When constructing a house, you need to know the different types of construction materials. Having the basic knowledge and understanding allows you to choose better materials that fit your style and taste.

Windows are an essential part of a house. They light up the house and add some aesthetic value. There are different types of windows, and some of these windows are installed indoors. In this listicle, you will get to see some of the coming types of windows. Read on to find out more.

Casement Windows

A casement window is a type of movable window designed with metal or wooden frames. These windows open either outwards or inwards like a door. They are common in areas with a hot climate because they allow the breeze to the house easily. Besides, they are excellent if you are looking for something aesthetic to style up your beach house.

Flush Windows

Flush windows fit perfectly into their frame instead of overlapping the frame as storm windows do. The type is preferred for its elegance and aesthetic value. The frame is mostly made out of wood, which gives the whole building a modern finish due to the flat outside view of this window type.

Bay Windows

Bay windows refer to a window design where the window slot is projecting from the wall of the building. It forms a ‘bay’ inside of the room. The main reason for constructing a bay window is to allow more light into a room. It can also be done for decoration purposes.

Tilt & Turn Windows

Tilt and turn windows are windows that can tilt inward at the top and open inwards from the vertical hinges at the side of the window. Tilt and turn windows are great for ventilating a room because by simply tilting the window, airflow is easier into a room. Furthermore, the design is great for security because tilting only allows air in and out without leaving enough room for someone to get into the room through the window.

Sash Windows

A sash window comprises movable sashes or panels that can be pushed up and down. Sash windows are mainly good for increasing the stability of a glass window. Besides, they are great for decorations.

Check out our in-depth guide to uPVC sash windows here.

Gable Windows

A gable window is a design that fits within a triangular gable of a building.

A roof, of the same name, will slope down on either side from a triangular point and the gable window protrudes from the wall, filling an otherwise blank area of brickwork. As such, the gable window offers the homeowner and opportunity to flood a room or attic with extra light.

Check out our guide to gable windows here.

Corner Windows

The corner window – glass to glass at a 90 degree angle – pushes boundaries to meet the demand of those wanting much-talked-about, ground-breaking designs.

The corner window is a single, sealed (not operational) unit comprising of two or more sashes that meet at a corner, spanning either side of a building.

It might be a little unusual, but it’s a great contemporary look that will certainly set you apart from the neighbours!

Final Thoughts

There are different windows, such as casement windows, flush windows, sash windows, bay windows, and tilt & turn windows. All these window designs are excellent for both aeration and decoration purposes, as you have seen.

Matt James
Matt James

Hi, Matt here! I started out almost 20 years ago as a teenager working in the family business fitting doors, windows and conservatories. I now run this website to share the best tips and advice for anyone looking to get a good deal on double glazing.