Bay and Bow Window Configurations
When you imagine a bay window, it’s likely to be a splay bay that springs to mind. Made up of three or more panes, a splay bay window has a central window and two splayed side windows which usually open from the top.
Made up of two panes connected at an angle of up to 90 degrees, a single-end bay window adds more light than a window that sits flush with the wall line. It is a fun and stylish feature ideal for smaller properties.
Bow windows - also known as circular windows and curved bay windows - are comprised of five individual panes in a semi-circle configuration which can be both structural and non-structural. This curved design creates the perfect place to relax and enjoy the panoramic view.
Usually made up of three or more window frames joined in the corners at a 90-degree angle to the wall, a 1930s style square bay or box window shape is ideal to create an internal window seating or storage area.
Choose from a Range of Bay Window Styles
- Choice of uPVC or Wood
- Up to A-Rated for Energy Efficiency
- Traditional look with modern technology
- Choice of Aluminium, uPVC or Wood
- Up to A+ Rated for Energy Efficiency
- Versatile and customisable
- Choice of Wood or uPVC
- Up to A++ rated for energy efficiency
- Conservation area friendly
Explore our Bay Window Materials
Our most popular option, uPVC bay windows come in a casement, flush or sash style with a range of customisations. They are a practical and cost-effective investment.
Wooden bay windows are handcrafted in the UK and come in casement, flush or sash style with a wide range of finishes and decorative glass options to choose from.
With slim frames and stylish looks, casement aluminium bay windows are a great option for the modern home. They are secure, durable and come in over 200 RAL colours.
Reasons to Choose Bay Windows
Bay windows are a desirable feature of old and new properties, increasing light, space and style. Strong, high-quality materials with high energy ratings means installing bay or bow windows can increase the value of your home. A solid investment in any material or style.
Colours to Match your Style
Whether you choose uPVC, aluminium or timber, there’s a bay window frame colour to match your home. Select from more than 200 RAL colours in wood or aluminium as well as the usual selection of classic shades in uPVC, including a dual colour option for a different shade on the outside to the inside.
Secure and Practical
Accredited by the British Standards Institute (BSI), our bay windows are designed with security and practicality in equal measure. Our window frames have multipoint locking and key locking handles as standard.
Working with the Best Industry Bodies to Install the Best Bay Windows
BBA Certificate for uPVC windows
The British Board of Agreement provides independent accreditations for the construction industry. BBA-certified products are synonymous with quality. This accreditation covers our White Knight uPVC casement and tilt and turn windows.
The British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) verifies the energy performance of windows and doors in the UK. Installing BFRC rated energy-efficient windows will help save money on your energy bills.
The BSI Kitemark™ is one of the most recognised symbols of high quality products and safety standards. Anglian has 10 Kitemark accreditations, with six for windows alone.
British Standard BSEN12608:2003 Licence No KM 12876 - For colour fastness, impact resistance and corner strength uPVC frames.
The Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme (FENSA) ensures replacement window and door installations comply with building regulations for England and Wales. You receive a FENSA certificate to keep as proof of compliance.
Anglian is a leading member of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF). The GGF monitors the performance of member companies, ensuring the standard of products and their installation remains consistently high.
Made in Britain
The ‘Made in Britain’ marque on all our products means they are made from start to finish in a British factory by British craftspeople.
Recovinyl is an initiative advancing the sustainable development of the European PVC industry by improving production processes, minimise emissions, develop recycling technology and boost the collection and recycling of waste.
TrustMark is a not-for-profit organisation operating a quality mark framework in the repair, maintenance and improvement sector. Registration with Trustmark demonstrates commitment to customer service, high standards and continual improvement.
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Your Questions Answered by us
Bay windows are usually made up of three or more window panes, extending outwards in an arc or square to create a feature window. It provides extra internal space, floods a room with light and the curved design makes for impressive panoramic views.
The cost of having a bay window installed varies depending on the material you choose, the size, style, whether it is structural or non-structural other individual requirements for your home. It also depends which supplier you go with, our design team provide you with a unique quote, and how much you pay includes the in-home or remote visit, professional survey and installation.
While you'd do well to tell a bay and a bow window apart at first glance, there's a simple way to tell the difference. A bay window is usually comprised of three panes with a fixed central pane and an angled window to each side that opens. Whereas a bow window might be made up of four or five panes and tends to be rounded, so it appears like a half-circle from the exterior.
Bay windows come in several styles, including splay bay, single-end bay, a bow window and a square bay. In addition to their shape, bay windows also come in structural and non-structural styles. This means they are either load-bearing or a purely decorative window. We offer bay windows in casement, flush casement, sash and cottage styles.
If you are replacing an existing bay window then it is likely that you will not need planning permission. But this may be different if you are adding a new one to a room or if you live in a conservation area and you have a listed building. Before embarking on any project it is important to consult with your local planning authority or if you go through a supplier like Anglian, we take care of any planning permission requirements for you.
Our Accreditations and Licenses
The British Board of Agrement provides certification on the quality of our products.
Anglian’s PVC-U Casement and Tilt & Turn windows have enhanced security performance.
The British Fenestration Ratings Council is the UK’s national system for rating energy efficient windows.
The Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme ensures window installers comply with buildings regulations in England & Wales.
Look for our FSC® certified wooden window and door products on our website.
Anglian is a leading member of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF).
PVC Industry initiative to improve manufacturing, minimise emissions and develop recycling practices
TrustMark is a government endorsed not-for-profit organisation that operates through more than 30 scheme operators.