Improve the overall value of your home by taking the decision to invest in new double glazing flush casement windows. Homeowners who are looking to save money on their energy bills and want the ability to design their own windows trust Brackenwood to manufacture new and replacement windows and doors.
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Replacement Double Glazed Flush Casement Windows
Brackenwood’s double glazed windows are extremely energy efficient. Our Duraflex Diamond window suite is certified by the British Fenestration Ratings Council (BFRC) as meeting the Government’s highest Window Energy Ratings, offering A++ energy efficiency with U-values as low as 0.8 and a WER of A++32 on our Triple Glazed Windows. Instant access to our Digital Brochures means you are able to browse at leisure and view the comprehensive Brackenwood range from your device or computer.
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If you live in a home that was built in the 1980s or 1990s, you may have aluminium frame double glazing. These windows can last for around 50 years, but uPVC windows from that era typically don't last as long and may not score highly on energy efficiency ratings. Casement windows are attached to their frame by hinges and they can be side or top hung. These windows always open outwards and they can be held open by a casement stay. Usually, they are in pairs within a common frame, but they can also be single windows too.
We’ve listed some information below based on the average property age in various areas of Hampshire.
Double Glazed Flush Casement Windows Reading, Hampshire and Berkshire
The average property age in Hampshire is 60 years old. However, there is a significant variation in property age across the county, with some districts having much older properties than others.
- East Hampshire has the oldest properties, with an average age of 63 years old.
- Hart has the second oldest properties, with an average age of 58 years old.
- New Forest has the third oldest properties, with an average age of 61 years old.
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- Portsmouth has an average property age of 55 years old.
- Rushmoor has an average property age of 48 years old.
- Test Valley has an average property age of 57 years old.
No matter which region of our catchment area you live in, if you are looking to buy a property, it is really important to do your research and find a property that is the right age for you. Remember to ask for a history of modern home improvements that have been carried out.
Local Installers and Energy Savings from Brackenwood Home Improvements
According to a study by the Energy Saving Trust, upgrading from single to double or triple glazing glazing can reduce heat loss by up to 40%, which can lead to significant savings on heating bills. Additionally, double glazing can help to improve the insulation of a home, making it more comfortable to live in all year round.
Are your energy bills through the roof because of poorly insulated windows and doors? Old single glazed or basic double glazed units could be costing you a small fortune in wasted heating and cooling. But how can you find out the true energy efficiency of your home? Central to Brackenwood's environmental pledge is their impressive A++ Window Energy Rating.
This isn't just any rating; it's a testament to the company's dedication to offering products that are at the pinnacle of energy efficiency. Such a rating ensures that homeowners are equipped with windows that not only look aesthetically pleasing but also function at the highest standards of energy conservation.
Benefit from local installers in your regions of Reading, Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Dorset and Wiltshire.
How to find out the energy rating of your home with an EPC
Getting a professional Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is the best way to discover your current energy rating. This involves an accredited assessor surveying your property and providing a report with energy efficiency recommendations. Although designed for home sales, a rating can help even if you're not selling.
The average cost of an EPC in a domestic house in the Hampshire area when you are not selling is around £100. However, the cost can vary depending on the size of your property, the Energy Assessor you choose, and the time of year.
The size of your property: The larger your property, the more time it will take to assess and the EPC will be more expensive than smaller homes. The best time to arrange an EPC for your house is in winter and spring, as EPCs are more expensive during peak times, such as spring and summer.
An EPC provides a complete breakdown of where your home is losing heat and how much it’s costing annually. Once you’ve identified the problem areas, like those drafty windows, you can start fixing them. Replacing outdated windows with modern double or even triple glazed units can make a huge difference.
That’s where Brackenwood comes in. Their double glazed windows hold an impressive top A++ energy rating, certified by the British Fenestration Ratings Council. This means maximum thermal efficiency thanks to innovations like vacuum sealed units, argon gas filling and warm edge spacer bars.
With U-values as low as 0.8, our windows minimise heat transfer so you stop wasting money warming the great outdoors. Their expert local installers will make sure your new energy efficient windows are fitted perfectly. Homeowners who are looking to save money on their energy bills and improve the overall value of their home may want to consider investing in new double glazing.
Don’t put up with high energy bills and shivering through another winter. Get an EPC and find out your home’s energy rating today. Then send a message to Brackenwood to replace your outdated windows with energy saving double glazing. You’ll be cozy and costs will be reduced.
uPVC, Aluminium Frames and New Timber Replacement Windows and Doors
Brackenwood is a leading provider of double glazing in the UK. They offer a wide range of products to choose from, including aluminium, uPVC, and timber windows. Brackenwood also offers a range of installation services, so you can be sure that your new windows will be installed correctly and efficiently. Brackenwood are a proud family-owned and run business that has been helping homeowners throughout Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire with their home improvements for decades now. We are proud to be considered one of the leading installers of replacement windows in the local area and we will gladly assist you further in this regard. If you have any questions at all about double glazed flush casement windows or you’d like to see them in person, do make an appointment at your own convenience and visit our Basingtoke Showroom today.
