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French Windows

Devon, Exeter and the surrounding areas

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French Windows

  • Let in the beautiful outdoors with our gorgeous French windows. Seamless transitions from your project to your garden and lots of ventilation are possible with our classic French window option.

     

    Made of two main panels, French windows open up wide to give you an uncompromising view of the outside and serve as a quality fire escape route. French windows are an option that has been fashionable for centuries. Forever on-trend, they are a popular addition to many projects. This makes them suitable for all properties, especially cottage types.

    French-style windows are timeless in their design and never age. Like all of our products, these windows are manufactured at our local site, following strict specifications so you can enjoy windows that are not just gorgeous but long-lasting, too.

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    Lifetime Guarantee
    10-year manufacturer’s guarantee.

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    Tailor Made
    Classic windows tailor made to your exact specifications.

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    Secured by Design
    Covered by the Official Police Security Initiative.

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    100% Satisfaction
    Award-winning customer service and after-care support.

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    Flexible monthly payments

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    Interest free credit

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    Buy now / pay later

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    No finance required

Charming and strong

If your property is located higher up, French windows can offer you better views. They are an effective first-floor option, too, especially if your current set-up does not contain a large enough fire escape.

For free, no-obligation quotes, visit your nearest showroom or speak to us here. Our consultant team will happily offer their expertise and vision for your project, enabling you to think about how our French windows will work as part of your project.

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What is the difference between French windows and French doors?

The opening and closing mechanism are the same for both French windows and French doors, but they differ in size and utility. French doors are big enough to walk through and so can be used as an entrance to your garden, whereas French windows are purely for ventilation.

French door frames and sashes are thicker than what you would find on French windows. They are different sizes too, with French doors giving you a taller and thinner structure than French windows. Regardless of these differences, they both have the similarity of two side-hung sashes which open from the middle with no pillar blocking between. When you open the windows or doors, they both give a full, unblocked view.

Are French windows secure?

French windows follow the same standards of security as all of our other windows at Crown Commercial. Your safety is our utmost concern, so we use high-quality materials, double or triple glazing, and strong lock mechanisms. Our products are approved by the Police-lead scheme, Secured by Design, which aims to reduce neighbourhood burglaries all around the UK. Our locking systems are three-point, with locking shoot-bolts and tough hinges on the windows, as well as having thermally-toughened glazing for windows on the ground floor. Whatever your window choice, our installers ensure your windows are secure and will talk you through the correct ways to lock them.

What are the advantages of French Windows?

French windows are perfect if you are seeking unobstructed views from the comfort of the inside of your project, with no pillars or panels to block. There is also the advantage of effective ventilation due to the structure that allows free-flowing air inside. French windows are brilliant for light, views and ventilation. To find out more, discuss your project’s potential for French windows with an expert today.

Why are French windows called French windows?

Both French windows and doors found their name in the 17th century during the Renaissance, where art and architecture were bustling with new ideas. Light became a recurring focus of these designs and glass was the main material used to provide this. Windows contained more glass, which France adopted and started making large enough windows that could be used as doors or balcony openings. In the following decades, this design swept across Western Europe and is still extremely popular today for the light it provides.

Do French windows swing in or out?

You make this decision. Inward opening windows are sometimes chosen for their simple inside cleaning, but heavy curtains could make this difficult.

Outward opening windows are more popular, as they prevent frames from taking space away from your project’s interior. We manufacture our windows with modern anti-slam friction hinges, meaning even though they’re facing outward, strong winds will not budge them. You will also find outward windows gather up less rain and debris in their frames. Nonetheless, you get to make the decision based on what would work best for yourself and your project.

Can French windows be used as a fire escape?

FENSA, the UK government-authorised scheme, says that every room must have fire escape windows so long as they are not 4.5 metres above ground level. Most first floor windows follow this as a standard. Furthermore, they must open 0.3 metres squared to create enough unobstructed space. French windows do open without any obstruction if they are the right size. If the sizing is wrong, they will not be considered a FENSA-approved fire escape window – but ours are.

Features and benefits

Guarantees you can depend on.

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.

Don’t just take our word for it!

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.

 

Made to measure

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.

A local business that really cares about its customers

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.

With a local showroom including an extensive display and experts on hand you can see before you buy and meet the team!

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