Window Details Inspiration

Windows perform a variety of functions in any building. They provide natural light, ventilation, a connection to the outside, sunlight, sound insulation and so on. 

Windows can be designed and detailed in many ways to provide different aesthetics, shading, performance and more. Below we explore a selection of inspiration projects that were behind some of the window details you can see on the Detail Library.

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Inspiration Images

Recessed windows

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Flush with exterior windows

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Deep reveal and Oriel windows

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Full height windows

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Our Details

 

At time of writing, we have over 150 window details in our collection.

The window details range from masonry to timber frame construction, timber window details, aluminium window details, passivhaus window details, SIP window details, steel frame window details

Scroll down to see all the different categories!

Note: All of our details are in compliance with the June 2022, Building Regulations update.

Types of Details

 

We have a variety of window detail categories for you to refer to:

Masonry Window Details
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The Detail Library features masonry window details that include window sills details, window jamb details and sections of the different window positionings that are used to create different reveals.

DL06 – Glazed Monopitch Lean-to Roof Detail
DL07 – Glazed Bay Window with Monopitched Roof
DL28 – Existing Solid Brick Wall Sash Window Detail Concealed Blind
DL115 – Precast Concrete Slip Sill Typical Details
DL116 – Precast Concrete Sill Chamfered Slip Sills
DL117 – Precast Concrete Slip Sills
DL118 – Precast Concrete Chamfered Stooled Sill Details
DL119 – Precast Concrete Stooled Sill Details
DL149 – Window Section Detail with Centred Frame, masonry wall
DL150 – Window with Centred Frame Plan Detail
DL151 – Window with deep external reveal, section detail
DL152 – Window with Deep External Reveal Jamb Detail
DL153 – Window Flush with External Wall Section Detail
DL154 – Window Detail Flush with External Wall Plan
DL155 Window Section Detail with Centred Frame Wide Cavity
DL156 Window Jamb Detail with Centred Frame Wide Cavity
DL157 – Window Section with Full Brick Reveal Wide Cavity
DL158 – Window Plan Detail with Full Brick Reveal Wide Cavity
DL159 – Window Section with Deeper Reveal Wide Cavity
DL160 – Window Jamb Detail with Deeper Reveal Wide Cavity
DL193 – IQ Glass Invisio Oriel Window Detail
DL194 – IQ Glass Invisio Oriel Window Jamb Detail
MW8 – Masonry cavity wall, window head detail
MW9 – Masonry cavity wall, window sill
MW10 – Masonry cavity wall, window jamb
MW11 – masonry wall, render finish, window head detail
MW12 – masonry wall, render finish, window sill detail
MW13 – masonry wall, render finish, window jamb
MW14 – masonry cavity wall, horizontal timber cladding, window head detail
MW15 – masonry wall, horizontal timber cladding, window sill detail
MW16 – masonry wall, horizontal timber cladding, window jamb
MW17 – masonry wall, vertical timber cladding, window head detail
MW18 – Masonry wall, vertical timber cladding, window sill
MW19 – masonry wall, vertical timber cladding, window jamb detail

 

Passivhaus Window Details

The Detail Library features Passivhaus window details exploring both masonry and timber construction. We have recently added to our Passivhaus window range with a set of Airtightness details, which includes detailed information on airtightness membranes and tapes, and how to detail these at key window junctions.

DL167 – Passivhaus Window Head Airtightness Section Detail
DL168 – Passivhaus Timber Frame Window Cill Airtightness Section Detail
DL169 – Passivhaus Timber Frame Window Jamb Airtightness Plan
PHM07 – Passivhaus window head and sill, concrete wall
PHM08 – Passivhaus window jamb, concrete wall
PHM14 – Passivhaus ICF window head and sill
PHM15 – Passivhaus ICF window jamb detail
PHM22 – Passivhaus, masonry wall, Larsen trusses, window detail
PHM23 – Passivhaus, masonry wall, Larsen trusses, window jamb
PHM29 – Passivhaus, masonry cavity wall, window detail
PHM30 – Passivhaus, masonry cavity wall, window detail
PHT06 – Passivhaus, timber frame, larsen truss, window detail
PHT07 – Passivhaus, timber frame, larsen truss, window jamb
PHT14 – Passivhaus, timber I beam, window detail
PHT15 – Passivhaus, timber I beam, window jamb
PHT22 – Passivhaus, SIP wall, window detail
PHT23 – Passivhaus, SIP wall, window jamb

 

Rooflights Details

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The Detail Library features rooflight details for different roof types, loft conversions and Velux windows. The library includes both flat roof rooflight details and pitched roof rooflight details. You can also find conservation rooflight details!

