Hardwood: is a slower growing type of wood and therefore has a tighter grain than softwood making windows more stable and durable. Oak and Meranti are the most popular and is often used on traditional-style homes. Hardwood promises a longer lifespan than softwood.
The cost of softwood timber windows can range from £5,000 to £12,000 for a one off house.
Hardwood framed windows are more expensive ranging from £6,000 to £17,000 for a one off house.