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Upgrade Your Cottage This Winter With uPVC Windows

2nd December 2022 |

uPVC Windows

White UPVC casement WindowIf you’re thinking about updating your cottage windows, you may be concerned about how new uPVC windows could affect the style of your cosy traditional property and its unique period aesthetics. However, not exploring your options further could have significant consequences for the structural integrity of your home. If your properly is suffering from poor insulation, it may succumb to damp, mould and the impacts of excessive condensation.

This is particularly relevant for traditional homes with their original timber windows, which tend to warp, flex and rot over time. Damp and cold can wreak havoc through your internal spaces. It also cause a multitude of health issues for both yourself and your family.

So what is the solution? The answer lies in modern uPVC windows.

uPVC windows for heritage homes

When it comes to modern windows, there are several options that may suit your cottage home. For example, many homeowners these days are opting for uPVC windows when it comes to refurbishing their period property. More durable than a traditional timber frame, uPVC windows are available in a diverse array of styles and colours. They can also be tailored to both your personal tastes and the aesthetics of your home.

As a result, you won’t have to compromise on the traditional style of your property when upgrading your windows, meaning you’ll benefit from innovative technology without worrying too much about the aesthetic challenges of new windows.

Different colours & styles

When you’re replacing your windows, you want to choose the right colour to best suit your property. uPVC windows are available in a number of different colours and styles, so when it comes to refurbishing a traditional property, it’s simple enough to tailor your new windows to the aesthetics of your heritage home. Whilst some people stick to traditional wood grain effect finishes for example, you may prefer to update your home with a heritage colour such as Chartwell Green or an Anthracite Grey.

Coloured windows are a great way to add a pop of personality to your home. In recent years, uPVC coloured windows have become an increasingly popular choice with homeowners across the UK. If you are fed up of having to maintain your timber frames, a woodgrain effect or coloured finish could be what you are looking for.

uPVC is an incredibly easy material to maintain and has a long lifespan of at least 20 years. At Majestic Designs, our range of uPVC windows are available in eleven different colours and can be engineered with authentic astragal bars and replica wood grain finishes. If you’re looking to add a little historical grandeur, we also manufacture beautiful leaded and Georgian windows.


As well as the aesthetic benefits, uPVC windows can also bring added practicality to your home. If you live in an older home for example, your property may be suffering from poor insulation and heat loss through your walls and window frames. During stormy weather, many homeowners can also find the wind can rattle and whistle through their internal living spaces due to poor insulation.

The good news is modern uPVC can combat poor insulation without compromising on the traditional aesthetics that make your home unique. uPVC frames are engineered to withstand some of the most extreme weather conditions we experience here in the UK. When combined with double glazing, uPVC windows are highly energy efficient, durable and long lasting.

At Majestic Designs, every window we engineer and install is manufactured with a five chamber profile and a warm edge thermal spacer bars as well as argon gas sealed units. This means our uPVC range achieve a high WER score of A+14 as standard. Our uPVC range are also BFRC (British Fenestration Rating Council) accredited as a result of their heightened durability, energy efficiency and weather resistance.


Modern uPVC is more secure than older-style windows, particularly timber which is less durable and resilient to unwelcome intruders. If your home still has its original windows, you and your family could be at risk from weak window frames that are easily broken, old locking mechanisms or even single glazing, which is easier to break through than double glazing.

Modern uPVC have excellent security credentials. With a multi-point locking system built into the frame, lockable handles and innovative internal beading, uPVC windows are protected can’t be opened or removed from the outside. This provides homeowners with additional peace of mind when it comes to securing their property.

Refurbishing your cottage with uPVC windows at Majestic Designs

agate windows and comp doorIf you’re considering updating your cottage windows, you might be worried about how modern windows will change the look of your cosy period home. In reality, retaining your original windows can cause a multitude of issues – especially if those original windows have warped or flexed over time, as timber often does. You may find your home succumbing to dampness, mould and the effects of excessive condensation. This is particularly relevant during the winter months here in the UK when the cold sets in.

For more than 21 years, the team at Majestic Designs have been engineering durable uPVC windows for traditional homes across the South West. Our range of modern uPVC windows are engineered in our state-of-the-art factories right here in Cheddar, Somerset, and fitted by our team of fully employed FENSA-accredited and MTC-registered lead installers. We never sub-contract any projects, so every installation remains a consistently high quality.

At Majestic Designs, we can individually engineer your new windows in almost any shape, size and style you would like. From chocolate box cottages to barn conversions, our range of bespoke uPVC windows are resilient in the face of adverse weather, durable, secure and of course, visually tailored to the unique aesthetics of your traditional home.

At our state-of-the-art factories, we use the latest machinery to manufacture our uPVC windows from only the highest quality materials. All our craftsmen have years of experience and come highly skilled at creating stunning, high performing windows in a variety of different colours, shapes and styles.

If you would like any more information about our range of uPVC windows or would like to book an at-home consultation, contact the professional team at Majestic Designs today.

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