Casement Window Replacement
Replacement casement windows are manufactured and fitted into an existing brickwork opening that previously had a casement window in it. This includes the reinstatement of casement windows where the opening still exists but the original casement window has been replaced. New casement windows are manufactured and fitted into a newly created brickwork opening. At yoursashwindows.com we manufacture all our casement windows bespoke and cater for all different styles and budgets for both new and replacement windows. Whether you require Supply only, Supply only with our measure up service, Supply & fit or Supply & fit with opening creation, we can manufacture the casement window you require. – All windows are fully draught proofed – All inner-mouldings are scribed and machined to match existing, or to your specification – All timber is pressure treated with wet rot, dry rot and wood preservative – Softwood, hardwood, oak and specialist timber all available – All our new windows come with a 10 year warranty with the option to insurance back – We are a FENSA registered company so you can be assured your new casement window will meet all current building regulations and be registered accordingly – All finished windows are primed with microporus paint unless otherwise requested. – A full painting service is available. There are 4 main types of new or replacement casement window available. These are now explained in more detail below.
Bespoke Replica Casement Windows
If you’re going to the expense of fitting a new or replacement casement window then you might as well do the job properly. The bespoke nature of our workshop which manufactures with the traditional method of one man – one job, with all timber being machined to size on site, allows us to produce perfect replica casement windows. However, simply making a replica casement window will not suffice if you wish to maintain a perfect period look. There are 3 key elements that need to be considered when manufacturing and fitting a new or replacement replica casement window. Only when all of these 3 elements External Positioning, Casement Window Composition and Internal Finishing are taken fully into consideration, is it possible to fit a window that looks like it’s been there since the property was originally built.
Prior to 1709 windows were positioned in line with the external, usually timber, face of the building. However, after the great fire of London this was seen as a fire risk and hence the London building act of 1709 decreed that box sashes should be set back 4 inches from the face. The building act of 1774 further developed this by stating that sash boxes must be positioned behind the masonry. One result of this legislation was that many casement windows were positioned behind the brickwork. However, from circa 1900 onwards it became fashionable to position Casement windows in-line with the brickwork. When replacing an existing Casement window it is essential that the original positioning is maintained. This is relatively straight forward when replacing the original casement window, but can be more challenging when reinstating casement windows into an opening that used to have a casement window but perhaps now has a UPVC casement for example. For new windows it is important that the new opening is created in keeping with the rest of the property. Stone sills and lintels should be matched, proportions should be maintained and the casement window positioning should match any original windows. At yoursashwindows.com we work with various stone masons and quarries to ensure that any new window openings look just like the original ones.
Casement Window Composition
We measure the top rail height, style width, bottom rail height, bottom rail angle of chamfer, glazing bar width, visible face, frame depth, sill profile, etc., all to make sure the replacement casement window is a true replica of the original. We even scribe the inner mould. It is our attention to detail when manufacturing a replica that really sets us apart from other companies.
Most period casement windows are box lined with a surrounding architrave and stub sill on the inside. Any new or replacement windows should be finished internally in an identical manor if the original period look is to be maintained. Profile matching the design of your original architrave and stub sill is an essential part of achieving this.
Mock Sash Casement Windows
Sometimes a clients budget will not allow for sash windows. In this scenario a mock sash casement window can be a more cost effective alternative. Specification – The top pane is a top hinged, opening stormproof sash, with horns – The horn profile can be made to match your existing windows if required – Bottom pane is glazed directly into the frame – Sill manufactured to suit brickwork positioning
Modern Casement Windows – Premium Range
If it’s a modern, energy-efficient, hard-wearing window with a sleek contemporary design that’s required, then our premium range is market leading in quality. Specification – 3 Point key locking system for maximum security – Friction hinges for complete control – Restricted opening setting for child safety and added security – Fully draught proofed rebated openers (stromproof or flush both available) – Window manufactured from solid hardwood
Modern Casement Windows – Standard Range
Standard functional casement windows built bespoke to your requirements and budget.