Enhance Your Home’s Charm and Energy Efficiency with Replacement Sash Windows
Whether you own a historic property or a contemporary home, nothing quite beats the timeless appeal of traditional sash windows.
In decades past, original sash windows typically contained thermally inefficient single glazing, leaving many modern homeowners to move away from this style and opt instead for contemporary designs such as casement windows.
These days, however, you no longer have to choose between style and efficiency, and replacement sash windows can offer charming aesthetics, exceptional durability and outstanding energy efficiency.
Whether you’re currently looking for replacement sash windows for your home or merely considering the idea, at Sherborne we have decades of experience and knowledge to share so you can make an informed decision.
What are sash windows?
Sash windows usually have two moveable sashes that can slide up or down the window frame, allowing for ventilation at either the top or the bottom of the window.
Some sash windows are single-hung, meaning that only one of these sashes is moveable, while others are double-hung, so that both sashes can move up and down.
Victorian and Edwardian charm
Timber sash windows were incredibly popular in Victorian and Edwardian England, meaning that they look picture-perfect in listed buildings and period properties.
However, while sash windows are often chosen for use in conservation areas and in renovation projects, they can also be used to bring traditional charm to modern properties too. Today’s sash windows are double glazed and offer outstanding thermal efficiency, helping to lower homeowners’ energy bills and meet modern Building Regulations.
Timber or uPVC: pros and cons
While sash windows are traditionally made with timber, modern sash windows can also be made with uPVC.
Timber is slightly more expensive, but offers the most traditional look. Timber windows require ongoing maintenance, including recoating the timber frame every few years.
uPVC sash windows are more affordable and durable, but may not capture the exact visual appeal of timber.
Both materials offer great thermal efficiency and security and, no matter which material you use, a full replacement of your sash windows will add a touch of effortless elegance to your property.
Are sash windows secure?
Today, sash windows are manufactured with extra security features to ensure they are up to the task of keeping you and your home safe.
Our sash windows are accredited by Secured By Design – a police-approved scheme created to improve the design of windows to prevent intruders breaking in. With ultra-strong reinforced steel sashes, multipoint locking systems and robust hardware, our sash windows will offer you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is secure.
Replacement sash windows with a modern twist from Sherborne
At Sherborne, we offer a modern take on traditional sash windows. Made with either uPVC or timber, our windows are perfect as replacements in a restoration project or for adding charm and character to your contemporary home.
Accredited by FENSA, you can trust our team of sash window experts to provide you with the very best new windows and a stress-free installation with minimal disruption.