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What types of windows are there in Scotland?

Updated: May 8

In Scotland, like elsewhere, there are several types of windows commonly used in construction, each with its own benefits.


Here are some of the most common types:

Casement Windows: These windows are hinged on one side and open outwards using a crank mechanism. They offer good ventilation and can be tightly sealed when closed, providing excellent energy efficiency. These are a very popular choice of windows.

Sash Windows: Traditional sash windows slide vertically to open. They are commonly found in older buildings and add a classic aesthetic to a property. They provide good ventilation and are often favoured for their aesthetic appeal.

Tilt and Turn Windows: These windows can be opened in two ways: tilted inwards from the top for ventilation or swung inwards from the side for easy cleaning and maximum airflow. They offer versatility and ease of maintenance.

Fixed Windows: Also known as picture windows, these windows cannot be opened and are used primarily to allow light into a room and provide views. They are highly energy-efficient as they are sealed shut.

Bay Windows: Bay windows protrude from the exterior wall, creating additional interior space and allowing more natural light into a room. They can add architectural interest to a building and offer panoramic views.

Dormer Windows: These are vertical windows set into a small gable projecting from a sloping roof, commonly used in attic conversions. They provide additional headroom and natural light to attic spaces.

Double-Hung Windows: Like sash windows, these have two sashes that slide vertically within the frame. They offer flexibility in ventilation and cleaning.


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The benefits of each type of window depend on factors such as climate, architectural style, personal preference, and budget.


However, common benefits across many types of windows include:


Natural Light: Windows allow natural light to enter a building, reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day and creating a more pleasant indoor environment.

Ventilation: Opening windows can help regulate indoor temperature and improve indoor air quality by allowing fresh air to circulate.

Energy Efficiency: Well-insulated windows can reduce heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer, leading to lower energy bills and increased comfort year-round.

Aesthetic Appeal: Different window styles can enhance the exterior and interior appearance of a building, adding charm and character.

Views: Windows provide views of the surrounding environment, connecting occupants with the outdoors and enhancing the living experience.

Property Value: High-quality windows can increase the resale value of a property by improving its energy efficiency, aesthetics, and overall appeal.


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