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Casement Windows Buyers Guide

There are a variety of types of windows available for your property at Timber Windows North. This post and buyers guide will give you an insight into casement windows and whether they are the right type of window for your property.

The term window type is used to describe the opening arrangements of a window and has a knock-on impact upon the appearance of your building, the amount of space required to function effectively and the types of security fittings that are suitable.

Casement Windows

Traditional timber casement windows are outward opening windows characterised by dividing glazing bars that hold together panes of glass with the 6-pane window design being the most common pattern. Timber casement became the most popular type of window in the UK by the end of the 18th century. As the production and technology behind glass production improved the number of panes reduced with 4 pane and even 2 pane designs gaining popularity.

Casement Windows are still the most common type of windows in the UK today.

Though the style is very traditional at Yorkshire Timber Windows we use the latest technology to ensure that all casements will not warp or twist. This technology also means that our casement windows require very little maintenance and provide the highest standards of insulation and security.

Our casement windows use a side hung mechanism where the hinges attach the window sash directly to the frame. Alternatively, the hinges can be fitted to the top and bottom of the sash and frame which is known as a projecting side hung casement.

The dimensions for side hung casement windows are factored by the types of hinges used – we provide casement windows with two hinge options

  1. Pivot hinges with perimeter locking – Maximum sash height of 2150mm
  2. Friction hinges with shootbolt locking – Maximum sash height of 1484mm

We provide bespoke windows meaning that you can get traditional casements in a wide variety of sizes and configurations to suit any home.

Casement Window Styles

We provide a number of casement window styles meaning we can cater for all homes, including:

Traditional – Traditional windows are understated in their design and come with a variety of stain options to complement and enhance your home. Mirroring the traditional styles made popular throughout the 17th & 18th centuries but harnessing modern technologies to ensure the highest levels of weather tightness and security. Traditional Window Casements can either be flush or lipped

  • Traditional Flush Casements – Flush Casement Windows finish flush with the face of the window and are characterised by openers that close into the frame.
  • Traditional Lipped Casements – Lipped Casement Windows features rebated openers which lip over/overlap the front face of the window frame. The lipped style of casement has origins in Britain dating to the 1950s.

Contemporary – Contemporary casement windows are a modern reinvention of the traditional classic. The contemporary design focuses on minimalism with crisp, sleep and understated lines. Available in a wide range of colours and configurations this style of casement window adds the finishing touches to any home design.

Like the traditional style, our contemporary casement windows can come in either:

  • Contemporary Flush Casements
  • Contemporary Lipped Casements

Tilt and Turn – Tilt and Turn casement windows are a style which operates on a dual hinge mechanism that allows the window to tilt from the bottom opening into the room from the side and top which provides secure ventilation. Originating in Germany and highly popular throughout mainland Europe, the tilt and turn style is ideal for modern properties requiring practical ventilation and cleaning solution.

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