What Is A Casement Window?
When we open a window to let some fresh air in on a warm day, it’s probably rare that we stop and think about what the style of the window actually is. But, being one of the most popular and common window styles in the UK right now, many of the windows in your home are likely to be a casement style. But what is a casement window and how does it work?
The history behind casement windows
Casement windows first appeared as we know them, in around the 18th century, replacing mullion-styled stone frame windows. Originally, their frames were made of cast iron and the window inside was actually made up of much smaller glass panes, held in place by vertical and horizontally placed lead strips.
Over the years, while the window design remained the same, the materials changed in the Victorian era from cast iron and lead to wood, including those bars holding the glass in place. But as manufacturing processes evolved, though wood is still often used, the materials have now largely been replaced by uPVC or aluminium.
Nowadays, these traditional casement windows maintain a very similar style to the originals and are still a popular choice of window for many homeowners today.
What is a casement window?
Among the many potential options to choose from when you’re replacing or updating your windows, a standard casement window is a window that’s fixed into, and sits just proud of, a larger window frame. Alongside plenty of other window types and styles – all offering you exceptional quality and energy-efficiency – the versatility of a casement window makes them stand out in a crowded market.
Without sliding up or down or tilting or turning, casement windows have fixed hinges on either of the long sides, allowing them to be opened 90º outwards like a door. Fitted either singly or in pairs, they open using stainless steel friction hinges which help keep the window open for ventilation, without slamming shut during windier periods.
Coming in almost any size you require, casement windows are really versatile and have plenty of variations to suit your needs, including smaller casement windows – typically hinged at the top, and often paired with larger standard casements underneath them – and flush casement windows which are rebated inside the main window frame to give a flush, flat finish.
With options available to give you a traditional look, by adding glazing bars for authenticity, or left plain, for a modern finish and an unobstructed view out, they’re among the most favoured window available on the market today.
Choose Majestic for your casement windows
Majestic Designs can offer you a premium range of casement windows custom-designed and manufactured for your home to your exact specifications. Using A+14 rated, energy-efficient double glazing and a choice of hard-wearing, strong, and durable, uPVC or aluminium, our state-of-the-art casement windows are second to none.
With over 18 years’ trading, our experienced Majestic team can guide you through the process to ensure you choose exactly what you need. And with over 2,200 reviews on the Fairtrades website, our happy customers have scored us a 9.49/10 for our quality, timeliness, courtesy, and value.
So when you’re looking to replace or renew the windows in your home and want more information on casement windows, or our extended range of windows, doors, and conservatories, get in touch with our Customer Service team today on 01934 741 294 or leave us a message on our contact form.