Why Choose a Timber Conservatory?
Conservatories have long been a popular solution for home extensions in Worcestershire and throughout the UK. Whilst the majority of modern conservatories feature uPVC frames, in recent years, we have experienced an increased demand for timber conservatories as people look for craftsmanship and more sustainable solutions.
If you are looking to add a conservatory to your home, there will be many considerations to make, certainly in terms of style and material. Here we will discuss the key advantages of timber framed conservatories over the modern uPVC alternative.
There is no doubt that there is an aesthetic appeal of timber conservatories over uPVC conservatories. The natural grains of hardwood add texture, and a timeless style and elegance to home extensions. Whilst some modern uPVC frames feature a wooden effect, they cannot compare to the real thing.
There are many different timbers suitable for conservatory frames, and with water based paints and stains, many different colours are available for a natural, but stylish and luxurious look.
If you live in a period property, or a more traditional home, it’s also important to consider that a timber conservatory is more sympathetic and complementary to the overall aesthetics of your home, when compared with modern uPVC frames.
Whilst uPVC framed conservatories are available in different period styles, including Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian, wooden conservatories can be shape to your liking, allowing for much more flexibility in the final design of your conservatory. Crafted by expert joiners, a timber conservatory is completely bespoke.
As consumers, we are certainly becoming more environmentally conscious, so evironmentally friendly materials and manufacturing methods are a key consideration when choosing a new conservatory.
Hardwood timber conservatories are certainly much better for the environment as they are made from a natural, biodegradable material. In contrast, uPVC is harmful to the environment as the manufacturing processes required to produce uPVC emit dangerous carbon emissions, and the material is not biodegradable once it is discarded.
It’s important to consider that timber is quite the opposite and has carbon benefits. Living wood absorbs carbon dioxide and produces oxygen, growing as a result of sunlight and rainfall. Even during the preparation for wood to be used in construction, it doesn’t require intensive treatment or fossil fuels.
As well as being environmentally friendly, timber is also a sustainable material. Timber frames are reusable, recyclable and biodegradable and at Rural Timber Window Company, we use only woods that are taken from a completely sustainable forests.
Consider that wood is still used in constructing foundations and support beams for homes, even in 2020. High quality timber is a highly strong, durable, long-lasting material. At Rural Timber Window Company, we use woods that are naturally resistant to rot, for example, Oak, Sapele and Accoya.
In general, uPVC conservatories have a life expectancy of around 30 years, depending on how well they are maintained. In contrast, timber conservatories can last for as long as 100 years and they are easy to maintain.
Timber Conservatories and Orangeries
To enquire about a timber conservatory for your home, please contact Worcester based Rural Timber Window Company today. With decades of experience, our skilled craftsmen will deliver fantastic bespoke joinery services that will exceed your expectations.
Call today on 01905 841199, or contact us online.