Why Are Sash Windows So Popular With Everyone

30/09/2016 - 3 minutes read

Why are sash windows so popular with everyone?

It’s a question that is often asked and one worth answering. After all, if box sash windows belong to crumbling historic buildings or country cottages that have seen better days, why keep them installed in your 2 bedroom terrace?

Why restore?

These type of historic windows belong as much in the 21st century as they did in the era of Edwardian architecture. Their popularity is growing and not simply with Grade 1 listed buildings or in largescale conservation projects.


Sash window restoration is happening all over Britain in 2 bedroomed country cottages, Victorian terraces, Georgian and Edwardian buildings and, of course, in grand, aristocratic country piles.


Sash windows have a special quality that cannot be replicated by modern casement windows. This is inherent in the elegant touch of history, of centuries past, of materials handled by the master craftsmen of old, of a time rich in ornate features, superlative materials and the sheer artistic pleasure of building.


You don’t have to be aristocratic to enjoy this revival. Sash window renovation is increasing amongst ordinary household owners up and down the country in every town and village.


Today, materials for renovating are still of high quality and many of the original features, wood and components of the windows and box sash can be saved and re-used. The professionals doing the job are still craftsmen, enjoy the creative process in either replacement of the complete window where necessary, or restoration.


Old is new and if you are a homeowner whose house was originally built in another era, you can join in the revival of these feature windows, which possess all the charm and grace of another century.

The best advice is to ask one of the professionals who specifically focus on this area of window installation. You can still gain from all the benefits of modern windows with noise and draught exclusion. You can even have heritage double glazing nowadays to avoid cold draughts and heat loss.

There is no doubt about the increasing popularity of retaining these older style windows with their creative, aesthetic appeal. Retrofit windows are priceless and unmatched by the straight lines and often characterless modern UPVC windows. 

Contact: 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, 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.