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Comparing Kitchen Servery Windows

What are Kitchen Servery Windows?

With Australians love of the outdoors, the kitchen servery window is one of the most popular design feature in kitchens or bars today. Servery Windows are windows that opens on to an outdoor space and provide the ability to pass through food or drinks through the window opening. They also act as a way of connecting the indoors and outdoors together, making the most out of your entertainment areas. It's important to consider each style of servery windows available before finalising your kitchen design.

What type of Servery Windows are available?

Servery windows come in a range of different designs, allowing you to choose one that perfectly fits your style and budget. Let's compare

Gas Strut Windows

Gas Strut Window

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Gas Strut Windows are a relatively new option in kitchen servery windows. They offer a highly functional and unique option as the allow you to run the benchtop through the opening and sit the window on top without the need for a sill. The window opens 90 degrees which allows you to easily pass through food or beverages and when closed, they provided uninterrupted views which acts like a picture frame of the outside.

Pros

  • Available with a sill or no sill (no sill option does not meet any water requirements)
  • Saves space by sitting up out of the way
  • Bolt locking system into the sides, so there is no need to holes cut into your bench

Cons

  • The window is either fully opened or closed
  • No Security screen option

Learn more about Gas Strut Windows 

Bifold Windows

Bifold Window

Bifold Windows allow you to open the window all the entire way, which make them a great choice for kitchen servery windows. With these windows it is recommended that you stick to an even number of panels, this way you can control the window from the inside

Pros

  • Able to open and close from inside the kitchen
  • Able to span large spaces
  • Unique roller adjustment feature for smooth, trouble free operation

Cons

  • The window requires a sill
  • When open the panels have to stack to either one side or both sides which takes up valuable space
  • No Security screen option

 Learn more about Bifold Windows

Stacking Windows

Stacker Window

Stacking Windows allow you to open the window atleast 2/3 of the way, which make them a great choice for kitchen servery windows where space on the inside or outside is limited. These windows are opened and closed by sliding the moving panels of glass horizontally left or right and they are available in either three, four, five or six panel configurations.

Pros

  • Able to open and close from inside the kitchen
  • Able to span large spaces
  • Sashes operate and are contained within the window frame
  • Able to screen with either flyscreens or security screens

Cons

  • The window requires a sill
  • Since a fixed panel is required at one end, the opening is limited to 2/3 of the window size

Learn more about Stacking Windows

Sliding Windows

Sliding Window

The tradiitonal Sliding Window can also be used as a cost-effective servery window solution. These windows are opened and closed by sliding the moving panel of glass horizontally left or right and they are available in either two or four panel configurations. As a standard the sliding window doesn't allow for sliding screens however with the addition of a screen track on the outside this window can be converted to a servery window with sliding screens.

 Pros

  • Cost-effective solution
  • Able to open and close from inside the kitchen
  • Sashes operate and are contained within the window frame
  • Able to screen with either flyscreens or security screens

Cons

  • The window requires a sill
  • Since a fixed panel is required at both ends, the opening is limited to half of the window size

Learn more about Sliding Windows

Double Hung Windows

Double hung windows traditionally feature two vertically moving sash panels operated by carefully engineered spring system. In servery application we fix the top panel off so it doesn't more and only allow the bottom panel to move up. These will windows are ideal of spaces where space is limited however you still want the servery option.

 Pros

  • Cost-effective solution
  • Able to open and close from inside the kitchen
  • Sashes operate and are contained within the window frame
  • Ideal inspace where the width is limited

Cons

  • The window requires a sill
  • Maximum width is limited
  • The opening is limited to half of the window size

Learn more about Double Hung Windows

Still can't decide?

If you still can't decide on a kitchen servery window and need some more assistance Contact Us at C-View Windows or even drop into our Burleigh Heads showroom to all of these options on display.