Since it first originated at the start of the 20th century, Double Glazing has developed beyond recognition. There are now so many options for the style of window you can choose as well as the type of frame and the colours and materials used for your glazing.
Whatever the style of your home, you’ll be able to find a Double Glazing option to suit you. It always helps a supplier to have a sense of what you want for your home so try to find pictures or examples of exactly the look and style that you’re after.
These are the basic type of window which have hinges on one side attached to the frame. Casement windows open on a swing out basis but you can have the hinges at the top or bottom if preferred.
Double Glazed Casement Windows are a good affordable option and can be fitted onto a wood or stone frame. The mechanism is simple therefore durable and reliable. This window style is generally available in uPVC, aluminium or timber and you’ll be able to choose from a variety of colours.
Of all the Double Glazed window options, casement windows tend to be the cheapest. This means that if you’re on a budget you’ll be able to enjoy all of the benefits of Double Glazing without having expensive installation costs.
Tilt and Turn Windows
These windows have two ways to open them – either by tilting them inwards to open them from the top, or by horizontally by swinging them inwards. This gives you a huge amount of control especially when it comes to deciding how much ventilation you want in the room.
On warm days, you can tilt windows further open and on cooler days you can simply let in a small amount of fresh air without chilling your home.
These windows have the added benefit of providing extra security for your home due to their restricted opening.
Double Glazed Tilt and Turn windows are a great option if you have young children or pets who you need to keep safe. They’re also an ideal option for properties on higher storeys.
Roof Windows and Skylights
Double Glazed windows installed on your roof are an excellent option for letting in natural light to your home. They often allow light to come through to a room which otherwise can not have a normal window and these can be flat or raised.
Roof Windows are really useful for tiled roof conservatories and rooms that face out onto busy streets where you want to maintain privacy for you and your family.
Sliding Sash Windows
These windows are incredibly desirable and often found on heritage properties. They slide up vertically on rollers rather than using hinges or tilting mechanisms. They give excellent ventilation and can be very smart in appearance.
Double Glazing options for Sliding Sash windows have improved dramatically in recent decades. They are now available in many different materials – including uPVC, aluminium and timber – and can be designed in whatever colour or style you require to suit the appearance of your home.