Have you looked into retaining the beauty of your Victorian-era home by upgrading, refurbishing, or replacing your traditional sash windows?
We understand how imperative genuine windows are for properties in conservation areas and heritage homes because we are specialists in Victorian sash window installation. We work diligently to preserve the original beauty and personality of your home. We offer a wide range of framing material and glazing options for everyone’s budgets.
Preserving the aesthetic and personality of your home’s traditional sash windows is important to us. We know that historic buildings deserve great care. Our team of specialists has a great deal of experience when it comes to working with heritage Victorian windows. If you are interested in having your windows replaced without compromising the look or the character of your current Windows, give us a call today.
What Are Victorian Sash Windows?
The Victorians were famous for new thinking and creative designs. This can be seen in the design and style of sash windows and their developments throughout this era.
Victorian era sash windows typically have fewer panes than their Georgian counterparts. Most Victorian-era sash windows commonly have 4 to 6 panes. A lot of Victorian sash windows feature a single glazing bar; however, later designs sometimes include more than one.
Why Choose Victorian Sash Windows?
Decorative, Delicate, and Ornate Designs
Sash windows in Victorian England were much more ornate than windows that came prior, thanks to the advances in the changing glass technology. Victorian windows offered larger and heavier glass panes to let in more light so sash horns were added to remove strain on the sash joints.
There Are Many Benefits of Victorian Sash Windows
The Looks Are Timeless
Box sash windows have been around for hundreds of years, but the design has not aged. Even though the technology behind the windows has changed to the point that we can ensure things like noise reduction, maximum-security, thermal effectiveness, etc., we always strive to keep the original box sash window design.
Models can be chosen with or without horns, but no matter what you choose, rest assured that you’ll get a window that blends with the UK architectural landscape the best.
Easy to Use
We’re all accustomed to how these windows work as they have been around for hundreds of years. Do not worry about complex mechanisms or how to operate the windows – the operation is simple and familiar. The technology inside the Windows has changed considerably, but the windows are still easy to use. Double glazing is now a thing that all box sash windows come with, and while this enhances performance in the window, it does not make them harder to operate.
No matter if you enjoy a traditional look or a more modern look on box sash windows, there’s a look for you. We make windows from various materials that are strong and sturdy, and traditional timber ensures a wholesome, old-fashioned look. Traditional box sash windows don’t necessarily have to strictly follow tradition in every aspect, so explore all the options we have to offer.
Carbon emissions are on the rise, so there is an increasing desire to be environmentally friendly. This applies to period properties, many of which have single glazing sash windows. If you have thought about updating, improving, or replacing your traditional sash windows, now is a great time to make the change as the environmental concerns are growing and these updated windows are environmentally friendly.
Victorian Style Homes and Best Window Shapes
Bay and bow windows: Victorian-style homes have decorative elements such as wall surfaces, and one way to increase interest is with bay and bow windows. Bay and bow windows extend beyond the foundation of the home and increase visual appeal inside and out of the home.
Speciality windows: These include many types of windows, to name a few: oval, round, half-circle, and eyebrow. Speciality window shapes only increase the appeal of a wall, which is what is unique about Victorian homes. Cameo windows, which are horizontal oval windows, and half eyebrow dormers are popular choices in Victoria-modelled speciality windows.
Arched windows: These rounded top windows are most common in Victorian style homes.
Rectangular windows: These are functional basic window shape windows.
The Best Window Styles for Victorian Style Homes
Double-hung: Window panes that move up and down are usually found in homes of this style. Double-hung windows typically come in pairs or sets of three divided by mullions.
Picture: While picture windows do not allow for ventilation, they are there purely for the view.
Casement: Windows that move out along hinges on either side, the right or left, are also typical in Victorian homes.
Transoms: A transom window is a thin window located above a primary door or window. Transoms let in additional light; however, they do not open to let in air.
Other choices are:
Decorative muntins: Muntins are strips of wood in-between a window pane. They are most commonly found dividing the upper sash while the lower sash remains untouched.
Pattern glass: Pattern glass allows light, but obstructs the view from inside. This window style is typically used in bathrooms and basement windows in Victorian residences.