DL01 – Standard Rooflight on Standing Seam Roof
DL02 – Conservation rooflight
DL03 – Pipe Tunnel Rooflight Detail
DL04 – Rooflight on Timber Flat Roof with Single Ply Membrane Detail
DL05 – Lantern Rooflight on Timber Flat Roof Detail
DL06 – Glazed Monopitch Lean-to Roof Detail
DL08 – Glazed Monopitch Roof Detail
LC40 – Velux Balcony Window Detail
LC41 – Loft Conversion Velux Vertical Eaves Window
LC42 – Loft Conversion Rooflight Detail
MR9 – Roof light detail
MR10 – Flat roof, roof light detail
DL176 – Passivhaus Rooflight Wind Tightness Detail

 

Timber Frame Window Details

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The Detail Library features timber frame window details looking at sill, jamb and section details within a timber frame construction demonstrating different types of cladding.

DL167 – Passivhaus Window Head Airtightness Section Detail
DL168 – Passivhaus Timber Frame Window Cill Airtightness Section Detail
DL169 – Passivhaus Timber Frame Window Jamb Airtightness Plan
DL210 – CLT Window Head and Sill Detail with service zone
DL211 – CLT Window Detail with CLT Wall Exposed
DL212 – CLT Window Jamb Detail Exposed CLT Wall
DL213 – CLT Window Jamb Detail with Service Void
TW7 – Timber frame, brick cladding, window head detail
TW8 – Timber frame, brick cladding, window sill detail
TW9 – Timber frame, brick cladding, window jamb detail
TW10 – Timber frame, render finish, window head detail
TW11 – Timber frame, render finish, window sill detail
TW12 – Timber frame, render finish, window jamb detail
TW13 – Timber frame, horizontal timber cladding, window head detail
TW14 – Timber frame, horizontal timber cladding, window sill detail
TW15 – Timber frame, horizontal timber cladding, window jamb detail
TW16 – Timber frame, vertical timber cladding, window head detail
TW17 – Timber frame, vertical timber cladding, window sill detail
TW18 – Timber frame, vertical timber cladding, window jamb detail

 

SIPs Window Details

The Detail Library features SIP wall window details showing the window head, sill, window jamb and brick cladding.

PHT22 – Passivhaus, SIP wall, window detail
PHT23 – Passivhaus, SIP wall, window jamb
SIP9 – Brick cladding, window head and sill

 

Steel Frame Window Detail

The Detail Library features steel frame construction window head and sill detail with brick cladding.

SW4 – Steel frame, window head and sill

 

Curtain Wall Details

The Detail Library has a selection of curtain details in a number of different applications.

DL217 – Curtain Wall Glazing Typical Profiles
DL218 – Curtain Wall Glazing Head and Base Detail
DL219 – Curtain Wall Glazing Jamb Detail
DL220 – Curtain Wall Glazing Head Detail with SFS
DL221 – Curtain Wall Glazing Base Detail
DL222 – Curtain Wall Glazing Intermediate Floor Detail
DL223 – Curtain Wall Glazing Intermediate Floor Detail Timber
DL224 – Curtain Wall Glazing Level Threshold Base Detail
DL225 – Curtain Wall Glazing Ground Floor Base Detail
DL226 – Curtain Wall Glazing External Blind Detail
 

Conclusion

 

We hope this post provided lots of inspiration and helped you see all the window details we have to offer!

Thank you for reading 🙂

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Resources

If you want more inspiration on windows such as different, types, shapes, sizes, window sills and surrounds, how to position them in the façade and window frame systems, be sure to follow Detail Library on Pinterest where we have a huge collection of window ideas and precedents.      

Image Credits

Technical terms:

https://www.pella.com/ideas/windows/window-anatomy-glossary/

https://www.concretetips.com/2020/04/technical-terms-door-and-window.html

Recessed windows:

Recessed 1: Kleihues + Kleihues

https://kleihues.com/gerontopsychiatrisches-zentrum-grossschweidnitz/?lang=en

Recessed 2: Vulcano + Gibello

https://divisare.com/projects/419034-vulcano-gibello-olivier-mathiotte-extension-and-renovation-of-a-doctoral-school

Recessed 3: DSDHA

https://www.archdaily.com/801726/corner-house-dsdha/58570293e58ece1f960001e2-corner-house-dsdha-photo?next_project=no

