The Sash Window Workshop makes a complete range of classic timber windows, each designed to suit the needs of discerning owners of period properties. These include many different styles of box sash, casement, bay and "one off" feature windows.
Designed to add charm and character to your home, our timber windows are made to order by craftsmen who will exactly match the design of your existing windows, if required. At the same time we can incorporate the very latest in window technology so as to ensure market leading security, insulation, durability, finish and reliability. All our work conforms to, or exceeds, building regulations, FENSA requirements and complies with European quality standard EN1279 for glazing and EN14351 for manufacturing quality. Our window energy ratings for complete new windows are from A to C. You can view sample window designs and more detail on our new windows or call us today on 01344 868668.
The Sash Window Workshop is committed to minimising the environmental impact of the work that we do. Where possible we use materials from sustainable sources. We are currently working towards FSC certification. See our environmental page for our policies.
|Traditionally made to the highest standards we can manufacture new box sash windows to meet your individual requirements.
||Traditional timber casement windows from the Sash Window Workshop are elegant and add charm and character to your home.
||We offer glass products from Pilkington™ and Saint Gobain®. Two industry leading glass innovators and manufacturers as well as other specialist manufacturers when required.
||Contact our expert team today on 01344 868668 to discuss your needs. Or request a free no obligation survey.
The timber we use
At the Sash Window Workshop we consider a number of key factors when deciding what timber to use for our windows.
Durability - Durability is an essential quality
Straightness of the grain - Straight grained timbers are more stable
Texture (fine or coarse) - The finer the grain the easier to finish to a high standard
Availability - Supplies can vary
Sustainability - Wherever possible The Sash Window Workshop only use sustainable timbers
Cost - Purchasing timber on the basis of cost is almost always a false economy
With the points above firmly in mind we make our windows and doors from Accoya™ or European Oak. These timbers are reasonably forgiving of any subsequent lack of maintenance or neglect and will last a lifetime and beyond. We believe that if you decide to replace your windows you should only have to do it once.
The quality of the timber we use and our joinery construction methods are of paramount importance to the lifespan of your windows and doors. We use the traditional mortice and tenon contruction techniques, identical to those that were used throughout the Georgian and Victorian periods.
Windows need to be re-painted, or even re-glazed over the years, but if the timber or joinery construction fail expensive replacement is likely. It is very important to use good quality timber.
The Styles we offer
We can make any type and style of wooden window you require. We can assure you that our windows are of the highest quality, put together by craftsmen, using the very best materials available.
If you purchase from The Sash Window Workshop you can have complete confidence in our service, from the specification, through to manufacture, installation and after sales service. We carry out projects that range from replacing a single timber box sash window to large projects on behalf of the National Trust, Royal Palaces and Admiralty Buildings. For more information on the types and styles we typically offer visit our portfolio or view our recent case studies. Alternatively if your building is listed see our dedicated advice page. More details for box sash and casement windows.
The Glass we use
One of our great strengths is our ability to offer bespoke glazing specifications to traditional windows, thereby providing solutions to a wide range of our customersï¿½ problems. We source our glass from a wide range of suppliers, from those who are world leaders in glass manufacture such as Pilkington and St Gobain, through to small independent suppliers of very specialist products such as Gilbert & Mcarthy, manufacturers of specialist leaded lights and Philip Bradbury Glass, manufacturer of traditional and contemporary patterned glasses.
Our wide range of suppliers enables us to cater for a large range of applications and styles, such as patterned, obscure, safety and laminated glass.
At The Sash Window Workshop we ensure that our windows play their part in minimising energy consumption. The average house loses around 15% of its heat through its windows and doors. In a typical period property the heat loss from old and ill fitting windows and doors often is frequently much worse at around 25%. Our doors and double glazed windows reduce heat loss and are manufactured in compliance with the latest building regulations and BS EN1279. They offer energy efficiency without compromising the character of your home.
Our standard double glazed windows use Solaglass Planitherm SCG glass™. The internal pane is a coated glass that reflects heat back into the building thereby improving thermal efficiency. Planitherm™ is an excellent glass not only because of itï¿½s thermal benefits but because it is much clearer than most coated glasses, thus allowing more light into a room. For the external pane The Sash Window Workshop offer a wide variety of choices depending on the location of the window and the particular problems you need to address. If the window is inaccessible, then perhaps a self cleaning glass would be a good choice. We would recommend Pikington Activ™. This glass has a unique coating that breaks down and loosens organic soiling, enabling windows to be cleaned by simply hosing down or wiping with a soft cloth.If your windows are in a noisy location then we would recommend Pilkington Optilam Phon™. This is an acoustic glass that reduces noise.
These are just a few of the choices you have when you choose a window from us. To find out more visit our glass page or call us on 01344 868668
The Standard we deliver
All our windows have at least three factory-applied coats of paint. These comprise basecoat primer, preservative, undercoat and a white semi gloss topcoat finish. We can also offer a large range of coloured paints, as well as bespoke plain and waxed hand coated finishes if required. The range of window furniture and security locks we offer is very extensive to suit every need and taste. View some examples.
Delivery and installation
The manufacturing process typically takes twelve weeks from receipt of order. Our Installations team will contact you to arrange installation and will take care of details such as access to the property, parking and any other considerations.
Once the installation team completes the work, they will ensure that you are completely satisfied before departing. They will ask you to fill in a Customer Satisfaction Form, which you can either give back to them or post directly to the Customer Services Manager. You will also receive a phone call from the installation team within three days completion of the work to ensure that our work has been completed to your satisfaction.
After six months we will contact you again to ensure that the product is working as you would expect. View our process timeline.