The Difference Between Flush Casement Windows and Casement Windows
Are you trying to choose between a flush casement window or a casement window for your home? Have you considered energy efficiency, security, and durability? Are you aware of the range of styles and colours to choose from due to modern manufacturing processes?
These are all important things to consider when choosing new windows for your home. Due to the advancements in engineering windows, there are a range of options for flush casement windows and casement windows. It is an important decision when you decide to renovate your home, and we want to help you with the process.
What Are Flush Casement Windows?
Traditionally made from timber and iron shaped by blacksmiths in the 19th century, casement windows from this time were made from small individual panes of glass joined by lead strips – making the window difficult to maintain. Lipped casements then became the norm, reflected in the early uPVC casement window design.
With advanced engineering and high-quality design, flush casement windows offer an elegant solution for both period and modern homes. They provide a level of finish that complements traditional properties, but in recent years flush casement windows have become popular in more modern homes.
What Are the Benefits of a Flush Casement Window?
Here at Majestic Designs, our flush casement windows offer optimal energy efficiency. Every one of our double-glazed windows has a rating of A+14 as standard so you can benefit from a warmer and more efficient home. We ensure you receive the most thermally and energy efficient window glass to save you money on energy bills, whilst helping to protect the environment. Our windows are also weather resistant, to protect against the harsher weather we sometimes experience in Somerset.
The trend for flush casement windows is driven by a desire for clean, square lines. There are now several colour options available, which means you can personalise your window to fit your home – from wood effect uPVC to modern anthracite grey aluminium.
uPVC flush casement windows provide excellent levels of security and durability, whilst protecting your home from external noise pollution. They are low maintenance, due to no protruding lip, and are less likely to become weathered and dirty than standard casement windows. They are perfect for combining a classic look with modern practicality.
Aluminium flush casement windows are manufactured with slimline frames, offering expansive views, and allowing natural light into your home. This gives a sleek and contemporary finish. With a long life expectancy, they can last for 30 years and are durable. They are also recyclable, sustainable, and low-cost.
Different Types of Flush Casement Windows
Casement hinges are fixed to the sides of the flush casement, allowing the window to open 90 degrees outwards. They can be paired with a top-hung casement window.
The window is hinged at the top of the flush casement, allowing the window to open outwards. Often a smaller window, it can be paired with a side-hung flush casement window beneath it.
A fixed flush casement window can be used as a decorative feature to take advantage of a view. It can also offer more light in a darker room or corner but cannot be opened.
You can now choose from a range of colours to match the aesthetics of your home and its architectural style. At Majestic Designs, our range of heritage colours gives you plenty of choice to match your own tastes – from Chartwell Green to Irish Oak – you can select a bespoke colour finish that provides resilience against all weathers.
What Are Casement Windows?
Casement windows are available in uPVC and aluminium, and they are a popular window choice for UK homeowners. First appearing in the 18th century, traditional casement windows have kept their popularity. The look of a casement window has remained mostly unchanged, but the materials used to create them have evolved extensively.
Frames were originally made from cast iron, and in the mid-19th century wooden frames became standard. Thanks to modern technology and engineering, uPVC and aluminium casement windows provide the best energy and thermal efficiency without compromising on traditional style.
What Are the Benefits of a Casement Window?
Casement windows come in a range of configurations and opening options, customisable to meet your home’s style and personal needs. Whether you live in a country cottage or a modern home, you can choose from a range of colours to suit your aesthetic requests.
A lightweight aluminium casement window is designed using slimline frames, letting more natural light into your home with expansive views. This gives you a sleek, modern, and contemporary finish. Aluminium frames have a long life expectancy, lasting up to 30 years. They are durable and can withstand the harsh weather we sometimes experience in Somerset. Aluminium frames are fitted with a thermal break, giving you added insulation and helping to eliminate heat loss. Aluminium is a low-cost and sustainable material, making it environmentally friendly and recyclable.
uPVC is the most common frame material for casement windows. It has been developed to provide optimal energy efficiency, security, and durability for your home. You can now choose from a range of colours to suit your home style. You can even choose a woodgrain finish, offering a more traditional look with the benefits of modern materials.
Different Styles of Casement Windows
You can choose a more traditional style of casement window, featuring glazing bars or a leaded finish to give the window a more authentic character for older properties.
Modern casement windows are usually installed without glazing bars or a leaded finish, giving them a contemporary feel whilst also giving an unobstructed view and letting more light in.
Georgian casement windows have a distinctive style due to narrow glazing bars used to divide the window into six or more panes. They are often chosen for an exceptional period finish.
Choosing Casement Windows with Majestic Designs
Whether you choose flush casement windows or casement windows for your home, you will benefit from either. At Majestic Designs, we engineer our windows and doors in our state-of-the-art factories in Cheddar, Somerset. We have teams of FENSA-accredited and MTC-registered lead installers, with expertise and an outstanding reputation.
Installing either flush casement windows or casement windows is a brilliant choice to upgrade your home. If you would like to speak to us, please book an appointment and we would love to help.