Timber Replica Windows More Popular than Ever Before

The United Kingdom’s landscape is awash with properties from a variety of periods and with a variety of styles. From the ultra-modern abodes of the suburbs to heritage properties full of character and until recently, there wasn’t one window that could fit all these unique homes.

With the introduction of a new, groundbreaking PVCu flush sash window system from Liniar in 2019, homeowners can now benefit from not only the personalisation they want but the exceptional thermal performance they need.

“In the last three decades, the market has changed drastically. Once, most homes were fitted with cheap timber windows, but those days are behind us. The main reason the popularity of timber windows has dropped is that they’ve become more bespoke and relatively expensive,” commented one Liniar fabricator.

“PVCu windows have surpassed the energy efficiency and security that timber windows can provide. The maintenance of these windows is also a huge consideration for homeowners. Timber windows require a lot of ongoing maintenance, and if you have a lot of windows, this becomes a massive undertaking. In contrast, PVCu windows need practically no maintenance, simply wash them down with soapy water occasionally to keep them looking their best.”

In 2018, Liniar reported on the rise in PVCu windows that were being foiled to replicate the look of timber – especially in properties that would traditionally feature timber windows. Things haven’t changed much since then in terms of what customers wanted from their windows in 2018 except for ever-increasing demand for more energy efficiency and non-traditional foil colours which speak to their own unique style.

A new kind of PVCu window

Flush sash windows have been around for decades – and they haven’t changed much in all that time. With the launch of Liniar’s revolutionary Resurgence window, the UK’s first PVCu double-rebated flush sash window, in 2019, the industry-leading systems company filled a gap in the market and demand is on the rise.

Resurgence brought to market the look of traditional flush sash timber windows, but with the superb energy efficiency, that Liniar window systems are known for. This top of the line PVCu window features patented Liniar components such as its co-extruded bubble gasket, and with its double-rebated weather seal, those telltale brush piles in the shadow gap of timber windows are nowhere in sight. A first in the industry!

For modern properties, the Resurgence window is more than an alternative for timber. With sashes and frames foiled two different yet complementary colours, it gives an entirely fresh style for fenestration. With clean lines and in popular shades such as Agate Grey or Gale Grey Finesse, the Resurgence window is right at home in contemporary designs as well as character properties.

Perfect for homeowners looking to lower their property’s carbon footprint the Resurgence window can achieve as low as 0.9 W/m²K U-values and comes with PAS24 and Secured by Design accreditations as standard, even in its fully mechanically jointed fabrication.

Resurgence rivals other timber replica systems with ease

Demand comes not only from homeowners but also from fabricators. The Resurgence flush sash window has been designed to meet the specifications homeowners want from modern PVCu windows, but also to be a versatile product for fabricators when manufacturing. This was achieved by consulting a group of Liniar fabricators throughout the design process to ensure their needs were met.

The result? Resurgence can be fabricated using four manufacturing methods, including Timberweld®. This fabrication process gives Resurgence a more authentic appearance and provides the ultimate timber replica option for homeowners. Liniar’s PVCu windows and doors can be ordered in a wide variety of woodgrain effect finishes – including three recent additions to the range – Sheffield Oak Concrete, Sheffield Oak Alpine and Turner Oak.

Read the 2018 case study about the rise in timber replica window popularity by visiting www.liniar.co.uk/case-studies/the-style-of-timber-without-the-hassle/.

With many Resurgence installation projects in the pipeline, 2021 looks to be an exciting year! For more information about Liniar’s 80mm Resurgence Flush Sash Window, visit www.liniar.co.uk/Resurgence/.


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