Timber Windows & Modern Glazing

18 February 2023

How to pair timber window systems with modern glazing designs.

The exterior design of a home revolves largely around window choices, begging the age old question, traditional or modern? Previously, homeowners would choose one theme for the overall exterior design and the window frames would follow suit.  In modern day architecture, a combination of traditional and modern makes a blended complementary trend.

Corner opening aluminium sliding doors with timber windows on the first floor - Tigg Coll Architects

Using timber windows in conjunction with aluminium systems on the same elevation creates a dynamic exterior design. Aluminium window and door systems can be powder coated in any RAL colour, either to match or to contrast the timber windows. Aluminium systems from IQ Glass can even be finished with a timber look effect, etching grooves into the frames. Combining modern and traditional elements is what makes an exterior design unique and that’s why we recommend multiple materials for your window systems.

Timber window systems on traditional home exterior

Where glass box extensions are installed, often the single or double-storey extensions are paired with timber windows on the higher floors for a contemporary rear façade design. The aluminium adds a touch of modernism to contrast both the timber and brickwork.

Kaap Studio Architects, 82mm - Malcolm Menzies Photography

Timber window systems are available to view at the design centre, as part of the Belgravia Hardwood exhibitor bay. Belgravia Hardwood is an established, family-run business specialising in timber window and door systems. Each window and door is made bespoke to order, so you can customise the window systems to meet your specific project requirements.

Bespoke timber window system

Leaders in modern glazing, IQ Glass provide aluminium and steel window systems to inject a modern twist to any exterior design. As well as high-quality metal systems, frameless window systems are available, with only neat silicone joints visible between glass panes in large installations.

Frameless glass walls with neat silicone joins between the large panes

London terraced properties often benefit from contemporary rear extensions. Projects of this nature will usually have timber windows, so adding a contemporary glazed extension to the ground floor will result in a contrast between floors. In this instance, grey aluminium frames work well to create a different aesthetic from the white, pale coloured timber windows.

Anthracite grey is the most popular RAL colour for aluminium window designs, due to its neutral properties. Opting for this, or a similar, colour allows homeowners to seamlessly tie together the luxury systems and any existing or new timber window designs.

Anthracite grey aluminium systems with timber windows on the first floor

For more information or to get in touch with the team about your next project, call us on 01494 722880. The team are on hand to assist with specification, design and technical advice to determine which window systems are right for you.

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