Glazing Trends of 2020

Despite Covid, 2020 saw some stunning new homes and glazing is top of the list when it comes to style.

Traditional frontages and modern styling at the back gives the perfect combination for looks and usability. New house designs tend to offer larger open plan family rooms at the back of the house, and modern glazing suits this style of living.

Create an entrance

Step one for kerb appeal is to choose the entrance door. Designs in composite entrance doors have come on in leaps and bounds and we have a superb range of both traditional and modern styles to suit new homes. Pink has been the top trend in 2020 for replacements, but in new homes teal, muted blues and mustard have been the top choices. These modern colours give a designer element and a luxurious feel as homebuyers enter the property. They mirror the trends in interior styling and tick the boxes for design conscious customers. For a perfect house frontage, match the door frame colour to the windows.

Sliding sash windows

For the most traditional look, choose sliding sash windows. They combine all the charm of authentic timber windows, with 21st technology to give high performance energy efficiency.

Flush sash

Many builders are choosing flush sash windows for a traditional style for the frontages of homes. Flush sash windows offer a very neat appearance, and a modern take is to make the panes of glass bigger. This means more light comes into the property, and gives that wow factor during showhome viewings.

Technology has advanced massively over the last few years in glazing, which means that the water tightness and wind resistance can be matched even without an overlap on the sash.

For both sash and case and flush sash windows, add extra style by choosing from our selection of frame colours and add Georgian Bars to create the ultimate in elegance.

Glazing for open plan living

Now let’s turn our attention to the back. Here it’s a different story, with access to the garden paramount, and huge expanses of glass are top of the wish list for homebuyers.

Create the look with wide span sliding or bifold doors – we have a wide range of both PVCu and aluminium to choose from.

Give extra internal space in the living area by stacking doors on the outside. You’ll be surprised how much difference it can make. In kitchens where an island is a must, it will allow an extra metre of floorspace which adds to the open plan feel.

Fixed glazing, especially floor to ceiling, is a great way to add light and drama to large open plan rooms. This is a really cost effective way to bring in daylight, perfect for north facing homes.

Light from above

Another great way to add daylight is to introduce rooflights to single storey parts of the home. Facing the sky, they add far more light than a window, and they also create a superb feature in the room.

For more information on our range of glazing, please contact our new build team.

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