Window Frame Styles: What One Should I Get?

Window Frame Styles: What One Should I Get?

Have you decided to upgrade your windows to uPVC frames, but now you are unsure what frame style to select? All of Eco Tauranga’s uPVC double glazed windows offer excellent thermal and soundproofing benefits to their owner, and will significantly improve the comfort levels in your home. They are completely airtight when locked, and through their multi-point locking system, they keep your home safe and secure.

We put together a handy guide about our frame styles from Eco Tauranga to help you find the perfect windows for your home!


Window styles from Eco Tauranga

Eco Tauranga has window styles for each and every situation. We know how important it is to find the perfect window for your needs, so here is a list of all available frames from Eco Tauranga, their benefits and in what situations they can be used!


Awning windows

Awning windows are the most popular window design across New Zealand due to their high versatility and excellent performance in a range of situations. They are hinged at the top of the frame and open outwards, saving you space in the interior of your home. Eco Tauranga’s awning windows have a unique friction hinge that ensures that the window stays put at the angle you push them to and does not fall back when released. They are also able to open fully to 70 degrees with a gentle push. This classic but versatile option is an excellent choice for any room in your home!

Casement windows

Casement windows are another very popular option across New Zealand and are seen commonly in homes and buildings in the country. This simple design is hinged at the side and opens outwards like a door. The frames from Eco Tauranga can lock at 10mm or 100mm with restrictor stays to keep your home ventilated and safe even when you are gone. These windows are able to open to a full 70 degrees, but their friction hinges ensure they stay open as far as you push them. We often install this window where owners need increased airflow.

Tilt and turn windows

Tilt and turn windows are an innovative solution that have a dual function, which allows them to be used in two different positions. We often see them installed in modern homes where owners are looking for added ventilation without having to open the window completely. These windows are able to open inwards from the side like a door and are also able to tilt inwards at the top with a 100mm opening. This allows for secure ventilation when you aren’t at home and is also a great way to prevent small children from climbing out the window. Tilt and turn windows require sufficient space on the inside to be able to fully open. These can be a great choice for bathrooms and toilets, as they provide good secure ventilation or by a pathway where people would hit their heads on a traditional outward opening window.

Bifold windows

Bifold windows are a versatile and innovative frame style that maximise open space and support indoor-outdoor flow. Eco Tauranga’s bifold windows come with three to six panels, giving you a wide option to find the ideal solution for your home. The main panel swings freely and can be pinned back to remain wide open, while the other panels fold back to 90 degrees from the house. You are able to open one, a few or all panels, giving you complete control of your space. Bifold windows are an excellent choice for kitchens and dining areas that open onto outdoor entertaining spaces. They allow for a seamless transition between the interior and exterior of your home and make food preparation easy.

Sliding windows

Sliding windows are an excellent choice for rooms that don’t have much space on the interior and exterior. Eco Tauranga’s sliding windows come with two panels, which can be configured as one fixed and one sliding panel or both panels sliding, depending on the size of the opening you are looking for. These are rated up to a high wind zone, making them an excellent choice for homes located in areas that are impacted by the environment and weather. Choose this window if you would like to save on space but still have a connection to the outdoors.

Stacking sliding windows

Stacking sliding windows have three panels, which can be configured in the following ways: one panel is fixed while the other two slide or all three sliding. These offer a larger opening than the standard sliding windows and increase the indoor-outdoor flow of your home. If you are looking for a window that comes in a large configuration and covers more space than other frames, a stacking sliding window can be an excellent choice for you. We see this option fitted next to outdoor entertainment spaces, so you can seamlessly communicate with the outside.

Smart slide windows

Smart slide windows are the most innovative option in our range, with a special design that makes them extremely smooth and easy to operate. They slide effortlessly, close softly and seal tightly, making them an excellent choice for homes in extra high wind zone areas. We often see these premium sliders installed in new builds and modern homes. Our Smart slide windows have two panels, one fixed and one sliding. This unique design will make you love your windows even more!


Get in touch with Eco Tauranga

If you are still unsure about which frame style would suit your home the best, get in touch with the uPVC double glazing experts at Eco Tauranga. We can help you select the window style for your needs and ensure that you will get the most from your new windows!

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