How to choose window styles to suit your home

New England style self build
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Choosing the right window styles for your house can be confusing. There's such a wide range of different types of window to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. And the most daunting part? Your choice of windows really can make or break the finished look of your home. 

There is also the matter of cost and quality to consider — how do you know you aren't being overcharged and that the windows you do choose will stand the test of time? Windows are without doubt a big house purchase — so it pays to get the window style right.

Mark Brinkley

Mark is the author of the ever-popular Housebuilder’s Bible and an experienced builder. The Housebuilder’s Bible is the go-to hardback for self builders; originally published in 1994, it is updated every two years with up-to-date build costs and information on planning and building regulations, and is currently in its 14th reiteration.

He has written for publications such as Homebuilding & Renovating for over three decades. An experienced self builder, his latest self build, a contemporary eco home built to Passivhaus principles, was created on a tight urban brownfield plot.