A casement style window is a design of window that opens with side hinges. This hinge is sometimes located at the bottom or top of the window. The hinge, therefore, allows the window to completely open, so you can gain full access to the outside.
Due to the increase in new builds, these windows are becoming a popular choice as it creates quite a modern feel to the home. They are also classed as affordable in comparison to more traditional styles and they’re the best fit for fire safety, as they can be opened wide enough to be able to climb out if you need to.
Like most windows, the window will have a latch on it that secures the window in place and is usually lockable with a key. Once the latch is released, the window can be fully adjusted. Though in new homes, the casement window often doesn’t need a key to open it from the inside.
There are different types of casement windows such as:
- Single casement: This will be one full window frame size.
- Double casement: Sometimes known as French casements, these are double windows.
- Fixed casement: This style is different from the rest as the window does not open at all. It resembles a picture frame style and is for visibility only.
How Do They Differ from Alternative Windows?
There are two main differences between casement & sash windows. These are, of course, the way they operate and what they look like.
A casement window will swing open and the hinges on the side of the frame will close it. Whereas a sash window is made of 2 window panels. One moves up and down on a sliding frame, one window covering the other above it and locking in place, rather than swinging outwards away from the home.
The normal casement window will swing open by pushing it outwards like a door. You can have additional hinges fitted to the top to create ‘awning’ style casement windows. You can also have them fitted to the bottom which will create ‘hopper’ style casement windows.
Casements are seen as better value compared to sash windows. They are generally cheaper and much easier to look after as casement windows cost in the region of £250 up to £600.
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