What are sliding windows?
Sliding windows open either horizontally or vertically, by run on tracks within the window frame. In order to provide space for the sliding window to move, it will always overlap with another window, either fixed or sliding. Although this does mean that the window is never fully open, it avoids the windows intruding on other space.
When to use sliding windows
- Ideal where serveries to the outside are desired.
- Often used above kitchen benches to avoid having windows protruding into the bench space.
- Where no projections on to busy areas are wanted
- Well suited to large spans
- Useful for maximising views
Horizontal sliding windows are ideal where serveries to the outside are desired or where no projections on to busy areas are wanted. Often used above kitchen benches to avoid having windows protruding into the bench space, sliding windows are also well suited to large spans.
Horizontal Sliding Window Configurations
Standard options include windows with a single sliding panel (known as bi-parting) or two sliding panels meeting over a fixed pane in the middle. There is also the double slider where two panels slide past each other (known as stacking).
See First Sliding Window Configurations to see options.
Vertical Sliding Window Options
An aluminium vertical slider is available as well as the all-glass Shugg slider. The FIRST™ double hung window has two surrounding frame options – one with a scrolled Edwardian appearance and the other with a clean, flat face for a more contemporary look. The alternative Shugg vertical slider consists of two counter-balanced panes of glass which slide past each other with no aluminium rails to obstruct the view.
Framing & Glazing Options
Sliding windows come in either standard aluminium framing, or ThermalHEART thermally separated framing, for increased insulation. Passive ventilation is also available with some framing options.
PLEASE NOTE: Thermal Heart is only available is horizontal sliding windows.
Sliding windows come with a range of different glazing options, from standard single glaze, to double glazing or low-e glass for increased insulation.
Colours & Finishes Available
All of our aluminium joinery, including sliding windows, can be anodised or custom painted, with a range of colours to match your exterior décor. Find out more about colour options here.