An important feature to the facade of your home, windows need to be fashionable yet practical and need to fulfil key functions too. With 10% of precious warmth lost through the windows, they need to be able to retain as much heat as possible, keeping your home cosy all year round. In addition, they also need to be able to deter intruders and keep your home secure. Our aluminium and uPVC windows do just this!
Windows also have a considerable influence on the appearance and character of any Essex or London property, and with many styles available, it can be a tough decision to choose one! That is why we’ve put together 3 of the most popular window styles that not only deliver outstanding kerb appeal but will also keep your home safe and thermally efficient, throughout the year.
The UK’s most popular style of window, casement windows can be designed in various configurations. Openers can be top hung, side hung, or bottom hung, but the most popular variant you will see is the side hung opening mechanism. Bottom hung windows are typically used for basements, however top hung or awning casement windows, which are hinged at the top, are ideal for wet weather environments as they stop rain from seeping through whilst open. An extremely versatile design of a casement window suits architecturally modern homes in Stratford to quaint thatch cottages in the countryside of Essex, and thanks to the range of RAL colours available you have the freedom to completely change the appearance of your home or design a like for like replacement.
Flush sash windows are a stylish window style that offers a chic and sophisticated appearance. Not known by many but, flush sash windows are a traditional window design. Dating back to the 19th century, all windows were designed with flush fitting sashes and this is apparent in many late Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian homes. Although giving their 200-year history, they are very popular among modern homeowners due to their minimalist form. Their mechanisms are similar to side opening casement windows, however, flush sash windows fit flush into the window frame, giving the exterior of your home a simplistic appearance.
Another traditional window style, timeless sliding sash windows are beautiful additions to the exterior of your home. A sash window includes two sashes that slide up and down. To allow the window to stay open, a sequence of clever counterweights connected via a sash cord holds the window open. Typically, the two sashes will be equal in size, although you do have the choice of specifying a custom split. Reaching their height of popularity during Georgian times, sliding sash windows are ideal for creating traditional aesthetics. For the complete classical look, our stunning windows can be finished with a woodgrain texture. The intricate detail used replicate original timber windows and look as authentic as the real thing! In addition, our range of hardware includes the elegant Monkey Tail and Pear Drop handle.
In addition to these styles, we also offer bay windows designs and vertical sliding windows. If you’re struggling to decide which style will suit your home, talk to one of our dedicated experts to discuss in more detail and figure out which one is for you! We can guide you through the process and ensure your new windows are a perfect fit. Get in touch today or call us on 0203 667 9707.
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