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Newbury was established in the 11th century shortly after the Norman Conquest. Trade and commerce were increasing in England and as a result, many new towns were being created. The new settlement was originally called New Burgh, meaning new fort or new fortified settlement.

A recent YouGov survey commissioned by RICS found that 89% of the British public believe that it is important to preserve Britain’s national heritage for future generations.

The Sash Window Workshop is proud to have achieved classification of weathertightness in accordance with standard BS 6375-1:2009 for vertical sliding sash windows.

If you are travelling on the Bakerloo or Victoria line this spring keep an eye out for our tube adverts!

The Sash Window Workshop has being raising money throughout March for Comic Relief.

When looking to add value to your period home, it is important to ensure that original features are retained, where possible, or replaced with like-for-like. If the originally features have been removed, you can often identify what should have been in your property by looking at other houses nearby.

With the courts report earlier this year that the death of Ms Telfer, killed when window frames fell on her in 2012, was 'avoidable' (source) the issue of health and safety when working on windows has once again been thrown into the spotlight.

St Albans is first recorded as Verlamion, a Celtic British Iron Age settlement. After the Roman conquest in AD 43, they developed Verulamium and it became one of the largest towns in Roman Britain.

Godalming in Surrey lies in the valley of the River Wey and has a long history, potentially dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries.

The town was an important market town in the Middle Ages and received the first known grant to have a market and annual fair in 1300.

Palace House in Newmarket, Suffolk is home to the oldest surviving counter balance sash window in England, estimated to have been originally installed in 1671.

The vertical sliding sash window was bricked up and only rediscovered in 1996 after a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and support from English Heritage enabled the restoration of the building.

The Sash Window Workshop are proud to have been rated the best bespoke sash window company by Elle Decoration.

The Sash Window Workshop is proud to announce that we are the top rated timber window manufacturer and installer on Trustpilot, with a five star rating and a score of 9.4/10*.

We understand the importance of providing a high quality product and installation, alongside excellent customer service, and are delighted that our customers feel that we excel in all three of these areas.

The history of Chelmsford can be traced back to the Caesaromagus Roman settlement. However, when the Romans left, the town disappeared with them.

In the Middle Ages a new town was created in Chelmsford after a bridge was built across the River Can, resulting in traffic passing through Chelmsford. In 1199 a charter was obtained from the King giving permission to hold a weekly market near the bridge which resulted in the town population increasing further.

Renovating a period home and restoring it to its former glory can be very rewarding. A restoration can both provide you with a chance to understand the history of the building and significantly enhance the value of the property.

Located on the River Thames, Caversham is a popular suburb in the Borough of Reading.

The arrival of the Reading railway in 1840 brought new job opportunities to Caversham. This resulted in a number of terraced houses being built during the late Victorian period to house local workers. The rapid growth of the area also resulted in Lower Caversham and Caversham becoming one settlement and by the start of the twentieth century Caversham had a population of over 9,000.

The Sash Window Workshop will be exhibiting this year at stand B10 at London’s Listed Property Show.

The Listed Property Show runs from 10am on Saturday 18th February until 4pm Sunday 19th February at the Olympia in West Kensington, London.

With snow fall predicted across the country over the next few days, it appears that the snow and cold winter chill is finally here.

With the start of the New Year you may be attempting to stick to New Year’s resolutions of things you would like to achieve in 2017. So why not make a resolution that will help improve the security and comfort of your home?

2016 has been a busy year at The Sash Window Workshop.  We have launched our small works service for customers in London and the Home Counties, launched a new website, received FSC certification, and been shortlisted for an award in Customer Focus, alongside delivering over a thousand orders to clients across the UK.

Edwardian Windows – A History

The Edwardian period started in 1901, although there is debate on when the period finishes. The era was a period of revivalism, mixing and matching from many different influences and periods.

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