Sash windows already offer the authentic look and feel of traditional period homes. Though, they can be dressed up further with various types of frames and options to suit differing tastes. The following outlines various types of window furniture and frame options on the market.
Traditional Wooden Box Sash Frames
Wooden sash windows remain as popular today as when originally manufactured between 300 and 400 years ago, especially in areas of South London such as Kingston, Richmond, Kensington and Wimbledon. Their bona fide appeal adds character to an otherwise ordinary contemporary home exterior.
For many homeowners, wooden sash windows are the preferred choice. Coupled with a first-rate opening mechanism; even large and heavy sashes open and close well.
A number of glazing options fit the frame:
- Single or Double glazing
- Acoustic Glass for noise reduction
- Toughened or Laminated Safety Glass
- Sandblasted Glass
- Oriel range Glass or Patterned Glass.
Sash window fasteners offer a variety of types, including Brighton and Fitch fasteners. Each offers a decorative style and differing shapes whilst offering optimum security for windows. Most people prefer a combination of functionality with decorative style rather than one or the other.
There are sash lifts that fasten to the bottom rail for moving the window up and down. The window furniture for sash windows is available in satin chrome, brass, polished chrome and satin nickel. These really add to the wonderful look of the sash frame itself.
In order to easily open the top sash, the bottom sash is lifted and the top sash pulled down using traditional D handles.
When needing to replace sash window parts, DIY stores all offer a range of stops, locks, handle and pulleys.
The Use of Accoya Wood
The used of Accoya wood in windows in London and many other parts of the country have increased in popularity. The wood is the eco-friendly alternative to ordinary untreated timber wood with high-sustainability and a low carbon footprint. The non-toxic treatment of the suitable pine wood provides customers with sash windows that are not going to rot, shrink or jam.
The wood is highly resistant to insect attacks from wasps and woodworm that make nests or burrow holes in the frames. With a low thermal conductivity, many homes have experienced massive heat loss reductions. Where maintenance is concerned, unlike ordinary timber, the frames on Accoya sash windows do not need to be repainted as often as they hold the paint for much longer even through years of adverse weather conditions. Accoya wood is also resistant to heat changes throughout the year and does not shrink or expand.
Speak to us with regards to the best option for your needs and your home. Contact us for a quote through our website or on 0800 389 7384.