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How To Choose The Right Style Of Window For Your Home

Investing in double glazing isn’t just a way to improve your home’s energy efficiency and save money on bills. It can be treated as a home improvement project – a chance to improve the look and value of your home.

But it’s important to get the style right. Ultra-modern looking windows on a period property can look out of place, and Victorian-style windows on a modern apartment can look disingenuous.

We’ve put together this blog discussing the main types of windows on offer and what they’re suited for.

Which Window Material Is Best?

The most common types of window materials are uPVC and aluminium. You can find out more about the difference between the two in our blog here.

Aesthetically, there doesn’t necessarily have to be a huge difference between uPVC and aluminium, other than that sometimes aluminium window frames can be thinner because it is a stronger material. It is also sometimes the case that aluminium windows can have a greater range of colour options including dual colours.

Casement Windows

Casement windows are windows that are attached by a hinge to the frame at the side of the glass. They’re the most popular style of window in the UK. At Britelite we install casement windows in both uPVC and aluminium, and both materials last for years and offer great energy efficiency.

They provide top-to-bottom ventilation when opened and offer good views to the outside world. And when installed by Britelite, they’re ultra secure with internal beading to prevent intruders removing the glazing, with either a 8 or 10-point locking systems to boot.

Sliding Sash Windows

Sliding sash windows are designed to emulate the classic vertical sliding windows in period properties. They’re a fantastic way to retain your home’s character and vintage charm while improving its energy efficiency and security.

Britelite’s uPVC sliding sash windows are designed to perfectly replace traditional wooden sash windows or be installed to add a little character to any home. Unlike their Victorian counterparts, the new ones won’t rot, warp or require repainting and will be guaranteed for a decade. They also come with added features like planted horns, lift hooks and toughened glass.

Traditional Windows

Residence 9 Traditional windows are designed to replicate 19th-century flush sash wooden windows. They work well in a variety of property styles – from village cottages to town houses and apartments. They’re ideal for use in conservation areas.

Our Traditional windows are made from strong, durable composite material and offer outstanding thermal and acoustic insulation meaning your home will be quiet, peaceful and warm. Not to mention all that money saved on energy bills.

At Britelite we offer traditional Residence 9 windows in a range of classic colours and finishes to provide a luxurious feel that fits in well with the style of your home. They can enhance any style of building and be designed to have no impact on architectural standards.

Secondary Glazing

Secondary glazing is when a glass pane in a slim frame is added internally to an existing window in your home to improve insulation and acoustic performance. We install them in slim, discreet aluminium frames and it can work with both horizontal and vertical sliding sashes.

Secondary glazing also provides easy access to the original glazing for cleaning and maintenance.

Correctly installed secondary glazing has been shown to reduce noise levels by up to 80%, and eliminate draughts and heat loss by up to 65%. It’s also very secure from the outside – the frames are very tough, and are securely fixed to prevent forced entry.
If you’re not sure what type of window would best suit your home don’t worry – we can send a design consultant to your home with samples to discuss all your options. Just call 0800 50 50 70 or get an instant online quote here.

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