Why Westcoast Windows Swedish composite windows are the ideal energy efficient glazing solution for your holiday property

Westcoast Windows design and manufacture Swedish aluminium wood composite windows and sliding doors which are supplied throughout the UK to domestic customers, self-builders, commercial developers and often holiday property owners.

As a holiday property owner your main priorities will be in the maintenance of your property, covering your costs and ideally making a profit. When it comes to selecting the right glazing solution for your holiday property, there are key considerations to have in mind, and several ways in which composite windows can improve your holiday home and help you achieve those aims.

Energy efficiency

You will likely be frustrated by visitors being over generous with the thermostat during the colder weather, so energy efficiency should be at the forefront of your mind when deciding on windows for your holiday home. A third of a property’s heat is lost through poorly insulated windows.  Westcoast Windows composite windows have a bonded construction – aluminium and timber are bonded to make a truly composite frame and sash. The timber element acts as a thermal break, enabling the frame to offer very high levels of insulation. Our triple-glazed Design Series composite windows offer U-values as low as 1.0 W/m2 K for opening windows and 0.9 W/m2 K for fixed windows. Find out more about our COMPOSITE WINDOW CONSTRUCTION


With your holiday property empty for a considerable period, either in low  season or just while your visitors are out for the day, you need to be sure of the most secure glazing solution. All Westcoast Windows products have been tested and approved to meet the new security requirements of British Standard PAS 24:2016, which provides a method of testing and assessing the enhanced security performance requirements of doors and windows to resist the levels and methods of attack experienced in the UK and normally associated with the casual burglar. They are also certified by Secured by Design – an award that requires regular testing and auditing through an independent UKAS accredited 3rd party certification scheme to ensure consistency of product quality and performance. Visit our HOMEOWNER GUIDANCE page and click on the SECURITY tab to view our SBD certified composite windows.

Low maintenance exterior

Property maintenance is a chore for holiday property owners, having to fit in the annual refresh during low season, when the ideal time to paint the exterior is during high season and fine weather when the property is fully booked. One of the great benefits of Westcoast Windows composite windows and doors is the low maintenance aluminium exterior. The aluminium is powder-coated in one of our standard RAL colours, including two unique to Westcoast that mimic anodised finish, or a colour bespoke to your choosing. Therefore no exterior painting is required, just the occasional wipe over with a soft cloth, luke warm water and a mild detergent. It’s that easy, and one less thing for you to worry about! View the full range of composite window colours and interior wood finishes: COMPOSITE WINDOW COLOURS & FINISHES (scroll down to APPEARANCE).

Internal warmth

The look and feel of your holiday property, particularly on the inside is so important in getting those bookings and also repeat business. Whether it’s creating a warm, traditional cottage feel or a contemporary clean look, our composite windows provide a stylish solution. Westcoast Windows aluminium wood composite windows are internally constructed of real wood, available in knot-free laminated pine, oak or alternative species on request. The wood can be finished in clear lacquer to retain the warm, natural wood feel or finished in a colour of your choice, often a clean fresh white for contemporary holiday homes.

Aesthetic appeal

The construction of composite windows and doors allow for slim frames and larger glazing areas to maximise the light into your holiday property – this is particularly the case with our triple-glazed Design Series composite windows which areideal for contemporary architecture. Composite windows, doors and sliding doors offer greater flexibility, allowing you to specify larger windows and doors (our largest sliding door is 6m wide x 2.4m high).


Westcoast Windows’ products carry a 10 year guarantee and composite windows are considered by industry professionals to have a lifespan of 40 to 50 years, with a 10 year maintenance cycle. That’s peace of mind for the future. View our AFTERSALES page for more info.

Don’t just take our word for it…

Here are some great examples of how Westcoast Windows’ composite windows and doors were the right glazing solution for these holiday properties:

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Sunnybank, Norfolk

This unique upside down house on the Norfolk Broads benefits from our triple-glazed Design Series composite windows and doors finished in stylish dark grey RAL 7012 externally and clean white internally, to complement the stunning contemporary open plan living area. Large composite sliding doors glide effortlessly to create a bright, airy feel to the living area and open out onto the veranda to connect with the outside and beautiful waterside views.


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Rock Lodge, Gloucestershire

These luxury self-catering holiday apartments are designed with loft-living and comfort in mind. Our double-glazed Classic Series composite windows were specified for this development, with the windows allowing for panoramic countryside views and composite doors opening out onto the private seating area. The aluminium exterior was finished in contemporary grey RAL 7040 to complement the stylish grey cladding.


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Eco House, Cornwall

This beautifully designed luxury three bedroom Eco house was designed to create a warm, inviting holiday home, with high spec finish, flexible open-plan living areas and large windows to allow in maximum natural light and views out on to the surrounding Cornish countryside. The home was fitted with Westcoast Windows triple-glazed Design Series windows, with a deeper glass unit to create a minimal step between outer glass and frame for maximum light. The large full height glazing in this home really benefits from this construction, flooding the living areas with natural light with two sets of double composite patio doors inviting the outside in. The windows were finished in Stone Grey RAL 7030 30% gloss level to complement the natural stonework and the warm wood interior finished in special white pigmented lacquer sympathetic to the interior style.


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Stargazer, West Sussex

This beautiful beach house demanded high performance windows, being located directly on the seafront. Westcoast Windows were able to specify and supply windows and doors to fit the developer’s exact specification, including the large sliding doors without a central bar, unlike other manufacturers. The composite sliding doors with their smooth gliding action were essential to bring the outside in and for clear stunning sea views out onto the terrace. The double-glazed Classic Series composite windows were finished in bright white both externally and internally to suit the beachfront New England style.



Find out more about our double and triple-glazed composite window and doors visit: SWEDISH COMPOSITE WINDOWS & DOORS

To view more inspiration visit our inspiration gallery: COMPOSITE WINDOWS INSPIRATION GALLERY

To discuss why Westcoast Windows composite windows and doors are the perfect glazing solution for your holiday property, contact the team for a no-obligation chat on info@westcoastwindows.com or call 01359 241944.

Why Westcoast Windows Swedish composite windows are the ideal energy efficient glazing solution for your holiday property
Why Westcoast Windows Swedish composite windows are the ideal energy efficient glazing solution for your holiday property
Why Westcoast Windows Swedish composite windows are the ideal energy efficient glazing solution for your holiday property
Why Westcoast Windows Swedish composite windows are the ideal energy efficient glazing solution for your holiday property