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Choosing the Right Windows for your Project

Posted on 12th October 2020

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Different types of windows create different aesthetics, performance and functionality for your home.

The beauty of window design is that you don’t have to choose new replacement windows in the same style or material that you already have in your home.

Lots of homeowners in Newark, Kings Lynn and Rutland are choosing to upgrade their homes, and replacing old PVCu windows with modern, Anthracite Grey aluminium windows.

Others in Cambridge and Peterborough are keeping PVCu but opting for premium PVCu products, with flush sash window design, foil colours and specialist glass designs. If you like the traditional look, which is really popular in Lincolnshire villages, timber windows are a winner.

Types of Windows: Material Options and Benefits

Aluminium Windows

Aluminium windows have had a real comeback over the last few years and today’s designs are nothing like the old aluminium, single glazed windows. Our aluminium windows are A-rated for great energy efficiency. They also give a designer-finish to all property types.

  • Super-slim sightlines
  • Architectural looks
  • Perfect for a ‘Grand Designs’ feel
  • High thermal performance with low U-Values
  • Top security benefits – PAS 24 and Secured by Design
  • Low maintenance
  • Super strong – great for extra-large window openings

PVCu Windows

      PVCu windows  

PVCu windows are still one of the most popular window types. White windows offer a cost-effective like-for-like replacement window option. Choose one of our stunning colour foil finishes to add real wow-factor to your home.

  • Most popular choice
  • Cost-effective
  • Get the aluminium look with grey colour foils
  • Get the timber look with woodgrain foils
  • Low maintenance
  • A+ window energy ratings
  • Great security – PAS 24 and Secured by Design accreditations

Timber Windows

timber window

A classic choice, especially for Georgian town houses, Victorian Villas and country cottages. We offer timber windows in Engineered Redwood, Grandis Hardwood, European Oak and Accoya®, the low-maintenance, sustainable timber option.

If you really like the timber-look, but prefer a more low-maintenance option, or your budget won’t stretch to timber, our PVCu flush casement and sliding sash windows are perfect. Beautifully manufactured, with a stunning choice of woodgrain foils, no-one would ever know they were PVCu! Plus, there’s the added benefit of no sanding, repainting or re-staining – just a wipe down with a soft cloth and warm, soapy water will keep them looking as good as new!

Types of Windows: Styles

Casement windows – the classic type of window opening style, available in both side-hung and top-hung designs.

French Casement Windows – side-hung casement, in a similar style to French doors, where both sashes open, without leaving a central post.

Tilt & Turn Windows – the tilt function offers easy, secure ventilation to the home, the turn function makes it safe and easy to clean from inside.

Fully Reversible Windows – perfect for multi-storey properties and inaccessible locations – windows rotate 180 degrees for easy cleaning.

Sliding Sash Windows – classic sliding opening style, great for controlling ventilation, popular on Georgian townhouses and 19th century terraced homes.

sliding sash window

Bay & Bow Windows – made popular by the Victorians, bay windows normally have 3 openings, and bow windows have 4 or 5 for a more rounded shape.


Bespoke Glass Styling

We’re the glass experts, so you can choose from a full range of glass styles for your windows.

Obscured glass is perfect for privacy, whilst still letting in natural light. It’s a great choice for downstairs loos, bathrooms and shower rooms.

If you live on a busy road, you may want to consider acoustic glass to help block out traffic noise.

Laminated glass adds extra safety and security to homes. If the glass is shattered, it holds in place, so your property remains secure.

For a really personalised window design, we offer bespoke decorative glass designs, including etched glass and coloured glass options.


Full Home Installations

All types of window replacements from Safeguard are backed by years of experience and expertise. We can help you choose the perfect type of window for your property – just talk to our team for some free advice.

We install within a 50-mile radius of Safeguard HQ in Stamford, including Peterborough, Cambridge, Corby, Kettering and Grantham. Why not pay a visit to our showroom, so you can see how different types of windows would suit your home.

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