Are you looking to replace the windows in your bathroom? When installing a bathroom timber window there are some additional things that you need to consider to ensure that your new window will last and is fit for purpose.
In this article we look at how to identify the best option when replacing a bathroom window…
Why anti-rot timber is important
If you are installing a window in a bathroom, it is important to remember that there will be high moisture levels in the air. This needs to be considered when choosing the type of timber used to make the window.
To ensure that your window will last and won’t start rotting from the moisture, make sure that you use a timber that can cope in high moisture environments. We recommend using Accoya for your windows, especially in bathrooms as it has anti-rot properties.
Accoya comes with a 50-year anti-rot guarantee and has been modified so that it is even able to be used under water without rotting!
It is also important to ensure that all internal aspects of the window are made using a moisture resistant timber, rather than just the moving parts of the window.
Choose the right privacy glass
If you are looking to install a new window in your bathroom you will probably want to have privacy glass. Privacy glass distorts the view so that people can’t see inside your home, while allowing you to still benefit from the natural light.
There are several different types of privacy glass, including frosted glass and textured glass, and some options will have higher levels of distortion than others, so make sure you know exactly what type of privacy glass you are getting and how much you can see through it.
Ensure you have ventilation
Trickle vents are now a legal requirement for new windows, unless your home is a listed building, in an Article 4 conservation area or has enough ventilation from other sources.
However, even if your home is in a conservation area, you may want to consider trickle vents in a bathroom window. Trickle vents allow you to ventilate the room, helping to reduce moisture levels without having to open the window, useful to help reduce moisture while retaining privacy.
Consider the size of the window
If you are redesigning your bathroom or building a bathroom in an extension, it is important to consider the size of the window to ensure that you are letting enough light into the room.
Maximising the amount of natural light can make a big difference to the feel of a room and a larger bathroom will want a larger window to let more natural light in.
Choosing the best replacement windows for a bathroom
Choosing the right window is an important decision and the right decision can save you a lot of money in the long run. A high-quality window should have a long lifespan and help improve the look and feel of your home.
The quality of the installation is also important as a window that has been installed badly can require replacement as quickly as a badly made window. It is therefore vital to ensure that the people fitting the window have experience working on similar properties, carrying out similar work.
At The Sash Window Workshop, we have extensive experience manufacturing and installing energy efficient timber windows in period properties. All our windows are bespoke, and we understand the additional requirements needed to make and install high quality bathroom windows.