Moving into a new home presents a great opportunity for most people. It’s a chance to make somewhere new truly feel like home; to get the right look and feel and make investments that make a difference. Even if the plan is to sell the property at a later date, making some sound investments at the start of your tenancy can add value and pay dividends when it comes to moving on. One investment that a lot of people consider, as they grow in popularity, is timber casement windows.
Timber casement windows are soaring in demand, and because of this finding a good deal is becoming more and more possible. Though it’s a case of matching the quality of the craftsmanship and the level of service with the right price, so it’s prudent to shop around before committing. Some companies might only offer ‘off the shelf’ windows while others might offer a bespoke service that’s just perfect for your old Edwardian property. Quite often, bespoke windows are where the best deals are found too as they’re usually local joineries with a vested interest in the local area and their reputation to consider. That’s not the only reason to choose bespoke timber casement windows, however. Going bespoke means that the windows you end up with will be the very best for your particular property.
So what makes a good timber casement window? Indeed, bespoke is often the best, but there’s more to it than that; more things to look out for. A good timber casement window will present options. They’ll do more than simply provide a window into the outside world; they’ll help reduce your energy bills and keep you warm, they’ll function flawlessly and they’ll insulate you from the noise outside. Not a lot of people realize when shopping around for windows, but even older designs like wood sash windows and timber casement windows can be double, or even triple-glazed, and can provide all of the energy-saving benefits of their more modern counterparts.
There are also lots of different styles to consider when shopping for timber casement windows. From cord-hung windows and spiral-hung windows something completely different like vertical or horizontal sliding ones. You might even opt for a sash window bay to open up your living room and create the illusion of space.
Are timber casement windows worth it? It depends on where you shop, but in terms of adding value, charm, and character to your home you really can’t do much better.
It’s a frequently asked question among owners of period properties or homes which have a certain look and feel they want to develop. In the world of timber casement windows it really is a case of finding the right service at the right price as each application can vary enormously. For the most part you’ll want to look at a professional joinery service, preferably local to the region, who will be able to offer you a detailed quotation for a bespoke job. Getting your timber casement windows fitted in a bespoke fashion will ensure that they are the very best they can be for your property in terms of function, energy efficiency, and indeed in the the way they look.
Another important consideration for assessing the potential cost of timber casement windows is the age of your property. This can be a useful indication because the materials and labour required can change depending on whether your property is a listed building or has any listed features, or whether you leave in a conservation zone where certain aesthetics have to be adhered to or perhaps even require planning permission. Once you’ve figured all that out, you’ve got a few choices to make which can have a big impact on the cost of your windows.
Most timber casement and timber sash window products can include:
- Cord hung windows
- Spiral hung windows
- Vertical or horizontal sliding
- Sash window bays
…and that’s really just scratching the surface. Beyond that you need to think about different patterns and designs, window security, and choosing a shade of wood that suits the look and feel you want to go for. You can also choose what level of glazing to have done; not many home owners realise that timber casement windows can be made just about as energy efficient as any other window with the use of double and triple glazing. In short, the cost of timber casement windows really is down to you and the end result you’re hoping to achieve. If you’re looking to add value to your home then you might want to go for all of the bells and whistles from draught proofing through to triple glazing, but if you’re looking for something that brings out the charm in your traditional home, there’s a wide variety of options to consider.