What are sash windows and how do they work?

Sash windows are a traditional type of window that became popular in Georgian architecture, and continued to be popular through the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Their elegant, timeless design means they [...]

2024-03-19T16:00:05+00:00September 15th, 2023|Advice and expertise, News, Sash windows|Comments Off on What are sash windows and how do they work?

How to paint timber sash windows and doors

Timber windows, including sash windows, can deteriorate over time, and this is particularly true of those that are exposed to the elements. Wind, rain and sunlight – not to mention wind-borne [...]

2022-11-22T11:21:04+00:00June 24th, 2021|Advice and expertise, Sash windows, Timber doors, Timber windows|Comments Off on How to paint timber sash windows and doors

Green Homes Grant scheme

The government’s Green Homes Grant Scheme is causing some confusion for our clients in terms of what it means for double glazed windows and doors. Unfortunately double glazing and draught proofing [...]

2024-03-19T16:01:36+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Advice and expertise, Double glazing, News, Sash windows|Comments Off on Green Homes Grant scheme

How to stop heat coming through your windows in summer

At Timbawood, we are usually asked how our windows can keep the heat IN – and we have a range of solutions that insulate windows to reduce heat loss. But what [...]

2024-03-21T20:14:00+00:00August 12th, 2020|Advice and expertise, Casement windows, Double glazing, Sash windows|Comments Off on How to stop heat coming through your windows in summer

Alternatives to Secondary Glazing

Conservation officers often request that listed or conservation properties be fitted with secondary glazing rather than having the original timber windows replaced. This is because it is seen as a solution [...]

2023-02-07T10:54:30+00:00June 30th, 2020|Advice and expertise, Casement windows, Double glazing, Listed buildings, Sash windows|Comments Off on Alternatives to Secondary Glazing

Sash Windows versus Casement Windows

When it comes to period properties, there are two main types of window: Sash windows and casement windows. But what is the difference between a sash window and a casement window, [...]

2023-02-07T10:52:29+00:00November 28th, 2019|Advice and expertise, Casement windows, Double glazing, Sash windows|Comments Off on Sash Windows versus Casement Windows

Glazing designs for bathroom windows and doors

Bathroom windows not only need to provide safety, good insulation and ventilation - they also need to give a property’s inhabitants peace of mind when it comes to privacy. [...]

2023-02-07T10:44:47+00:00December 13th, 2018|Advice and expertise, Double glazing, Sash windows, Timber doors, Timber windows|Comments Off on Glazing designs for bathroom windows and doors

Why wooden sash windows are the most environmentally friendly option

Wooden sash windows are the most environmentally friendly option for a number of reasons. Whether you’re choosing between wooden sash windows or uPVC, or even the less common option of aluminium [...]

2023-02-07T10:53:19+00:00November 27th, 2018|Advice and expertise, Double glazing, Sash windows, Timber windows|Comments Off on Why wooden sash windows are the most environmentally friendly option

UK’s leading window expert praises our restoration work on Grade II Listed building

Charles Brooking, Founder of the Brooking National Architectural Museum, is widely regarded as the UK’s leading window expert and historian. So when we were given the difficult task of restoring the [...]

2023-05-29T19:51:39+00:00July 19th, 2018|Listed buildings, News, Sash windows|Comments Off on UK’s leading window expert praises our restoration work on Grade II Listed building

Why the depth of the sash window frame is so important

  Many standard design sash windows have thick frames, often up to 174mm thick. This is far thicker than the sash window frame would have been when it was originally made, [...]

2023-02-07T10:50:58+00:00February 1st, 2018|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Listed buildings, Sash windows|Comments Off on Why the depth of the sash window frame is so important

Sash Window Hardware: Choosing ironmongery for your sash windows

Classic sash window hardware hasn’t changed much throughout the various eras, whether that’s on Edwardian, Victorian or Georgian sash windows. But there are still a few things to consider when choosing [...]

2023-02-07T10:51:34+00:00December 20th, 2017|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Listed buildings, Sash windows, Timber windows|Comments Off on Sash Window Hardware: Choosing ironmongery for your sash windows

Glazing options for period windows and doors

At Timbawood we pride ourselves in offering our clients a vast range of options for glazing period windows and doors, whether that is within our timber box sash windows, casement windows, [...]

2023-02-07T10:45:26+00:00November 30th, 2017|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Double glazing, Listed buildings, Sash windows, Timber doors, Timber windows|Comments Off on Glazing options for period windows and doors

Box Sash Windows: Our Ranges

The Timbawood box sash window is characterised by slender profile sections, fine mouldings and slim glazing bars, in keeping with the original design of period sash windows. We specialise in exact-match, [...]

2019-05-16T08:43:21+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Double glazing, London, Sash windows, Timber windows|Comments Off on Box Sash Windows: Our Ranges

Glazing for period, conservation and listed windows

Glazing for heritage properties The original glass in many period sash windows and casement windows, called crown glass, would have been hand-made and has a unique uneven reflection (see above right) [...]

2023-02-07T10:55:21+00:00May 10th, 2017|Advice and expertise, Casement windows, Conservation areas, Double glazing, Listed buildings, Sash windows|Comments Off on Glazing for period, conservation and listed windows

Replacing Georgian, Victorian & Edwardian Sash Windows

Period Sash Windows Throughout the ages, sash windows have been designed and manufactured in different ways, but there are some key features that each era is known for. At Timbawood, as experts [...]

2023-02-07T10:46:41+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Advice and expertise, Conservation areas, Listed buildings, Sash windows, Timber windows|Comments Off on Replacing Georgian, Victorian & Edwardian Sash Windows

Replacing & Repairing Sash Windows on Listed Buildings

Replacement sash windows on listed buildings are commonly Victorian or Georgian, each with their own unique design and character. Whether you’re looking to repair or replace your sash windows, there are many [...]

2023-10-17T10:55:21+00:00March 15th, 2017|Advice and expertise, Listed buildings, London, Sash windows, Timber windows|Comments Off on Replacing & Repairing Sash Windows on Listed Buildings

Conservation and listed building windows and doors

Preserving the architectural heritage of listed buildings and properties within conservation areas presents a unique set of challenges. With stringent planning regulations and a commitment to maintaining the integrity of historic [...]

2024-03-21T20:18:37+00:00February 19th, 2017|Casement windows, Conservation areas, Listed buildings, London, News, Sash windows, Timber doors, Timber windows|Comments Off on Conservation and listed building windows and doors

How to get planning permission for replacement windows on listed buildings

Preserving the character and historical integrity of listed buildings is paramount when considering any alterations, particularly when it comes to window replacement. Obtaining Listed Building Consent is crucial, as it ensures [...]

2024-02-29T09:12:40+00:00October 28th, 2016|Advice and expertise, Listed buildings, Sash windows, Timber windows|Comments Off on How to get planning permission for replacement windows on listed buildings
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