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Casement Windows – Benefits, Types & Costs

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Casement window – a highly versatile type of window which is attached to a frame by one or more hinges, casement windows are known for their practicality and can be made to fit almost any height and width.

Available in a variety of materials and finishes, from white uPVC and timber to aluminium, double glazed casement windows offer superior insulation and security.

Benefits of casement windows

When it comes to home improvements, casement windows are a popular choice as they are hardwearing, versatile and suit virtually any style of property. All casement windows are fully sealed thereby improving the energy efficiency of a home and a reduction in heat loss means you save money on energy bills.   They are easy to open and close and due to their configuration offer excellent ventilation.

Casement windows give an unobstructed view when open and when closed plus they allow a lot of light into any room. They can also be angled to catch breezes, so helping to circulate air around the house.


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Types of casement windows

The casement window has many different configurations; where the openers can be top or side hung, or even fixed. The most recognisable casement is the side hung which is hinged at the side for easy opening. The top hung or awning casement window is hinged at the top which is perfect for wet climates as it blocks out rain. Conversely, the bottom hung casement window is hinged at the bottom and is commonly used in basements.

It is not unusual to see casement windows with leaded glass patterns. These patterns can help to break up the monotony of a large window while also adding uniqueness to your home.

Cost of casement windows

Typically, the average price of a casement uPVC window measuring 600mm x 1200mm will range from £280 – £360 according to the consumer group Which? Obviously, the prices will vary according to the materials and the added extras, as a guideline;

  • Wood effect uPVC frames will cost around 15-20% more than plain white frames
  • Aluminium frames cost 30-50% more than white uPVC frames.
  • Timber framed casement windows costs depends on the nature of the wood and will increase the budget by roughly the same 30-50% as aluminium windows

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