What are Cottage Style Windows?
Cottage windows have cleverly designed glazing bars, sometimes called astragal bars, fitted on the outside and inside of double-glazed windows. They give the appearance of smaller, individual panes of glass, to mimic the windows found on period cottages.
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Reasons to Choose Cottage Windows
Designed to look like the windows found on period cottages around the UK, cottage style windows are often the best option for homeowners looking to upgrade the windows on a listed property or homes in conservation areas.
With a wide range of bars available in uPVC and timber, you can choose a shape and configuration to give your home an authentic country-cottage look. Create decorative feature windows in casement, flush, or sash styles in a host of colours and finishes.
Range of Energy Efficient Options
Cottage windows come rated up to A+ for energy efficiency, depending on the style and material you choose. Higher energy ratings mean your new windows retain more heat, helping you use less energy and save on your bills.
Working with the Best Industry Bodies to Install the Best Cottage 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.
Energy Saving Trust
Anglian windows with a WER rating of A or above are endorsed by the Energy Savings Trust and can carry the Energy Saving Trust ‘endorsed product’ logo.
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.
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Decide if Cottage Windows are Right for Your Home
Made to Measure Windows
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Choosing the right Window Material & Colour
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Window Energy Efficiency
Find out the difference between an A++ and an E rated window and why we install A-rated as standard.
Do new Windows Add Value to your Home?
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Your Questions Answered by us
A cottage bar on a window is a glazing bar fitted to the outside and inside of a double-glazed windowpane. Modern cottage bars are used to make it look like a window is made up of several small panes of glass rather than one large pane.
When fitted to flush or casement windows, cottage windows open outwards, and are either side hung or top hung. In the case of sash cottage windows, they open by sliding vertically up or down.
Whether windows look better with or without astragal bars arranged in grids comes down to personal choice or the kind of house you have. The grid design imitates windows found on period homes, often cottages.
Georgian bars are glazing bars fitted in between the two panes of glass in a double-glazed window that mimic a traditional Georgian sash window. Astragal bars are glazing bars fitted to the outside of a window pane. Often in a grid design, astragal bars make the window appear to be made from small individual panes of glass.
You can add glazing bars to existing windows, but only astragal bars that are fitted to the outside of the window. Other glazing bars, like Georgian bars, are normally fitted between double glazing during manufacture, so adding them afterwards would be difficult. We would recommend replacing the windows completely in that instance.
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.