Many people who own single glazed traditional timber sash windows are often frustrated that their homes are cold and draughty. They therefore consider replacing their beautiful old windows with ugly modern plastic ones. This is not necessary, however, thanks to the sash window double glazing service offered by yoursashwindows.com. We have fitted double glazed sash windows in Chester many times before.
To double glaze sash windows, we first remove the sash beading and the top and bottom sashes. We assess the sill’s condition as well as that of the box frame and external pointing. Should they be of good enough quality, an entire window replacement is not necessary. Once we have taken precise measurements, we create replica sashes, matching the sash horns and inner moulds to the originals and fitting them with double glazed units which meet all current building regulations. Our double glazed units are made up of two panes of glass, between which is sandwiched an inert gas. Heat lost via the windows is vastly reduced, because the gas is a poor conductor of heat. To further improve the energy efficiency of your property, we also install a concealed draught proof system.
Next, we prime all the exposed woodwork and caulk the beading, leaving the window ready to decorate. If required, we also offer a painting service, using our recommended decorator scheme. We’ll then fit a centre catch, up-lifters, sash eye and window locks in any style you like. We can advise on which window furniture is best suited for your property.
Once the window has been fitted, we provide you with a full operational demonstration. We’ll advise you on the best way to look after your new double glazed sash windows to keep them looking their best for years to come.
This method means that you make a considerable saving when compared to replacing the entire window. As a result, prices start from as little as £580.
Double Glazed Sash Windows in Conservation Areas
Windows make a hugely important contribution to the appearance of all properties, but nowhere is this more evident than in historic buildings in conservation areas, which have protected status due to their unique and distinctive architectural features. Sash windows are an important part of our British heritage and so should be preserved wherever possible.
A common misconception that we often come across is that double glazed sash windows cannot be fitted in listed buildings, or in properties located within conservation areas. However, this is simply not true. Our dedicated team has years of experience ensuring that all of the windows they produce and fit are sympathetic to the architectural requirements of the area. As our double glazed sash windows are produced as exact replicas of the originals, we almost always receive planning approval from local planning authorities. We are able to handle all of the paperwork necessary to gain approval.
In conservation areas, other types of window are entirely inappropriate and should be avoided at all costs. You should not be tempted by their lower cost. The damage they do to the overall appearance of a property is simply not worth this small saving. In fact, by fitting such windows, you may dramatically reduce the value of your period property when it comes to selling your home.
What are the Advantages of Double Glazed Sash Windows?
By double glazing your sash windows and preserving the appearance of your home, you will maximize its value on the property market. Our process ensures that the key architectural features which are most aesthetically pleasing are kept, such as the architrave and mouldings and other original period features. Our double glazing process is compliant with the requirements of 90% of conservation areas and as we fit new double glazed units, they are are also compliant with 2011 building regulations around heat loss and energy efficiency. You should therefore notice a considerable reduction in your heating bills and will be comfier in your warmer home.
Once we have completed the installation, your double glazed sash windows will work much more quietly and smoothly, making opening and closing them easy. By fitting a draught exclusion system we are also able to reduce the level of dust and dirt ingress into the property.
Finally, all of our work is FENSA registered and guaranteed for 5 years, giving you peace of mind in the unlikely event something goes wrong. In reality, your newly double glazed sash windows should last for many years to come.
Modern technology now means that you can have the best of both worlds – the warmth and energy efficiency of a new window, coupled with the charm and style of a traditional one. There is no need to compromise with double glazed sash windows fitted by yoursashwindows.com.
If you have a property that requires double glazed sash windows in Chester, please request a survey.