Windows are a major focal point of any home, particularly when they contain a sophisticated arch that gives the property a unique distinctiveness. Used in isolation or in conjunction with a contrasting window style, arched windows are an instant attention-grabber and can be crafted in a rounded, oval, semi-circle or other customised shape in a variety of different sizes. Fitting one or more arched windows is a real statement of intent and something that won’t go unnoticed by all of those who visit. They will take your home to a new height of luxury.
An arch window has more of a softness to it than a straight cornered rectangular window, as recognised by the original architects of the arched window during the Roman Empire. The addition of grids to an arched window can further elevate its aesthetics.
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.