Window Styles

Before buying windows for your home, or any furniture for that matter, it is important you research all your options thoroughly. Make sure to get all your information from a viable source and understand the mechanisms, benefits, and disadvantages of all styles of windows to suit your needs. For example, if you live with your family, you may be looking for windows with highest security. Or if you live in a small space, you may need windows that make your rooms look bright and spacious. Read our provided guide below to the different types of windows that we have designed to help you choose the perfect windows for your home or office.

Casement Windows

Casement Windows are British style windows that are popular in the UK. These windows can be swung open inwards or outwards to your preference. Generally, the bigger they are, the more they cost but the variation in pricing will come from how many functioning casements you have. There are several different types of casement windows and they can be customised many different ways to fit and move in your home or office. The most common materials used for casements are uPVC and wood.

Different types of casement windows

Side hung – This is the most popular style of casement window in the UK. They open inwards or outwards on one side while the hinges are attached fixed on the other side. Side hung casement windows are best suited for above the ground floors for safety reasons.

Top Light – If you are looking for windows for your ground floor, top light casement windows are a good option. In this structure, the bottom pane is fixed, however, there is a narrow top pane that swings open. This is suitable for ventilation and safety in rooms on ground level.

Sliding Folding – With this type of window, the sash folds in the middle. This window style is good for ventilation in smaller areas and rooms since the window doesn’t take up much space when opened.

Top hung/awning – This style of casement window opens outward from the bottom while the hinge is attached on the top. This style of window is good for preventing rain from getting into your space when the window is open and works well for wider window openings.

Bottom hung/hopper – This style of casement window is suitable for cellars and lower floors. It opens inwards from the top as the hinges are attached on the bottom and prevents splashes of rain and dirt from getting in. It is also well liked for being easy to clean.

Central hinge/pivot – In this type of casement window, the hinge is attaches in the centre and pivots while rotating on the centre. This type of window is best suitable for ventilation in small spaces.

How much do casement windows cost?

The cost for uPVC casement windows ranges from anywhere between £200 to £900 depending on the style ( as mentioned above), size, layers of glaze, the supplier and other specifications

Tilt and Turn Windows

Tilt and Turn windows are widely popular amongst Europe and generally made from plastic. They are well known for their versatility due to the fact that you can control and open them two different ways, which are:

– They can swing them open like a regular casement window.
– You can tilt them inwards or outwards for ventilation and safety.
– You can decide which action you want to perform by simply turning a handle that acts as a lever to change the mechanism of how the window opens. This functionality gives it a very modernistic reputation.

How much do Tilt and Turn Windows cost?

Tilt and Turn windows tend to cost more than regular casement windows and due to their versatility and the fact that they provide much more safety. Window prices of the tilt and turn style range from £240 and £550 for the window only, excluding installation cost. The installation costs depend on the supplier you choose.

 

Sash Windows

Sash windows are also a popular choice amongst homeowners since they are traditional and customisable. They work by sliding open horizontally or vertically into the frame, depending on how they are placed.

The cost of sash windows varies upon whether they are single hung or double hung. In single hung sash windows, the top part stays in place while the bottom part slides up. This type of sash window is generally cheaper than a double hung sash window. With double hung sash windows, both the top and the bottom section can slide up or down, depending on your preference. Thus, their versatility makes them slightly more expensive.

How much do Sash Windows cost?

The cost for a single sash window ranges from £480 to £1,000 including installation and all materials. To install sash windows in a 4 bedroom house, you would be spending between £14,000 and £18,000.

 

Bay Windows

Bay windows are known for their elegance and grand appearance. Adding them to your room is an easy way to bring more light into it and make it look more spacious. Bow and bay windows come as sash or casement windows, so you can customise them. They are generally placed on walls bent facing outwards to bring more depth into a room. In a bow window, there are 3-5 panes attached by hinges placed in smaller angles. In a bay window, there are only 3 panes but the hinges are attached in larger angles, adding more curve to the window.

How much do bay windows cost?

The cost of bay windows depend largely on the number of sections and material used, as well as the glazing. They are generally quite expensive compared to other windows due to their elegant appearance and benefits such as making a room look more spacious and bringing more light into the room. The cost of a bay window starts from 1,000 and goes up to £2,300 excluding labor costs. This assumes basic double glazed windows made from uPVC.

Fixed Windows

Fixed windows are just windows used for display that do not open. Their main purpose is to let light through into a room. Other reasons people buy them is for decorative purposes. They come in all sorts of sizes.

How much do fixed windows cost?

Fixed windows are least expensive type of windows since they do not open, in fact, as double glazing cost goes, these are incredible value for money. Their price depends on size and finish. A white uPVC fixed window costs from £150 to about £275, whereas a uPVC fixed window with a woodgrain finish costs from about £275 up to £300.

Now that you have gained insight on several different types of windows, pick the right ones for your home and conduct extensive research on them to customise them to your liking an affordability. Alternatively, consult a professional to help you pick the perfect windows for your home or office.