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Tilt and Turn Windows Costs 2024

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Are tilt and turn windows right for you?

Tilt and turn windows are one of the most popular window styles in the UK, available from top manufacturers like Everest and Anglian.

If you’re considering tilt and turn windows for your home, they first step is making sure they will fit on your walls. You should also consider their upfront cost and payback period.

  • Tilt and turn windows have a dual opening mechanism. They can swing open like a casement window, but they can also tilt inwards.
  • Tilt and turn windows cost with uPVC frames around £589-£713 each, according to the Federation of Master Builders.
  • The tilting mechanism adds security to your home. The window only opens slightly from the top, instead of swinging fully open.
  • While popular, these windows are more expensive than casement windows due to their opening mechanism. They are also bulkier than sash windows.
  • These windows are versatile, but their bulky frames make them impractical for old-fashioned homes.

Tilt and turn windows make a great choice for many homes. In this article you can learn more about their typical costs, pros and cons – in case you want to learn more before making a purchase decision.

In this guide you’ll find:

Cost of Double-Glazed Tilt and Turn Windows

Installing replacement windows for your home is a major investment. Before comparing quotes from window installers, you will want to have an estimated project cost.

  • On average, tilt and turn windows are around 20-60% more expensive than casement windows.
  • While a casement window has a typical price of £372-£971, you can expect to pay £589-£713 for each tilt and turn window.
  • The exact price of tilt and turn windows will depend on their style, security features and brand. Fitting costs can also vary depending on your window installer and location.

The installed cost of your tilt and turn windows will depend on the installer, brand and home design. However, here are some typical prices you can use as guidelines:

MaterialDimensions (mm)Average Cost
uPVC600mm x 900mm£625
uPVC900mm x 1,200mm£725
uPVC1,200mm x 1,200mm£775
Aluminium600mm x 900mm£1,250
Aluminium900mm x 1,200mm£1,438
Aluminium1,200mm x 1,200mm£1,563
Timber600mm x 900mm£1,875
Timber900mm x 1,200mm£2,125
Timber1,200mm x 1,200mm£2,313
*Tilt & turn frames are around 25% more expensive than casement frames according to Everest, a leading window provider in the UK.

Tilt and turn windows are the second most affordable type on average, after casement windows. They are more much more affordable than sash, bay and bow windows.

Window TypeAverage Cost (uPVC)
Casement£372 – £961
Tilt & Turn£589 – £713
Sash£719 – £1,159
Bay (3-Section)£1,364 – £1,674
Bow (3-Section)£1,426 – £1,674

The charts in this section provide a general idea of tilt and turn window costs, but actual prices can vary widely depending on site conditions. For example, you can expect a higher cost if your installation is more difficult due to home design features, or if you need additional work and repairs before replacing the windows.

Cost of Triple-Glazed Tilt and Turn Windows

Triple glazing is increasingly popular for homeowners who are looking to conserve energy and reduce their carbon footprint. Triple-glazed tilt and turn windows are available from many top window installers in the UK. However, they are significantly more expensive than double glazing.

On average, triple glazing is 10-20% more expensive than double glazing. The following table compares the average cost of double-glazed and triple-glazed tilt and turn windows, assuming a size of 800mm x 800mm and three frame materials.

Material Double Glazing Cost per WindowTriple Glazing Cost per Window
Aluminium £750£900
Timber £900£1,080

For many homeowners, the additional energy savings offered by triple glazing are not enough to justify its higher cost over double glazing. In other words, triple-glazed windows will not pay themselves off in many cases. Triple glazing is only recommended if you want the extra comfort and noise reduction – and are not concerned with costs. Triple glazing also increases your home value, in case you plan to sell it in the near future.

Now that we discussed the typical cost of tilt and turn windows, and how they compare with other popular options, you are likely wondering what they have to offer.

