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Flush casement windows are characterised by openers that close into the frame and finish flush with the face of the window.
These simple, hinged casement windows are typical of most mediaeval buildings, of cottages, modest houses of all periods and of houses built in the 1920s and 30s. Traditional flush casement windows have great aesthetic merit and it is a testament of the longevity of timber that so many have survived much longer than their more modern counterparts in metal and plastic.
Our challenge has been to make flush casement windows which look simple but are actually quite sophisticated. Some details, like our dummy hinges, are merely to reinforce the illusion of simplicity. Hidden away is modern technology: warp resistant timber, locks which engage in multiple points around the perimeter of every opener, ventilation grooves, drainage channels and glazing units which lose approximately half the heat of ordinary double glazing.
Stormproof windows feature rebated openers which lip over the front face of the window frame.
Their place in British fenestration can be traced back to the 1950’s when modern production systems demanded a window with greater tolerances that could be manufactured economically in volume.
Many modern timber window systems, as well as most PVCu and aluminium replacement windows, are modelled on the stormproof design and as such stormproof windows have become a familiar feature in British homes.
Although visually different, our stormproof system shares the same advanced technology as our flush casement window – technology that brings the benefits of security, warmth, warp resistance, weathering and modern glazing performance.