Imagine throwing open your French windows and flooding your home with natural light and fresh air. Charming, elegant and stylish, French windows are a timeless design that will enhance any country property or period or contemporary home.
A french window gives uninterrupted views and exceptional ventilation as the two window panes open together with no central pillar to spoil the line. This creates a large space that gives French windows the additional functionality of acting as an effective first floor escape route in the event of a fire.
The perfect complement to a set of elegant French doors, beautiful French windows are the ideal choice when you want to maximise the lightflow in your living space. Even in a north facing room you’ll notice the difference with the larger panes, and combined with our double glazing, you won’t compromise on energy efficiency.
Your windows will be manufactured to your exact specifications at our South West facility before being installed by professionals for perfect and long lasting results.
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French windows are the stylish choice for any home and offer the additional benefit of making an effective fire door. If you’re interested in installing practical and beautiful French windows in your home, visit your nearest showroom or contact us today for your free, no obligation quote.
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What is the difference between French windows and French doors?
If you’re looking for excellent ventilation and uninterrupted views, both French doors and windows are a beautiful addition to your home. There are differences between them, however. French doors are taller and thinner than French windows but have a thicker frame and sash.
Both French windows and doors have two side hung sashes that open without a central pillar, really optimising that light and airy feeling. Whether you want uninterrupted access to the garden or fabulous views from your bedroom, French windows and doors are a superb choice.
Why are French windows called French windows?
Because they originated in France! During the Renaissance, artists and architects became fascinated with everything life had to offer and this style of window was perfect for maximising the natural light flow in a dark interior. As a result, the style rapidly became popular across western Europe. You’ll often see French windows used as an opening onto a balcony creating a fabulous sense of lightness and airiness in a bedroom or living room
Are French windows secure?
At Otter Windows we’re part of the Secured by Design initiative which aims to reduce burglary rates in the UK through innovative design. We use a high security multi-point locking system and hinges plus locking shoot bolts on all our windows, and thermally toughened glass for all windows on the ground floor.
Our professional installers will test all locking mechanisms when your French windows are installed and will demonstrate all the security locks and devices. Your safety and security is our top priority which is why all our windows including casement windows and sash windows are designed to protect you and your family.
Do French windows swing in or out?
How your French windows operate is completely up to you. Thanks to our bespoke manufacturing process your tailor-made windows can be designed and created to your exact specifications.
Indoor opening windows are easier to clean, though they can be difficult to open if you have heavy curtains. Outward opening windows can be fitted with an anti-slam mechanism so they don’t get damaged by the wind. If you’re not sure what would work best for you, contact us and one of our experts will be happy to help.
What are the advantages of French windows?
If you’re surrounded by beautiful views and want to make the most of them, French windows are perfect for framing a panorama with no pillars to get in the way. But these elegant windows are also an excellent choice if you want to keep your rooms well ventilated and flooded with natural light.
French doors and windows almost completely erase the boundary between the indoors and the outdoors creating a beautiful and unique aesthetic for your home. To see how French windows can enhance your interiors visit your nearest showroom or contact our experts to discuss your options.
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Guarantees you can depend on.
We have built up a great reputation over years of delivering a first class service and excellent products, all from our local, no nonsense all-about-you company.
From characteristic country cottages to contemporary town houses, we’re confident that our products will offer a style and finish to truly transform your home. Through constant innovation the quality, durability and security of our products is genuinely second to none. As a local company we are proud to offer British Standards BS7412/PAS24 for enhanced security.
We refuse to compromise on quality
Our windows are made from British Made, high quality MarinespecTM components, with up to 25 years anti corrosion. They are built specifically for the more exposed areas of corrosion, such as coastal environments to give you worry free performance beyond your guarantee. We believe spending more on components is worth every penny, and sets us apart from our competitors.
State of the art fabrication for best quality
We have invested millions of pounds into one of the most state of the art manufacturing facilities in the UK. This enables us to provide you with consistently high quality products at exceptionally good prices. Our loyal factory workers are well trained and take pride in their work, they really care about quality. Our machines are maintained according to a rigorous servicing regime to keep them in top condition.
Superior energy efficiency
Our ‘A’ rated energy efficient and triple glazed windows are tested by the BFRC, which will save you money on your heating bills. By law your windows and doors have to meet strict thermal performance regulations but you can be rest assured that our products exceed current requirements.
Energy saving is incredibly important and so is keeping your fuel bills down. We are continuously looking for ways to make our homes energy efficient and one way is to choose new PVCu windows and doors. Not only will they help to keep your home warmer, they will reduce your energy loss.
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Our suppliers conform to strictly controlled and independently monitored Quality Management Systems such as ISO 9001, to ensure that everything is done correctly and according to best practise.
Our windows are tested independently by British Standards for security, weather tightness and strength performance. This means that periodically, we have to send them to independent test houses, in order to be tested to destruction.
These are just some of the many standards the products in our vast range conform to. Needless to say we take the quality of our products very seriously indeed.
Made to measure
The styles available are endless and the choices to suit your home are bigger than ever before. Traditional, contemporary or modern; our versatile window and door designs will create the look you want to complement and enhance your home. If you want windows that are as individual as you, our range of coloured and woodgrain windows offer you fifteen different colours and finishes.
A local business that really cares about its customers
Our sales consultants, surveyors, admin team and installers really care about you and your home. They are highly trained, motivated and want to go the extra mile to do the best possible job. Our fitters will treat your home with care and respect and will take time to ensure that you are delighted with the end result.
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