Comparing Flush Casement Windows And Non-Flush Windows

Comparing Flush Casement Windows And Non-Flush Windows

We often get asked the difference between our standard casement windows and our flush casement windows and unless you are a window expert, you won’t necessarily know the answer off-hand.

They are two different window designs, with the main difference being that one is flush and one isn’t.

The design of our flush casement windows includes sashes that are flush with the frame, creating a flat, streamlined surface.

Our standard casement windows aren’t flush and they are sometimes referred to as ‘lipped’. In this case, the sashes sit above the frame, slightly overlapping.

The easiest way to get your head around the two window products will be to view them at one of our showrooms, based in Chesterfield and Nottingham.

When were the flush and non-flush casement windows invented?

The first flush casement windows can be dated back 200 plus years ago in the 19th century. At this point in history, timber was the only material used to build windows.

This explains why a large number of homes built in the late Georgian, Edwardian, and Victorian periods have windows made from timber.

You may be surprised to know that non-flush casements have been around for even longer! Casement windows were around in the 18th century and were constructed by blacksmiths out of iron originally, then timber, and now UPVC and aluminium.

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Why am I seeing more flush windows in recent years?

Flush windows have increased in popularity recently, sparking a revival of the traditional windows. This revival has been led by home improvement companies, like Trent Valley Windows, who know of their worth, in terms of both performance and looks.

Still resembling the proportions and traditional styling of the original timber flush windows, our modern version is made from UPVC, named Envisage flush windows. When it comes to security and energy efficiency, they can compete with any modern window on the market today.

Envisage flush windows

Out of the two window designs, is one a better option for my home?

Flush UPVC windows are frequently favoured by planners for homes situated in conservation areas and period buildings because they have the ability to retain the traditional look and style of older houses.

However, it’s important to note that flush sash windows suit contemporary homes just as much, thanks to their beautiful symmetry and classic look.

Our lipped casement windows complement every property, whether you live in a heritage home or a new build. Therefore, the window design you choose will come down to personal preference.

UPVC flush casement windows

There is a difference in price between all our window designs so we encourage you to reach out for a free quotation so you can compare the two.

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We have a fantastic range to choose from so whether it’s a modern style or traditional timber effect windows – we are confident that we will have windows to improve any home to give it the finished look with elegance.

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