Choosing the right material for your doors and windows

When the time comes to replace your property’s existing windows or doors it can be difficult to know which material type to choose to best complement the look and feel of your home. Take some time to read our information on the various types of windows and doors available here at Livingwood Window & Door Specialists.


All our products are supported by comprehensive guarantees for our customers. Our aluminium windows and doors come with a 10-year guarantee, which emphasises the superior quality in our materials and framework. Aluminium is one of the strongest and most durable building materials on the market and subsequently makes for extremely hardwearing, yet stylish products.


Our redwood timber windows and doors are also provided with a five-year guarantee. We put years of confidence in our wooden doors and windows because all the timber we source is laminated and graded to remove any knots, resulting in a top-quality finish that’s difficult to beat. Our stain finishes also come with a two-year guarantee to protect the redwood from the elements.


Our aluminium and timber windows and doors are available in a range of colours and designs, giving you the opportunity to choose a design that truly complements the look and feel of your home. Our aluminium frames do not rust or peel once powder coated, nor do they discolour. In fact, aluminium can also be coloured to give a timber effect without the maintenance of looking after real timber.


But there’s something very authentic and charming about our real redwood timber windows and doors. Over its lifetime it can be re-varnished and re-painted to whatever colour you desire, which offers greater flexibility compared with aluminium frames. Timber frames are an excellent insulator in the winter months, while aluminium frames are also effective at controlling heat loss. The use of thermal breaks stops cold from outside transferring to the inside.

For a winning combination between the two, our composite windows and doors should be given serious consideration. These timber frame windows with weather-proof aluminium capping, are low-maintenance in terms of their external condition whilst offering the authentic look of timber internally.


Another key practical benefit of our aluminium range of windows and doors is its safety and security. Its impressive strength ensures our products give you excellent security without compromise. Combine this with our burglar resistant glazing and you can have peace of mind and rest assured that your home is safe and secure.

As a material, timber is not as durable as aluminium, but our redwood frames can be protected against the elements of sunlight and rain with industry-leading lacquer and stained finishes.