Casement window repairs and restoration
We love sash windows but we’re also specialists in repairing or replacing wooden casement windows. We’ve renovated casement windows in period flint houses and cottages, to medieval timber framed buildings.
What are casement windows?
Otherwise known as side hung windows, or ‘windows that open like a door’, timber case windows date back even further than sash windows to around the 16th century. Often synonymous with cottages, thanks to their strong lines and classic design style, they add authentic character to period homes.
Specialist casement window company in Brighton, Hove & Sussex
If your casement windows are rotten, draughty or rattle, it’s important to have them repaired or replaced by craftsmen with specialist expertise. And that’s where Top Notch come in.
We have over 20 years’ experience repairing, draught-proofing and replacing timber casement windows. Whether we’re restoring your windows or hand-crafting replacements, you can rest assured that your new windows will blend traditional appeal with modern techniques, to ensure your home is stylish, warm and energy efficient.
Restoring casement windows
All too often existing casement windows have been painted shut. They’re unable to function, give little or no ventilation, and yet they can still be cold and draughty during winter months.
Our full restoration process starts with a full window appraisal, allowing us to establish the exact requirements of the restoration, identifying existing period features to be retained and establishing the full function of the window.
Draught proofing and renovating casement windows
Casement windows usually require draught-proofing because they are old and ill-fitting, with un-equal gaps around the sash. We can draught-proof your casement windows using our innovative sealing system, so you can enjoy their traditional charm and a more comfortable home.
We install our draught-proofing system into either the frame of the window or the casement sash itself depending upon the construction of the window. The draught-proofing pile carrier is routed into the timber giving it a fixed point and making the system an integral part of the window.
New casement windows
The restoring and draught proofing your casement windows will vastly increase the thermal efficiency and noise reduction qualities of your windows. But sometimes the windows can be beyond repair. In this instance, unique replacement casements are made specifically for you to exactly match the originals. All our joinery is made from either Accoya or sustainably sourced hardwoods for long-lasting durability.
Slimline double glazing for casement windows
When it comes to glazing, we can offer you slimline double glazing combined with solid glazing bars in your new sash windows. Our approach creates maximum thermal efficiency and heat performance for a warmer home, while retaining the original details that make you period casement windows so prized.
If your home a listed building, conservation area or protected status casement window in Brighton or Sussex?
We can also make all new sash windows with single glazing, where required. Discover more about this from our listed building advice or visit:
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Get in touch, we won’t bite. But we do have extensive experience working on all types of projects, for private and commercial clients.
Brighton – 01273 258 226
Worthing – 01903 444 737