Tilt and turn windows are known for their simplicity and practicality. They can either swing open like a door or tilt inwards for ventilation with a simple turn of our ergonomic handles. Standard in much of Europe and growing in popularity overseas, tilt and turn functionality allows easy ventilation and continued fresh air without having to leave the entire window wide open. Neuffer's tilt & turn windows use only the finest German hardware available to ensure effortless operation and long term durability. Whether as a replacement for existing casement windows or new construction, tilt and turn windows are the best choice for every modern home.

Why Choose Tilt and Turn Windows?

Tilt-and-turn systems are very popular, because they can be installed anywhere and are superior to single hung, double hung and simple casement windows in all regards. Advantages include:

  • Dual functionality gives you more opening options
  • Easy one-handed operation
  • Easy ventilation for more fresh air
  • Leave window open safely without risk of children falling or leaning out
  • Simple cleaning from inside your home
  • Energy efficient with modern double and triple glazing
  • Secure with lockable handles and multiple locking points
  • Great as a fire escape or emergency egress point
  • Inswing casement ideal with window screens


Old-fashioned single and double hung windows (also called sash windows) have long been popular in the United States and other English speaking countries. With one or two sashes that move upwards and downwards, they suffer from a variety of problems. In addition to being difficult to clean, their opening mechanism is rough and hardly ergonomic. The tracks on each side often wear out making them even more difficult to open, frequently moving unevenly and weather only makes it worse over time.

Casement windows improve things a bit, being mounted on hinges on each side and swinging open and shut like a door. This allows for quick cleaning, escape in an emergency and larger uninterrupted views. However, they still lack the ability to crack the window and maintain a breeze as with sash windows.

One Handle. Three Positions

Enter tilt and turn. Invented in Germany and long since standard in most of Europe, it combines the best features of both and has none of the disadvantages.


To close a window, turn the handle to face downward. The fittings generally go around the perimeter of the sash and at least 5 locking pins keep the window secure and shut.


By rotating into the horizontal position, the sash swings fully open like a door. The hinges on one side allow the swinging of the sash. Continue rotating the handle to the full 180° and the casement tilts inwards to allow in fresh air.


On most tilt-and-turn windows, turning the handle 180° allows the possibility to tilt the window. By pulling on the handle softly, the window will tilt out of its frame in the top part and will stay in the frame in the bottom part. This is made possible by specific fittings that connect the frame and the sash. The standard angle for the tilt position is 15°. Air exchange can take place through the open gap. Tilting the window makes continuous ventilation possible.

Many people use continuous ventilation to constantly get fresh air into their living spaces – without immediately taking the risk that completely open windows often represent in terms of safety.

Combine functionality with security

WINKHAUS Security fittings with burglar-resistant function

With windows and glazed doors, it is not only the glazing that is a security factor, but above all the hardware: because suspected burglars usually bypass breaking through the glazing altogether due to the loud clanking noise and rather try to open the window quietly with a lever or crowbar. The WINKHAUS activPilot® window fitting is an extremely high-quality security fitting that offers a high level of operating convenience. It optionally achieves resistance class RC 1 or RC 2 recommended by the police. Spare parts and higher security levels can be retrofitted at any time.

Winkhaus activePilot fittings
Winkhaus activePilot fittings

Micro-ventilation: a small gap with a big effect

Thanks to tilt-and-turn fittings, windows can not only be easily closed and opened but also only opened by a fraction. This is made possible by the "parallel position," an additional opening function of the fitting system. For ventilation, the window sash moves away from the frame in a circumferential gap of around 6 mm. The purpose of this function is constant ventilation for extended time periods.

Fresh air can consistently circulate through the room whether you are sleeping at night or leaving the house for an extended time. This does not affect the overall safety of your window as it is kept and locked in place the same way as it would in a closed position. Furthermore, the temperature loss is kept to a minimum considering the slower airflow going in and out of the room.

Micro ventilation window
The handle position for the micro ventilation is about 135° upwards

Custom Made is our Standard

Neuffer offers a range of options enabling you to design the ultimate bespoke solution for your project. All of our window profiles are offered in timber and upvc, as well as aluminium clad versions of both.

Colours & Finishes

We offer the full RAL colour range for timber as well as stains and natural finishes. For uPVC, you have the choice of a large selection of colours and decorative foils which are applied during the manufacturing the process including favourites such as anthracite grey. They offer the additional bonus of increasing weather resistance and protecting against scratches. For aluminium, there is a large range of powder coating options and all surfaces are anodised as standard.

Finally, you may also opt for dual colours to better match both the facade and interior. All products are delivered prefinished and ready to be installed.

Hardware and Fittings

Whether your window is timber, uPVC or aluminium clad, we offer a range of fine German fittings for every tilt and turn window, starting with handles. From aluminium to stainless steel, Neuffer carries a variety of handles in different materials and styles including non-locking and locking (push button or key. Each sash and profile can also be upgraded with multi-point locks and different hinge options. Whatever your choice, our German engineered and manufactured windows are low maintenance and will last for many years.

Special Glazing Options

With both double glazing and triple glazing, each custom window can be fine-tuned to fulfil your exact needs and specifications. First and foremost, in order to achieve a top energy rating as well as save money, it is critical to choose glass with a low Ug-value such as 0.7 or 0.6 (lower numbers mean better insulation). You'll want a minimum of two, and ideally three panes per window. 

While double glazed windows have become standard, building and energy standards are moving to triple which is now recommended for new windows. Choosing warm edge spacers between panes along with argon gas filling will further boost thermal performance and reduce your monthly energy bills. However, insulation does not end there. Your window can be further optimised to insulate against and reduce noise.

Like heat, sound is nothing more than energy. To reduce external noise, a series of panes, air gaps and gas fillings can be used to make it difficult for sound waves to move through the window, reducing their energy and thereby their volume.

We offer laminated safety glass in various thicknesses to increase security and make forced entry more difficult.  This consists of two sheets of glass sandwiched together with a special foil laminated between them. This prevents glass shards from fall out if broken and thus the window can be hit repeatedly and not shatter. It will produce a spider web pattern such as on damaged car windshields.

It can be easily combined with insulating and soundproofing glass without issue.

Opening types

Not every window requires the full tilt and turn functionality. Depending on the situation at hand, a fixed glazing window or a tilt window can be enough. The different opening types are specified with standardised representations, which are explained below.


opening type fixed

Turn left/right

opening type turn left

Tilt and turn left/right

opening type tilt turn left


opening type tilt

With fixed glazing, the windows cannot be opened. They are designed exclusively for magnificent daylight incidence and are often used in conservatories, shop windows or large panoramic windows. With this variant of window opening types, the glass pane is inserted into the frame or a fixed sash.

With a turn left or right window, the window sash can be turned up or opened to the 90° position. The sash is turned completely around the vertical axis – in this case, DIN left (DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normierung - german institute develops norms and standards for various industries). Turn left or right windows are particularly useful in areas where generous and regular ventilation is required, such as in the kitchen or bathroom.

With a tilt-and-turn window, the window sash can be turned and tilted. With the window hinges DIN left (DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normierung - german institute that develops norms and standards for various industries), the sash can therefore be turned to the left. The tilt and turn variant is often used for modern windows. It is maximally flexible and ideal for areas where frequent ventilation is welcome.

Tilt windows can only be tilted a gap at the top end of the frame. After turning the handle, the window sash will open up and is held in position by integrated suspensions. Window opening types such as the tilt variant are mainly found in smaller adjoining rooms that benefit from continuous ventilation.

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