What are tilt and turn windows?
Tilt and turn windows have long been a popular choice for homeowners on the continent on the due to their excellent weather proofing and security features. These windows are very practical and versatile as they feature a hinge mechanism which means they can be opened in 2 ways.
Tilt and turn windows can be opened fully like a casement window (inwards) or they can be tilted from the bottom so that the top of the window is angled into the room, giving a smaller opening for ventilation. The tilted opening also has the added benefit of increased security and safety as no one can fit through the gap.
How tilt and turn windows work
When the window is in position and the handle is downwards it is fixed securely in position, but the tilt and turn window has a handle which works in 2 different ways.
If you turn the handle 90° the window will swing inwards opening the aperture fully, if you turn the handle 180° it will only tilt open with the aperture mainly at the top.