A Sash Window Comeback

04/10/2016 - 3 minutes read

A sash window comeback

When you say the term ‘sash windows’ it is often synonymous, for many people, with the term ‘old-fashioned’. Words like ‘old’ and ‘rundown’ and ‘dilapidated’ spring to mind.

Revival

Yet, as so often with all things old nowadays, box sash windows are fighting back. Instead of ‘old’ think ‘revival’. For that is exactly what is happening in the world of windows, in period properties or those with Georgian, Edwardian or Victorian architecture.
Sash windows may not be a viable option for a modern built home but they are certainly making a huge comeback in the new conservation era we now live in.

Observe

If you live in an old property – and that doesn’t necessarily mean a Grade 1 or Grade 2 listed building – it will be worth your while to take a fresh look at your sash windows.

Questions

Questions you might like to ask are ‘Are they draughty?’ or ‘Is the wood on the frame old and chipped?’ ‘What is the condition of the paintwork?’ and ‘Do the sashes run properly?’ ‘Is the operation smooth?’
With sash window revival, it’s all about renovation and restoration, not simply ripping out and beginning again.

Salvation

There are many parts of your windows that can be salvaged and reinstalled, keeping the imprint of history whilst maintaining a strong structure that is in good working order.
Simple maintenance can keep your sashes looking good and functioning well for years.
The temptation to remove them and install something up to date and modern is understandable but speak to a sash window company first for advice before you destroy something of irreplaceable value that could even increase the selling price of your home.
When sash windows are renovated by professionals, you don’t have to put up with draughts, excessive outside noise or rattling frames. And, to the envy of others, you keep that little bit of history that can never be replaced by a complete refit.

Envirosash provides high quality sash window restoration services to London and the South of England. We restore, draught proof and install slim double glazing into existing period windows and doors. We also manufacture bespoke made to measure windows and doors, and all our joinery is crafted from Accoya wood.

Contact Alex on 0800 292 2309 today to arrange a free survey and quote with no obligation.