An Introduction to Casement Windows
When you’re talking double glazing, there’s a picture that pops into everyone’s head. It’s of the standard white window that a huge percentage of the UK’s homes have got.
They’re called casement windows and they are the standard double glazed option. But take a closer look next time you’re walking down a street. You’ll see just how different every casement window actually is. Because the casement window is perhaps the most flexible and versatile window there is.
Here at Majestic Designs we work with you to design casement windows that suit your home perfectly. Your windows are then made by our expert manufacturing team in our Cheddar factories before being fitted by our highly skilled window installers.
Here are just some of the options you can choose for your casement windows.
Configuring your casement windows
One of the first things to consider on your casement windows is the configuration you want. For example, if you have a big living room window you could split the window into three sections and have the left and right ones opening. Alternatively, you could divide it into two sections of different sizes. The small section could open and you could divide the bigger section so there’s a small opening at the top. Opening casement windows can be hinged on the left or the right. They can also be hinged at the top.
There are lots of different alternatives for the way you lay out your casement windows, it’s just a matter of choosing the design that’s right for you.
The shape and colour of the frame of casement windows
When it comes to colour, white frames are still the go-to choice for most people. But there are also woodgrain options such as Irish Oak, Rustic Cherry, Golden Oak, Mahogany or Rosewood. We also offer coloured frames, which are growing in popularity all the time. Chartwell Green is a classic heritage shade that looks fantastic on period homes while Anthracite Grey has a sleek, modern hue. Coloured UPVC windows are just as low maintenance as the white versions – and unlike painted timber, the colour won’t peel, crack or need repainting.
The glass in casement windows
As well as the standard clear glass there are lots of other choices. For bathrooms or entrance halls we have a range of textured or obscured glass. You can also choose leaded lights to add a decorative touch.
Energy efficiency and security of casement windows
Away from the appearance of your casement windows, it’s reassuring to know our windows achieve an A+14 WER (Window Energy Rating) as standard, which means they’re incredibly energy efficient. Security is top-notch too – they are fitted with multi-point locking systems as standard and easily exceed BS7950 security specifications so more than meet legal requirements for window security. But if you can upgrade to windows that meet Secured by Design standards if you would like. Secured by Design is a UK Police initiative that will give you an extra level of reassurance.
Casement windows are anything but standard
As you can see, casement windows are anything but standard. There are lots of different options you can consider. To see them for yourself, our window showroom in Cheddar is a great place to start. You’ll also be able to talk to a member of our team. They’ll be able to answer any questions you have and offer advice and information if you need it. We hope to see you soon!