Tilt & Turn Window Sizes
Tilt and turn windows are a practical window solution for any blocks of flats and other locations that are above a storey in height.
When considering the size of a tilt and turn window, you are limited by the height to width ratio. Once the opening section becomes wider than the height, that is how wide you can go. Otherwise, you'll be placing too much strain on the hinges or there might not be enough room to open them internally.
Single Tilt and Turn Window
- Minimum size of 600mm (23.6in) by 500mm (19.7in)
- Maximum size of 1900mm (74.8in) by 1300mm (51.2in)
Double Tilt and Turn Window Sizes
- Minimum size of 600mm(23.6in) by 1200mm (47.2in)
- Maximum size of 1700mm (66.9in) by 2400mm (94.5in)
Triple Tilt and Turn Window Sizes (2 Outer Opening Panes)
- Minimum size of 600mm (23.6in) by 1600mm (62.3in)
- Maximum size of 1900mm (74.8in) by 3000mm (118.1in)
Standard Sash Window Sizes
Sliding sash windows are a classic style of window, most often found on period properties.
Most period sash windows were built during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. At that time, the standard width for sash windows was approximately 1.2 m (4 feet). So most period sash windows fit this size.
Sash window standard widths:
Sash window standard heights:
Sash window sizes can vary widely, especially for any windows built before and during the Georgian era. If your property has a non-standard size window, you will require bespoke size frames to be made. At Everest, we do offer made-to-measure sash windows.
Standard Bay Window Sizes
Bay windows are an excellent way to create a stylish focal point at the front of your property whilst flooding a room with light. Because they protrude out from the wall, they can also provide additional space for seating or storage.
Bay Window Standard Width
- Minimum size 3 foot 6 inches (101.6cm)
- Maximum10 foot 6 inches (320cm)
Bay Window Standard Height
- Minimum 3 foot (91.44cm)
- Maximum 6 foot 6 inches tall (198.12cm)
The Size of Windows in Different Rooms
Generally, rooms in the home will have windows of different sizes because the light and ventilation requirements are not the same in every room. Plus, you might have smaller windows in a bathroom, for example, to maintain privacy levels.
Your bathroom windows will most likely be the smallest windows in the house. The standard size for them will depend on which type of window they are (casement, sliding sash, etc.).
Living Room Windows
Living rooms tend to have the largest windows in the home. The lounge is one of the most frequently used rooms and often the focal point of the property, it's important for the windows to look good and allow in plenty of light. Sliding sash, bay and casement windows are commonly used for living rooms.
The height of windows in a kitchen will differ depending on where they are located. For example, windows located above the sink are calculated by considering the height of your kitchen cabinets and the thickness of the countertop. Any windows that are fitted above a backsplash will need to consider the height of the backsplash.
In the past 20 years, larger bedroom windows have increased in popularity.
Standard bedroom window sizes:
|24 x 36 in
|610 x 914 mm
|24 x 46 in
|610 x 1168 mm
|28 x 54 in
|711 x 1371mm
|28 x 66 in
|711 x 1676 mm
|28 x 70 in
|711 x 1778 mm
|34 x 46 in
|863 x 1168 mm
|34 x 62 in
|863 x 1574 mm
How to Measure Windows
Always measure your windows from the outside. Use a good metal tape measure and hold it taut and make sure it’s vertical or horizontal point to point across the frame or window aperture.
Take three measurements, one in the middle and two towards the edges. Use the smallest measurement. Repeat this for the height and width.
Also, measure your windows from corner to corner to make sure they are square.
Check your measurements several times. You do not want to get these wrong.
A window needs some tolerance when it’s fitted so manufacturers will deduct between 5-10mm from measurements to make an allowance.