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In this guide, we will explain everything you will EVER need to know about bay windows!
Buying new windows can be a costly experience if you do not know the facts. This guide will teach you everything you could possibly need to know before buying your new windows, and how save yourself money!
Let us start with the basics…
A bay window is generally a sequence of windows that make up a bay protruding from a wall within a room; there are a few different styles of bay window that we can help you to get funding for.
These styles are:
Circle Bay Windows – Form a semi-circle protruding from the wall of your property, usually made up of several window frames joined together using bay posts.
The Box Bay Window – Usually made up of 3 window frames joined in the corners with a 90-degree bay post, giving a square shape protruding from the wall.
A Bow Window – These are one of the most popular types, due to the amount of light that they let into the property, usually including more opening sashes than a typical bay window.
Bay windows can cost a between a wide variety. This is due to many factors, such as; quality of the frames, installer mark up, U-Value of the windows, size of the bay, and type of window selected.
We have included some rough guide prices for the different styles that you can choose from.
These prices are a rough guide for average size bays, the cost of the windows could vary depending on height and the quality of the windows being installed.
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Bay windows come in a range of materials, with the two most popular being: UPVC and Aluminium.
Both options come with their advantages, UPVC windows being the most cost-effective solution.
Both options have similar benefits.
UPVC bay windows are generally far more common, due to the reduced costs and the large variety of options available.
Manufacturing times are usually a much less, which can be an advantage if you are working to a timescale, or you just can’t wait to have your new windows installed.
Double Glazing Funding has a wide variety of funding options available and will give you the best advice when selecting installers to fit your new bay window!
We would not recommend that you attempt to install your own bay windows, but, if you choose to do it, here is how!
1. First of all the fitters will remove the existing window or cut a new hole in the wall where the bay window will be positioned.
Removing windows can be quite a dusty, messy experience, but using quality installers will ensure that it is carried out with as little disruption as possible.
2. Once the window has been removed, the installers will then create the new box into which the frames will fit.
3. The window frames can then be installed into the box frame.
4. The roof will then be installed and sealed correctly, usually using lead, trims and final sealant will be applied to ensure a weatherproof seal is made.
5. Finally, the glass can be installed, and cleaned-up and wiped down will be carried out.
Double Glazing Funding only use FENSA, CERTASS or DGCOS registered installers
Now that you have your lovely new windows, the only thing left to do is to dress them appropriately!
Bay windows are notoriously hard to dress, you may want to opt for a professional company to decorate them for you. After all, you have potentially parted with quite a large sum of money to have them installed!
For those that do want to dress them themselves, here are some ideas and methods you may choose for the perfectly dressed bay window.
Blinds and curtains are a popular option for dressing windows in the UK. This option can, however, be quite restrictive on the amount of light allowed in.
This option can get extremely fiddly and finding curtain poles to fit each frame can be hard; if you do manage to pull it off; however, it can create quite a spectacular feature in the room.
This option is by far the most straightforward. However, seeing as you have already paid for the expensive part, we would advise that you choose one of the above options to really give your windows the finish they deserve.
However, if you like the look of this option, it is effortless to complete. Simply hang a curtain pole stretching the width of the front of the bay, and hang your curtains and position your tie backs.
Do you fancy getting some of these amazing windows installed in your own home? Get in touch today to receive a quote!