Casement windows typically are attached to their respective window frame by hinges at the side of the window. The casement window was not widely used on British property until the start of the Edwardian period, circa 1890 onwards.
However from this date there was an explosion of designs, glazing and construction. Glazing directly into the frame, internal & external glazing bead, fixed glazed sashes into a casement frame, stained glass, protruding bays, and many more design variations were used.
The sheer variety of different types of casement window naturally makes the restoration process more difficult. In particular when replacing rotten timber as nearly every window has it’s own unique profile.
In addition, the relatively low numbers of surviving period casement windows vs sash windows means the necessary skills required for the faithful restoration of casement windows have largely been forgotten.
Our team of joiners have worked on a great deal of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian casement window restoration projects. With a growing portfolio of 1930s/1940s window restoration work, are perfectly qualified to advise you on the best solution for many different casement windows.
Maintaining Your Casement Windows
joineryworkshop.com offers a bespoke timber profile matching service. Any moulding can be faithfully reproduced from either a small sample or scale drawing. This can then be used to produce a cutter template matching your profile. Cutters are then ground and we are able to reproduce your timber period moulding.
Double glazed casement window refurbishment is permissible in most conservation areas and with some listed buildings.
The possibility of having fully building regs compliant windows that look near identical to the properties original windows means you can have the best of both worlds – an original period look with the efficiency and functionality of new modern windows.