What type of kitchen servery window will suit your home?

Many of us love entertaining friends and family, especially over the summer months.  Servery windows are a popular addition to a kitchen renovation as they connect your indoor kitchen with your outdoor entertainment area giving you flexibility in how you entertain your guests and enhancing the flow between your living spaces.

So what are they? Servery windows are windows that open onto an outdoor space that provide you with the ability to pass through drinks or food through the window opening. They connect your indoor and outdoor spaces helping you to make the most out of your outdoor entertainment area.

There are a few different types of servery windows available on the market. We chatted to the experts at Vision 3 Windows and Doors comparing kitchen servery windows; from bi-fold windows to sliding stackers and gas strut windows, the differences between each, cost and particular specifications you need to keep in mind when planning.

Sliding Stacker Servery Windows $

Sliding windows combine strength and style. Aluminium sliding windows are an excellent choice for many situations especially when large, clean opening sashes are desired. The best choice for strength and style with smooth operation and low maintenance. A variety of stacking window panel configurations are available.

  • Energy efficient: Fantastic for ventilation as they open completely, capturing the breeze.
  • Security: Key locking system for added security.
  • Cost efficient: a more affordable option to a bi-fold or gas strut for a servery window.
  • Practical: Window pane does not open outward like a bi-fold or gas strut, great for installing in areas such as patios or walkways where you don’t want any obstructions. Can also be configured as a Cavity Stacking Window, where all panes are movable and slide back into the recessed wall when fully opened.
  • Home comfort: Able to be screened with a Centor S4 retractable screen / shade blind system so you can manage insects and sun glare, or a sliding stacking screen (more cost effective). Glazing options up to 20mm (double glazing).
  • Usability: Smooth sliding action makes them low maintenance and easy to operate. Provides easy access between two spaces, perfect for kitchen servery.

Ranges available at Vision 3 Windows: ASCEND Designer and PARAGON Architectural

Important Specifications to keep in mind:
Max Frame Height =  2700mm
Max Frame Width =  4800mm

Gas Strut Servery Windows $$

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Gas Strut Servery Window; Vision 3 Windows & Doors

Gas strut windows are an entertainer’s dream! Enjoy the bigger picture with a gas strut window. Unlike a bi-fold window they provide more bench space than a bi-fold window which has panels that stack together at one or both sides, as the gas strut glass panel (sash) glides upward overhead.

  • Energy efficient: Fantastic for ventilation as they open completely, capturing the breeze.
  • Security: Key locking system for added security.
  • Aesthetic:  blends style with maximum view and access. Unlike a bi-fold window when closed, the Gas Strut has no vertical stiles to interrupt the view. Available with a sill option, or choose no sill to achieve an uninterrupted benchtop finish NOTE: if no sill option chosen there is no Weather Rating.
  • Easy cleaning: No visible hollow sections to allow insects to gather.
  • Practical: As the sash opens 90 degrees upward, there is no issue of stacking panels protruding onto the bench space like a bi-fold window.
  • Home comfort: Glazing options up to 24 mm (double glazing) offering superior noise control and energy efficiency. Full perimeter sash seals as standard.

Ranges available at Vision 3 Windows: PARAGON Architectural

Important Specifications to keep in mind:
Max Frame Height =  1400mm.
Max Frame Width =  2400mm.
Max Water Rating = 450Pa (with Sill).

Options available:
Choice of stainless steel or black steel gas struts.

Bi Fold Servery Windows $$$

Bi fold kitchen servery window black

Expand your visual horizons with Bi-fold Windows, available in Aluminium or Timber.
With an extensive number of configurations available ranging from 2-6 panels, you literally can merge your home with mother nature. Bi-fold windows amplify access to the outdoors, giving your home or office a matchless al fresco vibe. Ideally bi-folds should have an even number of panels for ease of opening and closing (an odd number leaves a free-swinging window panel). For instance, choose four panels opening to one side, or two panels opening to each side, six panels opening to one side or two panels opening to one side + four on the other.

  • Energy efficient: Fantastic for ventilation as they open completely, capturing the breeze.
  • Security: Key locking flushbolt system for added security.
  • Practical: When fully open provides uninterrupted view that can span wide openings, and provides easy access between two spaces ie. a kitchen servery.
  • Aesthetic: Various sill track options available, including recessed into servery benches to create a stylish flat finish. If No Sill is chosen, window has No Water Rating.
  • Home comfort: Home comfort: Glazing options up to 24 mm (double glazing) offering superior noise control and energy efficiency. Able to be screened with a Centor S4w retractable screen / shade blind system so you can manage insects and sun glare, or a sliding stacking screen (more cost effective).

Bi fold servery window black

Ranges available at Vision 3 Windows: PARAGON Architectural and NATURA Timber.

Important Specifications to keep in mind:
Max Frame Height = 2000mm.
Max Frame Width = 6000mm.
Max Panel Width = 1200mm.
Max Water Rating = 300Pa.

Thank you Tracey & Vision 3 Windows & Doors  for sharing this information with us. I love kitchen servery windows and find they are a fantastic option for really making the most of our indoor / outdoor spaces. 

If you want to pop in, chat to the team and view the different types of kitchen servery windows available then you can view their listing here, visit the team in the showroom at 42 Wattle Road, Brookvale (entrance off Mitchell Road) or call (02) 9905 9700 to discuss your needs.

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