Window security grilles or bars?

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  1. p1tse

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    Does anyone live on a low ground floor flat, basement flat or a house with low windows and have some sort of window security?

    Looking at a house with the kitchen window near ground / road height from outside. It's not a big widow so want to retain as much light as possible.

    Thinking of a retractable grille type so window is still useable and as its a kitchen window a retractable unit I think will be better for emergency

    Anyone any ideas on something which is security functional, retractable and still let good light in without it looking like a prison?
     
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    12.8mm clear laminate glass.......
    Mmmmmm not sure I read this properly. This type of glass would take some breaking, but I take it your looking to stop access to opening sashes??
    Regards
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    instead of grilles or shutters can you not fit a super secure window , with some crazy strong glass like 2 layers of 10.4 laminate , the idiots will wear themselves out before breaking through it :smashin:
     
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    What about some sort of internal grill that slides across to lock, that way you can open it when your there and lock it at night or whatever.

    I'm on site currently so can't find a link but they concertina to open up so leave you with a bit of soace
     
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    Thanks
    I thought about laminate, but its for sash type windows so want to deter and keep out unwanted entrance as window we want to still be able to use and keep open
     
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    That's what I'm thinking something internal which slides
    But what I've seen the grilles are quite tight which limits light
    But if its just straight bars it looks too much like prison lol
     
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    do you mean box sash as in sliding sash windows ? ..
     
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    There is a house near me that has grills. They never open them. Except the one on the front door.

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    They are what I mean
     
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    Interesting domestic property. Did they think to include a fire exit if grilling up ground floor windows?

    Also bear in mind, if there is a fire, how do the firemen gain access get water into the house?

    Keep insurance people informed. Domestic house insurers might not pay up if firemen could not gain access due to to additional physical security on windows.

    ... Worth keeping in mind!
     
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    You could get sash jammers fitted to any sashes in the frame also I would get a heatsoaked glass for the outer pane and a laminated for the inner pane. Laminated is a swine to break through but cracks pretty easily, if the sealed units are glazed correctly they ain't breaking a piece of heatsoaked. And even if they manage to they then have the laminated to deal with. That's why securing the sashes is more important.
     

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