Trying to fit a small uPVC window? Read and find out what type would suit best.
The uPVC windows have become a popular choice among homeowners for the benefits of durability, energy efficiency and low maintenance. Small uPVC windows add a touch of elegance and grace to that small space of your home, not to mention that it throws in just the right amount of light. In this article we will discuss where you can take advantage of installing a small window in your home. Spaces such as a bathroom, smaller room, or even an attic would be a perfect place to install a small uPVC window.
If you are replacing or installing a new uPVC window, there are certain factors that you might want to work around. Depending on where the small window needs to be installed, you may want to choose the appropriate uPVC window style and uPVC window size. A casement window, for example, would be perfect for a small room as it offers security with easy-to-open crank handles. On the other hand, you may want to install a tilt and turn window in a bathroom as it allows for easy ventilation and cleaning of the window.
Type of glass also makes a difference as different types offer different levels of insulation, security, and energy efficiency. You may want to install a decorative or obscured glass depending on where the window is. No matter what style or glass you choose, it is important to have your small uPVC window fitted by a reputable and certified installer.
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Small uPVC windows are typically installed in bathrooms, garages, or small rooms. It’s possible that even larger rooms may have small windows, or you may choose to install one. There are several ways in which you can ensure a small window offers the same level of insulation, energy efficiency, noise, reduction, and more.
We have discussed double glazed, narrow and toilet windows below for a better understanding on how small windows can best be utilised. Costs and benefits of these windows will both provide a preview of how you can benefit from small windows.
Double glazed windows have two panes of glasses with a layer of air or insulating gas in between. The two panes of glass are separated with a spacer bar, holding the panes in place. Small double glazed windows may cost anywhere between £160 to £1,485, depending on the style of window you choose. You can choose to install a casement, sash, or a tilt and turn window based on your requirements and room.
Installing double glazed windows comes with its own benefits. The double glass layer helps retain heat in the room making your small windows energy efficient. Double glazed windows reduce the noise entering your home, allowing you to enjoy a quiet environment. Double glazed windows offer security as the glass is harder to break compared to single paned glass windows. Multiple locking points add to the security the window offers.
The double glazed glass may however, prove to be slightly problematic during the summers. This is because it may end up trapping the heat in your home, making it uncomfortable. A small double glazed window may cost higher than a single paned window. The size may restrict your view and the light flooding into the room, making it feel less airy and open.
Narrow or slimline windows are the slimmest windows at a minimum standard of 488mm x 450mm. A narrow uPVC window will have slimmer panes compared to the regular windows (usually uPVC windows of 1200 x 1200). They are perfect for tight or small spaces in your home. You can also install narrow uPVC windows to give your home a sleek, elegant appeal.
They can be ideal for both modern and traditional homes. The slim frames of narrow uPVC windows give you more glass space. In case of a small room or tight spaces, this can prove to be highly beneficial. This is because more glass means it will allow more natural light to flood in making your otherwise small space feel airy and open.
However, more glass can also affect the cost of your narrow uPVC window. The average cost of a narrow uPVC window may range between £150 to £600. The price depends on the style of the window. The glass, as mentioned earlier, especially if you choose triple glazing, fire glass, security glass, etc. will only add to the cost.
Small toilet windows, as the name suggests, are windows that can be fitted in your bathrooms. The average cost of installing a small window in your bathroom may be between £100 to £500. The price may vary if you choose to install frosted or obscured glass for privacy reasons.
Installing a small toilet window comes with its own benefits. Ventilation and preventing condensation are two important benefits of having a small window in your bathroom. A small casement or tilt and turn small window allows you to open and maintain air flow, taking care of ventilation issues. It also allows for moisture control in the bathroom.
Privacy is another benefit that a small toilet window can offer. The small size of your window decreases the visibility of your bathroom from the outside. Using a frosted, decorative, or an obscured glass can further help maintain privacy of your bathroom. If you are looking for a cheaper option that still maintains privacy, you can also consider applying window film on your existing window.
The prices we discussed above for each type of small uPVC windows are based on our own research. These prices are dependent on a lot of factors including installation. Each installer or supplier may charge differently, depending on the region or whether they are local or not.
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The average price range for a small uPVC window is £160 to £990. There are several factors that affect the cost of a small uPVC window.
Style of the window plays a determining role in the price of a small window installation. Materials and labour cost differ between the different styles of windows. Hence, you may want to consult with the installer beforehand and choose a style that both suits your needs and does not break the bank.
The cost of installation differs between installers and suppliers. Depending on the installer you’re choosing, a local or a national installer, installation charges may make a great difference in the cost of your small uPVC window.
The region you’re living in also has a great impact on the cost of installing a small window. For example, if you’re living in London, the cost of installing a small window would be higher.
Usually people choose the traditional double glazed windows. Small double glazed windows fitted into smaller indoors spaces (bathrooms, attics, and similar), will usually be more than enough. Using triple glazing will only affect the price, but will not necessarily bring more benefits to the window’s performance.
If you are worried about security, light transmission, or privacy, an installers or suppliers can recommend a double glazing glass type that can meet your needs.
The type of glass you choose can also affect the cost of a small uPVC window. There’s a wide variety of glasses available in the market for you to choose from.
Making your windows aesthetically appealing can also add to the cost of your window. A simple white uPVC would cost far less compared to a woodgrain effect window frame.
Security is very important for some. Adding locking mechanisms can affect the cost of small windows.
|Small uPVC Windows Costs (Exc. Installation)|
|Size||White uPVC / Double-Glazed||Woodgrain uPVC / Double-Glazed||White uPVC / Triple-Glazed||Woodgrain uPVC / Triple-Glazed|
|600 x 900mm||£160 – £990||£200 – £1,030||£225 – £1,385||£265 – £1,225|
|900 x 1,200mm||£200 – £1,065||£240 – £1,105||£280 – £1,490||£320 – £1,530|
Many believe smaller windows cost less however, it may not be entirely true. In general, uPVC large windows are more expensive compared to small windows. But as discussed above, the cost of a small uPVC window is dependent on several factors. These factors may take the cost higher and cost as much as a large window does. Some of the installers also offer custom made windows. Choosing to have a custom made window installed can also ramp up the cost.
Finding the right installer, who can perfectly understand your requirements, take accurate measurements, and fit the windows professionally is a huge task. It takes several hours of calling one installer by one, explaining your requirements each time, and finally requesting a quote. There’s nothing more tedious and frustrating than repeating oneself over and over.
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