Aluminium windows that can be opened and closed consists of 2 parts: a frame, made from a frame section; and a vent, made from a vent section. The frame is fixed in the wall. The vent is the moving part which is fixed to the frame by means of hinges, pivots or friction stays. To enable windows to be operated and secured against burglary the vent part is provided with a built-in mechanism, a lock, a handle, etc. ... These parts are also known as hardware or window fittings. Together with the choice of section, the glass and the seals, these fittings determine the window’s wind and water tightness, its insulation value and its security against burglary.
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A turn-tilt window is a window which can be opened in two ways depending on the position of the window handle. In position 1 (door handle turned through 90°) the window opens like a side-hung window. In position 2 (door handle turned through 180°) the window tilts open like a bottom hung open in window. A turn-tilt window cannot turn and tilt at the same time.
A tilt-turn window is a window which can be opened in two ways depending on the position of the window handle. In position 1 (door handle turned through 90°) the window tilts open like a bottom hung open in window. In position 2 (door handle turned through 180°) the window opens like a side-hung window. A tilt-turn window cannot turn and tilt at the same time.
A side-hung window opens only to the left or right. There are side-hung windows which turn inwards and outwards.
French casement windows
A double opening window without a mullion consists of a main window and a French casement window. The main window can be a turn-tilt window, a side-hung window or a tilt-turn window. The French casement window is a window which opens inwards, without a window handle and is operated using bolts.
Balcony windows are turn-tilt, tilt-turn, side-hung or French casement windows with a low sill.
A project-out window opens outwards using scissor arms. The scissor arms remain open at any opening angle and incorporate a limit stay.
Parallel opening windows
With scissor arms at the top, at the bottom and on the sides of the window, the window opens outwards in parallel fashion enabling a room to be ventilated in a natural and safe manner.
Fan-light windows are bottom hung or top hung windows which are located at an operating distance which is not easily accessible. They can be opened manually or electrically by means of a specially designed mechanism.
Horizontally pivoting windows
These are windows that pivot horizontally. Using pivots positioned in the middle of the sides of the window, the window can pivot on its axis.