Bathroom windows not only need to provide safety, good insulation and ventilation – they also need to give a property’s inhabitants peace of mind when it comes to privacy.
Using patterned or opaque glass is one of the most elegant options for bathroom windows, and some bedroom windows, to guarantee privacy without having to cover a window with blinds or curtains.
At Timbawood we aim to ensure our bathroom window designs are as elegant as the rest of the timber windows that we produce. Having opaque/ frosted glass in the window doesn’t restrict the design of the rest of the window in any way, and we are also able to offer a full range of patterned glass designs, as well as being able to replicate the existing patterned glass in your current windows.
Design options for bathroom windows
As you can see from the example below, one popular style for bathroom windows is to have plain opaque glass in each pane with just a strip around the edge left clear.
In another of our clients’ examples (see top), the bathroom windows with opaque glazing were fitted with glazing bars to match the rest of the windows in the property.
Bedroom windows less commonly have opaque glass than bathroom windows. However one option we have been asked to produce for our clients is to have opaque glass on the lower sash only, with regular glazing on the upper sash. This can also be an elegant option for hallways or other areas of a house where you would like a bit more privacy.
In all of these examples we have used opaque glass designs within a double glazed unit. It is just one example of the many options and configurations of double-glazing that we offer – including laminated security glass, acoustic glass for additional sound insulation, and restoration glass for heritage buildings.
Bathroom windows and doors for period properties
As specialists in timber windows and doors for period, conservation and listed properties, our windows are characterised by elegant, slim sections and glazing bars, whether single or double-glazed. We can exactly match the window and door designs on properties from any era, including Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian.
All our windows have full perimeter draught proofing with compression seals for optimum insulation, and a wide choice of high security hardware. We use Accoya timber as our first choice of timber because it is incredibly durable and stable, whatever the weather, as well as being a good insulator.
We also make interior doors and front doors featuring opaque glass in a design and pattern of your choice – which is a common feature of Edwardian front doors – including having the house number sandblasted onto the glazing.
To find out more about the various options available for timber sash windows, casements windows, front doors or French or bifolding doors, please get in touch to speak to one our specialists, or to arrange a free survey, quotation, or to visit our factory and showroom in West London.