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Based in Cheddar, Majestic Designs (UK) Ltd is one of Somerset's highly recommended double glazing specialists.

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    Bay Windows

    Majestic Designs’ market-leading range of classic bay windows are made right here in our state-of-the-art factories in Cheddar and have been installed across Somerset and the South West. Custom made from durable materials with an A+14 energy-efficiency rating, our bay windows can enhance your home by allowing more natural light into your living spaces. Square or polygonal in shape, bay windows are an iconic symbol of Britain’s traditional Victorian era but can be installed in a variety of aesthetically different properties, from 19th-century heritage homes to more modern builds. Elegant and understated, bay windows remain a popular and enduring choice across the UK, revered for their ability to maximise spaces and enhance natural light.

    Widen your view and allow more light to flood into any room in your home

    Beautiful bay windows

    Bay windows are often associated with mansions and manors from the early days of the Victorian era and are defined as any window which protrudes out from the exterior wall of your home. From the 1870s onwards bay windows became widely used in the UK as an alternative to standard flat windows, as they increased natural light and widened your view. Bay windows also increase airflow by creating a cross breeze.

    Majestic Designs prides itself on using energy-efficient A+14 double glazing throughout our entire range of windows. You also have the option of adding traditional charm with Georgian bars, astragal bars, or lead detailing, as well as choosing from a wide range of colour options and finishes.

    From our base in beautiful Cheddar in the heart of Somerset, Majestic Designs are proud to deliver the best design, workmanship, and quality of materials we can offer to compliment the aesthetic and feel of your home - whatever style you are looking for.
    Whether you are thinking of installing a bay window, or replacing an existing one, you can rest assured our FENSA accredited fitters will work tirelessly towards the best possible result for your home.

    Energy Efficiency

    A+14 energy rated bay windows

    All windows are rated using the WER (Window Energy Rating) scale. The scale runs from A-G, with A and above the highest performing. The WER is based on the window’s U-value, solar heat gain value, and overall insulating capacity. The quality of the glazing, frame, and installation all affect the window’s performance.

    Bay windows from Majestic Designs feature warm edge thermal spacer bars and argon gas sealed units. This helps them to achieve such high WER scores. They are BBA (British Board of Agrément) accredited for their excellent durability, energy efficiency, and weather resistance.

    Majestic Designs energy rating

    Key Features

    Bay window benefits

    • Increased interior living space
    • Improved natural light intake
    • Excellent ventilation capacity
    • Great storage and seating solution
    • Perfect for all types of home
    • A+14 Window energy Rating

    Colours

    White

    White Woodgrain

    Cream

    Chartwell Green

    Irish Oak

    Rustic Cherry

    Golden Oak

    Mahogany

    Rosewood

    French Grey

    Anthracite Grey

    Black

    Brochure

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    If you’d like to find out more about our range of products get in touch and we’ll send you a brochure. Simply give us a call on 01934 741 294 or fill out one of our online contact forms with your name and contact details. Our brochure is a great first step to get a feel for our products and the ethos behind how we work at Majestic Designs.



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      Glass Options

      Textured glass options

      Textured or obscure glass provides privacy without limiting natural light intake. It’s the ideal choice for bathrooms, bedrooms, and entrance door panels.

      Pelerine

      Taffeta

      Mayflower

      Minster

      Oak

      Digital

      Everglade

      Florielle

      Contora

      Charcoal

      Chantilly

      Further Information

      Energy-efficient bay windows

      To ensure consumers are buying the most energy-efficient windows possible, double glazed windows are given a rating based on the Window Energy Rating (WER) scale. The scale uses an alphabetical scale from A-G, with A having the highest performance rating. The rating is based on several different factors, including:

      • U-Value
      • Solar Heat Gain Value
      • Thermal Efficiency

      This scale is designed to make sure you choose the most energy-efficient windows for your home, ensuring yourself and your family are kept warm and comfortable in an environmentally friendly space, as well as lowering your energy bills and saving you money in the long run.

