5 Key Benefits of Casement Windows
Whether you are renovating, extending or building from scratch, windows are one aspect of house design that can really make or break a project.
The right windows can transform the facade of your home making it the envy of your neighbours. But a practical house facade is not just about the aesthetics of your windows and walls. Thermal performance, energy efficiency and practicality are all important considerations when it comes to choosing the right windows for your home. And with that in mind, the casement window is often the perfect choice.
What is a casement window?
In recent years, casement windows have gained an unrivalled reputation as the window of choice for millions of homes due to their simplistic and practical design – with a versatility to match that ensures they are a stunning addition to any home of any age and style.
Unlike other window designs, the casement window is easy to operate – a hinge with manual or automatic mechanisms located at the side or the top means it can be opened or closed with ease, keeping the heat in your home when you need it but coming in particularly handy during winter months when you want to let in some air.
5 key benefits of casement windows:
Thanks to the use of single-lever latches, casement windows are easy to operate, opening and closing smoothly every time. Our bespoke designs can be further fitted with automatic openers for increased ease of use. And while casement windows generally open outwards, if it’s inward-opening windows you want, then that’s what you shall have!
Casement windows have a strong seal on all four sides. When a casement window is closed, the sash presses tightly against the frame so air cannot leak in and pass through into your home.
Both thermal and weather resistant, our traditional casement windows are specially designed to fit effortlessly against the weather seal within the frame, keeping the outside elements exactly where they belong.
Wide open ventilation
Since traditional casement windows open outwards, they have no trouble flooding any room or space with ventilation when you want it. Unlike double-hung windows which are closed on top, casement windows are open from top to bottom so it’s never a struggle if you need to let in some air to cool down your home when the mercury rises.
Casement windows are the most secure consumer window type on the market. Unlike other window types, the window hardware is concealed within the frame making them almost impossible to tamper with.
Security is assured with strong insurance rated locking mechanisms, while our range incorporates technical innovations such as shoot bolts and multi point locking systems, known as espagnolette locking. High quality glazing specification comes as standard to provide you with additional peace of mind.
With casement windows, the only thing separating you and the view of the world outside is the glass itself. As well as providing unobstructed views of the nature on your doorstep, this design allows light to flood into any room.
Why you should choose Wooden Luxury for your casement windows:
We only use the highest quality materials
All of our bespoke window frames are made using the highest quality sustainable timber – known for its longevity, strength, minimal movement and natural insulation – as well as its unrivalled natural beauty.
This makes it the perfect material for homeowners who want windows that are stunning on the eye and will last for decades.
All of our bespoke casement windows are made using timber sourced from well sustained forestry so you can be rest assured our products hold the highest certification with the Forest Stewardship Council. We work hard to reduce energy consumption and limit impact on the environment, with our sustainable promise assuring customers that every time a tree is cut down, a new one is planted in the forests that we source from.
Despite a boom in popularity of PVC-u windows during the mid 1990s and early 2000s due to their perceived low maintenance and affordability the monetary cost and environmental impact of their disposal has had customers flocking back to tried and tested wooden window frames in their droves. There is a reason our customers would rather use timber over aluminium or plastic and add a little luxury to their lives.
Windows that are made for YOU
All of our bespoke oak timber casement windows are made to measure – designed and crafted using independent, artisan suppliers for products such as double-glazing, ironmongery, stained glass, locks, and specialist paints to ensure they are best suited to your home and needs.
-Variety of colours
Every style of timber casement window is available hand-finished in many traditional shades and timber stains, including RAL colours and shades complementary to those from the Farrow & Ball, Fired Earth paint and Osmo ranges.
In addition, we can also create a colour match to any existing colour you may have at your home, whilst giving you the option of varying the colour on the internal frame of the window so it can match your home decor.
-Variety of designs, styles and finishings
Our casement windows range from traditional and classical to modern and contemporary – ensuring your windows will suit your home whatever its age or style.
We provide a variety of different ironmongery finishes to complement your casement windows, including brushed steel and chrome, as well as antique black, brass and pewter fasteners and stays.
We are experts at replacing specialised casement windows for listed buildings, while our factory finished casement windows can also be crafted with Georgian-style hand forged glazing bars to complement a period style of home.
Our casement windows are crafted using only the highest quality timber – and as we only use paint products that are tried and tested to stand the test of time and withstand even the harshest of elements, you will not have to worry about constant upkeep and maintenance to keep your windows in prime condition.
10 Year Guarantee
We are so confident in the quality of our bespoke casement windows that we offer a 10 year guarantee as standard. This includes sealed double glazed units, paint work, expert craftmanship and ironmongery.
We’re all aware of the importance of windows in our homes – their significance from a functional perspective is hard to overstate.
But their importance stretches far beyond functionality. They keep us safe, reduce our costs on energy bills, provide instant kerb appeal, add value to our homes and fill them with light and warmth. If eyes are the windows to our souls, then windows are the eyes into the soul of a house – so make sure you make them count.