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Guide for Different Types of Windows

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:48 am
Guide for Different Types of Windows

Casement window Type

Casement windows have a long history, as they were very popular in the UK in the Victorian Era. Traditionally, they were made from metal or timber, but nowadays there are a lot more practical options, as UPVC, UPVC timber alternative and aluminium casement windows. These tipes of windows are not just a pretty face, as they are represented with fully reinforced frames, internal beading, multipoint locking systems and lockable handles.

Casement Windows Features:
  • Comes in a range of styles to suit every home’s character;
  • Highly efficient against the insulation;
  • Available with a wide variety of colours;
  • Offers a new standard of security;
  • Energy efficient;
  • Double glazing, as standard, or triple glazing options.

Single Casement Windows,
they are also known as: Classic Casement Windows or Traditional Casement Windows. Opens out from the top or side hung openers. The size and style of Single Casement Window are tailored according to openings, depending on the position of your window and the space available.


Flush Casement Windows hang via hinges and the part of the window that opens, sits flush with the frame. They bear a resemblance to a Traditional Timber Windows, so they ‘are an excellent choice for old styled homes. Nerveless their look is clean and smooth; they don’t beware of place on modern homes either.

Casement windows are single-sash windows similar to the hopper, except that it is installed vertically. These are hinged windows that open inwards or outwards from the sides.


Sash Window Type

Sash Windows are popular due to their aesthetic value. Those types of windows fit beautifully any contemporary home, whilst having the ability to preserve the classic look of a period property as well.
Sash Windows are made up of two sashes that partially overlap each other. Frequently, the bottom sash slides upwards for the window to open, but it is possible for the top one to slide downwards instead. Sash Windows referred to as vertical sliders as well.

Sash Windows features:
  • Available in UPVC, aluminum, timber or timber alternative;
  • Comes in a range of design options and colour finishes;
  • Energy efficient, elegant and innovatively designed;
  • Sash Windows, tilt-in, that gives possibility to clean them from inside;
  • Fitted with sash restrictors that homes can be ventilated safely;

Mock Sash Window Types

In place of two vertically sliding sashes, Mock Sash Windows have a fixed pane and a flexible panel that opens outwards such as a Casement Window. This outward opening panel enables them to ventilate properties very well.

Mock Sash Windows features:

  • Ideal for vintage styled homes, however suits modern properties as well;
  • Cost effective and
  • ...Energy efficient;

What are a "Dummy" Sash Window Types?

Dummy Sash Windows are placed to build an identical line between top opener windows and fixed panes. The fixed window panes are fitted with “dummy” sashes that resemble the look of the opener windows, making all the visible panes sit in line. Opener windows and Dummy Window frames will set up in an equal sight line, which gives the impression that they are all opener windows. Dummy Sash Windows are well known as Dummy Vent Windows.


Slimline Window Type

Slimline Window Types are operated like a Casement Windows. They offer optimal nature lighting for any room and are available in both double and triple glazing. Usually framing can be found out in aluminium material. This range is available in Traditional Casement Type or fixed frame styles, which allows using maximum space you have.

Slimline Window Features:
  • Simplistically designed, energy efficient type of window;
  • They’re one of the best choices for thermal insulation;
  • Can be built from durable UPVC which is especially easy for cleaning;
  • Suitable for both, modern and traditional properties.

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Bay Window Type

Bay windows are made up number of windows that are placed in an angled bay, which projects out from the wall of the building. Bay Windows are remarkable architectural work that can easily raise the building’s visual appearance and also, they increase floor space.

Bay windows Features:
  • Can be built from Casement Window Type, Flush Casement Window Type, Sliding Sash Window Type, Mock sash and Slimline Window Types;
  • Available in UPVC, Aluminium, Timber or Timber alternative materials;
  • Additional space can be used for seating area or storage area;
  • Provides more natural light and
  • …rich look from outside;


Bow Window Type

Bow window Types are also featured with a curved design; however, they are slightly protruded out from the wall of the building. They consist of four, five or six individual windows and provide a wide view of the outside.