Leaded glass: Leaded glass refers to a window with divided panes, similar to muntins. However, a more decorative, sometimes with coloured window panes to create the look of stained-glass is more decorative.
Window Finishes and Colours That Are Recommended
Earth tones: The colours that are best suited for exterior window trim in traditional Victoria-style homes. Varieties include darker nature colours such as brown, forest green, burgundy, and sienna.
Stained wood: The interior window trim is typically maple or oak with darker stains such as cinnamon or russet in Victorian homes.
Brighter colours: Some Victorian-era homes like Queen Anne homes are normally painted in colours such as light blue, baby pink, light green, and bright yellow. The trim is often cream or white on these brightly coloured homes.
Should My Victorian Sash Windows Be Repaired or Replaced?
Do not make the mistake of removing original period timber sashes and replacing them with new ones.
It is always best to repair and waterproof existing sashes when possible, but many companies will manufacture replacements if the windows are beyond repair or are missing window panes.
How to Choose the Material for a Replacement Sash
For homes in a conservation area or traditionalist owners, genuine timber sash windows should be the first and only choice. Unfortunately, plastic does not give the same visual or tactile effect. Timber sash windows are:
- Excellent insulators
- Long-lasting when maintained properly
- Available in a variety of stains and colours which translates to timber windows that are low maintenance
Are Victorian Style Sliding Windows Costly?
It is hard to calculate the prices for sash windows because the price depends on a number of variables, including size, specifications, glass type, and framing material.
A 600 x 900 wood sash window will normally cost £1,450 – £1,570 including VAT and installation and the price for a 1200 x 1200 wooden sash window will range from £1,500 to £1,800 including installation.
The price for window installation if you were looking to replace all windows in a four-bedroom house with sash windows could range anywhere from £14,000 to £18,000. This investment is greater especially in comparison to a cheaper alternative.
Why Choose Us?
Our timber options are authentic to the traditional sash design, which has been very popular. We keep the look of the deep bottom rail, Georgian bars, Fitch lock, and central transom.
Smooth Running Mechanism
Never struggle to open an Everest sash window. Our timber sash has spiral balanced design to ensure smooth running time and time again with an enabled finger touch opening, which makes these effortless to open.
Sash windows are stylish and practical. They can be opened for ventilation at either the bottom or the top of the window. A restrictor can be used to give ventilation without needing to completely open your window, which keeps your home secure.
Peace of Mind Guaranteed
Our sash windows are custom fitted with a guarantee against condensation and fog between panes, timber rot and fungal attack, and on the whole window including hinges and foiled finishes. Additionally, we offer a guarantee against peeling and cracking on timber.
As one of the leading home improvement companies in the UK, we set high standards. Our accreditations speak for themselves, and you can see them below.
The national standards body of the UK is the British Standards Institute (BSI).
Made in Britain
Made in Britain are passionate about UK manufacturers and British made brands. The body champions authentic British goods, help skills, crafts and allow innovation to thrive.
The Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme (FENSA) is the longest and largest scheme for installers that is trusted by the industry, local authorities, and government.
GGF stands for the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), which is the umbrella body for brands that manufacture, supply, or fit glass and glass-related products.
The BFRC is the UK’s national system for ranking energy efficient doors and windows.
Trustmark is the only endorsed scheme by the government for trades in and around the home.
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) represents the trading standards for professionals who work overseas and in the UK.
The British Board of Agreement (BBA) is the prime authority in the UK which offers the approval of construction products, installers, and systems.
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Areas we serve in Brighton include:
- Burgess Hill
- Mile Oak
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If installation, replacement and upgrade specialist for sash windows or casement windows are what you’re after, visit us as the specialists in traditional sash windows or call us to arrange a tour of our showroom today.
Our goal is to serve as much of the south-east of England and surrounding counties as possible and have been renovating and installing sash windows, casement windows and doors throughout these areas for many years. Areas we cover include central London, South London, Sussex, Middlesex, Southwest London, Hampshire, Surrey, Kent, and Berkshire. For further location details please see the area we service.