uPVC Tilt and Turn Windows
uPVC Tilt and Turn Windows – features, benefits and prices
Tilt and turn windows are essentially European style windows that carry out two distinct functions. With one handle to regulate both functions, these windows can be tilted inward in order to provide ventilation, or be completely swung open like a door.
Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride or UPVC, is an extremely rigid and resistant form of PVC that is generally used for making window frames. With benefits such as being low maintenance and having great resistance to weather & pollution, UPVC is considered to be an excellent material for window manufacture.
With its dual functionality and resilient qualities, the UPVC tilt and turn window is a popular choice among both domestic and commercial establishments.
Typical Features of a uPVC Tilt & Turn Window
UPVC tilt and turn windows are both extremely versatile as well as aesthetically pleasing.
Their ability to provide secure ventilation without requiring the window to be completely open allows them to do so without a major compromise on security. This because the tilt function movement range is physically limited and the opening cannot be made wide enough for a person to enter through the tilted open window.
- In terms of appearance, some uPVC tilt & turn windows can suffer from bulky frames, so it important to select a design that offers slim-line profiles.
- Coloured uPVC has been around for a while and therefore you can find this window style in several plain or wood effect colours (apart from white).
Along with its energy saving properties, which can be identified by the WER (Window Energy Rating), when the window unit is fitted with double glazing, you can expect to hear (or not hear) a significant drop in the levels of sound from the outside.
The fact that the window “turn” function opens inwards for a full arc of 90 degrees makes a tilt & turn design especially ideal for high rise buildings because they are easily cleaned from inside the room.
Tilt and turn windows are actually very easy to operate. Both the “tilt” & the “turn” operation can be carried out using just a single handle.
What are the benefits of using uPVC Tilt & Turn Windows?
The material used to make the window is a benefit in itself because unplasticised Poly-Vinyl-Chloride (uPVC) is lightweight, durable and resistant to most things that cause problems in other windows.
It does not rust, suffer from excess expansion & contraction or need to be painted. All of which make a uPVC tilt & turn window quite easy to look after, and help it to last a very long time.
As mentioned before, the benefit of having 2 ways to open the window give the added flexibility for ease of access when turned and secure ventilation when tilted. The single handle operation means that tilt & turn windows are easy to operate.
The frames are welded at the joints & reinforced with galvanised steel, with the moving window section mounted on stainless steel hinges featuring multipoint locks.
The design of the window itself is so flexible that it allows for fitting to quite big openings – even to the extent that tilt & turn windows can be adapted to be used as a full size patio door
The benefit of this type of construction is the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have fitted a strong, secure and durable window.
What do uPVC Tilt and Turn Windows Cost?
The average cost of a standard uPVC tilt and turn window will, as you would expect, vary according to the size and colour of the windows.
The starting range for a single window measuring 800 x 800 millimetre is around £400 – £450. Windows measuring 1200 x 1200 millimeters cost in the region of £500 to £550 pounds.
As far as colour is concerned, you could expect to add approximately 10% to the cost of a plain white example, with wood-grain surfaces being a little more expensive at around 15% higher than white.
|Approximate Window Size||Basic Specification||Average Tilt & Turn Window Prices|
|from 800 mm x 800 mm||Standard double glazed uPVC in White||£400 to £450|
|from 1200 mm x 1200 mm||Standard Double Glazed uPVC White||£550 to £650|
|from 1600 mm x 900 mm||Standard Double Glazed uPVC Plain Colour||£550 to £650|
Tilt & Turn Windows
- choice of colours
- reinforced frames
- energy efficient glazing
- multi-point locks
- trickle vents
- long lasting
- low maintenance
- What about an alternative? – take a look at bifolding window designs here.