      Types of bay windows

      In architecture, the word bay refers to a space between other architectural elements, such as a recess or a compartment. It comes from the French word baee, which means opening. Early versions of bay windows can be seen in examples of architecture from the English Renaissance period in the form of oriel windows. Oriel windows were often used during the Gothic period to extend small chapels in large churches, or at the end of great halls in the homes of wealthy aristocratic families. Whatever style of architecture you are madly in love with, Majestic Designs has a variety of different style options to choose from when it comes to deciding on your bay window.

      Types

      Canted bay windows

      If you are after a classic bay window, then the canted style may be for you. Similar to a box bay window, canted bay windows are styled with a flat front and straight angled sides. A traditional example of bay window style, canted bay windows will give your home an established and elegant finish.

      Box bay windows

      Structurally box bay windows have the same classic shape you would expect from a canted style. The difference is the flanking windows meet the front of the bay window at a 90-degree angle, creating the illusion of a box shape.

      Circle bay windows

      Circle bay windows are the most rounded style. Typically featuring ornamental mouldings, circle bay windows have larger panes of glass than traditional bay windows, and usually have additional panes above the front and flanked panes.

      Oriel windows

      An oriel window is a style of bay window that does not touch the ground, almost protruding on an upper floor. Oriel windows are commonly seen in Arabic architecture and are called mashrabiya which are used traditionally to catch cool breezes and circulate air through the home. The name oriel could also be derived from the Anglo-Norman oriell, meaning gallery or porch. To provide structural support to this type of bay window, there is usually a decorative bracket or corbel.

      Different styles of bay window

      Bay windows are most commonly found in historic architecture and heritage buildings, although they are equally coveted in more modern homes as a way of introducing more light, airflow, and space into your home. Bay windows have a vast history here in Great Britain.

      Tudor bay windows

      Exposed timber defined the Tudor architectural style, which was prominent in 15th and 16th century England. Named after the Tudor monarchs who were reigning at the time, Tudor architecture mixed elements of Renaissance architecture with a Gothic style. Smaller oriel windows were often used to decorate Tudor buildings, as well as casement windows which were often used in groups in two and three.

      Victorian bay windows 

      The traditional canted bay window is a defining feature of the Victorian era here in Britain. Spiking in popularity in 1894 when the Building Act changed, suddenly windows no longer had to be flush in exterior walls and could be extended outwards. Walking through historical parts of the UK, you can see just how much the British took advantage of the change.

      Edwardian bay windows

      The Edwardian era was remarkably short, lasting just a brief nine years. During this time bay windows were often painted in a Queen Anne style of white and would include sash windows with an upper fixed pane purely for decoration and a single sliding pane below to allow more light and airflow. Popular during the reign of King Edward VII (hence the name), Edwardian bay windows tend to be less ornate and decorative than other styles.

      Modern bay windows 

      Modern bay windows are suited to modern homes that have been recently built but can look equally as elegant and understated in a heritage home. While Victorian and Tudor bay windows are defined by ornate detail and tradition, modern bay windows are sleek and minimalist, defined by clean lines and simple decor. Panes are clean and unadorned with grilles or bay window treatments to maximise natural light.

      FAQs

      What is a bay window?

      A bay window is an arrangement of three or more individual windows that project outwards from your exterior wall, adding an elegant and understated look to your home. Bay windows come in a variety of different styles and colours.

      What are bay windows used for?

      Bay windows increase the surface area of your wall, allowing more natural light into your living spaces as well as creating the illusion of a larger room. Bay windows also give you a pleasant place to sit and enjoy the view. On stormy days you can snuggle up with a good book and listen to the drizzle of the rain on the windowpane. Bliss.

      What are the advantages of bay windows?

      Bay windows not only allow you to enjoy panoramic views of your surroundings but give you a fantastic sunny spot to sit and admire the outside view. Bay windows also increase air circulation, making it less likely that mould and condensation will form in your home.

      Do bay windows have to be white?

