Awning and casement windows are hinged in different place - awnings are hung from the top and casements open from the side (like a car door).
Both practical, flexible and easy to use. They offer excellent ventialtion control - you can open them to suit your comfort level and secure them in place with window stays.
Most casement windows are vertical rectangles that have a single pain of glass. Simple styling that sets them apart form more decorative window types.
Awning windows are particularly advantageous when placed high up in a bathroom, kitchen or laundry. Because of their design, they allow hot air to escape, reducing condensation. Awnings can also be left partly open when it’s raining – so they’re great in winter too.
A well placed bi-fold window maximises your available view. When fully open, you won’t even notice the window is there at all. Flexible and robust, bi-fold windows can seamlessly connect areas of your home to the outside, creating a sense of space, light, openness and increasing airflow.
Sliding and stacking windows create a feeling of space and light, and because they often provide more access to open-air than other conventional windows, they also provide increased ventilation. Sliding windows have the added benefit of not protruding beyond the building, so work well when space is at a premium. When used between a kitchen and outside area, sliding windows are the ideal solution for sociable entertaining. Vertical (double hung) sliding windows offer a traditional look, making them perfect for traditional style villas.
Mixing style and practicality, louvres offer the ultimate in ventilation control. Open them up fully to make the most of a cool summer breeze or partially (even during wet weather) to maintain ventilation and help prevent condensation. For privacy, and to maximise air circulation, place louvres above head height.