Hinged on one side and opening away from the house, casement windows are a very popular type. Their simple design helps to ensure that an interior receives the most possible available light.
Tilt & Turn Windows
These cleverly-designed windows can both open to the side and from the top. They make a safe option if you have young children, as they can be left open at just a fraction – enough to let some fresh air in, but not enough to climb out of. Thanks to the top opening feature, they are also very easy to clean.
Featuring horizontal and vertical bars across the pane, this window type is so named because of its similarity to the windows used in Georgian homes. Their classic design ensures they fair well with most traditional style homes.
Another classic window variety, a sash window can be opened by lifting a frame vertically. As well as fitting in well with older homes, sash windows are a popular choice because they don’t take up any extra space when open.
This is a catch-all term that refers to the standard single-leaf door used in most homes as exterior and interior doors. A range of options is available depending on how many glass panels your require.
This term usually refers to a pair of glazed doors that are hinged at each side and meet in the middle. They create a very large space to move in and out of when they are open, which makes them great for opening out onto gardens and patios. Traditionally, French Doors have multiple glass panels, called ‘lites’.
The difference between these and French Doors is that Sliding Doors slide one panel over the other to open, whereas French Doors swing out. Both types can referred to as Patio Doors.
Another option for maximising the open space when the doors are open is the Bi-folding Door. As the name suggests, the panels are divided in two and connected by hinges. They are also known as Bifold Doors and Concertina Doors.