Encyclopedia of windows

Picking the perfect window isn’t easy. From awnings to bi-folds to louvres, there’s a multitude of options to choose from.

Rather than on struggle alone we’ve created this simple A – Z guide to all the different sorts of windows out there, providing insights into each type and explaining what sort of space each design is best suited to.

Awning window

An awning is a type of casement window, in that it’s hinged on top (instead of on either side), which sees the window swing outward like an awning. Awning windows are great if your location is prone to bad weather as you can still have the window open even if it’s raining.

Bay window

A bay window has multiple panels set at different angles to create an arch protruding from the wall. Bay windows normally jut out to become a feature of the home.

Bi-fold window

Bi-fold windows are a set of fixed panes that can be folded in a zig-zag pattern to open the space completely. They’re often used to merge indoor-outdoor areas, such as a kitchen flowing through to a deck.


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