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How Much Do Tilt and Turn Windows Cost?
Tilt and turn windows offer a practical and modern dimension to homes. While most windows open outwards, tilt and turn windows open inwards for increased safety, ventilation and easier upkeep. The tilting vent position is also considered by many to be a very attractive option.
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What are tilt and turn windows?
Tilt and turn windows have long been a popular choice for homeowners on the continent on the due to their excellent weather proofing and security features. These windows are very practical and versatile as they feature a hinge mechanism which means they can be opened in 2 ways.
Tilt and turn windows can be opened fully like a casement window (inwards) or they can be tilted from the bottom so that the top of the window is angled into the room, giving a smaller opening for ventilation. The tilted opening also has the added benefit of increased security and safety as no one can fit through the gap.
How tilt and turn windows work
When the window is in position and the handle is downwards it is fixed securely in position, but the tilt and turn window has a handle which works in 2 different ways.
If you turn the handle 90° the window will swing inwards opening the aperture fully, if you turn the handle 180° it will only tilt open with the aperture mainly at the top.
Advantages of tilt and turn windows
Versatile design & flexible ventilation
One of the biggest advantages of tilt and turn windows is that they offer a great deal of flexibility when it comes to ventilation. You don’t need to have the window fully open to let air into your home, you can simply open it slightly by tilting it. You can then adjust the angle depending on how much ventilation you want. The design also means that when it rains water is prevented from entering your home because of the tilted angle.
Ideal for small spaces
The flexibility of these tilt and turn windows means that if you’d like to be able to open a window in a smaller room for ventilation (such as the bathroom) you can do so without having a large window to swing back into the room.
Easy use & maintenance
As these windows can open fully into the home it’s really easy to clean both the inside and outside without having to use a ladder for upstairs windows or take the risk of leaning outside your window. They are also easy to open and close as the window opens inwards and not outwards.
Air-sealed for insulation
Tilt and turn windows generally have better air-seals than sliding, single hung or double hung window frames. This means less they are less prone to water leakage, cold draughts and you’ll keep more of your heating indoors where it belongs. Better insulated windows should mean you’ll need to use your heating less and could save you money on energy bills.
Tilt and turn windows are particularly good for large window spaces as they too provide an unobstructed view and high levels of natural light into a room.
Because you can tilt the windows inward just a small amount, this style is particularly suitable for family homes with small children. You’ll still be able to ventilate the house without the danger of children falling out or getting fingers trapped. Also, as these windows can be opened fully they could provide a fire escape in the event of an emergency.
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Disadvantages of tilt and turn windows
- Tilt and turn windows can sometimes have wider frames as they have to hold the complex opening mechanism.
- These windows feature a sophisticated mechanism which should be reliable, but if a fault were to develop it could be costly to repair.
- As these windows open inwards you’ll need to give some thought to where you have them installed. You don’t to have things in front of them that will obstruct their opening such as taps or furniture.
- Remember that these windows are capable of opening fully giving a wide aperture. This could be a safety concern in a child’s room where their use of them isn’t supervised.
Types of tilt and turn windows
When it comes to tilt and turn windows, there are 2 main types of material to choose between: uPVC and aluminium.
uPVC frames for your tilt and turn windows are the lowest cost option generally with timber, aluminium and composite all coming in at the higher end of the price scale. uPVC also require less maintenance as wooden windows which can rot over time and aluminium can develop rust. However, when choosing uPVC beware of particularly cheap quotes as poor quality uPVC may warp and discolour over time.
Aluminium frames are a more costly option but they deliver excellent strength for security and durability. They are also recyclable and lower maintenance than timber frames.
Design & colour finishes
Both uPVC and aluminium windows are available in a range of colours finishes so you can pick the style which best suits your home’s architecture and / or interior design. You can even choose a wood grain finish to look like traditional hardwood frames. Your windows can also be glazed in a range of different options including those which let natural light in without compromising privacy.
The direction of tilt is also available as a choice. Your chosen window installer will be talk you through the options available and help you choose the best solution for your property and budget.
Tilt and turn windows blinds
Historically it has been difficult to find blinds to fit tilt and turn window; when the window is tilter the blind needs to sit against the surface and not fall away. However, as the window has become more and more popular in the UK there are now several companies offering a wide range of blinds to suit these windows. You can choose the best colour and opening style to suit your decor.
Tilt and turn window prices
uPVC tilt and turn windows are marginally more expensive than casement windows of the same material. This is because they have more complicated operating systems and locking mechanisms.
In terms of average industry prices, this table shows a few of the most common sizes. This way, you can get a rough idea of the potential cost of uPVC tilt and turn windows including installation.
|Size of Window (mm)||Cost Per Window (average)|
|800 x 800||£450 – £500|
|1000 x 800||£500 – £550|
|1000 x 1000||£550 – £600|
|1200 x 1200||£650 – £700|
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