Flush Casement Windows for Both Period and Modern Homes
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.
Flush 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 Stone
Timber 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 Properties
Since 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 Homes
Modern 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)
Brackenwood’s Flush Casement Windows
If you are a homeowner with a traditional or period home, you may find it difficult to balance keep the character of your property with the benefits of modern windows. This is where Brackenwood’s Flush Casement Windows make a difference.
Designed with the traditional 19th-century timber windows in mind, Brackenwood combines the precision of modern machining processes with the artistry of a skilled craftsman. The result is a window that is not only beautiful, but also functional and energy-efficient.
One of the standout features of Brackenwood Flush Casement Windows is the ability to replicate the patterns of original windows with Georgian Bar detailing. This means you can preserve the character of your home with the same pattern as the original windows, or add a new design with your own flair and style in mind. With full customisation, with woodgrain and colour foil options (for both inside and outside your property). You can also choose matching hardware to complete the traditional look that is sympathetic to your home.
Another option available is the traditional ‘drip bar’. This not only adds to the look of the window, but also provides additional strength to the transom mullion (the beam dividing the upper and lower panes of glass) in larger windows. This attention to detail is what sets Brackenwood’s Flush Casement Windows apart from other modern window options.
Not only do these windows offer a high level of customisation, but they are also incredibly energy-efficient. By combining the latest technology in window design with traditional techniques, Brackenwood’s Flush Casement Windows can help reduce energy bills and your home’s carbon footprint. By keeping the heat in and the cold air out, you could save money on your energy bills and have peace of mind that the money you spend on heating your home is
How to Get In Touch
In conclusion, if you are a homeowner with a traditional or period property, and you’re looking for modern windows that complement the style and character of your home; or even if you own a modern property and love Brackenwood’s style and reputation, then our Flush Casement Windows are the perfect option for you. With a range of authentic styles and configurations, you can recreate and preserve traditional details, redefining modern windows and doors.
You can contact Brackenwood’s team HERE. Our team of specialists are always on hand to provide expert guidance. We will be with you every step of the way to take away the stress and time of applying for the relevant permissions yourself. Give design a go with our Window Designer HERE, or why not pop down to our showroom to meet a member of the team in person.