When it comes to new windows for your home, the options are endless. Each window style has its own advantages and a range of aesthetic features that suit specific architectural styles.
For example, a traditional stone cottage would look out of place with uPVC tilt and turn windows, while a contemporary new build might be best served by casement style frames. Furthermore, it is best to upgrade to double glazing or triple glazing when you are installing new windows.
Bay windows are a great choice for homeowners looking to add more natural light and extra floor space. They usually have three window openings in an angled configuration, so they can offer better views than other window types.
These unique windows are ideal for creating reading nooks, seating areas, or small spaces for hobbies and crafts. They can also help brighten up rooms with sunlight from multiple vantage points, which is especially important in climates like Scotland where sunshine can be sparse.
Because bay windows can be made up of multiple smaller window units, they can be opened and closed, which is not always possible with a bow window. Because of this, they are a great choice for homes that need improved ventilation in addition to increased natural light.
Sliding sash is one of the most popular home window styles, typically found in Georgian and Victorian properties. They are also an ideal choice for homeowners seeking to maintain a traditional aesthetic within newer builds.
They are portrait in shape, meaning they open at both the top and bottom – allowing you to create an efficient cooling convection airflow within your property. This helps to keep your living spaces comfortable and helps minimise energy bills.
A wide range of personalisation options allow you to tailor your sliding sash windows to complement your home in a way that suits you. These include a variety of glazing choices, sash horns and a choice of transom drop options.
Tilt & Turn
Tilt & turn windows are different from other home window styles like casement and double hung windows in that they open both inward and outward. When opened horizontally, they tilt open at a small angle allowing fresh air to enter a room with minimal effort and when fully opened they swing-in like a door for easy cleaning access.
Tilt and turn windows are a popular choice in Europe and have only recently become available in America. Their multi-functional design is not only visually appealing but offers practical excellence.
Acoustic windows reduce external noises such as traffic, aeroplanes and screeching seagulls, allowing you to have peace and quiet in your home. This is achieved by the use of laminated glass bonded together to deaden sound transfer.
Double hung and sliding windows open vertically and consist of 2 sashes that slide up or down within the frame. They offer great acoustic performance but are not as effective as fixed windows or awning windows.
Casement windows open outwards and are perfect for Bungalow, Craftsman, Arts & Craftsman, and Prairie architecture homes. They are also architecturally neutral and can complement other traditional styles of houses. Like double-hung and sliding windows, they allow for a great view of the outdoors.