The timber window synonymous with Georgian and Victorian buildings
the length and breadth of the country is still hugely popular in new-build settings today.
The sash window is synonymous with Georgian and Victorian buildings the length and breadth of the country and is still hugely popular in new-build settings today. When replacing sash windows, no other style of window comes close to doing justice to the property as real sliding sash windows.
Looking equally good in a country residence or townhouse, our hardwood or softwood sliding sash windows, offer superb weather protection and excellent insulation thanks to a design that integrates subtle double-glazing and hidden draught-seals into a traditional form.
There is no mistaking the shape of a window opening designed for a sash window. They are generally taller than they are wide, and in most cases trying to install any other type of window will give a result that detracts from the appearance of the property - in short, it just doesn’t look right. Similarly there are some window openings that just don’t suit a sash window and only a casement window design looks right.
All of our sash windows are available with a variety of different glazing options. Generally double glazing is the preference but to cater for the needs of owners of Listed Buildings we have both single and heritage-style slim double glazing both of which can be fixed in with timber beads or putty-glazed. And for those with problems with noise then we have triple glazing or specialist acoustic glass.
Add to this a variety of different solid or bonded glazing bar configurations, numerous different sash horn designs and hardware in vast range of colours then we really can offer a complete range of options.
Our vertical sliding sash windows are available in 4 different formats to suit all requirements of style and function.
- The Traditional Sash Windows, as their name suggests are almost identical to the windows made over 100 years ago, albeit with modern glazing and effective weather-seals to keep the heat in and draughts out. Lead- or steel weights counter-balance the sashes to give effortless gliding movement up and down.
- Our Slimline Sash Windows are very similar but have the sashes suspended on spiral balances – which appear where the traditional cords would be or can be semi- or fully-concealed. These do exactly the same job as the cords and weights but don’t need the weight pockets on either side of the window and so are often better suited to new-build properties and situations where there is no room to hide the weight pockets behind the outer brick or stone façade.
- Our Slide & Tilt Sash Windows not only operate in the same way as the Slimline Sash but also have a facility that allows the sashes to be tilted inwards from the top. This allows access for cleaning the outside of the glass and sash from within the room and also allows both sashes to be pushed to the top of the frame to present a much taller opening than normal – useful for emergency egress, or even delivering large items through if the doors are very narrow.
- Our Horizontal Sash Windows - also known as Yorkshire Sash - is a replica of a very old design that still looks the part today. These are like a vertical sliding sash window turned on its side with one sash fixed and one or two sashes opening sideways. The modern version has the sashes sliding effortlessly to the left or right on concealed rollers and is available in a range of glazing configurations to suit most period properties.
Finally, we also offer a selection of Mock Sash Windows to suit every property and budget. These range in appearance from the 'almost identical to sliding sash' type to windows that 'give a nod to the sash window style'.
Replacing Sash Windows
Sash windows are very often situated within timber-lined reveals with panelling or internal shutters which, in many cases, are still in use. These are attractive details within the home which need to be maintained and the new windows have to blend seamlessly with the old surrounds. We find that there is often as much time needed in the finishing joinery on-site as there is in removing the old windows and installing the new. Our skilled joiners take care of this and take great care to ensure that the new windows look as much like the originals as possible.