1894 the Building Act changed the regulations, so that windows no longer
had to be flush with the exterior wall. This enabled windows to stand
proud from the facade. The late Victorian
period took advantage of the change in new building regulations and
now presented their windows in bays. Medium and larger houses would
often display double bay or bow windows.
A bay window
is a window space projecting outward from the main walls of a building
and forming a bay in a room, either square or polygonal in plan. The
angles most commonly used on the inside corners of the bay are 90, 135
and 150 degrees. Wikipedia
A bay window creates
the illusion of a larger room. It also maximizes the amount of light
entering a room and offers a dryer alternative to a balcony.
sash window would tend to have the upper decorative multi pane section
fixed and a single sliding pane of glass below to allow for more light.
Sash windows would often be painted in the Queen
Anne style of white. The Arts
& Crafts style would sometimes use metal casements set within
stone surround called mullioned windows.
windows became the popular choice after the Edwardian
period. These would be framed glass hung on hinges set within a frame
made from wood or metal.
window projects from the upper story of a building, supported on brackets
or corbels. The Oriel window became popular feature in the late Victorian
Arts & Craft houses and soon became a regular addition to many Edwardian
are a good means of improving a view that is not too special but where
the street has a pleasant view at the far end. Good examples are in
seaside towns, where terraced houses may be crammed in a street but
the view of the sea at the end is well worth seeing." Homebuilding
bay windows for new double glazing: The Window Man
History of the Box Sash window
Jeremy Vine Show: BBC Radio 2, Dec 2006 Timber Sash Windows
anatomy of a sash window- Youtube