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Our windows can be made for you in a great variety of colours.
All our colours are guaranteed for 10 years for colour stability and discolouration.
Most colours are available as full (both sides) or half (colour outside and plain flat white inside).
To preview the texture and colour, please click the frame colour button and then the zoom icon on the colour images.
Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee to match existing colours. For a colour match, please email us with your address for a free swatch.
All our handles have secure key locking. 1 handle per opener.
Please add openers to your window using the icon on each pane.
Handles for window openers can be chosen in white, chrome, brass /gold, satin silver or black as you can see in the picture:
Traditional cast iron style antique black Monkey tail handles:
Most windows require an external cill to drain water away correctly. If you already have a stone or tiled cill as part of the building you may not require a cill.
As standard our cills are 100mm wider than the window frame, projecting 50mm on each side.
Please note: The cill height is 30mm and if a cill is chosen then these 30mm will be included within the overall height of the window.
This essential child safety device is designed to limit the opening to approximately 100mm (4 inches). It can be released to facilitate full opening of the window.
We recommend that these are used for openers larger than 550mm.
Please note: child restrictors will be sent separately.
Contains approximately 40 assorted packers of various thicknesses (1 to 4mm) ideal for aligning and fitting the frame and glass units (toe and heeling).
Also approximately 12 concrete countersunk screws 7.5 x 120mm.
These screws do not require wall plugs. How to video on Youtube.
Every opener on our windows has a locking mechanism with a handle that locks with a key.
Yale Shootbolt lock
We offer many different high quality Pilkington glass choices.
Advanced double glazing Argon filled with 1.22 glass u-rating.
Superior Triple glazing for an amazing 0.70 glass u-rating.
Acoustic glazing for significantly better noise insulation.
Pilkington Optiphon™ high quality acoustic laminated glass offers excellent noise reduction without reducing light transmittance and impact performance.
Ideal for significantly reducing noise from road, rail or air traffic, factories or nightclubs.
Noise is reflected back towards the source and also absorbed within the glass.
The glass unit is made of a 6.8mm acoustic laminated outer pane, a 18mm Superspacer void and a 4mm inner KS pane.
Being laminated it is also very secure and difficult to break into.
The u-value is 1.2, the same as our superb A+ rated double glazing.
Sound reduction Rw(C;Ctr) 41dB(-2; -6)
A frame extender allows to increase the thickness of the window at a specified side. Great for properties with deep plaster, render or tiles over tiles. 25mm or 40mm extensions available.
Some fitters buy extenders as a precaution, for example where the window opening has not been built yet. Extenders can be modified to accomodate inconsistent side walls.
Extenders simply clip or slide on the window profile as you can see the picture.
Important: The thickness of any chosen extenders is included in the chosen window width/height.
If you wish to add an extender without automatically decreasing your window's width or height please add a note at checkout.
We supply clear glass and 19 designs of obscure privacy glass from Pilkington, including Satin.
Each glass type has a privacy level from 0 (clear) to 6 (solid).
Clear - level 0
Arctic - level 4
Autumn - level 3
Chantilly - level 2
Charcoal-sticks - level 4
Contora - level 4
Cotswold - level 5
Digital - level 3
Everglade - level 5
Flemish - level 2
Florielle - level 4
Mayflower - level 4
Minster - level 2
Oak - level 4
Pelerine - level 5
Satin-opal - level 5
Stippolyte - level 4
Sycamore - level 2
Taffeta - level 3
Warwick - level 1
Solid panel - level 6
For added decoration or for a traditional feel we have Georgian bars, Square lead or Diamond lead.
Our Georgian bars are 18mm thick and are placed between the glass panes for ease of cleaning. We do not offer external Astragal bars due to unreliability as they are just taped on. We can instead supply a single horizontal or vertical extra bar. More information on the the glass menu pop-up.
Our Square lead is traditional lead which is 9mm thick and is placed on both sides of the external pane of glass.
Note: lead layouts are just a representation, the actual layout will be according to best practice.
Note: For custom or special Georgian/lead layouts, or to match a window with an adjacent door or window, please leave specific instructions as a note at checkout.
Our Georgian bars are 18mm thick and are fitted between the glass panes for easier cleaning. All Georgian bars are colour matched to your window colour to ensure the right look.
Please choose your own number of horizontal and vertical Georgian squares, or leave it on automatic where the actual layout will be set by us according to best practice.
Small adjustments to align the bars between panes will be done by us.
For custom/special layouts please leave a note at checkout.
We supply 3 strengths of glass:
Standard: Normal glass, which is dangerous when broken as it breaks in large sharp pieces.
Toughened: Specially treated to increase its strength and safety.
Laminated: Our strongest glass, similar to a car's windscreen, has a laminated layer that keeps the glass together when broken, making it very difficult to break into. See the video below:
Windows near floors and doors require Toughened glass, FENSA regulations.
A top hinged opener with the handle at the bottom that opens outwards.
Top openers cannot have a fire escape hinge.
A left opener (as seen from the outside always) with the hinge on the left side and the handle on the right side.
A right opener with hinge on the right and the handle on the left.
Left/Right openers are usually used in panes that are taller than they are wider. A fire escape/easy clean hinge can be selected for an easier escape route and should be used in habitable rooms.
Looks just like a real opener, but it has no handle and does not actually open. It is just decorative to match real operners.
FENSA building regulations apply to ventilation.
Standard: Our standard hinges do not open fully and are good for rooms on the ground floor that do not require a means of escape.
Fire escape/easy clean
Opens to almost 90 degrees which allows for an easier escape route.
To facilitate easy cleaning of the outer glass surface the opener can slide to the centre, as you can see on the video clip. We recommend openers with this hinge to be at least 600mm wide to provide enough space to escape through.
Habitable rooms require fire escapes, FENSA regs.
A trickle vent is placed at the top of an opener to allow limited airflow without having to open the window. It helps to control outside air flow reducing condensation and mould.
Our trickle vents have 2500mm² equivalent area. The external hood has an insect grill, and the internal vent opens and closes.
Trickle vents colour will closely (but not always totally) match your door's chosen frame colour.
FENSA building regulations apply to ventilation.
On most panes you can add an extra horizontal (transom) bar, or a vertical (mullion) bar, positioned in the exact centre of the pane. (For other positions please leave a note at checkout.)
These bars are commonly known as "dummy" transoms or mullions although they are real, separating the glass unit into 2 glass units.
To be used mainly with openers.
We do not provide "horns" at the bottom of openers.