If you imagine that UPVC double glazed replacement windows are limited in choice of styles think again. SJP Builders Wigan can supply and fit whichever design of replacement window you desire to perfectly compliment your home.
These are a popular and traditional type of window comprising of a basic frame and simple opening action.
Casement Window Hinge Options – Casement windows are hinged in relation to their intended location and use. Side hinged casement windows are the most frequently used, although top hinged casement windows are sometimes more appropriate for instance:-
Where it would prove impractical to place a side hinge due to obstacles or areas such as above a bathroom sink.
Elderly or disabled users may not be able to easily negotiate a side hinged window. Many residences intended for occupation by elderly people are designed with top hinged casement windows for trouble free manoeuvrability.
This style of window is opened using a vertical sliding motion rather than opening inwards or outwards. Older versions worked by using weights and cords, however the modern UPVC styles contain spring systems which deliver a swift gliding action. No more stubborn frames that won’t budge or move more that a centimetre at a time.
The sprung window system makes the sash windows extremely low maintenance and unlike the casement window with its rubber seal, the UPVC sash window has superior weather seal due to its brush strip. Sash windows are popularly used on period houses or homes in conservation areas.
Sash horns are available to complete the authentic look and for bay or bow windows.
Sash windows are considerably more complex to manufacture and require increased amounts of UPVC, resulting in an escalated cost of around 50% more than a casement window.
The primary function of this design of window is to allow ventilation through a restricted opening of around 15 degrees. Tilt & turn windows are versatile in that their opening mechanism allows them to hinge at the side enabling full opening to facilitate cleaning or emergency escape.
These options make tilt & turn window styles a good choice especially for hotels, flats, offices and other types of high rise building. New build flats often include this style in their specifications and like sash windows are a favourite when deciding on UPVC replacement windows for bay or bow shaped windows.