Replacement Double Glazing – UPVC Window Styles & Designs
When you are planning to install replacement double glazing, Essex Trade Windows offers you the full range of designs of double glazed UPVC windows. Each has an attraction for different uses or aesthetic effect.
Casement widows are the most common window design, having a standard opening window in a frame. Being the simplest window design, they are the lowest cost to manufacture and so are extremely popular.
Casement Windows – Side or Top Hinged
Casement windows can be side hinged, or top hinged, so opening from the side or the bottom. Side hinged are the most popular, but top hinged windows are preferred in specific circumstances. Top hinged casement windows are often used:
- In a bathroom, over a sink, where access could be difficult for opening a side hinged window.
- In a kitchen, over a worktop, for the same reason of easy access.
- Where low level opening of the window is required, for example in an elderly person’s home. Top hinged casement windows are frequently specified in homes for the elderly or disabled, where the occupier would have difficulty reaching up to open a side opening window.
This window design is also known as a vertical sliding sash window. As the name suggests, with a vertical sliding sash window, the opening light of the window moves vertically up and down, as opposed to swinging outwards. Sash windows are frequently used in period homes and other period and listed buildings in conservation areas. They are also a regular window choice for bow or bay windows.
The movement of the opening light in a traditional sash window was controlled by cords and weights. With the modern UPVC version, spring systems are used, enabling an easy glide action – no more wrestling with the sash window that refuses to budge, or coaxing it to move in a series of slow stuttering movements..!
Superior Weather Seal of Sash Windows
The sprung window movement also makes the modern sash window a much lower maintenance window than the traditional one. A superior weather seal is also provided by the brush strip used on a sash window, as opposed to the rubber seal of a casement window.
For an authentic finishing touch, sash windows are available with sash horns to complete the period look.
In terms of manufacturing, a sash window is a relatively complex product and requires considerably more UPVC to manufacture. Consequently a UPVC sash window will cost roughly 50% more than a UPVC casement window.
Tilt & Turn Windows
Tilt and turn windows are bottom hinged, to enable ventilation, and will open only to a restricted angle of around 15 degrees. The same opening mechanism enables the window to hinge from the side and also to open fully into the room, to enable easy cleaning – or escape in an emergency.
Tilt and turn windows are regularly selected for flats, hotels, offices and other high rise buildings. The easy clean facility and escape option are a big attraction in such applications. Tilt and turn windows are now increasingly specified for use in new build flats. Like sash windows, tilt and turn windows are also used to make up a bay or bow window.
A tilt and turn window will typically cost 30% more that a casement window.
UPVC Window Designs – Basildon Showroom
If you are thinking about replacement double glazing, Essex Trade Windows can supply and install for you any of the above UPVC window designs. If you would like to see samples of these window designs, or discuss in more detail the type that is best for your application, please call in and see us in our factory and showroom in Basildon. Please visit Contact page the address and a map.
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