Wooden windows come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes ranging from large Georgian sash-windows to small round feature windows. Often the window type that you might be seeking will be as a replacement for an existing one. Although this simplifies the decision making, you will still need to consider the type of glazing that you need as well as how you would like the window finished. And, of course, the type of hardware. Whether you are looking at windows for a new building or as replacements, our team at DJ Newman Joinery can help you with all of these questions. Over the years, DJ Newman Joinery has produced thousands of windows of every type, size and colour. Here is just a brief summary of the main categories – but please remember we are here to advise you on what things you should consider when ordering new or replacement windows.
These traditional types of windows were widely used in the construction of Georgian houses in the 18th and 19th century and were the most popular type of window favoured by Victorian architects because of their elegance and aesthetic appearance. Sash windows remain a stunning feature of traditional-style properties.
The most common type of box sash window is the double-hung variety consisting of two sashes that slide up and down in the frame. They can open either from the top or the bottom, their advantage being that they do not protrude into the inside or outside of the house.
Sash windows use a counter-weight to balance the weight of the sashes to allow easy lifting of the sashes themselves. Although there are newer mechanisms, such as spring balance systems, most sash windows are made with traditional rope and pulleys or spiral balances and chains.
Single-hung windows offer the same elegance and style of double-hung but only the bottom sash can be opened.
Casement windows are hinged, usually at the side of the frame but occasionally from the top or bottom, allowing the windows to open outwards. Top or bottom opening casement windows are referred to as projecting hung casements.
Tilt-and-turn casements are popular in contemporary buildings. These operate on a dual hinge mechanism allowing the window to tilt from the side and top. This not only provides practical ventilation but also make cleaning quite easy.
Whilst these do not open, they can be designed in almost any angle or shape. More commonly found in contemporary houses, they are usually complemented with other opening windows.
These large fixed windows provide great views of the outside whilst letting in the maximum amount of light.
Bay or Bow Windows
These windows are designed to give more interior space as they protrude out from the exterior of the house. They are constructed with a combination of windows, often with a fixed window in the middle flanked either side by opening box sash or casement windows
These narrow windows are mounted above a window or door to let in more light. They can be opening or fixed.
Usually semi-circular or semi-elliptical, these are placed over a door or another window. Sometimes they are hinged to a transom to allow them to be opened. Traditionally glazing bars radiate out like a fan (hence the name) in the manner of a sunburst.
Specially Shaped Windows
DJ Newman Joinery can make windows to fit any opening, whether rectangular, round, curved or angled. This allows for making a window with a real WOW-factor.
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