Tilt & Turn Window Features

Tilt and turn windows have a 3-point opening mechanism, capable of operating in two ways:

  • They can swing open like a traditional casement window. The only difference is that tilt and turn windows are designed to open inward, while casement windows normally open outward.
  • These windows can also tilt inward, creating an opening of around 10 cm at their top. This is especially helpful if you want some ventilation without leaving the windows fully open.

The dual opening mechanism offers several advantages:

Security – With three closure points, tilt and turn windows offer a high level of security. Their frames also support multi-point locking mechanisms, in case you want extra protection. These windows can also be left open in the tilted position while their swinging mechanism remains locked, providing ventilation without compromising security.

Child Friendly and Pet Friendly – Tilt and turn windows are especially useful for homeowners with small children or pets. Traditional casement windows create a large opening, and there is a risk that children or pets might climb out. This is not a problem when using tilt and turn windows in the tilted position, since the opening is much smaller and out of reach.

Easy to Clean – Thanks to their inward opening mechanism, tilt and turn windows can be fully cleaned from inside your home. This is not possible with casement and sash windows, due to the way they open. Tilt and turn windows are a great option for multi-story homes and flats, where cleaning windows from the outside is impractical and dangerous.

Ventilation – Tilt and turn windows provide ventilation without the risk of leaving a casement window fully open. You don’t have to worry about having your windows swinging under the wind, shattered glass or trespassers. When you are in the room, you can open the windows completely for maximum ventilation.

Large Frames – Tilt and turn windows require large frames to accommodate the 3-point opening mechanism. Many people feel this is a stylish addition to their home and like their look. However, tilt and turn windows rarely work well with older homes, since the thick frame can look bulky and out of place.

Tilt & Turn Patio Doors

Tilt and turn patio doors and French doors are available with the same three-point opening mechanism as tilt and turn windows. These doors are typically sold as “double sash doors” or “tilt and turn doors”. They are also available in uPVC, aluminium and timber versions. However, tilt and turn doors are limited in size because of their weight. You can expect maximum dimensions of about 2,400mm x 2,000mm for uPVC and 2,700mm x 2,000mm for wood and aluminium frames.

Are Tilt and Turn Windows Right for You?

Tilt and turn windows have a lot to offer, but they can cost up to 60% more than basic casement windows. However, tilt and turn windows are very useful in the following cases:

  • You are concerned about security.
  • You have pets.
  • You have small children and low-level windows.
  • Your home has multiple stories.
  • You live in a flat above ground.
  • You have a small balcony and cannot open the windows outward.
  • You want the option of tilting windows inward for additional ventilation.

Getting a Good Deal on Tilt and Turn Windows

Tilt and turn windows are increasingly popular in the UK. They are now the most commonly installed windows in many European countries, including Germany. However, if you want to recover your investment, make sure you are getting the best possible deal.

Material – Some materials are more cost-effective than others. uPVC is the most affordable option, while aluminium is around 25% more expensive and timber is around 50% more expensive. You should consider all your options and weigh the pros and cons of each material, based on your budget and needs.

Window Installer – Companies charge different rates based on their popularity, demand and glazing quality. Top installers include Anglian, Everest, First Home Improvements, CR Smith and Evander. While local installers tend to offer lower prices, larger installers can afford better warranties with insurance backing.

Brand – Some brands offer better glazing, frames, hardware and warranties. When comparing offers, make sure the price you are getting matches the quality of the windows.

Installation Labour – Depending on the difficulty of your project, labour costs can account for up to 60% of window replacement costs. Compare multiple quotes and make sure you are not paying more for overhead costs like travel, which will vary from installer to installer.

Getting a good deal on tilt and turn windows means deciding what you want in advance, understanding what you should be paying for, and comparing offers carefully. If you’re ready to get started, you can find the best double glazing installers near you with our free comparison service.

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Ollie Smith

Ollie is the director of Ecopreneurist, with a string of successful publishing brands under his belt, he aims to make the world a better place by showcasing only the best, unbiased and reliable content on the web!

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Leonardo David

Leonardo David is an electromechanical engineer, MBA, energy consultant and technical writer. He has also been writing articles about energy and engineering topics since 2015.

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