If you decide to replace the windows of your house, you will have several options available to you. Along with timber frames, you could choose from aluminium and uPVC framed windows to install on your home. As well as frame materials, you also have the choice of many window styles, including those below.
Open-Out Casement Windows
Many homes in the UK have casement windows that can be pushed open to allow air into the house. Open-out casement windows can be bought as one large window or as split casements for cottage-style homes. Most open-out casement windows are available in standard modular sizes, which reduces their costs.
If you want to have the windows open on nice days but are worried about security, then tilt-and-turn windows can be a good solution. They open by tilting the window inward at the top so they are more secure than traditional sash windows. Being able to tilt the windows inward makes it easier to clean them as well.
The sash window is a style typically found on Georgian and Victorian-style houses as well as modern house designs. Since the windows on older homes can vary in size, you can have these windows customised for your home. Lancashire double glazing installers can measure your old windows and order new sash windows made with composite, uPVC, timber, or aluminium frames.
Sash windows come in many styles, including side hung, top light, sliding or folding, top hung, bottom hung, centre hinged, or pivot.
Professional window installers can help you choose which style of window and frame material is best for your house. Timber frames are more thermally efficient than metal frames but uPVC or composite frames are not susceptible to weather extremes so they can last longer than timber-framed windows.