Should I Buy Sash Windows?
Sash windows have always been an extremely popular part of the London home. From the Georgian and Victorian eras up until today, they remain an essential design feature and are often a mandated replacement due to the presence of conservation areas and listed buildings. It’s also the preference of many homeowners to replace their windows with timber sash windows given the aesthetic appeal of the product. Sash windows also have a traditional, authentic feel that plastic or aluminium products can’t quite match – possibly one of the main reasons for their enduring popularity.
Is It Really Necessary To Replace My Sash Windows?
Given that many properties have had their sash windows for several years, it’s more than likely that your windows are in some need of replacement or repair. We often find that timber products are not necessarily maintained as much as they should be over their lifetime, with paint being left peeling on the outside of the window allowing water to ingress into the timber which eventually results in a difficult to operate window and further loss of paint as the timber becomes waterlogged. There are many other common types of issues with sash windows that may necessitate a replacement, and we offer free, no-obligation site surveys during which we will determine how bad your windows are and what level of service you require.
What Kind Of Issues Might Mean I Need A Replacement?
The following reasons can all lead to the need for a replacement window:
- Peeling paint
- Water Ingress
- Stiffness on operation
- Rattling on operation
- Self raising or self lowering
- Draughts or howling
- Rotten timber
- Bending, bowing or breaking of the timber
If you’ve noticed any of these issues on your window you should probably give us a call and book a site survey. It’s a free and no-obligation service.
We have two basic options for sash window replacement. For a thorough rundown of the services, please check our homepage.
For this service, we will remove the box in it’s entirety and replace it in it’s entirety.
If we see that your sash frame could accept a repair, we will carry out a refurbishment on the frame and just replace the sliding sashes.
All our products are bespoke, so additional options for sash windows include, but are not limited to:
- Any colour from the RAL classic range.
- Two different colours – one on the inside, one on the outside.
- Any paint or brand of paint that you might like.
- Your choice of furniture.
- A range of glazing bar options – given the variation in London, your options are almost limitless.
- Radius heads or square heads. The head is the top of the window.
- Several glass options – satin glass, laminated glass, toughened glass or acoustic glass.