Fitting a bay window to your home will make a great difference to the way it looks from the outside but will also give you more space in the room.
In addition, it will bring more light into the room. A bay window projects outwards from the main house wall and can be either angular or curved. Strictly speaking, if it is of a curved design it is called a bow window, but you can have either. A bay window, which is angular, can be rectangular, with the sides set 90° to the house wall, or the windows at each side can run at a wider angle, giving a little more space within the room.find more here
Adding a bay to the house obviously involves some building work, rather similar as adding a small extension, but you can also have a bay window that projects out from the existing wall. This won’t give you any extra space inside the room, but it will give you more light, and add to the appearance of your home.
Another type of bay window is what is known as an Oriel window. This is usually fitted to the first or second floor of a home and protrudes outwards from the wall. You will often see these in seaside towns and country villages on Inns and Hotels, as they provide a much better view of the sea or surrounding countryside than a flat window does. In the case of hotels, they also give the owner the chance to charge more for the room, because it is a “room with a view”.
If you are considering installing a Bay window of any design, you can have it made of several materials including wood and aluminium. However, uPVC windows in Essex, are the most common types of bay window as everyone today knows that uPVC doesn’t rot or deteriorate as timber does, and they are very simple to keep clean.
Furthermore, uPVC is less expensive than a hardwood or aluminium framework in the first place, which can be important if you need to keep within a budget. UPVC is also a very light weight material and can be reinforced internally with galvanised steel.
A Range of Colours
Another advantage of choosing uPVC Bay windows is that uPVC comes in a range of about 20 different colours, so you can change the look of your home that way. You can also have a wood-grain effect and you can have a different colour on the inside of the window if you want to complement the decor of your room. uPVC bay windows also come in a variety of different styles, so you can have a casement window, French window, sash window, or you can even have a tilt and turn window which makes cleaning extremely easy because you don’t have to go outside to clean it and it also allows maximum air into the room. In addition, in tilt mode you can have it open with just a very tiny gap at the top which lets you have air in the room even if it is raining quite heavily.
Of course, it goes without saying that whatever style of uPVC window you decide upon it should be fitted with the latest police approved locking system. This is called ‘Secured by Design’ and when installing new windows, you should ensure that they are certified to British Standard PAS 24: Enhanced security performance requirements for door sets and windows in the UK. The glass can be protected from being smashed with the addition of an accredited adhesive window film.
As to the cost of a new Bay window the only way to get an accurate estimate is to call in a Windows supplier and installer company and have it measured up and then get a written quote.
Obviously, it’s going to cost quite a bit more if you are going to have a “mini extension” built because groundwork and brickwork is required. However, it will add value to your home as well as enhancing the appearance. Of course, if you already have an existing Bay window the only cost is replacing the existing window which is not very different from rep