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What Type Of Window Is Best For You

Are you thinking about updating your Window and want a change? Here is everything you should know before changing them. For example, there are many different types of windows you should know about. 

Different Types Of Windows 

The most common types of windows are:   






Casement Window  

Casement windows open up horizontally this usually works by rotating the handle at the bottom.  


  • These windows bring excellent ventilation into the home but, it can become cold  
  • Casement windows are known to be very secure 
  • These are known to be better than double-hung windows.  
  • Brings cool air inside 
  • Opens up wide 


  • Subject to wear and tear 
  • When fully open bad weather can cause damage to the window. However, that may not happen straight away.


Double-hung windows are very similar to single-hung windows however, you can open two parts of the window other than one. For example, a double-hung window is just two single-hung windows put together.


  • There is a variety of different types. For example, colours, sizes and materials. 
  • Easy to open and close  
  • Tracks in the windows don’t usually fill up with dirt as they are vertical 


  • Windows require occasional maintenance  
  • Seal is not very tight which leads to air coming through 
  • Windows can break if window is fully extended in bad weather  


Single-hung windows are similar to double-hung windows in that they both have two separate, upper and lower sashes. The difference between the two is that the upper window of single-hung windows are fixed in place, allowing only the lower window to move 


  • Variety of different types. For example, sizes, colours and materials. 
  • Easy to open and close  
  • Tracks in the windows don’t usually fill up with dirt due to the tracks being vertical 


  • Windows require occasional maintenance  
  • Seal is not very tight which leads to air coming through  

Bay Window  

A bay window which can also be known as a bow window is a combination of windows that extend out. This works from several angled window panes. 


  • Very popular windows
  • Perfect windows to look out from. 
  • Offer shelf space  


  • These have been known to be quite costly  
  • Due to the large shelf area the seal isn’t great. So, this can cause air to come through. 
  • Not easy to install 

Awning Windows 

Awning windows are very similar to casement windows. However, they are made to swing open vertically. The top of the window is in a fixed place but you can open it from the bottom. 


  • As long as it is not raining hard you can leave your windows open as the windows acts as an awning and prevents the water from coming in. 
  • Fairley secure 


  • Doesn’t take in air effectively  
  • Subject to wear and tear 

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Loft Conversion

The best 2022 guide to a Velux loft conversion

If you’re looking to gain extra space in your home, and want to add value to the property, then a loft conversion can be a great solution.  

What is a Velux loft conversion? 

A Velux loft conversion is when the shape of the existing roof is retained and Velux windows are installed into the rafters. The rafters will have to be cut depending on the size of the new windows, the inside of the roof space is fitted out to a carefully thought-out design. The name Velux is after a famous brand of loft windows.   

Will you need planning permission?  

Most loft conversions are considered permitted development, which means you won’t need to get planning permission as long as the building work fits certain criteria. So, if you’re looking to get a simple conversion with roof windows, you generally don’t need to worry. However, it is best to check just to be safe.  

How long does a this loft conversion take to complete? 

Velux loft conversions are usually completed in between 4 and 6 weeks since they are one of the simplest conversion types. 

Cost of a Velux loft conversion –  

The average cost for a Velux loft conversion is around £27,500. However, there are various things that will affect the cost such as: 

  • Size of windows 
  • Number of windows required 
  • Type of windows 
  • Head height and space of your loft 
  • Where you live 
  • Style and quality of finishings  

Velux windows –  

A Velux window is easier to install than a dormer window, and still provides a good amount of light to the space. The windows are paired with a number of modern features, such as: 

  • Electric operation  
  • Solar operation 
  • Top hung hinges  
  • Hundreds of blinds and shutter options  
  • Extra-large balcony windows 

How they can transform your home? 

Compared to other loft conversions, Velux requires less construction and hence low cost. The main addition in the loft will be the Velux windows to transform the space. Many of our clients have used this extra space for: 

  • Bedroom 
  • Home Office 
  • Living Room 
  • Bathroom 
  • Entertainment Room 

You see, there are lots of possibilities to transform this unliveable place into something useful for the whole family. Furthermore, the windows in the loft will allow for more natural light and ventilation. If you are living in a warm area, then you can use glass that prevents sunlight from entering. 

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