Sash windows became popular after the Great Fire of London in 1666. Many great designs of architecture featured sash windows and over the years the styles and functionality of the windows themselves have changed greatly but at the core of its design still remains the basic sliding action of opening and closing a window.
Today added features alongside the sliding action can make modern living even easier and much more practical. Offering a sophisticated design feature to any home, sash windows offer a timeless elegance and style that works well on both period properties and modern.
If you own a period property with original features including the traditional windows and doors you may be all too familiar with the dated functions and mechanisms your windows and doors have. Traditional sash windows have a list of problems and are known for being high maintenance.
Sticky runners that make opening and closing of the window difficult, awkward pulley and weight systems that interfere with ease of use, window frames that rattle in bad weather and maintenance jobs such as repainting the wooden frames all mean that a traditional sash window doesn’t exactly fit into modern easy living even though they look beautiful on your property.
What if you could upgrade to new sash windows but still retain the traditional look? Here at Coral Windows and Conservatories we can help you achieve exactly that, a new modern way of living but keeping the look traditional and in the correct style appropriate for your home.
Firstly, it is important that you check the history of your property to ensure there are no listed elements and that you are free to make alterations and improvements. Once you are sure you can go ahead then the expert team here at Coral will be more than happy to help you in your design choices, but what makes a modern sash window so much better than a traditional one?
At Coral, we provide modern sash windows that incorporate up to date features to make everyday living a lot easier. Our sash windows feature smooth runners that glide effortlessly and won’t stick, and they are made to measure so each window and pane will fit neat and securely providing you with windows that won’t rattle in the elements. Along with improved features to make everyday use much easier, our windows also feature the latest security features such as internal beading and safety locks to provide added peace of mind.
All of the sash windows we make are noise reducing, feature energy efficient glazing and have a tilting option for ease of cleaning and maintenance (no repainting required here just a quick wipe down with a mild soap detergent and water). You will not only save money on maintenance bills but also the long-term saving on energy bills will add even more long-term benefits.
So, considering all of the above it is easy to see why upgrading to modern sash windows will benefit everyday living and provide you with a more economical and more secure home all while at the same time staying traditional.
No matter what the style of a property and its windows whether it be Georgian, Regency, Victorian, Edwardian or even a modern property sash windows are a classic design that will be seen for many years to come.