      It’s a common misconception that when ordering new windows they must be white. At Majestic Designs, we have a wide range of different colours and styles to suit your own personal taste and the aesthetic of your home. Many of our customers choose to add a little country charm to their properties, with Chartwell Green or Rustic Cherry. For something a little more natural and homier we have a range of warm browns and oaks, or the fiercely minimalist and modern home, you can choose from our collection of creams and greys. That is not to say you cannot order your windows in a classic white – it is all a matter of personal preference.

      What is the difference between a bay window and a bow window?

      A bow window, commonly referred to as a compass style, is a curved bay window. Rising to prominence in the 18th century, bow windows allow more natural light to enter your living spaces as well as a panoramic view of your outside spaces. Ideal for properties with well-kept gardens or those in scenic areas, a bow window is usually three or more casement windows that come together to form an elegant arch of bespoke bow windows.

      Although a bay window and a bow window have many similarities, there is one distinct difference between the two styles. A bow window is installed directly into a wall, and so the wall itself does not protrude out. A bay window adds a projection to your exterior wall which adds extra space to your living space and can be stood or sat in on the inside.

      How much do bay windows cost?

      The cost of bay windows is dependent on the style and size of your home. Often there are additional costs to extend your living space. For exact pricing, it is best to talk to one of our team members at Majestic Designs who can visit and assess your home before giving you a quote.

      Are bay windows secure?

      You can rest assured all our windows at Majestic Designs are incredibly secure. Alongside strengthened double glazing, we use stainless steel friction hinges as well as high-quality multi-point locking systems. What is more, all our windows are made to order in our state-of-the-art factories located in the heart of Cheddar, Somerset. When it comes to quality and functionality, Majestic Designs has got you covered.

      What size bay windows should I get?

      As homes vary in terms of size, age, and aesthetic, there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to your windows. While ready-made windows are available in common sizes, the different styles and sizes of the modern home may mean there are obstacles when it comes to installation. At Majestic Designs, our team is with you from consultation to installation. A member of our team will come to your home to assess your goals and ensure all measurements are correct. From there we custom-design all our windows with precision and care in our state-of-the-art factories in Cheddar, Somerset. Proudly manufactured in the UK, customising your windows with Majestic Designs to match your personal specifications will result in a truly bespoke finish for you and your home.

      Are bay windows energy-efficient?

      When you buy bay windows from Majestic Designs, you can rest easy knowing all our windows are A+14 rated for energy efficiency. Our bay windows feature warm edge thermal spacer bars and argon gas sealed units, for maximum insulation against the elements. You will benefit from a warmer, more efficient home by lowering your energy bills and doing your bit to preserve our beautiful planet for future generations.

      Which material is best for your bay windows?

      At Majestic Designs, our windows are customised for your specific needs in our state-of-the-art factories right here in Somerset. When you place your order with us, you will have a choice between aluminium or uPVC. Both aluminium and uPVC are exceptional materials for your windows, with high thermal and energy efficiency capabilities, as well as being durable and reliable in even the most extreme weather conditions. While it’s entirely up to you which material you choose, both aluminium and uPVC have outstanding capabilities and practicality. It all comes down to your budget and taste.

      Who will install my bay windows?

      Majestic Designs are a proud institution within the Cheddar community. We employ local Somerset residents who know the local area, not “cowboy builders” or pushy salespeople. Your bay windows will be installed by our fully employed lead team of highly trained FENSA accredited and MTC registered window installers.

      Customer Testimonials

      “The fitting team were a credit. Clean, efficient and pleasant to know. Site left in a very clean state. Thank you.”

      “All round excellent service. Used you in our previous home and was delighted with both installations you have done for us. Thank you.”

      “I cannot fault anything & best thing I ever did. I am relieved & happy that I have attractive doors & windows. Thank you.”

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      Local area installations

      Serving clients across Somerset and the South West

      Majestic Designs install quality double glazing products throughout Somerset. From Taunton to Yeovil and Weston-super-Mare to Wells; our insistence on quality installations and outstanding customer care remains the same. With our factories and showroom in Cheddar, we are conveniently located in the heart of Somerset, with easy access to the surrounding towns and villages. As part of the local community, we are dedicated to improving the lives of all our customers and by employing a local workforce we are investing in the future prosperity of the area.

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