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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.

The market town of Horsham in West Sussex dates back to 947 AD. Unusually for town names, the name has not altered since it was first written in the Saxon period.

When looking to replace your windows in a Conservation Area, the first thing that you need to establish is whether your home is in an Article 4 Conservation Area.

Canterbury in Kent is a historic cathedral city which has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In the 1st Century AD, Romans captured the settlement, renaming it Durovernum Cantuacorum.

If you are travelling across London on the underground in the next couple of months, look out for our tube adverts in Highgate (N6) and Chiswick Park (W4).

Aylesbury sits on the site of an Iron Age hillfort that is believed to date from around 650BC. The name Aylesbury derives from when the town was a Saxon settlement called Aegel's burgh.

With the start of the new year, it is the perfect time to start planning new projects for your home.

2017 has been another busy year at The Sash Window Workshop. We were rated the best bespoke sash window company by Elle Decoration, released our new company brochure, became a member of the British Woodworking Federation and Wood Window Alliance, received classification of weathertightness for our vertical sliding sash windows and delivered almost a thousand orders to clients across the UK.

The Sash Window Workshop is proud to announce that we are now members of the Wood Window Alliance and British Woodworking Federation.

Only 70 years prior to the Georgian era, in 1644, Christmas had been banned by Oliver Cromwell. Christmas was not then re-instated until Charles II came to the throne.

With Christmas trees going up in homes across the UK, why not decorate your timber windows and doors? In this blog we look at seven different ways to decorate your windows and doors with a festive feel in time for Christmas.

If your window needs replacing it is worth considering whether you can just replace the moving parts of the window (the sashes) or whether the whole window will require replacement.

Hastings is well known for the 1066 ‘Battle of Hastings’ where William the Conqueror defeated King Harold’s army to become the next King of England. However, most historians* believe that the battle was located at nearby Battle Abbey, approximately 6 miles North of Hastings.

Do you want to explore different historic sites in England? You can now view a walk around tour of around 30 different English Heritage sites from the comfort of your own home.

When looking to replace your timber windows it is important to check whether the windows will comply with building regulations.

Have you seen The Sash Window Workshop’s article in this month’s Period Ideas magazine? The Sash Window Workshop are proud to feature as a design icon as part of Period Ideas’ best in British craftsmanship feature.

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