Timber windows vs PVCu windows

If you’re looking to replace your old windows, our timber alternative or PVCu windows could be the best fit for your property.

We know how important it is to choose the right style of window for your Derby home, whether you want to accentuate the traditional aesthetic or add a classic style to your home, Trade Windows Derby is here to help.

Timber alternative windows

If you’re looking for the timber aesthetic to transform your home, why not try our timber alternative windows. These windows are perfect for traditional properties wanting to uphold the charm of their home, whilst better insulating it from the weather. They also look great on more modern homes. At Trade Windows Derby, our timber alternative windows are maintenance free and have excellent energy efficiency. Timber windows require a lot of upkeep as the wood can rot or split, and will need sanding and repainting multiple times during its lifetime. Timber alternative windows provide you with the traditional beauty of timber windows, but with all the modern benefits of PVCu windows.

Trade Windows Derby offer a choice of two configurations for our timber alternative windows. The flush sash style often suits older, more traditional properties. It imitates the design of storm sash windows to give the home a more authentic look. For more modern properties or homes wanting a more contemporary feel, casement windows are the perfect choice. Their slimline frames provide a sleek overall look.

Choose from 30 frame colours and woodgrain finishes to create the ideal look for your home. Our woodgrain finishes give your windows a real wood finish, perfect for creating a completely authentic style.


PVCu windows

At Trade Windows Derby, we pride ourselves on the variety of our PVCu windows. Available in a range of styles, there is sure to be one that complements the aesthetic and function you are looking for.

Our PVCu windows are low maintenance; they will continue to look brand new for years without needing to be repainted. With excellent energy efficiency, our PVCu windows will keep you warm and comfortable in your home throughout the year. At Trade Windows Derby, our PVCu windows achieve the new A++ Window Energy Rating. This high thermal efficiency makes our windows a long-term investment as they keep you warm, helping save on energy bills.

Tilt and Turn windows

Our tilt and turn windows provide you with the flexibility to choose how you would like to ventilate your home. The window can be tilted inwards with an opening at the top, or opened inwards from hinges at the side. This variety enables you to ventilate your home, even in winter, without opening your window too far to let the draughts in.

Casement windows

Casement windows are a classic choice of window as they compliment any home. They have slimmer frames, which maximises the glass area, allowing more natural light to flood into your home. They are available with various configurations. You can choose whether we fit the hinges at the top, bottom, or side of the window, depending on which way you want your windows to swing open.

Bay and Bow windows

Our bay and bow windows can add character to any traditional home or make a stunning addition to a more modern property. Whether you’re looking for enhanced views because of the larger expanse of glass or the added space internally, this range can create a stunning addition.

Sliding Sash windows

Sliding sash windows add a classic elegance to any property. At Trade Windows Derby, we know how important it is to have windows that are low maintenance with great thermal efficiency, which is why our Georgian sliding sash windows create character without compromising on the benefits of PVCu. Our PVCu sliding sash windows are made from recyclable components and are sustainable – helping you reduce your carbon footprint, while adding a stylish and timeless feature to your home.


If you’re thinking of upgrading your windows, Trade Windows Derby can help you make the right choice for you and your home. For more advice from our expert team, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01332 755551 or click here to get a quote.