Circle Bay Window Type

Circle Bay Windows contain several types of windows, which are placed into a smooth round area. Corners of the home have a rather common location for them to be placed. Circle Bay Window types, particularly are used in bedrooms, living rooms or dining rooms.


Box Bay Window Type

Box Bay Windows protrude out from the wall in a range of angular projections and consist of one larger window with smaller windows on either side. They’re often used for a seating or storage area, but can also be an ideal place for house ornaments or plants.

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Oriel Window Type

Oriel Window is a traditional type of bay window, which is usually situated on the upper storey of a house and supported by brackets and corbels. Like other bay windows, that protrudes from the wall at a curved angle, offering increased visibility of the street.

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Skylight Windows Types

Skylight Window Types differ from the roof windows, however, often are interchanged. Skylights are installed in the roof or ceiling and they are fixed, which means they cannot be opened. Their main purpose is to provide daylight and save energy.

Skylight Window Features:
  • Energy efficient;
  • Available in UPVC and timber materials; and represented in three different finishes as: pine, painted white and polyurethane coated;
  • Fitted with safety glazing, so no broken glass can fall inside;


Dormer Windows Types

Dormer Window Types opening designed as part of the roof that lets air and light into the loft space. They are usually larger than the skylights and have to be installed in the same orientation with the roof.


Glass Roof Window Types

Glass Roof Window Type is a fully glazed roof that allows a great amount of sunlight to enter into the room. Usually, they are large, strong panes that replace the whole ceiling.


Cottage Window Types

Cottage windows are traditionally styled types of windows. Widely known as Gregorian Window Types or Tudor Window Types. They have a very well defined characteristic – instead of one big pane glass they are divided into several small squares.

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Window Types Divided By Their Style of Opening

Single-Hung Window Type

The Single Hung Window comes with a classic and a very common design. It operates with the bottom sash being manipulated. Since this type of window does not open outwards. Such windows are the perfect choice of narrow spaces as: windows facing pathways, streets and etc.



Double-Hung Window Type

The Double-hung Window is similar to a Single-Hung Window. However, in double-hung windows, both, the lower and upper sashes can move up and down and usually they are more practical and functional.



Two-Panel Slider Window type

The Two-Panel Slider Window is the most common type of sliding window. It has two panels, where one or both of the panels are sliding left and/or right, which helps room to get ventilated.



Three-Panel Slider Window Type

Three-Panel Slider Window Type is much wider among other slider type of windows and provides a more panoramic view of the outside scenery. In the Three-Panel Slider Window, the middle panel is fixed, while the other two side panels (left and right) slide to the middle to open and close the window.



Hopper Window Type

The Hopper Window is the type of a single-sash casement window, which opens by tilting vertically upwards the house. Generally, in Hopper Type of Windows, horizontal rectangles are hinged at the bottom which allows the tilting of the window to open from the top.


Awning Window Type

Awning Window Type is similar to Hopper Window Types, except that, instead of tilting inwards, it tilts outwards. This mechanism of opening prevents it from limiting the size of the room.


Fixed Window Types

Picture Window Type

The Picture Window is one of the most unique types of window, as long as it is fixed (cannot be manipulated) and the main purpose of it is to frame an outside view.


Deadlights – Sash-Only Window Type

Deadlight Window Types and Picture Windows Types are almost identical. The only difference between them is frames. Deadlights Type of Windows “stand-alone” or has only the feature of a single sash (of a window).

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Transom Window Type (Transom Lights)

Modern Transom Windows (also called as Transom Lights) are a decorative type of windows. Meant to complement a home’s architectural style, but some still offer a ventilation option. They are well known as Fan-Shaped Window types and having various designs and builds.



Glass Block Window Type

Glass Blocked Window Types doesn’t only look nice and flattering; they also provide security, privacy and are very popular among homes or offices. Usually they are fixed, but some modern types offer ventilation option as well.


Geometric Shapes

Full Circle

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Circle Top


Circle Top Extended Leg


Quarter Circle








Trapezoid Left/Right


Pentagon Left/Right




Eyebrow Extended Leg


Triangle Extended Leg




Half Eyebrow


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