Bay windows are an attractive feature of any property, they create the illusion of a larger room and maximizes the amount of light entering a room. In 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 and Edwardian 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. The bay window continues to be a popular design feature on modern properties and comes in many shapes and sizes. We can fit new bays in any of our current window materials and will always offer the best advice to suit each individual requirement. Replacing a bay window is not generally a problem, but if one chooses to replace a flat window with a bow or bay permission may be required and we would suggest a call into your local planning office to find out more about planning permission.