French Window

French WindowA French window has all the same great features as our casement windows, with the added dimension of extra light and space.

These windows give you a much bigger opening area, and can be an elegant solution to meet fire escape regulations in situations you would otherwise require a large opening window sash.

Every French window is manufactured to the highest standard, using top quality components which are subject to rigorous quality checks throughout the manufacturing process.

 

 

PVCu French WindowsRoller Bolts & Shoot Bolts

Roller Bolts contract to lock the sash into the opposing keep. Raising the handle by 90° expands the bolts to release from the keep. The upper and low parts of the locking mechanism contain not only a roller bolt but also shoot bolts that locate in the keeps mounted on the frame. The combined shoot bolts and roller bolts offer 6-point locking.

 

 

Easy Clean HingeEasy Clean Hinges

The hinges not only enable a full 90° opening, but when opened, will slide the sash across to allow access to the outer sash from indoors. Security can be enhanced even further by optional hinge bolts.

Additional Information

Profiles

  • Chamfered Frame

    window-profileOur Chamfered frame has a flat neat profile which creates a clean look to any windows and offers more visible glass and less PVCu frame. This allows a vast amount of extra light into your home. It is ideal for a wide range of properties in particular 1920’s buildings and modern new builds.

    Sculptured Frame

    The Sculptured frame has a more rounded profile ideal for conservatories and larger windows where the amount of light is not an issue for you. The traditional frame size also comes with in a wide range of colours and finishes to ensure that your windows fit perfectly with both the inside and outside of your customers home.

     

Finishes

  • Woodgrain Options

    PlatinumNRG Foil Swatch croppedYou can choose to have an authentic woodgrain finish whether you choose white, black or an authentic wood colour. You can also specify white on the inside of your frames and a woodgrain on the outside.

    Dual-colour is a popular choice and reflects traditional frames where the outside is painted a different colour to the interior allowing for greater flexibility in interior decorating.

    Here are some samples of the colours we offer:

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    • White
    • Whitegrain
    • Golden Oak
    • Mahogany
    • Rosewood
    • Irish Oak
    • Black
    • Chartwell Green
    • Cream
    • Irish Oak on White
    • Chartwell Green on White
    • Black on White
    • White Inside

Glazing

  • Glazing Options

    We offer a vast selection of decorative and patterned glass options. You can choose from Georgian bars, leaded glass in diamond or square patterns with authentic solder joints. Stained glass is available from a selection of our standard designs or you may wish to have a custom design or indeed match the original windows.

    We also offer a wide choice of patterned and obscure glass options, perfect for bathrooms, hallways or side windows. You can mix stained glass with clear to personalise your window as many 1930s properties have, or casement windows with square leading for a Tudor look.

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    Backing Glass

    For privacy, or just pure style, patterned backing glass gives you a whole range of attractive options.

     

    low-emission-glassLow Emission

    We supply a full range of low emission glass with laminated and tempered glass, to provide safety and security where needed. Once an optional extra, low-E glass is now fitted as standard, in compliance with our membership with FENSA (industry Gold Standard for Building Regulations Compliance in replacement windows and doors).

    Low-E glass is a fantastic way to reduce energy bills, by providing excellent thermal insulation with U values down to 1.4 W/m2K. It allows high light and solar heat transmittance for the best use of natural lighting and beneficial solar heat gain.

    It provides colour neutrality in both reflection and transmission, giving windows a natural appearance, whilst maintaining a pure reflection.

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    Leaded Glass 

    Lead is used to add style, character and authenticity to your windows, using a blackened technique to provide a darkened, aged feel to the structure.

    Soldered joints are an optional extra that also gives you a genuine antique look.

    Lead is available in 4mm, 6mm, 9mm, and the traditional 12mm widths.

    laminated-glassLaminated Glass

    Laminated glass is created by sandwiching a thin vinyl layer, typically of Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB), between two pieces of glass using heat and pressure. It is primarily used for its safety, security and sound reduction benefits. Its toughness and resilience makes this type of glass an excellent safety glazing option.

    PVB films are able to block 99% of ultraviolet radiation and prevents furnitue and other indoor items from discolouring due to irradiation.

    With 6.4mm glass thickness compared to the standard 4mm, laminated glass can also add sound insulation to properties, which may be particularly beneficial when living on busy streets where noise pollution is a problem.

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    Integral Georgian Bars

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    Integral bars add great character to your property, yet still retain the ease of cleaning and maintenance to your windows, as the feature bars sit inside the double glazed sealed units.

    Available at 18mm or 25mm widths in white, silver aluminium, or any wood grain finish we offer with our PVCu range.

    Astragal Georgian Bars

    astragal-georgian-ovoloAstragal Georgian bars are a new development to the PVCu market, and resonate with traditional Georgian bars on timber windows.

    We offer two different bars:

    • Ovolo: Designed with a rounded profile to suit that Ovolo frame
    • Bevelled: Designed to replicate the style of traditional time frames, with a slim, angular bevelled sash bar.

Decorative Glass

  • From basic stain glass overlay to sophisticated original designs, we can design and manufacture any ornamental or patterned lead light, using all available coloured and obscure glass. We can even take your old lead light, strip and clean it and make into a decorative double glazed unit.

    Choose from our range of colour or bevelled fanlights, acid etched glass or bespoke stained glass added to your windows to enhance their aesthetic appeal.

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    Colour Fanlights

    Our hand-crafted glass range is a combination of colour, lead and glass. Whether applied to a new project, or installed as replacement glazing, they can be using in windows, doors, side panels and conservatories. Our exclusive designs, full with comprehensive warranty, are a valuable addition to any interior design.

    Stained Glass

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    Stained Glass

    We offer a bespoke range of stained glass, utilising a handmade factory process to produce a wide range of finishes to suit your requirements.

     

     

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    Acid Etched Glass

    Etched glass gives a frosted, glazed look with a high level of detail and sophistication. The stencils, created using C.A.D. technology, offer an even glass frosting using modern blasting technology.

     

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    Bevelled Fanlights

    Our bevelled range comprises bespoke patterns with combinations of  individual sections of bevelled glass.

    Each piece is bonded to the glass surface, providing a stunning three dimensional effect that can, if required, by combining with  colour film and lead.

Handles

  • Window Handle Options

    We offer a wide selection of window handles from traditional brass through to contemporary steel to enhance your window design. A selection are on display at our large showrooms at Eastbourne. Our window handle variations include inline, offset, cranked and tilt & turn, some of which can be previewed below. Our representatives can talk you through the various options and advise which are suitable for your window replacement.

Extra Security

  • Window SecurityOur standard shootbolt locking system and optional anti-intrusion hinge bolts can be added to aid your security to ensure both sides of the window are equally protected from attack. These engage into strong metal to prevent the window being forced outward so you can rest safe in the knowledge that your home is well protected and far more secure than with older style locking and handle gear.

     

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