Flush Fitting Windows – the return of a classic design
In our humble opinion, the resurgence of the flush fit window design is long overdue. Ever since the 1950’s when lipped window casements started to take over the country.
Flush fitting window casements can trace their lineage back over 200 years, and have taken a back seat for the last 50 years or so. However, modern flush fitting casement windows have a great deal to offer.
So here’s 4 reasons to install Flush Fitting Windows.
1) What’s the difference between lipped & flush casements?
Flush Fitted Windows Look Great.
A typical window has a lipped casement that sits “proud” of the surrounding window frame. Flush windows do not have a lip and fit completely level with the surrounding frame (a casement is the moving part of the window – the bit that opens & closes).
You can see the differences in the image below.
The flush fit gives a much sleeker appearance and the windows look less “bulky” or “clunky”. This is what we would refer to as lowered frame impact.
2) How much do flush fitted windows cost?
There is no significant difference in the price range of a conventional casement window to one with a flush design.
For example, a 1200 x 1200mm UPVC flush fit casement can be found for around £180 to £190 supply only. That’s within £30 of a standard lipped window cost.
So flush fitting windows represent good value for money.
3) They can be used almost anywhere
This type of style crops up a lot in older buildings, heritage building and listed buildings. Where it’s important (or a planning requirement) to have the style in keeping with the property, modern flush fit designs provide the solution.
See how well the use of flush fitted windows suits the property below – lipped casements would just not have worked in this instance.
Image Source: www.houseofwindows.co.uk
4) Choice of materials
Whilst not so many years back, you might have been limited to timber options, UPVC window manufacturers are becoming more into the market and therefore supply is good. Aluminium flush designs can also be found in the market.
Along with the choice of material comes choice of finish.
Obviously timber can be stained or painted to your taste, but now UPVC & Aluminium offer a wide range of colours. They also offer excellent wood-grain effect surface finishes.
By the way, the flat surface of a flush design makes it just that bit easier to keep the windows and frames nice and clean.
It is only our humble opinion, but we believe flush fit casements offer better visual appeal, can be used in a wider variety of situations and don’t really penalise you on price.
They come with all the “mod-cons” that you would expect from a contemporary double glazed window, but give that extra bit of individual style.
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