Window Solutions, all of our products are guaranteed for 10 years (unless otherwise stated). Manufactured to incredibly high standards, our timber look windows will bring decades of enjoyment to everyone involved.

Serving Basingstoke, Southampton, Winchester, Portsmouth, Hampshire and the surrounding areas

With a showroom in Fareham and a showroom in Chichester, we're ideally placed to provide homeowners with valuable inspiration. Open 6 days a week, 10am-5pm, an array of beautiful products, a welcoming atmosphere and a professional, friendly and knowledgeable team await your arrival! Areas we serve include Basingstoke, Southampton, Winchester, Portsmouth & Hampshire.

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