TRADITIONAL SASH WINDOWS
Traditional Timber Sliding Sash Windows
Our Traditional Sash windows are almost identical to the windows made over 100 years ago, albeit with thermally efficient glazing and high-performance weather-seals to keep the heat in and draughts out. The timber sashes glide effortlessly up and down, perfectly counter-balanced by individually-made lead or steel weights, hidden within the outer frame and connected via attractive pulley wheels.
The weather seals have been specially selected to provide a low-friction seal around the sashes, allowing smooth movement whilst forming a barrier against wind and rain. These are hard-wearing compressible seals rather than low-cost brush-pile draught excluder-type seals which flatten very quickly and which are synonymous with windows of poor quality.
There is a wide range of fasteners for the window, available in a range of finishes including brass, chrome, bronze & pewter. These cleverly aligning both sashes and draw them together against their seals whilst matching hook lifts provide lifting points for moving the sash. For a truly authentic appearance hook rings to the top sash and D-handles on the outside can complete the look. All of these sash windows are available with a choice of sash-stops which only permit limited opening of the sashes unless full-opening is required and optional locking fasteners which prevent the windows from being opened from outside.
These timber sash windows can be supplied with one opening sash, two opening sashes or none and in both rectangular and shaped frames to match the existing window aperture.
There are various optional sash horn designs which can be shaped onto the inner and outer sashes.
These windows are available with a variety of different glazing options. Generally double glazing is the preference but to cater for the needs of Listed Buildings we have both single and heritage-style slim double glazing (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.
As with all our products, the high-quality paint system gives excellent protection against the elements for up to 10 years before re-coating is required. The flexible water-based micro-porous paint won't flake or crack as it ages, keeping the timber beneath it protected for years. Repainting is simplicity itself, usually requiring no more than a quick rub down with fine glass-paper and re-coating with top-coat.