Bay Windows

Why Are Bay Windows Called Bay Windows?

In architecture, a bay is the space between architectural elements, a recess or a compartment. The word itself actually comes from the old French word ‘baee’, which means opening or hole. Bay windows are a combination of three or more windows which angle out beyond an exterior wall in a square, hexagonal or octagonal shape. Because they angle out beyond the exterior wall, this creates a compartment. As a compartment falls under the definition of a bay in architectural terms, they are known as bay windows. Reach out to us today, we can give you a unique and bespoke bay or bow windows quote!

What is the origin of bay windows?

Bay windows have their roots in the mansions of the English Renaissance period (late 15th century – early 17th century). During this time, the majority of them were oriel windows, a form of bay window that extends from a building’s wall but does not touch the ground. They were usually placed at the end of a great hall, behind the raised dais that seated the mansion’s lord. Their use in the Gothic era extended to small chapels in larger churches that could be used for private worships. During the Victorian era, they were a regular feature on newly built homes and other architecture from the time.

What is the difference between bay windows and bow windows?

Like bay windows, bow windows extend beyond an exterior wall, however they differ in a number of important ways. Firstly, bow windows feature four, five or six windows instead of the usual three. Their shape also differs enormously; whereas bay windows are angled in a square, hexagonal or octagonal shape, bow windows are curved. As they use more panels, bow windows tend to be wider in size too, although they usually don’t protrude as far outwards.

What benefits do bay and bow windows provide?

For homeowners, either option is an excellent choice for adding a stylish and unique focal point to your home. As a combination of numerous windows, they are also great for adding large amounts of light into interior rooms. Additionally, they also create more floor space, which can be used to house a storage or seating bench, if desired. This is a fantastic option for anyone who enjoys gazing out of their window too.

High-performance bay and bow windows supplied throughout Bristol and beyond

If you live in Bristol or the surrounding area and are looking for bay and bow windows, White Eagle Windows & Doors can help. We supply them with a Window Energy Rating of A as standard, meaning their heat retention is excellent, leading to lower energy bills. There’s also a variety of style and colour options to choose from so you can find the perfect option for your home. For more information or to get a quote, call us on 08000016138 or send us an online message.

We are a highly skilled team of double glazing installers. We take pride in providing our customers with the best installations available on the market today. Many of our uPVC windows are part of the Halo collection. This means that your property in Bristol and the surrounding areas will benefit from enhanced thermal performance, home security as well as soundproofing and weatherproofing qualities. Get in touch with the team to find out how dedicated we are to our craft and to making your house feel more like your home.

Bow And Bay Windows Prices, Bristol

We supply and install beautiful bow and bay windows for customers in Bristol and throughout Cribbs Causeway, Southmead, Lockleaze, Wells, Trowbridge, Bath, Chippenham, Weston-Super-Mare, Bradley Stoke, Thornbury, Filton, Portishead, Long Ashton and the surrounding areas.

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You can get a quote from us by contacting us. We have a simple and easy contact form that you can fill out to drop us a message. Just fill out your details and put in what you’re looking for when it comes to your bay or bow window. We can then get back to you with all the information you need to know before you can make your final decision.

Our team will be with you every step of the way from the initial discussions through to the final installation. Our goal is to make sure that you’re happy with the installations that you get for your property, including our bay and bow windows.

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