Why use tilt and turn windows?

Windows that tilt and turn are a clever design that allows you to open them in two ways. They can be swung open from the side like a normal casement window, or they can be tilted from the bottom to allow ventilation while remaining secure.

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Not only do they have the energy-efficiency benefits of other double glazing, but this type of window also delivers a number of other benefits and convenience features.


Because these windows can be tilted inward from the top, they are a great way of providing ventilation. The opening in this position is too small for burglars to exploit, and because they tilt inward, they won’t allow water in if it rains. Unlike the trickle vents fitted to some windows, you won’t have a problem with draughts, either.

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Easy to clean

When you fit tilt and turn windows such as those from firmfix.co.uk/windows/tilt-n-turn-windows, you have the advantage that they open inward. This means the outer panes can be cleaned from the inside of the property, so they are ideal for flats or for upper-storey windows that can’t be easily accessed without a ladder.

Easy to operate

You might worry that the windows will be complicated to work, but they are not. They use a single handle that allows the window to tilt and when turned the other way, allows it to open fully.


When tilted open for ventilation, the window doesn’t take up much space, nor does it encroach on the sill, so you don’t need to move any ornaments or other items in order to enjoy the benefits of having the window open.

They come in a range of sizes. You can even get patio doors that tilt and turn if desired. This is a great solution for pet owners as it allows for ventilation without leaving an opening that can allow the pet to escape.

You might think that all of these benefits would make this type of window far more expensive, but the truth is that windows that tilt and turn are not very different in price from other replacement windows. You could choose to fit them throughout the property, or just use them for windows that are usually inaccessible for exterior cleaning, such as those on landings or above conservatories or porches.