A look through our sash windows brochure will give you a glimpse into the quality of the window products we offer and also equip you with in-depth information about sash window styles.
Sash Windows for Historical Properties
Sash windows are a stunning window architectural feature of English Victorian and Georgian properties.
They now occupy a big part of our building heritage thanks to their unique aesthetics and design.
Sash windows consist of vertically or horizontally opened glazed panels, and there are different window arrangements.
Sash windows are popular across English cities, towns, and villages for their charming and elegant look. Fondly called ‘the eyes of the facade’, they are popular for their obvious aesthetic attributes in original sash windows and are handcrafted with original timber. They keep properties looking stylish and maintain the traditional context.
Smaller panes held together by glazing bars are found in the glazed area. The number of panes used depends on the era: ’two over two’ is typically Victorian, while ‘six over six’ was popular in Georgian times. For historical properties, sash windows must be carefully chosen to ensure they are in sync with the period and window architectural style.
Timber Sash Windows Built to last longer than uPVC Windows
A single frame for glazing is what comes to mind when the word sash is mentioned. A typical traditional sash window consists of two sashes placed in the front and behind and slides up and down, in vertical motions with the cords counterbalanced by lead weights. A sliding sash may have an opening at the bottom or top or both. For easy cleaning, modern sash window designs tilt in and out but traditional designs do not swing outwardly.
If you live in a conservation area or the building has been grade listed for replacement or restoration with genuine timber, your only option may be sash windows. Waterproofing and repair should be done on existing sashes where possible, but in a case where repair is not the smart option, authentic replacements should be manufactured and used. If taken care of properly, timber will better the modern uPVC varieties in life span as they are excellent insulators and are durable, and the good news is timber windows no longer have to be high maintenance with the modern versions coming in all colours and stains.
Composite sash windows with their hybrid build consisting of wood on the inside and the exterior clad with aluminium are increasing in popularity. This ensures that the classic wooden look is maintained internally, but also resist varying weather conditions and are low maintenance on the outside.
Cost of Sash Windows
This cost of sash window replacement is dependent on certain factors such as the age of the property, and the area, the frames and glazing configuration, and the window size. Timber is the more expensive option Off the shelf compared to other types such as uPVC, but timber is traditional and looks absolutely fantastic. Look through our brochure to have a better idea of what our timber sash windows look like.
Being a company operating in Brighton and East Sussex in the UK and catering to residents around Lewes, Shoreham, Burgess Hill, Littlehampton, Worthing, Southwick and all around Brighton, we offer a lasting solution to your sash window repair, installation, or restoration requirements. Are you in search for a company you can trust? Does the rule of council approval confuse you? Do you want your windows handled by a company with years of experience of serving the people of Brighton? Smart Sash windows have got you covered, contact us today. Contact us to get a copy of our brochure sent to you