Replacing Sash windows

Sash windows have been around since at least the 1600s (inventor unknown) but didn’t become popular and widespread until Georgian times. They continued to flourishthrough Victorian and Edwardian times and remain strong period features in properties from these eras. Although there have been varying styles over the years, mainly around the number of panels in each sash, there is an overall look that most people know, understand and appreciate as sash windows.

If you live in a character property, a listed building or a conservation area and need to replace your sash windows you might be thinking you have limited options. Think again. Sash windows that need replacing are likely to be single glazed, and therefore draughty, made of a far less quality wood and so less resilient, and with mechanisms that might be tricky to operate. And in many cases they may have even been painted shut!

Modern sash windows will be double glazed for much greater thermal protection. The wood will be of superior quality to the original ones. The mechanism will be much easier to operate and maintain, and assuming that any replacement sash windows are well maintained they should last for generations. They are an investment well made. Not only will new sash windows be made to satisfy any regulations, they will maintain the integrity of any prestige, heritage or period property.

Here at Oaktree we specialise in windows for character properties, listed buildings and those in conservation areas. We get it right and we deliver excellent customer service as demonstrated by this review “Very happy with the service provided by Oaktree have been very helpful throughout. The double glazed sash windows that we now have in our home, are of a very high quality and look impressive. The sashes open very smoothly. Would happily recommend Oaktree products to others.”

We have a showroom in Wiltshire where you can come and see the craftsmanship and get the style right for the period of your property, which extends to modern builds as you can see from this review from a property developer client said “Oaktree supplied 24 box sliding sashes, 3 sets of French Doors, 3 new Front Doors and decorative surrounds for our newly built three terraced homes. Excellent service. Right price first time. Workmanship top class, will definitely use Martin and the Oaktree team again”.


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