We are replacing four older windows upstairs windows with new ones. One of the windows that we are replacing is an old timber double casement window that doesn’t quite work right anymore.
We are replacing that one with a single casement window that will match the double casement that the previous owners installed next to it.
The other three windows that we are replacing are old sash or double hung windows that we are replacing with new double hung aluminium windows.
I actually agonized over what kind of windows to get to replace the timber double hung. I even considered repairing and restoring the old windows, but I was too worried they would be unsafe for the kids. In the end we chose to go with what looked good and was in line with the period the home was built, but that was more economical and practical with the aluminium framed windows instead of timber.