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Mandingo

We are in initial design of our retirement home in Leyte, basically me playing around of Chief Architect to get a rough design both the wife and I can live with and then turning that over to a professional to give them an idea of what we want.

Right now I am stuck on window types. I want a window that completely opens to let as much breeze in as possible as we have a pretty steady breeze being between the sea and the mountains. I want casement windows and playing with the idea of a French type that opens inwards. If they open inward I am thinking a permanent screen on the outside to keep bugs out would work and we could put shutters on the outside. Any suggestions from those with experience? 

 

 

 

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Paddy
6 hours ago, Mandingo said:

I want casement windows and playing with the idea of a French type that opens inwards. If they open inward I am thinking a permanent screen on the outside to keep bugs out would work and we could put shutters on the outside

If you can find somewhere to source them, this is a great idea - provided you have enough space on the inside such that the opening windows are not obstructed. Outward opening windows of this type have a latch arrangement which allows for fixing the position of the open window at various points. The latch is fixed on the bottom inside of the window typically. This arrangement would either not be possible for inward opening windows, or have to use a different method.

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On Masbate, the folks who make aluminium sliding windows have a concept where the screen is on the inside - and I just don't get it. My partner and her contemporaries don't seem to notice anything wrong. Every similar window in Canada is made with the screen on the outside. For our next building project, I will be attempting to convince them to make the windows the Canadian way! 

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