Simple Grace and Elegance
The design of our Conventional Box Sash Window reproduces as faithfully as possible the simple grace of English sash windows, progressively developed from early use by Wren, their peak in the late Georgian period and in common usage by the Victorians and Edwardians. In particular, the dimensions of our sash frames, meeting rails and glazing bars have been made slim, with traditional mouldings subtly modified to suit modern construction technology.
Our sliding sashes are hung on chains or pre-tensioned sash cords, retaining the long proven reliability of simple counterbalance weights. Triple draught strips stop rattles, and extremely high insulation glazing units minimise heat loss. Multi-layer, twist and warp resistant timber minimises the jamming found on windows of lesser quality during wet weather. Sash windows are typically finished in white, off-white or cream but specifying a shade of grey, blue or green externally can make for an interesting design twist. Locking fitch catches and traditional sash lifts may be fitted in brass or chrome.
Slim and Beautiful
Measuring a little over five inches from front to back, our Slim Box Sash is the slimmest traditional box sash window available in the United Kingdom. This compact design allows the new window to sit comfortably in place of the original without projecting into the room. Our Slim Box Sash is a favoured choice for all types of sash window replacement, but is particularly useful where traditional interior sash window shutters, or other internal decorative features are to be retained. It is a practical choice in instances where radiators are positioned directly below a sash window, removing the need to have them re-sited.
The Slim Box Sash carries narrow double glazed units but maintains high levels of insulation by using high performance Krypton gas between the glasses. Externally the window suites with the rest of our sash collection with slender meeting rails, fine glazing bars and traditional mouldings.