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Which Windows Do I Have? Sash Vs Casement Windows

Which Windows Do I Have? Sash Vs Casement Windows

When it comes to identifying the windows in your heritage property, you might find yourself pondering whether you have casement or sash windows. Both types have their unique charm and historical significance, making them popular choices for those looking to preserve the classic appeal of their homes. Below, we’ll delve into the distinctive features of casement and sash windows, and how our specialised services can help refurbish, repair, or replace these windows to maintain your property's character and functionality.


Casement Windows: A Classic Choice

Casement windows are attached to their frame by one or more hinges at the side. They swing outwards or inwards, similar to a door, and can be operated with a crank, lever, or handle. Common in older homes as well as in modern designs, casement windows offer excellent ventilation and are known for their ability to seal off tightly against draughts when closed. Their design flexibility means they can fit almost any window opening, making them a versatile choice for property owners.


Sash Windows: Timeless Elegance

Sash windows, on the other hand, consist of one or more movable panels, known as sashes, which form a frame to hold panes of glass. The traditional version, the 'double-hung' sash window, allows both the upper and lower sashes to move up and down within the window frame. Sash windows are synonymous with period properties and are celebrated for their elegant appearance and the unique charm they add to a building's facade.


Refurbishing Your Heritage Windows

Whether your home features the classic casement windows, the elegant sash windows, or a combination of both, maintaining these features in good working order is essential to preserving the character of your property. Our team specialises in the refurbishment of existing sash and casement windows in heritage properties. From fixing common problems like draught proofing and rattles to addressing more severe issues like rot and wear, we ensure your windows retain their original beauty while enhancing their functionality.


Custom Solutions for Replacement and Repair

In cases where repair might not suffice or when you're looking to replicate the historic design of your property with new installations, we offer bespoke services to build completely new sash windows, casement windows, and window sills. Our custom solutions are designed to match the architectural integrity of your home, ensuring a seamless blend between old and new.


Addressing the Challenge of Rotten Window Sills

Rotten window sills are a common issue, especially in older properties where moisture has had the chance to seep into the wood over time. Our expertise extends to the repair and replacement of rotten window sills, restoring them to their former strength and preventing further damage to your windows and property. By choosing to repair or replace damaged window sills, you protect the structural integrity of your windows and enhance the overall appearance of your home.



Identifying whether you have casement or sash windows is the first step in understanding the specific needs of your property’s windows. With our comprehensive refurbishment, repair, and replacement services, you can rest assured that your heritage windows will continue to add value and beauty to your home for years to come. Whether it’s enhancing the functionality of existing windows or crafting new ones to match your home’s historic charm, we’re here to help every step of the way.

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