Your complete guide to different types of windows

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(Image credit: Future/Adam Knibb Architects)

There are many different types of windows available, each with its own distinctive look and list of pros and cons. 

Choosing window styles can be one of the hardest decisions when designing a house or extension — get it wrong and the entire look of a building can be utterly ruined. For this reason it is really important to ensure you understand all the available options in terms of the types of windows out there.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.