A key feature to the exterior of your home, windows have a huge impact on the appearance and character of any Lancashire property. Whilst the aesthetics of the windows are hugely important, they need to fulfill essential functions too, specifically energy efficiency and security.
We’ve put together 3 of the most popular window styles that not only deliver outstanding kerb appeal but will also keep your home safe and thermally efficient, throughout the year.
1. Simple yet effective casement windows
The UK’s most popular style of window, casement windows have remained a simple yet effective option for many homes for centuries. A casement window is attached to a frame by one or more hinges, featuring a user-friendly handle mechanism which opens the window outwards, away from the home.
A casement window can be customised for different configurations. Openers can be top hung, side hung, or bottom hung, but the most common variant you will see is the side hung opening mechanism. Bottom hung windows are most commonly used for basements, though top hung or awning casement windows, which are hinged at the top, are perfect for wet weather conditions as they stop rain getting through whilst remaining open.
All homes have different characters and aesthetics and it’s all about choosing a window style that will complement and enhance your homes’ unique features. Whether you have a traditional home in Ribble Valley or your renovating for a more modern appearance, we have a huge range of RAL colours for you to pick from, with the option of slender aluminium or uPVC frames. For homes in conservation areas, we even have the exquisite Residence Collection, which delivers all the traditional aesthetics of timber seamlessly combined with the modern benefits that uPVC provides.
2. Timber style flush sash windows
Flush sash windows are an elegant window solution that provides a sleek and sophisticated appearance no matter where they’re installed. Internally, the window looks similar to a side opening casement window. However, unlike other window designs, flush sash windows fit flush into the window frame, giving the exterior of your home a simplistic and timeless look.
Flush sash windows have been designed to imitate the look of traditional timber casement windows. They offer the same style authenticity as timber windows, however, feature all the benefits that a 21st century home needs. With a classic woodgrain effect finish, your flush sash windows will boast a traditional aesthetic and, due to the similarity between timber and UPVC flush windows, your family, friends, and neighbours will not be able to tell the difference!
3. Innovative tilt and turn windows
Providing homeowners with greater flexibility, tilt and turn windows do exactly what the name suggests! Turning inwards at 90° as well as tilting forwards, tilt and turn windows provide optimum levels of ventilation by intelligently letting the air enter from a small gap at the top. Space saving and easy to use, tilt and turn windows are ideal for those who live in a high-rise building, as they enable you to clean the windows safely from the inside of your home.
We are well equipped to supply and install any tilt & turn window styles, using industry-leading manufacturers such as Veka, Liniar, or Smart (aluminium) profile systems. This ensures that we will be able to cater for a range of budgets and tastes.
High-quality glazing solutions from Great Harwood
Along with the top 3 window styles mentioned, we also supply and install double and triple glazing from industry leaders Smart Glass and Planitherm. Whichever option you choose, you can be sure that a high level of security, thermal efficiency, and noise reduction is met. Our Liniar products are constructed, tested, and certified to meet the highest standard of security.
With every project we undertake, we ensure that the quality of our services and products work in tandem together to produce a great result. Whether supplying to reliable tradespeople and construction companies or working with homeowners directly, we are sure that our award-winning services will be more than satisfactory. Get in touch today to speak with one of our knowledgeable experts.
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