A new year means new home improvements to plan! Being the envy of the neighbours is a dream for many across the West Midlands, yet it’s often not as straightforward as it first appears. Whether it’s new windows, doors, or a glazed extension, there are so many things to think about; the style, the colour, energy ratings, glazing options, locking mechanisms, it’s never-ending!
So, whether you’re planning one window replacement or a whole house of windows, the best place to start is with the opening style.
What type of window opening is the most popular?
Side-hinged casement windows that open outwards are the most popular window style in the Midlands. Simple yet stylish, casement windows can be designed to suit virtually any property style – from detached Bungalows in Tettenhall to new developments in Penn and everything else in between. With a wide range of arrangements to choose from, one of the most popular casement window layouts features a central fixed frame with a small top light above that’s flanked by two opening sashes.
Incredibly versatile, casement windows open wider than most styles and can be designed to open from the top or bottom and inwards or outwards, as well as from side-hinged configurations. Casement windows can also be designed as flush casements (sitting ‘flush’ within the frame for a flat, smooth finish), whereas standard casement windows (also known as ‘Stormproof’ windows) feature frames with a slight lip that sits proudly. Casement windows are also the most energy-efficient window style thanks to strong seals positioned around their frames.
Accommodating all property eras and budgets, our adaptable casement windows are available in three durable materials; uPVC, aluminium, and timber. With over 150 RAL colours to choose from, white casement windows remain a firm favourite for refreshing tired exteriors, whilst sophisticated black casement windows and balancing grey casement windows provide a modern alternative.
White sliding sash window
What is the most popular style of window in period homes?
Double-hung vertical sliders are a traditional window style typically found in Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian properties throughout Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas. Smoothly gliding upwards and downwards via a unique internal pulley system, sliding sash windows are a fashionable choice for adding an exquisite elegant ambience, perfect for listed properties and restrictive conservation areas. Designed to your property’s unique specifications, the familiar six-panel grid design featured on both panes is distinctly Georgian, whereas Victorian sliding sash arrangements feature noticeably fewer glazing bars.
No matter whether you choose single hung or double hung vertical sliders, you can count on them to deliver outstanding ventilation whilst drenching any space with swathes of natural light. Available in uPVC and timber frames to suit both classic and contemporary properties alike, with Wolverhampton Glass you can choose from 150+ RAL colours and a number of traditional woodgrain finishes to make your new sliding sash windows your own. Wood sliding sash windows are often chosen to complement vintage homes without detracting from their original features, whereas black sliding sash windows and Anthracite Grey vertical sliders add a novel edge.
Gorgeous window styles tailored to homes in Wolverhampton & the West Midlands
No matter whether you’re looking for a classic, contemporary, or eclectic window style, at Wolverhampton Glass, we strive to meet and exceed all of your expectations time and time again. Begin the exciting journey of becoming the envy of your neighbours by contacting us today.