Are you building a new house and looking for a nice, traditional solution to give your home that rustic look?
Perhaps you're giving your home a thorough makeover and are looking for a set of windows that will be both slightly non-standard and familiar at the same time?
While sash windows remain the most popular type of window within the UK, you can get efficiency that is just as good, but with a different style with our incredible range of bespoke casement windows. Find out how Greenmark Joinery's bespoke casement windows can change your home's interior for the better.
What are casement windows?
Casement windows are some of the most commonly used windows in the UK. Even though sash windows have a greater prevalence overall, there’s no denying the fact that casement windows are another classic solutions that will work great with most UK homes.
When it comes to what they are exactly, casement windows, also known as side-hung windows, consist of a sash that is attached to the frame on a hinge that’s located on its side. Because of this, it can be opened in a similar way a door can - by rotating the sash on the hinge.
They’re a fantastic solution if you want something that’s simple, traditional, and practical, guaranteed to help bring in lots of rustic charm into your home.
Casement windows have a long history, dating back to the 16th century. At the time, the technology available made the process of manufacturing glass panes very difficult and complex, so it took the windows a while to take the form they currently have.
In the past, frames were usually made using cast iron with lead lattice patterns combining smaller pieces of glass together within the sash. As the Victorian era came along, timber started to be used more commonly utulised, with ornate shutters becoming just as commonplace, serving as a defining feautre of the windows.
Why choose casement windows?
You’d be hard-pressed to find a style of window that better embodies the classic feeling casement windows can provide.
At the same time, all currently available casement windows utilise the latest materials and technology, so that you can be sure you’re getting a truly modern product that still looks and feels traditional and rustic.
They’re also a fantastic solution for renovation and restoration projects, as they can help preserve the authenticity of a building while still adding a new, functional solution, blending in with the architecture surrounding them.
Expect the best casement windows at Greenmark Joinery
At Greenmark Joinery, we offer one of the most amazing selections of casement windows available in London and other areas, including Harrow and Ealing. With over 10 years of experience, we can perfectly combine the traditional look of casement windows with everything modern technology has to offer, offering our clients the best of both worlds. We’ve satisfied countless clients this way over the years.
Don’t worry about the details - we can help you with more than just choosing the right window for your home. We can help you install your windows, as we realize how much of a danger improperly installed windows can pose, resulting in damage to your home, as well as insufficient insulation and efficiency. We’ll handle the whole process for you if that’s what you need, so you can kick back and relax as we take care of everything for you.
Contact Greenmark Joinery today and we’ll help you out by providing you with a window solution that you can be truly satisfied with. We’ll guide you through the purchase installation step by step, so you don’t have to worry about anything from now on.
Do casement windows open inwards or outwards?
It all depends on the type of casement window that you choose. Traditionally, British and German casement windows open outwards, while French casement windows open inwards. Whichever type you choose, the fact that casement windows open on a hinge makes them incredibly practical and easy to clean.
How much do casement windows cost and what does the price depend on?
The cost of casement windows largely depends on the window’s size, as well as the materials used, the glazing implemented, as well as the level of insulation, which depends on where you live. Timber windows will be more expensive than windows made from cheaper materials, for example. Make sure that you always pick the type of window that best suits your home for the most profitable price available.
What materials are casement windows made of?
While in the past casement windows were made using cast iron, nowadays the most prominent version is made of timber. With timber frames, you can be sure you’re getting a solid solution that will bring out the traditional character in any home. However, if you’re looking for something cheaper or a bit more modern looking, uPVC is also a very popular option. Though they aren’t quite as tried and tested as timber windows, they’re still an extremely reliable solution that’s perfect for any weather.
What buildings are casement windows the best for?
Casement windows can fit in perfectly into both traditional and modern homes and other buildings. Though they’re the best choice for country homes or other buildings that opt for a more rustic style, they’re still an incredibly practical and stylistically fitting solution for more modern buildings as well.
What are the advantages of casement windows?
Modern casement windows are designed in a way that ensures fantastic insulation, on top of incredible, timeless aesthetics that can enrich any home. They can fit in anywhere and they’ll do a fantastic job at keeping you safe from the outdoors. One advantage they do have over other types of windows, however, is that the way the windows hinge open like doors makes them incredibly easy to clean. Since they’re made from recyclable materials, upon their disposal you can be sure it’ll be easy to do so in an eco-friendly manner. Additionally, bespoke casement windows can be tailored to your specific needs - no matter what style, shape or colour you need, you can be sure that you’re getting exactly what you want.