Should You Fit Sliding Sash Windows?
Looking to add some character to your home with traditional sliding sash windows? Read our guide on timber sash windows and decide whether they’re the best option for your property.
When was your home built?
If you live in a heritage property from the Georgian, Victorian or Regency period, you’ll want to replace your old sash windows with similar new ones, retaining the character your property was designed to have.
If your property has had its beautiful sash windows replaced with modern uPVC windows, we recommend replacing these with traditional timber sash windows to restore its original character. Not only will this improve the appearance of your home, making sure it’s in keeping with other properties in the area, it will also add value to your home in the long term.
You can also choose from a range of period paint colours to finish your sash windows with style and elegance.
Recent renovation or conversion?
We fit timber sash windows into many barn conversions and complete home renovations, where the owner wants to honour the history of the property and fit windows that look sympathetic to the conversion and give a beautiful, traditional look to the finished home.
Sliding sash windows are a great option to really give your new home that classic look, without compromising on quality and finish.
By using materials such as Accoya, you needn’t worry about the maintenance of your wooden sash windows, or having to replace them in the near future, as they can last up to 70 years and are guaranteed for 50.
Is it listed?
If your property is listed, replacing like-for-like will be the only option. Make sure you find a specialist joiner who can work with the authorities to ensure an accurate replica of the original windows.
This may also be the case if you live in a conservation area. It’s all about conserving the look and appearance of the area, so replacing windows with anything other than sash windows is unlikely to be permitted.
Like the look of sash windows, but like the convenience of modern casement windows? Now you can achieve the look of traditional sash windows with mock sash windows.
These look just like the real thing from the outside, but function like casement windows, making them easy to open and clean.
Not sure what’s right for your property? We’re here to help! We’d love to learn more about your property and take you through the different options available to help you achieve your dream home.