Bay windows are made up of three windows and project outwardly away from the respective wall/s of the house. The centre window tends to be around double the size of the 30 to 40 degree angled accompanying side windows and they are traditionally produced in a hexagonal, octagonal or square shape. Though they have been in existence since Medieval times, they still retain their popularity to this day due to the effortless way they suit a wealth of home styles. Expect to enjoy a brand new perspective of the outdoors from the indoors.
The bay window design allows lots of natural sunlight to drive its way directly into the heart of your home, helping energise it and making it feel more spacious. The added feeling of spaciousness that comes with a bay window installation also emanates from their protruding shape. The panoramic views provided by the bay window will also give you a captivating field of vision that you won’t be able to take your eyes off.
There’s no doubt about it – colour matters. It’s as much part of your windows and doors as the glass and the frame. Colour can change everything: it can be bold and forceful, or subtle and elegant. It can shout or whisper. It can blend in or stand out. Colour’s an expression of you and what you want your home to be.
Our range includes finishes that are timeless or traditional, beautiful woodgrain effects, accent colours and on-trend shades. Pick something to enhance your home’s building materials or to suit the countryside where you live. Choose a different finish for indoors and outdoors. Communicate with colour and show off the real beauty of your home.
It’s important that locks, handles and hinges – even frames and glazing – do their job and protect you and your family. All Swish windows and doors conform to PAS 24: 2012 which covers enhanced security performance requirements for doors and windows in the UK. Look out for features like multi-point locking and egress hinges which allow a window to open to 90° for emergency escape.
You may want to consider products that have Secured By Design accreditation – this is an Association of Chief Police Officers’ initiative that aims to design out opportunities for crime. These products have extra security features built in and are available from some of our Excellence as Standard installers.
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All of our window and door profiles are covered by a ten year guarantee against manufacturing defects. Your installer will offer a guarantee on the installation. Make sure that this guarantee is “insurance-backed” and offered by a DTI approved insurer. This means that if the installer goes out of business – for any reason – you are still covered.
Most guarantees will cover defects in materials and workmanship, but always check the small print. If there is anything you’re not happy with, check it out before you sign on any dotted lines.