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The first permanent settlement in Teddington is believed to have been in Saxon times. The name Teddington is believed to have derived from the name of an English tribal leader, Tuda.

When looking to replace windows in a period property it is important to ensure that the windows will not comprise the heritage of your home.

The first reference to Beaconsfield was in 1185, where it was called Bekenesfeld. The town is believed to have started in the Saxon period.

Have you seen The Sash Window Workshop article on Country Life’s website about how to choose the right windows for your home?

There has been a settlement in Newbury since the Saxon period. Originally the Saxon settlement was known as Ulvritone, before later being called New Burgh. Over time this then became Newbury.

When obtaining quotes to repair or replace your timber windows and doors you may come across several terms that you are unfamiliar with.

Berkhamsted is a historic market town with a long history. The earliest written reference dates from 970 and the town is home to the oldest known extant jettied timber-framed building in Great Britain, which was built between 1277 and 1297. The building, which can be located at 173 High Street, was given a Victorian façade in the 19th Century. The property still survives today and is Grade II* listed.

You have probably received several emails before the 25th May from businesses with regards to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). The new law came into effect on last Friday and regulates how companies use your personal data.

With the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just days away, the eyes of the world will soon be on St George’s Chapel in Windsor, Berkshire.

With improvements in modern living conditions, condensation is becoming a more common problem. Condensation occurs when saturated air, which is holding a lot of moisture, comes into contact with a surface that has a lower temperature. With windows this occurs when the outside temperature is a lot lower than the room temperature.

People have lived in Winchester for over 2,000 years with the first permanent residents arriving in the Iron Age.

When looking to replace your timber windows and doors it is important to consider security.  Although replacement windows and doors in period homes do not need to comply with Part Q, it is still important to ensure that they are as secure as possible.

There is evidence that the area around Reigate has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. In 1088 the area was granted to William de Warenne by William the Conqueror and a castle was constructed soon after.

Have you heard The Sash Window Workshop on ClassicFM radio yet? The Sash Window Workshop is proud to be advertising on ClassicFM, the biggest classical music radio station in the world.

Until the 13th Century, Harpenden in Hertfordshire consisted of small hamlets and farms. There is even evidence that Belgae farmers originally lived in the area in the 1st Century BC. There are also traces of Roman villas and Roman artefacts in the area.

One of the benefits of owning a period property is the unique history and character that your home has. Unlike modern properties period homes were not made to standard specifications, with items such as the windows and doors being made to fit the house’s specific specification.

Abingdon is argued to be Britain’s oldest town. With archaeological discoveries dating back to the late Iron Age, the area is believed to have attracted early settlers due to the food and trading opportunities that the River Ock and River Thames provided.

Have you seen this month’s Period Living article on replacing your timber windows by our Managing Director, Richard Dollar?

Fleet was originally uninhabited heathland used to graze animals and cut peal for fuel. Fleet Pond, believed to have been created during the Roman period, provided fish for the Bishops of Winchester and Winchester Abbey until 1536.

Like electrical items, which are rated on how little energy they use, windows are also rated on energy efficiency. When looking to replace your windows, it is important to check the energy ratings of the replacement windows.

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