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We know that any homeowner looking for replacement windows will be prioritising their home security, which is why every style of window that we install includes a variety of advanced window safety mechanisms as standard. They all meet strict building regulations and have passed the relevant security tests, giving you peace of mind that your family are safe and secure. Our range of window locks and hardware includes multi-point locking systems, robust handles and window restrictors. Take a look below to see how we make sure your new windows offer the highest form of home security.Get a price
Espag handles are the most common window handles found on double glazed windows these days. They tend to have a thin metal strip design with an easy opening mechanism that slides upwards to open the window. To secure your home, when the key is turned to lock the window, metal studs are located on the inner of the handle that slot into a plate in the window frame, meaning its bolted together. In the same way, when the window is unlocked, it releases the metal studs. Keyless non-locking window handles are also an option, featuring a user-friendly internal button that’s ideal for fire-escape windows where required.
Our selection of window handles also includes pear drop handles, pendant handles, and monkey tail handles. They all function the same as an espag handle in terms of its security mechanisms to keep your home protected from unwanted intruders, but they usually aren’t key operated. These more distinctive window handles can incorporate both multi-point locks and shoot bolt locking systems.
Multi-point locks are one of the most used locking systems in the industry because they’ve proven exceptional resilience and sturdiness that can withstand even the toughest forces. Most multi-point locks have 3 vertical slots, and when the window is closed shut, they securely bolt to 3 hooks on the window frame. In comparison to older windows that bolt at only one point, this provides much more protection for your home. As multi-point locks are reputable for their excellent levels of home security, they can even reduce your home insurance costs.
A shootbolt lock works by extending either inwards or outwards at the top and bottom of the window, which securely pins it to the main window frame. The locking system includes adjustable mushroom cams, which tightly seals the windowpane to the frame, securing it together so that the window is much more resilient. As it's so precisely sealed, it helps to keep the weather elements out and stops draughts from entering your home.
Window beading is found along the outer edges of the window frame and its primary function is to hold the glazing firmly in place. If someone attempts to smash the frame, the beading provides protection from such forces so that the glass will stay tightly intact and is far less likely to smash.
Our windows can be either internally or externally beaded, depending on how you would like the window to appear. If you opt for external beading, it will be seen on the outer of the window profile, with internal beading being incorporated to the inside of the frame.
Some homeowners like the added decorative feature, but some like it to be hidden for a sleeker profile. External beading is popular on timber windows and heritage uPVC windows as it was commonly used on traditional windows, so you’ll be able to achieve the period style. Our more modern window designs are usually internally beaded for a slimmer window appearance.
Window restrictors are usually an additional extra for casement windows, but they are also compatible with tilt and turn and bay windows. They are a security feature that controls how far a window can open, making them ideal for homeowners with young children. It is placed on the window frame, inside of your home, so it can’t be seen from the outside.
We can also offer cabin hooks, concealed restrictor arms, cable restrictors and sash jammers. They work in the same way as a normal window restrictor, constricting the opening of the window yet letting fresh air to flow into your home.
As sliding sash windows have a vertical opening mechanism rather than a typical outwards opening, they have their own range of security features.
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