Design Your Solution
- Posted. 12 June 2020
- Tags. Family,
We know how exciting it is to start thinking about making project improvements; but choosing the right design can be tricky!
We created a state of the art design tool that allows you to personalise your perfect windows and doors on our website. It’s perfect for if you’ve decided what design you want but you want to make sure it would fit in with your project, or if you are still choosing and want to see what different options look like.
Whatever stage you’re at, our Design your Solution tool means you can create your ideal window or door and see what it would look like in your project. We’ve set out a step-by-step guide to help you create your perfect windows and doors! We’ve used windows as an example, but designing your own door uses the same tools.
Go to our website and click on the Pencil icon on the right hand side of the page
This link will take you to a page with different options for windows and doors. If you’re not sure what the different styles refer to, download our brochure for more information, or have a look at the windows or doors sections on our website for a more detailed overview of each style.
Click on the type of window you want for your project
This will bring up a picture of the product you’ve chosen without any modifications made to it. Don’t worry if this isn’t exactly what you want, you can personalise it later.
Input the size of the product you want
On the top right, click on the “size” tab and you will be able to input the correct measurements for your windows. All our measurements are in millimetres.
Decide on your perfect design
With the “design” button, you can choose how many panels you want your window to have, and which ones you want to be able to open. Some designs have minimum size requirements, and if this is the case it will notify you of this in yellow.
Click on different parts of the window frames; using the options on the right of the page you can change which way the window opens, which way the handle turns and where you want the handle to be.
Choose a finish that will complement your project
Using the “colour” button, you will see the full range of finishes we offer at St Ives. From classy Chartwell Green to classic Golden Oak, you’re sure to find a colour or finish that you love.
Choose your glass type
The “glazing” button will allow you to choose the right glass type for you; whether you want toughened glass for peace of mind, triple-glazing for increased thermal efficiency, or simply our standard A rated double glazing.
You can also decide if you want your glass to be textured for increased privacy – we have 20 different options – and if you want any special features such as leading or Georgian bars.
Choose complementary handles
We offer handles in a range of colours so you can either choose handles that match your windows, or choose a contrasting colour to catch the eye. Our Black Monkey Tail handles are perfect for period properties, but our Satin offset ones are ideal for a modern feel.
At any point you can switch the view of your windows so you’re looking from the inside or outside – just click the arrow button on the bottom right.
View your windows on your project
On the left of your design, you can click the “View on your project” button. This is where you can upload an image of your project onto our website so you can see what your newly-designed windows would look like!
Get a quote for your perfect windows
If you think your windows are the perfect match for you and your project, click “Add to cart”. You’ll be given a summary of your window design, and an option to send these details to one of our experts so we can give you an accurate quote.
We hope this tool gives you the creative freedom to experiment with different styles of window so you can find one you truly love. Try our Design your Solution tool today to see how our products can give your project a new lease of life.