Timber framed windows may seem old fashioned, with the majority of properties and homes now sporting PVC, but if you are looking for authentically period windows made from frames that can potentially last for 60 years or more, then timber frames are the way to go. While PVC frames may be guaranteed for 20 or 30 years, timber frames can last 60 years or more. What’s more, if you are replacing existing sash windows or want to restore a property so that it has the same period features it did when your home was built, then timber is the only material that provides that authenticity.
If you are looking to replicate period property features, then sash windows will help you achieve this look. This style of window was popular during Edwardian, Georgian, and Victorian eras. The frames were made from timber, and smaller panes of glass, called lights, were used so that the windows were not made of large, single pieces of glass that were potentially fragile and easy to break. Whether you are replacing existing sash windows or you are looking to reintroduce period features in a property that has been modernised, sash windows with timber frames, and that meet the configuration of the era when your property was built, are the best way to go about this.
Local And Planning Regulations
In some areas of the country, there are strict regulations concerning the types of window and other features your property is allowed to have. This is also true if you live in a listed building. In these cases, you will need to gain planning permission to make most types of alteration to your windows, and you may find it very difficult to get permission for PVC or even composite windows. By showing that you are sympathetic to the design needs of a property, you will find it easier to get any permission or to meet any planning requirements.
Modern Glazing And Other Features
If you do have modern timber framed windows fitted, there is no need to compromise on quality. Hardwood frames contain natural oils that help ensure the longevity of those frames, while double or even triple glazed windows can be fitted, which means that you will enjoy considerable energy savings and a more comfortable living environment. Even the mechanical features, and the internal workings like pulleys and sliding mechanisms, are made using modern materials and modern techniques. This means that your new windows will have the appearance of traditional windows but the strength and resilience that modern technology brings.
The quality of the glazing, timber, and fittings, also means that modern sash windows are more energy efficient. Double glazed windows prevent warm air from escaping, which means a more comfortable living environment without pockets of cold air. It also means that you will use less energy to heat the space. Enjoy traditional looking, period style windows, without increasing the size of your energy bill.
The Original Box Sash Windows Company can repair or replace existing sash windows. Enjoy high quality materials, good looking windows, and a reliable and reputable installation service for your new windows.