Casement Window restoration and draught proofing
Casement window draught proofing rot repairs and renovation carried out across Cheshire, Shropshire, North Wales and Liverpool
If your period flush casement windows are in need of renovation to bring them up to modern standards without changing any of the original features or charm and to comply with listed building consent, then Kensingtons can certainly help meet your requirements.
We can arrange to liaise with your conservation officer to ensure that all parties involved are happy that the original appearance and character will remain the same, while carrying out necessary restoration work such as rot repairs and draught proofing.
We can also arrange to carry out repair work on a pilot window so all parties involved are happy with the quality and type of work that will be carried out ,we find this usually speeds up the process a we have never had a rejection of our work from local authority conservation departments.
Draughty or stuck flush casement windows are a common problem for many period properties. Our window restoration and draught proofing service will restore your flush casement windows to their previous working condition, stopping draughts and reducing noise and pollution in your home, while improving thermal efficiency by as much as sixty percent, making your living environment more comfortable and cost effective to heat.
History of the Casement Window
The casement window is the successor of the stone window, it came in to prominence around the mid eighteenth century but still can be found in buildings dating back to the 16th century .The sashes were made from iron and had glazing bars dividing up the sash in to small panes of glass until cylinder glass and crown glass came in to existence broad sheet glass was used this could only be made in small pieces and had to be fixed together using leaded lights and later on by glazing bars.
As we move in to the Victorian period the entire windows were now made of timber. But as architectural fashion moved on sash windows soon became the must have thing for better quality homes. Casement windows were still used throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in farmhouses and cottages due to the fact they were a lot cheaper to produce than sash windows
In the late nineteenth century he most usual window style was six panes of glass per sash .As time moved on technology advanced in glass production and larger panes of glass were used typically two panes per sash.
The original frames of the casement windows were copied from the heavy oak frames from the medieval period and were typically made with mortise and tenon joints joined together with oak pegs.