At Brackenwood, we know that every home is different. That is why we provide a range of stunning options to suit you and your home. This includes our Flush Casement Windows - the ideal installation for Listed or period properties. This style of window, however, is not just for older homes. Flush Casement Windows also look great in modern houses. That’s why in this article, we delve into the benefits for both period and modern properties.
What Are Flush Casement Windows?Flush Casement Windows, simply put, are windows that, when closed, sit ‘flush’ with the frame of the window. This creates a smooth, flat surface without any overlapping, or curving. They are suitable for a variety of property types.
The HistoryFlush Casement Windows are a quality installation for any home. Their origins date back to the 19th century when timber frames were used almost exclusively for new window installations. Their counterparts - Non-Flush Casement Windows - are older and have origins in the 18th century. Most contemporary non-flush designs are made from either uPVC or Aluminium, but originally, they were constructed using iron by blacksmiths. Both types of windows (flush and non-flush) are well-known for their historical, architectural, and cultural significance, and have a firm place in the history books of respected building practices across the UK. Flush Casement Windows have been one of the most popular choices for homeowners. With many Listed or period properties still in existence (particularly in England) today, they are widely used and required in many counties, but especially within conservation areas. These types of windows must be approved by your local planning authority and must be in keeping with your Listed or period property in order to maintain the sympathetic architecture and style already in place.
Timber To Replace StoneTimber Casement Windows (both flush and non-flush) replaced stone mullioned windows used widely until the 18th century. As building practices and materials progressed, timber frames were adopted, as they provided significantly more light to the home. Then, old, stone-built surrounds were more readily replaced with timber frames; a popular and aesthetically pleasing replacement. This meant that homes were warmer. They also enjoyed much more light indoors as a result. Traditionally, Flush Casement Windows were originally designed. In fact, all Casement Windows were ‘flush’. Historically popular in cottages and smaller homes in the 18th and 19th century, Flush Casement Windows replaced Sash Windows, and were preferred for their combination of style, energy efficiency, and relative low maintenance over those previous stone-mullioned installations. Whilst early renditions were sometimes draughty, modern Flush Casement Windows are entirely the opposite. Brackenwood’s own windows, for example, have the highest energy efficiency possible, and are completely watertight, with safety as standard.
The Benefits for Listed and Period PropertiesSince aesthetics are particularly important for Listed or period properties, it is crucial to strike the right balance with this type of window. Brackenwood’s modern Flush Casement Windows are an ideal replacement for their outdated counterparts. Designed with a timber frame, they maintain the look in keeping with older properties. However, they combine traditional craftsmanship with modern efficiency and machining techniques, and they have an advanced safety system in place, as well as double glazing, and A-rated energy efficiency.
The Benefits for Modern HomesModern homes can also benefit from Brackenwood’s Flush Casement Windows. With a stylish, contemporary look, these windows are in keeping with the modern home. The flat surface makes modern properties look sleek and stylish, and the use of coloured foils mean that there is an unlimited range of colours available, so that you can customise your home to suit your personality - not to comply with building regulations. The timber frames are also recyclable, and require little-to-no maintenance whatsoever.
What Are the Benefits of Brackenwood’s Flush Casement Windows?At Brackenwood, we are, of course, incredibly proud of all of our installations. Our Flush Casement Windows, however, give homeowners the best of both worlds. We couple modern efficiency with traditional aesthetics, to ensure that your home is safe, warm, and energy-efficient. Here are some of the benefits of our stunning, customisable range on offer:
- Traditional Timber Look
- Conservation and Planning-Approved
- A-Rated Energy Efficiency
- 13-Point Locking System
- Welded or Mechanical Joints
- 28mm Argon-Filled Sealed Units
- 5-Chamber Frame and Sash
- Suited Furniture Options
- Unlimited Colour Options (Both Inside and Out)