The awning timber window is a type of casement window that is hinged at the top and swings out from the bottom, providing adequate light and ventilation.
Awning timber windows are opened with a crank, lever or cam handle that is placed around hand height or at the bottom and serves as a window lock. They are often chosen for smaller or higher windows such as in bathrooms or stairwells where some ventilation is required, or where people are unlikely to walk past them on the outside.
In some climates they are used to allow ventilation while limiting strong breezes to blow through or, in many cases, rain or falling leaves to come in.
As depicted in some of the photographs opposite they can also be used as servers windows when fully opened. If used with screens then the screens are on the inside.
They are a strong and reliable window that seals well and has a crisp profile. Hence they have a sleek appearance with clean simple lines.