Maximising the available glazed area, Bay and Bow windows increase the light entering a room by using three or more frames. Traditional bay windows follow a structural extension out from the building, creating a walk in ‘bay’ inside. When a building wall structure is flush, Bow windows use an underside support and roof canopy instead to support three to five window sections. Both styles offer single, double or multiple fixed and opening lights to produce combination frames.
Just some of the properties that have been transformed with the help of Formula One bay and bow windows…
In a detached three bedroom home, replacing single or older double-glazed windows could see heating bills fall by up to £160 a year. Since a better insulated home consumes less energy, it also reduces harmful CO2 emissions.
Window Energy Ratings rate windows from ‘A/A+’ to ‘G’ using a ‘traffic-light’ type colour code. To meet building regulations, all new windows must achieve a minimum WER ‘C’ rating or U-value of 1.6 or less. Doors and Conservatories are not rated in the same way but both our products are equally as energy efficient as our windows ensuring your home performs well.
All Formula One windows and doors use a German engineered, thermally efficient five chamber PVCu system which creates a barrier between cold air outside and warm air inside. It’s also been designed to accommodate the most energy efficient triple-glazed insulated units.
One weak link is all it takes: one-fifth of all UK burglaries are committed by simply accessing an unlocked door or open window, whilst forced doors and windows account for all the rest.
All Formula One windows and doors use the latest shoot-bolt multipoint locking systems and internal glazing beads offering total peace of mind. Profile walls are strong and robust, with steel reinforcement at the critical points to increase resistance to attack. Our security commitment ensures that our windows and doors can meet the Police preferred Secured by Design standard (Note – we can achieve this specification, it is not standard).
Historically, older PVCu window frames and doors used to contain lead-based additives.
If touched, especially once weathered, there was a risk of lead contamination. In addition, for several years now, old end-of-life PVCu products are routinely turned into granules to make reconstituted PVCu and reduce landfill.
We now have the technical ability to use this material safely for non weather-facing material within a number of our profiles. All Formula One weather-facing / UV-facing surfaces are 100% lead free and made from 100% virgin polymer PVCu. Inside, any recycled PVCu is incorporated safely, clearly identified by a different colour.
Whether it’s a contemporary, classic or period property, The Formula One range makes it easy to achieve the look, style and performance you want…
Choose from our range of standard PVCu frame colours or explore our wide selection of special order colours and foil finishes. Frames can even be fabricated with different colours inside and outside. Colours shown are for illustrative purposes only and may not be wholly accurate / representative of the final product.
Our standard glazing specification starts with affordable, efficient ‘A’ rated double- glazed units, whilst upgrade options offer the choice of higher energy efficiency and specialist glazing effects.
A choice of die-cast ergonomic handles and colours provides the perfect finishing touch. Police Preferred high security locking (Secured By Design) with shootbolts as standard ensures complete peace-of-mind.
It’s easy to plan your home improvement project with Formula One. Simply call 01952 677999, or complete and submit the form below.