Wooden Casement Windows, your side or top hinged ‘leaf’
Our team joiners and carpenters are experts in making wooden casement windows and we’ve been at the forefront of replicating a heck of a lot of these period windows all over the South of the UK for the last 26 years. Older in design than the sash window is the wooden casement window. This side or top hinged period wood window became evident in the Tudor period and all later periods. As the sash window started to dominate period facades casements were confined to rural cottages but also remained where Victorian and Georgian windows apertures were particularly small, such as in kitchens and toilets. They were finished with the same moulding detail (ovolo and roman ogee) that was applied to contemporary window and door features and though modern handles and stays are now available you might remember the old iron ‘pig-tail’ swirl handles that they used. Check out our window furniture here.
As you can see from the images above the glazing detail varies and with coloured (picture) glass a traditional wooden casement window is a beautiful item.
A wood with minimal movement in service is required if warpage is to be avoided. We use the same stable woods for our casement windows as we do for our doors and all are handmade in the traditional way in our joinery in South London. We’ve selected our casement hardware from the best British manufacturers and these are available in a wide choice of metallic finishes from antique brass to satin chrome for a more contemporary feel.
Security for the casement window lies with securing the window stay and choosing a well made handle or fastener.
Have a look at our casement window furniture information here.