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Which window frame colour should I choose - white, honey oak or rosewood?

Inside and out, our frame options are there to help you bring out the very best in your home as efficiently and as affordably as possible.

Deciding on the right design for your new windows is not difficult, but it is worth taking a moment to consider which option will best fit with the character of your property and the specific effect you want to create.

What are the options?

Safestyle customers can choose between classic white, honey oak or rosewood-grained finishes. Each of these has its own unique appeal which we will describe below.

In terms of the overall design of the window we now offer a traditional sliding sash window option that is perfect for older homes, as well as our more familiar hinged models. Likewise, decorative and leaded glass choices allow for an almost limitless range of truly individual design options.

Are there any practical differences between the white, oak and rosewood finishes?

 When it comes to the practical aspect of their performance there is nothing to choose between the different styles of frame we fit. They are all made from the same super tough, energy-efficient uPVC (more on that shortly). They are all share the same energy efficient core, and are all equally secure and easy to look after. That means that this part of the process is just a matter of what you like the look of best - although we like to think that they all look great!

But there are two sides to that question of appearance - interior and exterior styles are both important.

What are the outsidefeatures I need to consider?

Different styles of architecture and different colours of brick or stone work mean that particular frame styles are sometimes more suited to one type of building than another. Dark red brick for example, tends to suit rosewood best, whereas a lighter stone exterior tends to better suit the lighter, brighter tone of traditional oak.

It’s not an exact science, but as a rule of thumb white is most neutral and can usually look great anywhere, the warmer shading of honey oak tends to suit more contemporary designs and the darker rosewood tends to favour a slightly more understated look.

And what are the interior effects?

Have you ever noticed how the impression of window light is affected by the colour of its frame? The classic white that has been so popular over the years is fantastic in this respect because it maximises the all-round feel of light streaming in through the window, adding brightness and a sense of space to the practical benefits of a warmer room.

Clearly, the darker framing that our rich, deep rosewood colouring delivers is not quite so energising. Instead, it offers a slightly more subdued sense of cosiness.

Offering the best of both worlds, our honey oak effect frames convey much of the light and sense of contemporary energy that classic white gives off but they temper this with a warmer, more organic impression. With oak furniture enjoying a surge in popularity it is not hard to see why our wood-grained, honey oak effect windows are especially popular currently.

Can I have one effect outside and another one outside?

Yes you can, although we’d recommend you don’t go overboard. If you want the best of all possible worlds you can boost your internal look with traditional clean-cut white whilst giving your exterior the stylish lift that a wood grained timber effect can offer. Whatever the character of your home, and however contemporary or traditional your tastes, a home enhancing frame option is yours for the choosing - inside and out.

Do the frames contribute to the window’s energy efficiency?

Of course they do! Aside from being easy on the eye and almost magically maintenance-free our frames are designed with energy efficiency at their core. All three styles include a series of inbuilt chambers combined with a thick thermal insert that runs right around the frame to minimise heat transfer at every point. That’s how they get to be A rated by the Energy Saving Trust.

It makes for a series of designs that look great and that outperform windows produced using other materials. And of course, they do all this at a fraction of the cost of those alternatives.  

So how much cheaper are they?

It depends what you are comparing to, and what you are replacing but it is fair to say that fitting a replacement window from Safestyle will save around 40% compared with a traditional wooden frame. Since you can get the same overall effect at a fraction of the cost we think our finely grained rosewood and oak finishes win out every time - and they don’t need repainting every couple of years!

Inside and out, our frame options are there to help you bring out the very best in your home as efficiently and as affordably as possible.

Deciding on the right design for your new windows is not difficult, but it is worth taking a moment to consider which option will best fit with the character of your property and the specific effect you want to create.

What are the options?

Safestyle customers can choose between classic white, honey oak or rosewood-grained finishes. Each of these has its own unique appeal which we will describe below.

In terms of the overall design of the window we now offer a traditional sliding sash window option that is perfect for older homes, as well as our more familiar hinged models. Likewise, decorative and leaded glass choices allow for an almost limitless range of truly individual design options.

Are there any practical differences between the white, oak and rosewood finishes?

 When it comes to the practical aspect of their performance there is nothing to choose between the different styles of frame we fit. They are all made from the same super tough, energy-efficient uPVC (more on that shortly). They are all share the same energy efficient core, and are all equally secure and easy to look after. That means that this part of the process is just a matter of what you like the look of best - although we like to think that they all look great!

But there are two sides to that question of appearance - interior and exterior styles are both important.

What are the outside features I need to consider?

Different styles of architecture and different colours of brick or stone work mean that particular frame styles are sometimes more suited to one type of building than another. Dark red brick for example, tends to suit rosewood best, whereas a lighter stone exterior tends to better suit the lighter, brighter tone of traditional oak.

It’s not an exact science, but as a rule of thumb white is most neutral and can usually look great anywhere, the warmer shading of honey oak tends to suit more contemporary designs and the darker rosewood tends to favour a slightly more understated look.

And what are the interior effects?

Have you ever noticed how the impression of window light is affected by the colour of its frame? The classic white that has been so popular over the years is fantastic in this respect because it maximises the all-round feel of light streaming in through the window, adding brightness and a sense of space to the practical benefits of a warmer room.

Clearly, the darker framing that our rich, deep rosewood colouring delivers is not quite so energising. Instead, it offers a slightly more subdued sense of cosiness.

Offering the best of both worlds, our honey oak effect frames convey much of the light and sense of contemporary energy that classic white gives off but they temper this with a warmer, more organic impression. With oak furniture enjoying a surge in popularity it is not hard to see why our wood-grained, honey oak effect windows are especially popular currently.

Can I have one effect outside and another one outside?

Yes you can, although we’d recommend you don’t go overboard. If you want the best of all possible worlds you can boost your internal look with traditional clean-cut white whilst giving your exterior the stylish lift that a wood grained timber effect can offer. Whatever the character of your home, and however contemporary or traditional your tastes, a home enhancing frame option is yours for the choosing - inside and out.

Do the frames contribute to the window’s energy efficiency?

Of course they do! Aside from being easy on the eye and almost magically maintenance-free our frames are designed with energy efficiency at their core. All three styles include a series of inbuilt chambers combined with a thick thermal insert that runs right around the frame to minimise heat transfer at every point. That’s how they get to be A rated by the Energy Saving Trust.

It makes for a series of designs that look great and that outperform windows produced using other materials. And of course, they do all this at a fraction of the cost of those alternatives.  

So how much cheaper are they?

It depends what you are comparing to, and what you are replacing but it is fair to say that fitting a replacement window from Safestyle will save around 40% compared with a traditional wooden frame. Since you can get the same overall effect at a fraction of the cost we think our finely grained 

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