Aluminium windows can sometimes get a bad rap. This is largely due to the prevalence of the utilitarian, dull and just plain unattractive aluminium windows that were standard features of ’70s and ’80s homes. However, modern aluminium windows have come a long way since those days, and there is now a wide range of attractive and stylish aluminium frames available on the Australian market. If you’re thinking of replacing your windows, then here are three beautiful aluminium windows you might like to consider.
1. Bi-fold windows
Bi-fold windows are multi-hinged windows that slide open using a system incorporating a track and ball bearings. This means they glide open and shut smoothly with very little physical effort required on your part. Bi-fold windows allow your window space to be completely opened up to the outdoors, with the separate panes of glass folding up unobtrusively against the wall on one or both sides of the window frame.
Bi-fold windows are an excellent choice for connecting your kitchen with your outdoor dining space. They allow a free flow of food, conversation and fresh air when you’re dining outdoors or entertaining.
2. Casement windows
Casement aluminium windows are perfect when you’re looking for a more traditional look yet still want the durability and functionality of aluminium frames. Casement windows usually consist of three main panes of glass: a fixed pane in the middle shouldered by two opening panels on either side.
If you live in a period home, and you’re replacing timber framed windows, then casement windows are the perfect choice. You can even incorporate some smaller, decorative colonial or federation style panes of glass to run along the top of the window space.
3. Sashless windows
Sashless windows combine the stunning, frameless look of fixed glass with the practicality of opening sash windows. With no frames around the panes of glass, you’re able to enjoy an uninterrupted view from your home while still having the convenience of windows that open for fresh air.
Sashless windows operate using a double track system that lets the panes of glass slide open, effectively doubling up on each other. They can slide vertically or horizontally, depending on your preference, and be customised to any configuration that you desire.
These are just three of the wide variety of modern aluminium windows that are available to use in your home. If you’re interested in finding out more, then it’s best to contact an aluminium window supplier in your area to discuss your options. Many suppliers also have showrooms, which is a great way to get a better feel for the look and style of the windows on offer.