Windows come in all different shapes, sizes and types. The most common types are:
- Sash (or box-frame) windows. These are the traditional types of windows used in Georgian and Victorian houses. The sashes slide up and down vertically, counterbalanced by weights concealed within the box frame.
- Casement windows. These are the earliest form of movable window with hinges or pivots affixed to the frame at the upright side of the vertically hung sash, so that they open outwards or inwards in the manner of a door.
- Storm Windows. These types of casement windows are designed with specific mouldings, gaskets and seals to ensure the best possible protection from the elements. For properties in Cornwall, these types prove to be very popular!
- Bay or Bow Windows. A bay window’ generally consists of a picture window with two other windows, usually smaller, on either side. A bow window usually has four or five openings and the structure is curved, creating a rounded appearance on the outside of the home.
- Shaped Windows. There are all sorts of shaped windows, ranging from the completely circular to the classic arched to any kind of polygon imaginable.
- Fixed windows. The simplest of all, these windows do not open.