New home building regulations now make it a necessity for an escape window to be installed, with a clear unobstructed opening of 850mm high x 50m wide as a minimum requirement.
In the case of a fire, this window would be used as a safe exit if access to the ground floor is not possible.
Unlike standard windows which open to a point, Elitis fire escape windows open to reveal a full opening and improved exist space, meaning they satisfy the building regulations requirement for fire escape windows.
Practical fire escape windows that don’t sacrifice style
Elitis fire escape windows are manufactured using aluminium or our PVCU Elitis Contour sculptured or Elitis Linear chamfered profiles. They have the practical element of being used as a means of escape but have high levels of energy efficiency and security and are available in the same wide range of colours/finishes and glass options as the rest of the Elitis window range.
Aluminium or PVCu? What are the benefits?
Aluminium: Aluminium is a material renowned for its strength, and boasts sleek, clean lines, which are ideal for modern styles of home. Due to its strength, aluminium frames can be manufactured with a slimmer profile. This offers improves aesthetics and a larger glass surface area to maximise natural light in your home.
Elitis aluminium products are available in virtually any colour, giving you increased choice when choosing a new look for your home, and allowing you to closely colour match frames for a consistent finish. Aluminium is low maintenance and once coloured, the frames won’t peel, fade or corrode.
PVCu: PVCu is a naturally thermally insulating and low-maintenance material, which looks good in both modern and older styles of property. This materials offers excellent function and aesthetics at an affordable cost to you, allowing you to upgrade the appearance and performance of your home with quality PVCu products for less.
Upgrade old, inefficient windows and doors to energy efficient Elitis PVCu windows and doors and benefit from improves security, a warmer home, reduced draughts and smaller energy bills. PVCu is easy to clean, creating a stylish new look for your home, which can be maintained with minimal effort.
Elitis PVCu and aluminium windows are available in the following styles: casement, sash horn, flush sash casement, bay, bow, tilt and turn and reversible. A wide choice means you’re sure to find exactly the right style for you in our range, and all windows can be customised with colour, glass and hardware options.
Styles: Choose between PVCu Elitis Contour and Linear frames. For a more traditional look, Elitis Contour frames boast soft, contoured curves that look equally good in white or one of our ultra-realistic timber effect finishes. Ideal for contemporary properties, Elitis Linear is a chamfered system that boasts a clean, geometric design that works perfectly with modern architecture.
Obscure glass: Allow maximum light whilst enjoying your chosen level of privacy and attractive decorative aesthetics. Five levels of privacy are available, graded from 1 (least obscuration) to 5 (greatest obscuration) – this versatility is ideal for a range of rooms, including bathrooms, lounges and bedrooms.
Our range of obscure glass is suitable for double glazing and is available in toughened or laminated versions for added safety and security.
The Elitis range is manufactured using modern materials and techniques, offering you quality PVCu and aluminium products which are built to last a lifetime. To give you further peace of mind when it comes to choosing home improvement products for your home, all Elitis windows come with a 15 year written guarantee.
Most Elitis window styles achieve an ‘A+’ energy rating as standard, achieved through multi-chambered, energy efficient frames and double or triple glazed sealed units. In instances where a window doesn’t achieve an ‘A+’ rating there is the option to upgrade to satisfy requirements for improved thermal performance.