Homeowners have more choice than ever before when it comes to building renovations. Windows have evolved rapidly over the years, giving property owners a myriad of contemporary options.
What are frameless windows – and are they better than normal windows?
A frameless window is exactly how it is described – a seamless glazing option which has no obvious frame around the perimeter. As a new design phenomenon, frameless glass panels are used for balconies, shower screens, glass doors and bespoke conservatory windows. Frameless glazing allows you to create a ‘wall of glass’ if that’s the effect you want, and as fixing and joins are kept to a minimum it provides the perfect, unspoilt view.
In terms of practicality, frameless windows are equal to any windows purchased from a glazing specialist. They are as safe, sturdy and energy efficient, with some frameless glazing offering extra thermal benefits. All windows and walls have to meet strict building regulation standards to conserve energy, so frameless windows will be assessed for its U value just as any other window would be.