New house development - Windows

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  1. idev

    idev Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks, currently in the process of double story townhouse design. Want to know from your experience, "structurally" what's better windows design. See below:

    1. Windows attached/connected to Eaves (a sample photo below)
    - not sure if this type of design may cause any "leaks" from where eaves connect to window frames.
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    2. Windows not attached/connected to Eaves
    - slightly down from the eaves, so there is no room for any leaks.
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    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Windows aren't structural, it makes no difference. I do prefer the look of option 1.
     
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    Both are as good as each other but the outcome is generally to do with ceiling heights. When the windows touch the outside of boxed eaves you'll find the ceiling height is probably 2400 or 2550. If you go with 2700mm or more height ceilings then you can have a gap between the standard top of window height and the outside eaves.
     
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