White uPVC sliding sash window

Sliding sash windows are making a huge comeback as a window style. They’re one of the oldest types of windows, originating in the 17th century when they were made of wood. More and more people want to take advantage of the heritage look for their home. Sliding sash windows are an effortless way to do this without moving. Let’s take a look at what sash windows are and why they’re so popular.

What are sash windows?

With a sliding sash that moves vertically, you can control how much air flow you let into your home. If you live in a Georgian, Regency or Victorian property and want to stay authentic, then sash windows are a must. Traditionally the sliding mechanisms were counterbalancing weights but you can now also get springs. The windows are made up of smaller panes with glazing bars. This furthers the authenticity of the traditional style and still fills your home with light.

What are the benefits of sliding sash windows?

  • This style allows you to perfectly recreate traditional windows and adds a sense of elegance to your home
  • Control air flow around your home with the easy-to-use sliding mechanisms
  • If you have a period property, you don’t have to compromise on authenticity or the performance of your windows

The right material for your home

We offer our sliding sash windows in classic uPVC, ultra-modern aluminium and authentic timber. uPVC sliding sash windows have the benefit of a beautiful traditional style combined with effective modern performance. Offering high levels of energy efficiency as well as being low maintenance, they’ll last your home for years to come. uPVC won’t rot or corrode. Just a simple wipe down is all that’s needed to keep them looking good for years to come. Aluminium allows you to enjoy an ultra-modern look with a range of colours as well as extremely slim frames. Timber is the truly authentic choice as well as being preferred for houses in conservation areas.

Double glazed sliding sash windows

An ever popular style

Recreating the feel of years gone by is a desirable feature for homes and gives a sense of elegance. It’s clear that more and more homeowners are taking advantage of adding these heritage look windows to their home. The 2017 Insight Data Industry Report shows that the number of installers offering uPVC sliding sash windows has dramatically increased. In 2011 the number was 6396 and this year it’s increased to 7896.

Our range of sliding sash windows

Our sash windows are double-hung which means that both the top and bottoms sash are movable. You have the flexibility to choose which part of the window you want to open. Both sashes can tilt inwards to make cleaning a breeze. You no longer need to rely on window cleaners coming round.

Like all our windows, they’re A rated as standard so ensure your home stays as warm and efficient as possible. Our sash windows have slim sightlines which allows you to enjoy unobstructed views and fills your home with light.

With a range of colours including Chartwell Green and woodgrain finishes, match your new windows perfectly to your home. With a range of authentic features and hardware including sash horns; our windows are supremely secure. This ensures that they will protect your home from intrusion and keep your family safe. Get in touch with us today if you want to take advantage of the resurgence of elegant sliding sash windows.

Areas we serve

Swindon-based family run double glazing installers

With a head office in Swindon, a short trip from the motorway, we are ideally located to offer our services across Wiltshire, Reading, Bath, Bristol, Marlborough, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and other surrounding locations.

Emerald provide and install home improvements in all materials – uPVC, aluminium and traditional timber. No matter what material you choose, you can be sure we’ll provide you consistent quality – our work is always finished to the highest standards, whether you’re installing 2 windows or 20!

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What our customers are saying

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