Why do we want to improve our sash windows? Because we love them!

22/01/2016 - 4 minutes read

Why do we want to improve our sash windows? Because we love them!

Anyone who has ever lived with sash windows knows their beauty — and if you’re reading this, that means you. Nothing compares with flicking open a sash and hurling it upwards. In a flash, half your window is replaced by fresh air. There’s that lovely, reassuring rumble as the window opens, and the strange satisfaction of using a technology with ropes and weights that may well be 150 or 200 years old. There’s the further pleasure of being in contact with the original fabric of your building. And last but not least, there’s the beauty of the sash window, internally and externally. They are elegant, they are not nasty plastic, and if they’ve lasted a century and more, why shouldn’t they last another 100 years?

Yes, everybody who’s lived with sashes loves them. Except that…

Well, the problems aren’t with the workings. Yes, they break down sometimes, but anyone who can understand a simple set of scales can get the basic principle behind the sash window. It involves a thing called gravity. Repairing them is not, as the cliché goes, rocket science, nor, unless there’s some major rot lurking somewhere, is it necessarily expensive.

No, the problems aren’t with the internal gubbins. The problem is that those beautiful sashes leak hot air out of your house — and cold air into it. Some people still have the internal pine shutters that shut out the cold at night, but that’s not really an answer, is it? Especially during the day, and especially with heating bills rising, not to mention the fact that we are all more environmentally conscious nowadays. Britain has one of the worst insulated housing stocks in all of Europe, to our shame. So we don’t want to be blasting heat into the atmosphere through ancient, leaky windows.

And we don’t have to. The really great news about Envirosash is that we genuinely can turn your sashes into highly insulated, modern windows — which can mean massive savings for you, too — as much as 25% off heating bills. And we do this without compromising how they are made or how they look in any way.

Please look elsewhere on our website to learn more about how we do what we do. With a combination of modern glass technology and forensically accurate insulation, we rework your windows and frames until they regain a silky intimacy they may not have known for a century and a half. We really do love sash windows; not a trite publicity claim, but the truth. We work surrounded by the beautiful fragrance of shaven wood, but our goal is to make the lovely ancient technology of your sash windows every bit as efficient as those modern plastic copies, so that they’ll be providing light, and beauty, but modern levels of energy efficiency too, for the generations after ours to relish.