Choosing replacement Windows

General, Windows, Doors & Conservatories

Are you thinking of upgrading your windows soon? The extensive range of window types can often make the decision difficult. What do you go for – bay, double hung, awning or fixed? In order to help you make the right choice, we have come up with a few aspects to help you decide.



  1. Style

Considering the right style for your property and interior design is one of the major factors to take into account. Do you prefer the simple, minimalist or intricately designed frames? What era was your property built in? It is crucial to make sure that the style corresponds throughout and ultimately complements your home’s existing style and decor. A window specialist will be able to advise you on what could work best.

  1. Function

Another point to consider is the function of the windows. Do all the windows need to be operational or do you have room for fixed or stain glass windows? Should they be able to open? Would a skylight be beneficial for adding more natural light in? Take a walk through each room and consider what would be the best to type to suit your needs and the purpose of the room itself. Generally, fixed bay windows are perfect for living rooms and kitchens, whereas slider windows work better in bathrooms and bedrooms.

  1.  Design

If you are looking for something a little less functional but more for design purposes then windows create interesting focal points. If you have a large windowed area, experiment with playing around with different types of glass, shapes and colours. It is an excellent way of adding that finishing touch to a room.

For more information from your Local Authority Building Control team, and advice on the steps you need to take when planning on replacing your windows, please select ‘Windows & Doors’ in the ‘My Project’ tab along with your postcode.

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