How to choose the right window style for your home
Casement windows are the most versatile window frame style and can be adapted to most properties.
The casement window is hinged at the side, or top, and are usually made with a pair of window panes in one frame.
A white uPVC casement window is the most economical window you can buy.
Everest casement windows are available in uPVC, timber and aluminium frames in a wide range of colours and finishes.
A casement frame is available in standard or a flush design. A standard opening window will sit proud of the frame, but a flush casement window sits flush in the frame when it's closed. The frame looks more slimline and has a sleek appearance.
- Casement style windows are best suited to cottages and rural properties in timber. Modern builds with flush aluminium frames.
Tilt and Turn windows
A tilt and turn window has a multi-hinged frame that can be opened fully inwards, opened fractionally on a vent, or opened on a tilt at the top only.
Tilt and turn windows have become one of the most popular styles of window in uPVC or aluminium. The versatility of this multi-opening frame means they are ideal for above ground-level windows as they can be safely left open with a ventilation gap and opened inwards for cleaning.
Everest tilt and turn replacement windows are available in uPVC, with a choice of double or triple glazing.
- The tilt and turn window is best suited to new build properties and multi-floor properties.
Sash windows are a period style of frame that have two panels sliding vertically up and down across each other.
Usually found on Georgian properties in city centres, especially in London, and Victorian terraces (that haven’t been ripped out), a sash window in good condition has a beautiful classic appeal. But, it is high maintenance.
Modern sash windows offer smooth running mechanisms, well-fitted brush seals and double glazing for energy efficiency.
Everest sash replacement windows are available in uPVC or timber and double glazing.
- Sash windows are best suited to Georgian and Victorian-style houses and period properties.
Bay windows are a feature of many Victorian and Edwardian houses in a front-facing living room. The window and floorspace protrude out from the main wall (a bow window is a protruding window and not the floor area).
The window gives panoramic views to each side of the window and floods a room with light.
Although, the bay window was actually designed to offer superior ventilation in a room.
If you already have a bay window, replacing the frames is straightforward. If you would like a new bay window at the front of your property facing the road, you will need planning permission. This is something that we can help you with.
Most Victorian bay windows were originally sash single-pane windows, but these have usually been replaced with uPVC. Modern bay windows on new build houses would usually feature a central large picture window with side casements windows that open are the best configuration.
- Bay windows are best suited to most styles of houses that want to take advantage of a view and extra light.