Windsor Bespoke has developed a local showroom dedicated to the supply and correct installation of beautiful timber windows and doors.
We are passionate about the difference that real wood can make to your home; our suite of products has lead the market in the breadth of application, uniqueness of design, quality of construction and performance in use.
Installing well-made, well-specified timber windows and doors can really enhance the beauty and value of your home.
Sash and Case Windows Fife
Sash windows grace some of the most beautiful homes in the country – and replacing these originals, when the time comes, is a Timber Windows speciality.
Our unique collection of sash windows faithfully replicate these timeless designs down to the finest details as well as more specialised solutions for listed buildings and conservation areas. Our Sash Windows are available with traditional chains, cords or a hidden spring mechanism.
Sash windows are a typical feature of English Georgian and Victorian properties. Thanks to their distinctive design and aesthetics they have become a big part of our building heritage.
This type of window consists of glazed panels which are opened vertically or horizontally.
Benefits Of Sash and Case Windows
There is no denying that sash windows are both charming and elegant to look at. Described as the ‘the eyes of the façade’, original sash windows have obvious aesthetic attributes. Handcrafted in original timber, they are stylistically in keeping within the context of a traditional property.
The word ‘sash’ refers to a single frame for glazing. A traditional ‘sliding sash’ window is usually made up of two sashes that slide up and down, one in front and one behind, in vertical grooves, counterbalanced by lead weights on cords. Sliding sash can be opened at the top or bottom, or both. Traditionally, they have no outward swing but modern designs tilt in and out for easy cleaning.
The glazed area consists of a number of smaller panes held together by glazing bars. The number of panes depended on the era: ‘six over six’ is typically Georgian. In Victorian times ‘two over two’ reigned supreme. Sash windows for historical properties must be chosen to carefully to ensure you get the right period, as there were several developments and style changes in sash windows over the years.
If living in a conservation area or a listed building restoration or replacement with genuine timber sash windows may be your only choice. Where possible existing sashes should always be repaired and waterproofed, but if windows are beyond repair there are many companies who will manufacture authentic replacements. Wood is very durable and an excellent insulator and if taken care of properly can last longer than the modern uPVC varieties. With the use of modern finishes (available in all colours or stains) timber windows don’t have to be high maintenance.
Sash uPVC windows are often used as substitute for painted wood. Although it cannot be recycled uPVC is low maintenance and energy efficient and also comes in a wide range of colours and finishes.
Composite sash windows are increasing in popularity with wood on the inside and clad with aluminium on the outside. This ensures they keep the classic look of wood internally, but are resistant to weather conditions and require virtually no maintenance externally
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