Recessed 4: bureau SLA

https://bureausla.nl/project/woonhuis-koopvaardersplantsoen/

Recessed 5: Studio Wok

https://www.yatzer.com/country-house-chievo-studio-wok

Flush with exterior windows

Flush with exterior 1: UAU collectiv

https://divisare.com/projects/307758-philippe-van-gelooven-uau-collectiv-house-s

Flush with exterior 2: Architecten Hofmans

https://theartofliving.be/moderne-architectuur-architecten-hofmans/

Flush with exterior 3: Maccreanor Lavington

https://www.maccreanorlavington.com/work/detail/accordia/

Flush with exterior 4: Skupaj Arhitekti

https://www.archdaily.com/785802/living-in-alpine-village-skupaj-arhitekti/5715b82de58eceac8b000123-living-in-alpine-village-skupaj-arhitekti-photo?next_project=no

Flush with exterior 5: Liddicoat & Goldhill

https://www.archdaily.com/207581/the-shadow-house-liddicoat-goldhill/50176c8628ba0d225a0006b0-the-shadow-house-liddicoat-goldhill-photo

Deep reveal windows:

Deep reveal 1:  Taylor Knights

https://design-milk.com/taylor-knights-brunswick-west-house-gets-a-modern-renovation-and-addition/

Deep reveal 2: Kontista + Co, Thomas Winwood Architecture

https://www.archdaily.com/606268/merton-house-thomas-winwood-architecture-kontista-co/54f8fba3e58ecee84d0002db-merton-3-jpg

Deep reveal 3:

https://www.contemporist.com/black-exterior-of-home-leads-to-white-interior/

Deep reveal 4: Laney LA

https://www.architonic.com/en/project/reiulf-ramstad-arkitekter-split-view-mountain-lodge/20085556?fbclid=IwAR3PddW81QqPg27CREiw5xFsYWNG7D_yoUeQGI9j6GmKZlCU96dUxh3fOHk&epik=dj0yJnU9eWdVNHdyc054QlA0bkdIOS1hTENkVGdBS0FaVnEzSHomcD0wJm49Tmk1MFVjMlZtTTNoSXRiYWlJQmlFQSZ0PUFBQUFBR00td3B3

Deep reveal 5: 1stFSD

https://www.1stfoldingslidingdoors.co.uk/portfolio/frameless-glass-window-seats-and-vertical-frameless-glass-windows/

Full height windows:

Full height 1: engels

https://engelsramen.be/aluminium-ramen-profielen

Full height 2: Cousins and Cousins

https://www.dezeen.com/2014/11/12/cousins-and-cousins-london-house-hackney-extension-glass-corner/amp/

Full height 3: Vilhelm Wohlert and Jørgen Bo

https://www.dezeen.com/2018/09/20/louisiana-museum-stellar-works-mid-century-furniture-vilhelm-wohlert/?li_source=LI&li_medium=bottom_block_1

Full height 4: Warm Architects

https://www.archdaily.cl/cl/02-251356/casa-w41-warmarchitects

Full height 5: IQ Glass

https://www.iqglassuk.com/

Masonry Standard Windows:

Masonry Standard Windows 1

https://www.dezeen.com/2013/07/07/britten-pears-archive-by-stanton-williams/

https://www.archdaily.com/402358/britten-pears-archive-stanton-williams

Masonry Standard Windows 2.2

https://www.bellphillips.com/project/st-chads/#slider-6

Masonry Standard Windows 3.1

https://www.archdaily.com/989129/tree-house-fletcher-crane-architects?ad_source=search&ad_medium=projects_tab

Rooflights:

Rooflights 1

http://pikeandpartners.com/projects/salcott-road/

Rooflights 2

https://www.archdaily.com/613652/house-3-coy-yiontis-architects/5514b5fbe58eced7780000cf-brunning_st_0385-jpg?next_project=no

Rooflights 3

https://homeadore.com/2020/05/31/roseberry-street-house-by-chan-architecture-2/006-roseberry-street-house-chan-architecture-2/

Rooflights 4

https://www.archdaily.com/887353/elfort-road-house-amos-goldreich-architecture/5a6126daf197ccaf5b00001e-elfort-road-house-amos-goldreich-architecture-photo

Rooflights 5

https://www.koelnmoebel.de/projekte/schlafzimmereinrichtung-mit-dachschraegenschrank-und-sideboard/

Timber Frame:

Timber Frame 1.1

https://www.archdaily.com/982245/douglas-fir-house-christian-brailey-architects?ad_source=search&ad_medium=projects_tab

Timber Frame 2.1

https://www.archdaily.com/982191/wuduhus-house-mole-architects?ad_source=search&ad_medium=projects_tab