Casement Windows: Choosing the Perfect Fit for Your Brisbane Home

Casement Windows in Brisbane

Whether you’re building a new home or planning a renovation, one thing you’ll need to consider is the windows you’ll install. There are quite a few options on the market, such as classic sliding windows, but you might also want to consider casement windows in Brisbane.

To help you make a decision, this article takes a closer, in-depth look at casement windows so you’ll discover what they are, what their advantages are and why you should choose them for your Queensland home.

What are casement windows?

Rather than sliding left or right to open or close, casement windows work like awnings. However, while awnings have hinges at the top, casement windows have hinges on one side and swing out when you open them. Basically, this style of window swings open like a door and you’re free to choose which side of the window to have the hinges on.

Casement window benefits and advantages

Now that we have a better understanding of what casement windows actually are, let’s take a quick look at their distinct benefits and advantages.

Superior ventilation

Due to their swing out design, casement windows allow a lot of airflow through the home, providing superior ventilation compared to the more conventional sliding windows. You can also vary the angle of the window to direct the breeze exactly where you want it to go. With such awesome ventilation, your house will remain cooler in summer, saving you money on your energy bills. You won’t need to run fans or air conditioners all the time.

Low maintenance

Casement windows are a very low maintenance type of design. They have few moving parts and don’t get stiff or stuck like sliding windows sometimes do. The swing out design means they’re also very easy to clean, both inside and outside.

They are very secure

Casement windows are very secure windows that are hard to break into. Due to their door-like design, it’s also extremely easy to attach a variety of different locks to a casement window. Installing this type of window is yet another step you can take to make your home safe and secure.

Flexible design options

Another advantage of casement windows is you can have them custom built in any size and frame colour you desire. There are a number of different colours to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that matches your interior decor and your home’s exterior.

Classic look

Because of their understated and simplistic design and function, casement windows have a modern, yet classic look. In fact, they’re such a versatile design that they will look good in just about every room in the home. They also blend in well with and complement other window styles.

They can be screened

Screens are specially designed to fit our range of casement windows supplied by Bradnams. Security screens not only keep insects out, but they also provide safety and security when you have your windows wide open.

Practical applications in modern and heritage homes

The classic look and versatile design mentioned above means casement windows are perfectly suited to both modern and heritage-style homes such as the classic Queenslander. If you own a Queenslander home, you can put a modern twist on its design by updating the windows to casement windows. They are also quite easy to install, even for DIY enthusiasts.

Are there any disadvantages to installing casement windows?

While this window design has numerous benefits, everything has downsides and it’s the same with casement windows. One potential downside is that of safety. With the windows wide open on the ground floor, it provides easy access for burglars unless your casement windows are fitted with security screens.

Where to buy your casement windows

At A&D Discount Building Supplies in Brisbane, we offer  a quality range of aluminium casement windows to choose from. Our stock varies from time to time, so it’s a good idea contact us for details of what’s in stock at present, or to get a quote for new casement windows so we can order them in for you.  Contact us on  (07) 3801 1255.

Delivery areas

We can deliver locally for an additional cost (generally speaking we deliver to the Brisbane and Gold Coast metropolitan areas). We can also arrange for our suppliers to deliver direct from the factory and most of them can deliver a bit further out than us.