Timber sash windows a common site throughout English villages, towns and cities. There is no denying that they are both beautiful and elegant to look at. Original sash windows have aesthetic attributes. These types of windows are specially handcrafted in original timber. Keeping with this taditional method helps keep you property look charming.
Traditional Timber Box
Handcrafted to perfection
Charming and Elegant to look at
The word ‘sash’ refers to a single frame for glazing. A traditional ‘sliding sash’ windows is most commonly made up of two sashes that slide up and down. They slide one in front of the other in vertical grooves, these are then counter balanced using lead weights on cords. Sliding sash windows can be opened from either the top or the bottom of the window.
The glazed area of the window consists of small panels which are held together using glazing bars. The number of glass panes all depends on the era: ‘two over to’ is typically Victoria times. ‘six over six’ is usually Georgian, these are the most common types of sash windows that are installed. Sash windows that are being installed for historical properties should, be chosen carefully to ensure that the windows match the correct period. This is because there where several style and developments changes throughout the years.
If your living in a conservation area or a listed building which is under restoration, genuine timer sash windows may be your only choice. Where ever possible timber sash windows should be repaired. If your windows are beyond repair, then we can get authentic replacements manufactured. Wood is extremely durable and is also an excellent insulator. If they are taken care of properly they can last longer then modern uPVC varieties. Timber sash windows don’t have to be high maintenance, this is because of the modern finishes that are available today.
Whats the cost of sash windows?
The cost of having your sash windows replaced all depends on the age of the property and whether you live in a conservation area. You also have to take into account the size of the window and the configuration of the frames and glazing. For a free no obligation quotation please Contact Us now.