Whatever its style, the key component that makes or breaks a traditional home’s exterior is its windows. Whether you’re opting for a sash window for a new Georgian-style self-build, replacing the casement windows in a period property, or even renovating old windows, it can sometimes be difficult to get it right.

But with ever stricter Building Regulations lending themselves to chunky, inauthentic frames, achieving the look is becoming something of an art. Melanie Griffiths picks out some of the best examples

All prices quoted correct at time of publishing. Originally published December 2012. 

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