If you are thinking about investing in new double glazing, Brackenwood is a great option to consider. They offer high-quality products, competitive prices, and excellent customer service.
When wanting to invest in new windows, the vast majority of homeowners will opt for double glazing and it is fair to say that it is arguably one of the best things you can do. However, double glazed and triple glazing is available in a number of different frame styles and deciding which to choose isn’t always easy. Generally speaking, most homes in the UK these days have lipped casement windows and they have been a popular choice for many years now.
Nowadays, when considering installing casement windows, the alternative of flush casement windows will also be brought to homeowners attention and more of than not, this will be the style they end up opting for. If you’ve never heard of flush casement windows before and you’re wondering why they’re commonly chosen over the lipped style of window, see below.
What’s the difference between lipped casement and flush casement?
From a distance, flush casement windows look quite similar to lipped casement windows, but the window sash actually sits flush in its frame. The sash is the name given to the part of the frame that contains the glass, so essentially, when the part of the window that you open is sitting closed it will be completely flat rather than sitting ‘proud’ of the rest of the frame, so to speak.
Many homeowners don’t actually realise that the flush casement design is actually the original design of a casement window and it was used long before the lipped design and even before sliding sash windows.
Due to the fact that flush casement uPVC windows feature modern technology, not only can they be made with double or triple glazing, but the frame itself will be energy efficient too. Whilst they may look traditional in appearance, they still have the same advantages as all other new windows and they will often come with an ‘A’ energy rating as well.
Why are double glazed flush casement windows popular for period homes?
It isn’t uncommon for double glazed flush casement windows to be used in period properties that have a bit of character because they are traditional in appearance. They are often conservation and planning approved too which is beneficial for listed properties and conservation areas. If you have ever seen flush casement windows in person, you will know that they are so simple yet so flawless. This type of window brings the beauty and elegance of heritage designs, but homeowners don’t experience any of the drawbacks of older windows. Flush casement uPVC windows also look symmetrical too which is undeniably aesthetically pleasing.
However, they also work brilliantly in modern minimalist properties too because of their classic understated look. They reduce the frame impact of a window and if you want clean lines, then this flat finish is perfect. They really are able to bring elegance and quality into every home. More often than not, flush casement windows can be used in conservation areas and on listed properties too. With a number of authentic styles and configurations available, they can easily recreate the look of traditional windows and they enable you to preserve the unique character of your home. This type of window will only ever complement its surroundings.
Bespoke Design Double Glazed Windows made in Basingstoke
No matter whether you live in an older property and you’d like traditional timber style joints and cottage bars or you live in a modern property and you’d like equal sightlines and modern handles, this is possible with flush casement windows. With a wide range of colours options available too, you can easily design your new windows to suit your home.
This style of window is adaptable in design and you can ensure that the finished look is everything you hoped it would be. From choosing the material, colour and finish to deciding on the hardware, you will be able to tailor all aspects of the design to suit your property. You will never need to worry about your windows looking out of place with new windows manufactured to order at our head office in Basingstoke.
it's true that there's such a vast selection of double glazed windows available these days. It really is possible for all homeowners to have beautifully unique windows that perfectly complement their home and when turning to the best company for your replacements, you won’t be limited at all in terms of design. Thankfully, this means that it is easier than ever before to find windows that meet all of your individual needs and requirements.
uPVC Flush Casement Windows with Local Installers
Although they are more traditional in appearance, they still benefit from everything that modern windows have to offer. They are often A-Rated in energy efficiency due to the 28mm Argon gas sealed glazing unit and also incredibly secure thanks to their 13 point locking system. They really are able to offer you the very best in both style and performance.
UPVC is known for being one of the most low maintenance material options available for window frames and this is undeniably beneficial for a number of reasons. Unlike timber windows, you won’t have to worry about keeping on top of preventative maintenance and it is incredibly easy to keep flush casement uPVC windows looking their best for years to come.
Generally speaking, uPVC windows are also known for being one of the most affordable options available as well. Whilst flush casement uPVC windows look luxurious and expensive, they are much more ‘budget friendly’ than homeowners tend to realise. Just because they’re affordable, doesn’t mean they’re not durable either and they are known for being long-lasting.
Finding a local window company
It's easy to see why so many homeowners end up choosing a flush design and you can guarantee that you will love the look of these windows once installed. We invite you to join over 50,000 double glazing and home improvement customers, as a family run company ourselves, we firmly believe that investing in your property is a way of creating a valuable asset that's low maintenance for years to come.