Aluminium Tilt and Turn Windows

Aluminium tilt & turn windows have a unique function that allows the window to be tilted inwards from the bottom hinges for ventilation without compromising on safety and security, to be opened inwardly, hinging from the side for fully accessible, maximum air flow, cleaning and emergency escape.

Design and aesthetic

  • Aluminium tilt-turn aluminium windows are made of thermally broken profiles as standard.  
  • Constructed from usually slim profiles. For a standard-size window’s visible width (frame+vent) is between 70mm – 100mm. Large size tilt-turn windows are constructed with thicker profiles. 
  • Aluminium tilt-turn windows can be constructed from visible butt hinges, or concealed friction stays which cost higher. 
  • Aluminium tilt-turn windows usually come in different styles and appearance like standard, classic, steel-look, hidden vent. 
  • Different colour and finish options for profiles: standard powder coated, textured metallic finishes, anodizing finished, etc.

Opening options

  • Tilt-turn (tilt before turn): By turning the handle 90°, the window sash opens in tilt mode for ventilation. Turning the handle 180° allows the windows sash to open in turn mode for full access. 
  • Turn-tilt (turn before tilt): Turning the handle 90° allows the windows sash functioning in turn mode. Turning the handle 180°operates the tilt function for ventilation.
  • Tilt-only (bottom hung): Window sash opens in tilt mode only for ventilation. This opening style is preferred when the window is used for ventilation only and full access is not required.  
  • Turn-only (side-hung): Visit the page of Inward Opening Side-hung Windows
  • Tilt-turn double window: Master sash opens in tilt-turn modes and slave sash opens turn-only. There is no mullion in the middle when the both window are open.

Safety & Security Options

  • Aluminium outward opening side-hung windows usully comes with standard multi-point locking systems.
  • Burglar resistance classes of RC2 or RC3 are also available as security options,
  • PAS24 security options for outward opening windows at ground floor
  • Restrictor can be used to limit the amount of opening of the side-hung windows for safety.

Compliance with Building Regulations

Any windows to be installed at your property is subject to building regulations:

  • Windows to be installed on the ground floor of new buildings must have PAS24 securilty level. (Part Q, Read More >> )
  • Windows to be installed at your property must comply with Approved Document L in terms of thermal performance ( Read More >> )
  • Windows must comply trickle vent requirements specified in Approved Document F (Read More >>)


Aluminium tilt-turn aluminium windows can be specified for any type of buildings from the smaller residential installations to the larger commercial buildings.

Some common applications are listed below:

  • They are ideal choices for multi-storey buildings as they offer easy cleaning from inside and provide better ventilation when fully opened.
  • They are ideal for juliet balconies. 
  • Inward opening side-hung aluminium windows are the ideal choice for basement windows where limited space outside for opening is available, or to avoid any obstruction the area outside the window. 
  • These windows can be used in bedrooms and bathrooms to provide a safe exit in case of emergency.

Product range

Reynaers Masterline 8 Aluminium Window

Schüco AWS 70 HI Aluminium Windows

Aluminium tilt-turn window, outside view

Aluminium full height tilt-turn window, floor-to-ceiling window

Buyer’s Guide to Aluminium Tilt-Turn Windows