Preserve Your Traditional Home with Tilt and Turn Windows
Whether you live in a 19th-century character cottage or a contemporary new build, feature windows can add mountains of character to any home. However, although you may appreciate the added character, feature windows can pose a myriad of issues when it comes to security and energy efficiency. This is especially pertinent in period properties that may still have older style timber frames.
If you’re looking to enhance your home, it can be tough to decide what to do with a feature window. After all, most would want to retain the aesthetics that make a property unique.
If you’re looking to retain the period aesthetics of your traditional home, a functional tilt and turn window may be the ideal solution. Simple, modern yet undeniably practical, tilt and turn windows can help to preserve the traditional feature of your property without compromising on modern conveniences such as heightened energy efficiency and security.
So, what is a tilt and turn window? And how can this modern style of the window be used to preserve the traditional aesthetics of your period property?
What are tilt and turn windows?
First engineered in Germany in the 1950s, the ease and flexibility of tilt and turn windows have made this style popular across Great Britain for decades.
Tilt and turn windows are known for their adaptable and inventive design, which combines easy operation with modern aesthetics. Although manufacturing processes and materials improved dramatically in recent years, the function of a tilt and turn window remains virtually unaltered.
A staple in British homes, the innovative design of a modern tilt and turn window features a dual opening function. This is operational via a single handle for ease of use and accessibility. As the name suggests, a tilt and turn window tilts or turns, allowing for airflow and natural light to flow effortlessly into your home.
So how can a tilt and turn window preserve the traditional windows in your home?
How can a tilt and turn window preserve my traditional home?
Say you have a stunning leadlight window in your property? If you are fortunate enough then you’ll already know the air of elegance and historical character it can bring. A leadlight window is a timeless and elegant feature that not only reflects the era a home was built but also adds a multifaceted element of history, culture and tradition.
That being said, any original feature window can wear out with time, warping and rotting to ultimately compromise the energy efficiency of your home. If you have traditional feature windows in your property, you can retain the period aesthetics of a bygone era by doing away with your older style timber and transforming your window with a uPVC tilt and turn frame. By converting your feature window into a tilt and turn window, your home will benefit from the convenience of modern innovations and convenience without sacrificing the additional charm and character of the original feature window.
If you are fortunate enough to have a feature window in your home, there is no need to worry about losing that character and period charm when it comes to refurbishing your windows. The innovative design and dual configuration of a tilt and turn window mean you will be able to open the window slightly at an angle, allowing for a gentle airflow without compromising security. You’ll also be able to open the window fully using a side hinge. If you live in an older property, condensation and damp will also be reduced by improving your energy efficiency rating. This can save you costly utility bills as well as preserve your home and safeguard your family’s health from the effects of adverse weather.
Other benefits of a tilt and turn window
In addition, installing a tilt and turn window makes cleaning your feature window a breeze. You’ll be able to open and turn the window fully to clean both sides of the glass – all from the comfort of your interior living spaces.
Tilt and turn windows at Majestic Designs
Feature windows can add mountains of character to any property, whether you live in a 19th-century character cottage or a new building. However, although you may like the extra charm, feature windows can cause a multitude of issues in terms of security and energy efficiency. This is especially important in historic homes that may still have older-style timber windows.
It can be difficult to know what to do with a feature window when trying to improve your home. After all, most people would like to retain the features that make their home unique. That’s why these days, many homeowners are turning to uPVC windows. Doing so allows homeowners to improve the energy efficiency and security of their property, without compromising on the classic characteristics that make their home special.
Majestic Designs have been engineering our range of tilt and turn and replacement windows for more than 19 years. Our FENSA accredited and MTC registered leading teams of expert installers have cultivated a country-wide reputation for a level of craftsmanship that truly goes above and beyond and exceptional, approachable customer service.
If you have any questions about our range of replacement windows or are ready to book your at-home consultation, contact the team at Majestic Designs today.