Alternative Options to Sash Windows

Most people want traditionally styled sash windows for their homes, but it isn’t always possible due to prices and design issues.

There are many other types of windows you can have though, and we’ve written this short guide to help you decide.

Casement windows

The first window on our list, the casement window, is the oldest style of window.

Casement windows are the most versatile and suit most types of properties.

You can choose single or double panels (or more panels if you have the space), and they are highly energy efficient.

Tilt and Turn windows

Popular for their uPVC double glazing, tilt and turn windows are hung either on their sides so they can swing fully open, or they are hung at the bottom to tilt inwards.

It is this ability to open in different ways that makes them even more popular.

One benefit of opening them completely is that you can clean the glass from inside the property.

You’ll find tilt and turn windows on more modern properties.

Sliding windows

A sliding window means allowing the frame to slide horizontally like a patio door.

They are perfect for kitchens, where you can easily slide them open and walk out to a patio with food or drinks in your hands.

They are often large and function as doors, but they can also be small like serving hatches.

Sliding windows suit modern properties.

They are usually very energy efficient and suitable for keeping out noise.

Bay windows

Bay windows are usually seen in classic Edwardian and Victorian houses, and for this reason they are considered very stylish.

The bay window serves as a focal point for the house, projecting from the wall with extended brickwork.

They are not just for style, however, as the extended are a gives more space and light to the room, lets in more air, and allows for more of a panoramic view.

The only downside to new bay windows is that they need planning permission.

Bow windows

Similar to the bay window, a bow window also projects from the wall but without adding any extra bricks.

Bow windows sort of float without anything underneath.

Just like bay windows, bow windows let in more light and more air and they offer panoramic views.

However, they are also handy for creating extra shelving space, and often they can also make rooms feel that little bit bigger.

People often choose bow windows if they don’t want to go through the hassle of getting planning permission for bay windows. 

Get in touch

Sash windows are a very popular choice for many homeowners, and we hope we’ve helped to give you some alternatives to sash windows.

Go over our list, write down some ideas, and then speak to an expert. If you have any more questions about the types of windows that will suit your property, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.