Often when we admire period properties, it’s the unique features which aren’t present in modern building design that stand out to us the most. But with the right expertise, it’s possible to incorporate certain features into your residential or commercial building too.
Doing so will allow you to personalise your property, and restore its character and charm especially for older buildings. We couldn’t give a better example than round windows, which are also known as porthole windows.
As a leading manufacturer and installer of round windows, here’s everything you need to know.
Benefits Of Round Windows
- Quirky design feature
- Will suit almost any building type
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Aluminium round windows are extremely durable
- Can offer historic charm or be contemporary
- Powder coating offers protection and flexible colour options
Create A Stunning Focal Point
Sometimes you just want to frame a view, and the right window can certainly help you do that. From bedrooms to landings and even within your attic space – don’t just settle for the ordinary where your windows are concerned!
Round windows work beautifully in a number of scenarios and give a stunning impression from the outside in. Compare this with standard uPVC and there’s really no competition, especially when your home won’t look like a carbon copy of every other property down the street.
Whether you’re looking to impress potential buyers or simply your inner design critic, you need materials which allow for flexibility. Round windows are made from aluminium which is durable while also being lightweight.
As aluminium can be powder coated, this allows you to add any colour you choose to the frames to match the rest of your interiors. An added benefit of powder coating is that it not only makes your aluminium windows look great, but it also protects them against the elements for up to 25 years.
Reclaim A Lost Design Feature
The use of round windows dates back to Roman times when they were unable to produce rectangular shaped windows. Hence, you’ll often see them used in churches and even more modern periodic properties. Due to convenience on the builder’s part, we have now mostly switched to rectangle windows. But, this style can be void of personality, not to mention historic charm.
Even if you have a brand new property, you can make round windows look completely futuristic. For example, a large round window by an area where you read. Or even by the bathtub to create a holistic wellbeing haven. Pretty much anything goes with round windows, and given they have survived hundreds of years it’s a trend that’s worth listening to.
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If you’re looking to add an impressive design statement to your home, we hope our information about round windows has proved helpful. Ultimately, they add striking elegance to any room they are added too. Plus, when made with aluminium and sealed with powder coating, they’ll continue to look stunning for decades to come with minimal maintenance required.
Here at ABS, we have 25 years experience in all things round windows. We’re based in Nottingham but work with clients across the UK and Ireland. So, if you need any help or advice with your windows we’d be more than happy to assist you. Please get in touch either by dropping us an email or giving us a call on 01623 721 172.