Upgrade and modernise your feature window with a tilt and turn window
Regardless of when your house was built, feature windows can add mountains of character to your home. Whether you are living in an 1800s character cottage, or a more modern 1980s build, a feature window gives an added flair to the interior and exterior design of your home.
You may love that extra character but if your home needs an upgrade it, can be difficult to know what to do with a feature window. When it comes to freshening up your humble abode, Majestic Designs’ modern and practical tilt and turn windows are the perfect solution to renovating your feature window in a modern and practical way.
Tilt and turn windows
First engineered in Germany in the 1950s, the ease and flexibility of tilt and turn windows have been popular across Great Britain for decades. Practical and stylish, tilt and turn windows are renowned for their versatile and innovative design that combines easy operation with modern aesthetics. Although manufacturing methods and materials have improved greatly in recent years with the advancement of cutting edge technologies, the functionality of tilt and turn windows have remained largely unchanged.
A staple in British homes, the innovative design of a tilt and turn window has the benefits of being both modern and practical, without the need to sacrifice the added style and elegance of an original feature window. If you are lucky enough to have a feature window in your home, there is no need to worry about losing that added character when it comes to renovations. The innovative design and dual configuration of tilt and turn windows means you can open the window slightly at an angle, allowing gentle airflow, or you can open the window full using a side hinge. If you live in an older property, condensation or damp can be reduced with the installation of a tilt and turn window which allows for steady airflow throughout your home.
By transforming your feature window into a tilt and turn window, your home will benefit from the practicality of modern innovation, without losing the added character an original feature window brings to your home.
How will a tilt and turn window enhance my home?
Say you have a beautiful 1950s leadlight window in your home? Leadlight windows add an air of elegance and history to your home, the technique having been used for thousands of years. In fact, one of the oldest known examples of a leadlight window can be seen at St Paul’s Monastery in Jarrow, England, dating all the way back to 686AD. Your leadlight window is not just a beautiful feature to look at – it’s a timeless part of your home which not only reflects the era your home was built in but adds an element of history, culture, and tradition to the interior and exterior design and a building.
That being said, an original feature window can become worn over time, warping and allowing cold drafts to waft through your house. By transforming your feature into a tilt and turn window, your home is more ventilated by allowing fresh air in as well as adding an extra layer of security and practicality – but you will not lose the charm and character that comes from having an original period piece in your home.
When closed, tilt and turn windows also enhance the energy efficiency of your home, especially if you choose to install Majestic Designs’ A+ 14 rated tilt and turn windows manufactured in our state-of-the-art factories. We custom-fit every tilt and turn window to your home, to maximise energy efficiency. Installing a modern window will help to retain heat in your living spaces, so by installing a tilt and turn window your home becomes warm, dry, and comfortable, but still retains that added flair only a feature window can offer.
You won’t have to worry about aesthetics or maintenance
By using high-quality glazing and other techniques, sightline interruption is kept to a minimum. Cleaning your feature window also becomes easier, as you can open and turn the window fully to clean both sides of the glass without setting foot outside your home.
Installing a tilt and turn window also assists in improving the lifespan of your feature window. If you have a home with a young family, damage within your living spaces is always a concern – but with a tilt and turn window, your feature window will have an additional barrier which is fantastic in keeping small hands from fragile glass.
Tilt and turn windows from Majestic Designs
Majestic Designs’ tilt and turn windows are a practical and versatile option to enhance your living spaces, by introducing natural light and maximising energy efficiency, as well as adding an extra layer of security for your peace of mind in these trying times. Tilt and turn windows can be opened wide, and as such can be used as fire escapes or an emergency exit in times of crisis. Tilt and turn windows also have multiple locking points and additional internal mechanisms which make the innovative design more secure than regular casement windows. Our tilt and turn windows can give your feature a new lease on life and an extra layer of protection from intruders, as well as the natural elements and winds of time. Maintained correctly, our sturdy tilt and turn windows can last up to 30 years without discolouration, cracking, fading, or peeling. Beyond keeping the glass clean as well as giving the interior and exterior framework a wipe down every so often and maybe the odd spritz of lubricating spray (we recommend WD40), our tilt and turn windows spell years of hassle-free enjoyment.
Ideal for all homes, with or without the added flair of a feature window, our expert fully employed team of FENSA accredited installers can freshen up your home with windows that are easily maintained, with the added benefits of stylish aesthetics, practicality, and efficiency.
All of Majestic Designs’ windows are manufactured in beautiful Somerset at our state-of-the-art factories, using A+14 energy-rated double glazing and the highest quality uPVC materials. There is also a variety of different colours to choose from, meaning you will not have to worry about contrasting aesthetics when choosing your tilt and turn window.
If you would like any extra information about tilt and turn windows or are ready to book your initial consultation, do not hesitate to contact Majestic Designs today.