Bay and Bow Windows
If you want an easy way to add some more space to your home, as well as letting in lots of natural light, then our range of bay and bow windows might be right for you. They add style to both your home’s interior and exterior and make an interesting feature.
St. Ives Windows can create bay and bow windows in a wide range of designs, styles and colours, so you can get the perfect finish. Once installed, you can enjoy sunshine streaming into your home and make any room feel bigger.
Bay windows are more common than bow windows. They tend to feature three straight sides or are fitted at an angle for a trapezoid shape that protrudes from your home. They have multiple window panes, and you can choose which ones you want to open.
While bow windows are similar but are made up of multiple panels at slight angles, which creates a semi-circle shape. This adds character and style to your property.
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Whether your project features a traditional bay or a more modern bow-style window, we can offer you a high-performance, draught-free and secure solution. Bay and bow windows open your room up to the outdoors, creating a feeling of space to maximise your glazing area and flood your project with natural light.
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St. Ives Windows can either install a new bay or bow window or replace a current set of windows for you. Whatever you need, our specialist surveyors will be happy to visit your home and give you a quote for our work, as well as explaining the many style options available.
You can enjoy lighter rooms with more space by installing our stylish bow or bay windows in your home.
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Can you hang curtains in a bay or bow window?
Bay and bow windows let in lots of light during the day, but you can also install curtains, so that at night, you can make the room feel comfortable and cosy. You can buy curtain rods that are made in sections, with small gaps that allow the curtain to be pulled all the way around a bay window without obstruction. If you have an arc-shaped bow window, you can find flexible curtain rods that will fit the semi-circle shape.
Can a bow or bay window increase my home’s value?
A bow or bay window can be an excellent way of increasing your home’s value. They let more natural light into your home, which is something buyers often look for, and add space to the room in which they’re installed. This means you can create a pleasant seating area, breakfast nook, or even build some storage into the space. It also means you can enjoy 180-degree views from your home, which can be a good selling point if you live somewhere beautiful in Cornwall.
How many sides does a bay window have?
Bay windows are usually made with three sides, the largest one parallel to the house and the other two at a 45-degree angle, which creates a trapezoid shape. You’ll often see this style in Victorian or 20th century homes across the UK. However, it’s becoming common to see box bay windows, which have a rectangular shape, as these tend to be a little more practical and it’s easier to find furniture that fits. St. Ives Windows can design and manufacture a bay, box or bow window that suits your home.
Are bow and bay windows different things?
Bow and bay windows have the same purpose, to add light and space to your property, but they have slight differences. A bay window is made from three panels set in a trapezoid or rectangle shape, while a bow window is made from multiple panels, usually between four and six which are arranged in an arc shape. Bow windows are usually a little wider than bay windows to be able to achieve the curved look. St. Ives Windows can help you choose the right look for your home.
Can you open bay or bow windows?
Whether your bay or bow windows open is up to you. They can be designed simply to let light into your home, so they don’t open, or you can opt to have some or all of the panels being able to open for fresh air. Bay windows usually have three panels, so you can choose which ones open. Bow windows are made up of lots of smaller thinner panes, so it’s worth noting that it may only be smaller sections that can be opened.
What can I do with my bay window?
A bay window creates extra space in your home which can be used in many different ways. Many people opt to add a seat that fits perfectly in a space, with storage shelves underneath for books or whatever you like. Breakfast nooks are also a good use of a bay window. Simply add a small table and comfortable armchairs, and you can sit and enjoy the view with a cup of tea. Visit the St. Ives Windows showroom for design inspiration.
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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 project. 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 projects energy efficient and one way is to choose new PVCu windows and doors. Not only will they help to keep your project 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.
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The styles available are endless and the choices to suit your project 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 project. If you want windows that are as individual as you, our range of coloured and woodgrain windows offer you fifteen different colours and finishes.
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Our sales consultants, surveyors, admin team and installers really care about you and your project. They are highly trained, motivated and want to go the extra mile to do the best possible job. Our fitters will treat your project with care and respect and will take time to ensure that you are delighted with the end result.
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