Timber Windows: How to Choose the Right Style for Your Project

hardwood timber windows in a traditional bay window
(Image credit: Mozolowski & Murray)

Timber windows can infuse your home with characterful appeal, both inside and out. What’s more, the myriad styles and finishes available means they’re suited to both traditional and contemporary projects. 

Depending on your budget, there’s hardwood, softwood and modified timber products to choose from. In fact, there’s so much choice when it comes to window styles in general, it can be tricky to decide which products will be the best fit for your home. From supply costs and installation, to maintenance, service life and thermal performance, there’s a lot to think about — we lay out the facts you need to know.

Rebecca Foster

Rebecca began her journalism career writing for a luxury property magazine in Bangkok, before re-locating to London and becoming a features editor for a self build magazine. She is an experienced homes and interiors journalist and has written for many homes titles including Homebuilding & Renovating, Ideal Home and Period Living.

She has expertise on a wealth of topics — from oak frame homes to kitchen extensions. She has a passion for Victorian architecture; her dream is to extend an 1800s house.