The traditional sash window is to be found in may Edwardian and Victorian properties around Liverpool and the surrounding areas.
The sash window is recorded in history as being one of the earliest types of windows. They add the style and elegance to our period properties. If you are considering replacing your existing sash windows, it is important that you choose an installer that has the knowledge and expertise.
Consider many of the planning constraints found in conservation areas and those with listed buildings and often the windows will be one feature of the building that is required to retain its original features.
However this does not mean you can’t have new sash windows in pvcu or timber, it just means certain details must be correct.
Choosing the right sash window.
For sash windows in PVCu, it is important to choose a product that gets the detailing right.
Original sash windows feature detailing such as slim rails, the traditional window sash horns and sometimes glazing bars separating the glass panes into a picture frame or grid effect.
Putty lines are also a feature of original sash windows, bearing in mind that these used putty to hold the glass in place and not glazing beads like every modern type of window.
Therefore regardless of your budget, there is no reason why you cannot find a sash window that accurately portrays these original features.
Sash horns are now available as an integral part of the window. Earlier variants of PVCu sash window had bolt on sash horns and often these did not look right.
It is important to remember that sash windows should not look like brand new windows. Instead they should blend in with the older property they are being fitted into.
Sash Window Hardware
Undoubtedly one of the most important features of old sash windows is the hardware. You may be familiar with the fitch catches, restrictors, lift handles and other period hardware. Again choosing the right PVCu sash window should not prevent you from having a highly secure window yet one that has authentic looking hardware.
SGK Windows offer a choice of sash windows no matter what type of home you live in. And even if you simply desire sliding windows to a more modern property we can help.
Our quotations and consultations are free of charge and we can hope you choose the right sash windows for your home and your budget.