This depends on a number of factors, including your personal taste, the look of your home and your budget. Some properties (such as ones which are listed or located in a conservation area) will only be permitted to have timber windows. In fact, some listed buildings will require like-for-like window replacements, so it’s important to check with your local authority before making any changes to an old building. Aluminium and uPVC frames are both relatively maintenance-free, with aluminium suiting more modern properties. If you like the look of timber window frames but your budget doesn’t stretch to the real deal, then uPVC with a timber-effect finish may be the best solution for you. Take a look at your neighbourhood and consider how you want your property to look – you can also ask the opinion of our experienced surveyor during your free survey.