Yet, this stunning collection also embraces the latest in innovation, engineering and
Flush casement timber windows are defined by opening casements closing into the frame, thus creating a flush finish.
While these have been installed in buildings of all shapes and sizes in Balham for centuries, the flush casement’s notable clean lines, classic character and charm were particularly popular in South West London throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Contrary to flush casements which were popular throughout the centuries, Edwardian casements are unique to buildings built under the brief reign of King Edward VII – of which there are some stunning examples in Balham.
The Edwardians designed their own style timber casement windows by recessing the casement behind the frame, which allowed them to achieve a “stepped back” look. If you take a stroll in South West London, you might recognise the recessed casements by their glazing bars in the top openers rather than the lower casements.
Should you wish to explore replacing or installing Edwardian casements for your SW17 property, these are available with either leaded lights or timber glazing bars.Fine lamb’s tongue mouldings complete this classic look.
Despite Stormproof timber casement windows only increasing in popularity in the 1950’s, they’re now the most widely used window in British modern homes and are particularly popular in Balham.
Compared to a recessed timber window, where the window sits behind the frame, the stormproof casement’s window sits proud of the frame and overlaps it.
If your Balham property has one side that faces more extreme weather, a stormproof is the perfect choice for an extra layer of protection from the elements.
With 27 bespoke specification upgrades to choose from, you’re in the unique position of being able to enhance any feature of your bespoke casement window for your Balham home.
From better soundproofing to reduced maintenance cycles and improved temperature control; from warp-resistant timbers, hidden trickle vents, cords and chains to specialised glass and authentic mouldings, our master craftsmen combine advanced technology
with exquisite classic finishes to perfectly enhance your home’s period sophistication.
Originally, casement window glazing bars were created for Balham homes in order to support smaller panes of glass at a time when primitive production methods did not permit the manufacture of larger panes.
Our preferred glazing bar design is fine lamb’s tongue, which adds finesse and grace to original casement window designs. Sophisticated and refined, fine lamb’s tongue is a mark of understated elegance and quality, particularly among South West London properties.
Regardless of whether your SW17 period property is Georgian, Edwardian, Victorian or built in the 1920’s, a variety of period finishes are available to complete the look of your casement windows. Antique lead lights are available at 6mm, 9mm or
12mm dimensions, alongside extra slim 18mm refined
lambs tongue timber glazing bars.
We’ll happily show you the available options at one of our showrooms – we have everything you need to ensure the
character of your period home in Balham is perfectly preserved.
While up to 75% of original hardwood casement windows in Balham have now been lost to alternative designs, timber casement windows are now making a comeback.
Recognised as an essential feature of Victorian, Georgian or Edwardian buildings across South West London, their workmanship is appreciated by a growing number of homeowners who wish to enhance their streetscape with the finesse and elegance of quality timber casement windows.
The ever-growing list of conservation areas in South West London also ensures the safeguarding of the casement windows’ place in British history.Our experts are on hand to assess your requirements and help you design the perfect timber casement windows and doors to suit your home in Balham
Multi-layered timbers used to combat
twisting and warping; greater density;
minimal shrinking and setting. Tried and
tested to ensure optimum functionality
and visual appeal for years to come.
Three coats of micro-porous,
factory-applied paint as standard.
Upgrade to extra-long paint life for
minimal maintenance and maximum
protection. Colour palette options include
matching any Farrow & Ball, RAL,
Little Greene or Paint Paper
Choose from a wide selection of insulated
single, double or slim line glass unit
options, from industry-standard to
super-insulated glass. Safety, security,
thermal or acoustic glass units
tailor-made to suit your lifestyle.
All glass units are fitted with internal
beading (from the room side) to prohibit
would-be intruders from gaining entry into
your home by removing the glass. From
enhanced multi-point locking
systems to anti-burglar glass, child safety
restrictors and safety glazing, every
security option is available for your
peace of mind.
Friction hinges installed as standard.
Upgrades include concealed hinges, butt
hinges, escape hinges or our specialist
un-clip hinge system with easy-paint
dummies option (allows the removal of
non-opening windows adjacent to opening
windows for ease of installation
Our timber casement window gallery showcases the
master craftsmanship and style of our elegant timber window
collection. See below for examples of our bespoke flush
and stormproof casement windows.
Bespoke timber sash windows: box sash,
spring sash and conservation sash timber windows in
Balham and surrounding South West London SW17 postcodes
Having created a number of timber sash windows for Balham properties, we are perfectly equipped to understand the grace and grandeur of the traditional hardwood sash window’s authentic lines and charm, enhanced with the latest in technological innovation.
As your project is unique to your home in SW17, we partner with you to assess your individual requirements, designing bespoke pieces that serve to enhance your home’s charm, character and long-term value.
We’ve worked on a number of projects in South West London and can ensure that, no matter your priorities: thermal insulation, security, minimal maintenance or aesthetics, our made-to-measure sash windows are always designed to your unique specification.
Our flagship showroom is conveniently located
in East Sheen in south west London, situated
between Putney and Richmond.
Free parking is available in the opposite
car park for 90 minutes.
With showrooms in East Sheen and Cobham, we’re
perfectly situated to assist homeowners in London and
the surrounding Home Counties. Choose Privett Timber Windows for high-quality, bespoke windows that will
add long-term value to your property.
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