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Is softwood or hardwood better for windows?

Is softwood or hardwood better for windows?

When looking to replace windows you may be wondering what type of timber to choose.  Some of the popular softwoods include: Pine European Redwood Douglas Fir Siberian Larch Hardwood is grown from slow growing trees which have a dense structure.  Some of the popular...

The Sash Window Workshop Shortlisted for 2022 BWF Awards

The Sash Window Workshop Shortlisted for 2022 BWF Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for this year’s BWF (British Woodworking Federation) Awards. The category we have been shortlisted for is the Process and Resource Efficiency Award, where we entered the project to reduce our carbon emissions...

History, Architecture and Timber Windows in Eton, Berkshire

History, Architecture and Timber Windows in Eton, Berkshire

Located opposite Windsor on the River Thames, Eton’s name derives from the Old English word for ‘river-town’.  Before the Norman Conquest, the land belonged to the manor of Queen Edith, wife of Edward the Confessor. Best known as the location of Eton College, the town...

The Sash Window Workshop Achieve Carbon Neutral Plus

The Sash Window Workshop Achieve Carbon Neutral Plus

Further to our announcement previously about reducing our carbon emissions by 39% in 2021, we are proud to announce that we have achieved Carbon Neutral Plus status. Having commissioned Carbon Footprint Ltd to conduct an independent audit of our carbon footprint,...

History, Architecture and Timber Windows in Redhill, Surrey

Redhill is located to the west of Reigate and south of Croydon.  In the early 1800s, there were two settlements in the area.  One of these settlements was based near Redhill Common and the other was located towards the west of where Redhill town centre sits today....

The Sash Window Workshop Reduces Carbon Emissions by 39%

The Sash Window Workshop Reduces Carbon Emissions by 39%

We are proud to announce that, despite opening a new workshop and doubling our manufacturing capacity, in 2021 we managed to reduce our carbon emissions by 39% in comparison to 2019. Both reports were carried out by Carbon Footprint Ltd, who help businesses conduct...

Do my doors and windows need safety glass?

Do my doors and windows need safety glass?

The term ‘safety’ is applied to glazing used to reduce the risk of accident by impact, fracture, shattering, or in a fire. Depending on the location of your windows or doors, you may find that safety glass is a legal requirement. What is safety glass? Safety glass is...

History, Architecture and Timber Windows in Kingston upon Thames

History, Architecture and Timber Windows in Kingston upon Thames

Known as the birthplace of England, Kingston upon Thames was the coronation site of multiple Saxon Kings. Kingston was the ideal site due to its location on the borders of the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia.  In the 10th Century, King Athelstan united both these...

The Sash Window Workshop: Our New Workshop Video is Released

The Sash Window Workshop: Our New Workshop Video is Released

We are happy to share a new updated workshop video showing a tour of our workshop in Bracknell, Berkshire. The video reflects the recent growth of the company and the opening of our new workshop, allowing us to considerably increase our manufacturing capabilities. The...

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