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    Best windows for escaping fires and security

    Window Specialists

    What are the best windows for a) opening quickly in a fire and b) being as secure as possible from intruders breaking in? I’d like to find the best windows that meet these two criteria.

    Asked by lauren on 20th Oct 2020
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    Holder’s Locksmiths & Glaziers

    "UPVC windows are the best and probably most common. To make them easy to escape from in the event of an emergency you can replace the hinges with ‘egress hinges’. These hinges will open to a full 90° allowing them to open wide enough for people to exit through."

    Answered on 14th Dec 2020 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Belvedere windows

    "All depends on the style of your house in all honesty. If your in a Victorian style house then vertical sliders ..If not, make sure your windows have egress hinges and a clear opening of 450mm."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Just Glass Midlands

    "It’s the fire escape hinges on the windows."

    Answered on 22nd Oct 2020 - Member since Sep 2016 - report
    The Home improvement people

    "Window companies offer windows that open as fire escapes, if that’s any help"

    Answered on 22nd Oct 2020 - Member since Apr 2016 - report

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