Sliding Sash Windows
There are several types of wooden sliding sash window which yoursashwindows.com are able to install. Each has different characteristics and you should choose the type that best suits your property. All of our sliding sash windows are created bespoke in our workshop with the highest quality timber before being primed with microporous paint. They are installed with draught proofing and can be double glazed. A range of window furniture is available.
Traditional Sliding Sash
Vertically sliding sash windows were first invented in London in the 17th century. They transformed the appearance of British property and went through a series of iterations during the Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian eras. Each era produced a variation on a theme, but one thing is undeniable; sash windows are the most elegant and beautiful style of window ever produced.
Georgian (1714 – 1837)
The most common design during the Georgian period was the six pane over six pane style, though larger eight over eight windows were also introduced as the production of large panes of glass was impossible at the time. The proportions of such windows tended to be square, with panes held together by a grid of slender timber glazing bars.
Perhaps the most recognisable and the most popular of the sash window types, Victorian sash windows typically had a two pane over two pane style. This was a period of innovation, as the Gothic Revival gained popularity and a broad range of more ornate designs was introduced, though many Georgian sash windows were also reworked by fitting larger panes of glass. The number of glazing bars was also reduced.
Edwardian (1901 – 1914)
It was during the Edwardian period that sash windows reached peak popularity. As in the Victorian era, there was a great deal of experimentation and variation when it came to window design, but arguably the most common style was that of six panes over two panes.
Venetian Sliding Sash Windows
This style was common throughout the country a century ago, especially in terraced properties. The design features narrow mullions and is made up of three parts. The two outer boxes and panes are fixed in place; the centre sash is the only part which slides open. This sash is balanced by weights which are positioned in the outer boxes. This leads to a particularly smooth operation.
Yorkshire Sash Window
As the name suggests, this type of sash window, also known as a ‘slider’ sash’, first appeared in Yorkshire and is said to predate the traditional vertically sliding sash window. It consists of a horizontally sliding sash; the outer sash is usually fixed in place, whilst the inner sash slides behind it to open. Their proportions are typically square, but as with every type of window, there is considerable variation.
Hidden Spring Sash
Whilst we offer wooden sash windows balanced with weights and pulleys, we also cater to clients’ requests for hidden spring sliding sash windows. This is particularly useful when heavier sashes are being installed. The springs are used when the original brickwork openings were not made to take sashes, which are fitted from inside.