French windows (or Flying Mullion windows as they’re also know) are designed in the style of French Doors. Stylish, secure and versatile, they add a sense of elegance to any home. The big design feature of French windows is the ability to open either one or both sides simultaneously. When both windows are opened you are greeted with a completely unobstructed view and maximum ventilation from your window which also doubles up as a fire escape exit.
Our French Windows come in three main materials. uPVC, Timber and Aluminium. uPVC is strong, durable and requires very little maintenance. Aluminium French Windows offer great longevity, are extremely tough and look excellent on most modern homes. Timber windows, although more expensive, create a truly unique look and feel to your windows that you can only get with real timber.
Weather you choose uPVC for a classic finish, aluminium for creating a stunning look for modern homes, or timber for a truly unique and bespoke style, buying your new French Windows from Evander guarantees you strong, reliable and beautiful windows for your entire home.
As mentioned above, French windows give you the ability to open one or both windows. This gives you a much larger opening than most other windows, which allows for a large amount of ventilation into your home.
French Windows really show their value when fully opened, facing a scenic view or garden. French windows, like casement windows, are fantastic at letting in a lot of natural light and giving the illusion of extra space.
The other main benefit of French Windows is that they can be used as a fire escape. With the mullion attached to one of the windows instead of the frame, you are able to quickly and easily open both windows fully to create an unobstructed exit.
When replacing your windows or having new glazing fitted, it’s important understand the differences between double and triple glazing. They both have their own individual benefits, so a big factor will be budget and individual preference.
Double glazing is two panes of glass in a sealed frame. Triple glazing, as you can guess, is two panes of glass in a sealed frame with a third placed in the middle. With the addition of an extra pane this does increase the cost, but the additional price can bring a lot of extra benefits and the extra paid can soon become an investment.
Double glazing offers great insulation to your home so it’s understandable that triple glazing offers even more. Reports have shown that upgrading your windows from double glazing to triple glazing can reduce your annual energy bill by up to 50%. This, of course, is assuming that the rest of your house is well insulated too. There’s no benefit of having well insulated windows just for the heat retained to seep out an old, drafty front door.
Most homeowners will be familiar with this term. Most people feel they can control the cold weather by getting better insulation, Whereas in summer, typically south south/west facing windows, can increase the room temperature to unbearable levels.
This is where triple glazing can help as it has a lower G-Value (lower is better for glass, keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer). Double glazing’s G-Value is typically around 70% and triple glazing is around 30%-50%.
Home security is always a big concern. Two thirds of all break in’s occur through the front door, back door or a ground floor window. To have sturdy and secure doors, only to have old ground floor, single glazed windows with rotten frames, completely removes that level of security. Remember that burglars are opportunistic and will always look for the easiest point of entry.
Double glazing creates a stronger window and triple glazing only increases this strength as there are three panes instead of two. Also, triple glazing is extremely effective for noise reduction making this a must if you live on a busy street or near a main road.
Buying a new door or new windows can be a daunting experience and seem expensive. However, when you start to realise how much money is wasted by poor energy rated windows, that expense soon turns into an investment. Around 20 – 30% of the heat in your home is lost through windows.
Installing new, energy efficient windows with double or triple glazing will reduce this amount significantly, saving you money and keeping the heat where it should be, in your home.
When it comes to the look of your new French Windows you’ll be spoilt for choice. We have a range of traditional and contemporary finishes for your new windows and frames and we offer over 8 beautiful colours as standard.
For the truly unique, we also offer you the ability to chose from any RAL colour. This gives you the ability to match your windows to your existing garage, windows or doors to fully compliment the overall look and feel of your property.
As an Evander customer, you can rest assured that any work we carry out is fully guaranteed, no matter the type of job. Each part of our business is scrutinised regularly by various industry bodies and accreditors, who help us to go above and beyond in customer service, job safety and engineer skills; among other things.
When you choose Evander, you’re choosing quality, safety and
professionalism – which are exactly what your property deserves.