A Bow or Bay Window is the perfect way to open up a home, letting in lots of light and to allow for more space. We use the Profile 22 Optima system to manufacture our uPVC windows. Several window styles can be used in the window, so your customer can get a perfect fit for their home. The modern uPVC profile ensures these bow & bay windows uphold an impressive degree of structural integrity, offering a highly impressive lifespan to the homeowner. Bow windows have typically four or five panels structured on shallow angles. Bay windows have three panels, creating a dramatic angular curve.
By using the Optima range, our bow & bay windows can provide U-values as low as 0.9 W/m2K & WER Values of A+.
The profile is manufactured, tested & accredited to British & European standards, meeting all requirements.
The slim frame allows for a larger glazing area, lighting up the property & providing panoramic views of the outside.
These windows have a 10mm cover on weatherseals, making water ingress & cold draughts problems of the past.
These windows require an occasional wipe with a damp cloth to look good-as-new. The colour won't ever fade.
Our Graf SLS Seamless Welder delivers an almost invisible join on foils. This technology offers homeowners a stunning finish.
Here are some answers to the frequently asked questions we receive regarding our Bow & Bay Windows.
Yes, we offer our bow and bay windows in 15 in-stock colours as well as foil and woodgrain finishes. This means this window can be matched to the style & decor of any property.
Yes! We offer double & triple glazing, as well as a variety of glass options, so this window can truly be shaped to meet the homeowner's standards.
The Bow & Bay window uses the Optima system which meets the highest standards of security. The window is fitted with a high-security multi-point locking system. It's also internally glazed, preventing the window from being removed from the outside. The uPVC profile itself is durable and strong, standing strong against uninvited visitors. It can be further reinforced with thermal inserts, aluminium and/or steel.
If you’re a homeowner wondering what a bow & bay window is, we’ve got you sorted! Bow & Bay windows are easy to get confused and, in fact, are two types of window that aren’t that alike. A bay window traditionally consists of three glass panels and protrudes away from the house. A bow window traditionally is made up of four or five identical windows, fitted at an angle of 10 degrees.
Bow & Bay windows are popular in small and medium sized properties, opening up the living space and flooding the property with light. Both windows provide you with more of a view of outside your home, letting the maximum amount of light enter your property. Within the design, you can incorporate other styles such as the casement, flush casement, French casement, tilt & turn and sliding sash window.
Lipped slider for enhanced smooth operation. Easy friction adjustment without metal to metal contact. Restricted hinge options available to protect the most vulnerable.
Available in ferritic 430 or austenitic 304 stainless steel for enhanced corrosion resistance. Durable and weather resistant, tested to 30,000 open cycles.
Guaranteed for 10 years, available in various colours to complement any window style. Our austenitic 304 stainless steel ergonomic handles are rust resistant.
Maximum security multi-point locking systems provide enhanced protection against forced entry. Additional dog bolts improve stability around the entire frame and prevent attack on the hinge side of the window.
Available in uPVC and aluminium, in a range of colours to match any frame (vent in frame head only for flush casement). Provided loose to prevent damage in transit. Complies with latest building regulations.
Superior weather sealing and draught proofing performance, conforming to the exacting standards of the BS-36751 accreditation.
Patented bolt into the keep docking system prevents sideways movement of the bolt when under attack.
Heavy duty bolt has up to 300 per cent greater contact area against competitor shoot bolts.
Resistant to salt and spray (BSEN1670) and cycle tested over 50,000 times for ultimate long term performance.
Flush fitting push button
Sculptured cranked handle available in both left hand and right hand variants
Tested to BSEN1690 grade 5 salt and ammonia attack
Push button and screw
View how our Bow & Bay Windows are manufactured in this video. As an Emplas approved installer, you'll be able to use customised versions of these videos and more on your own site.
By becoming an Emplas approved installer, you have access to our range of brochures which includes the “Complete Collection” highlighting the features and benefits of our Optima Window range.
70mm Framing System
Optional Sash Central Seal
5 Chamber Sash
10mm Cover on Weatherseals
U-values of 0.9W/m2K WERS
Chamfered or Sculptured Design
6 Chamber Outer Frame
Multiple Foil and Colour Options
Optional Outer Frame Centre Seal
Triple Glazing Panes Up To 44mm
Optional RCM Thermal Inserts
SAC Multi-Point Locking System