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Myth busting: do timber windows have a long lifespan?

Myth busting: do timber windows have a long lifespan?

Recent research from the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) highlighted that 70% of homeowners believe timber windows have a shorter lifespan than other materials (source).  However, this common belief is a misconception and simply isn’t true. The exact lifespan of...

The Sash Window Workshop: ‘A’ Rated Windows

The Sash Window Workshop: ‘A’ Rated Windows

With building regulation changes to improve the energy efficiency of homes from the 15th June, and increasing awareness around improving older homes, we are delighted that we can offer ‘A’ rated timber windows. Our ‘A’ rated timber windows have been specifically...

Why is scaffolding sometimes needed when replacing windows?

Why is scaffolding sometimes needed when replacing windows?

Although scaffolding won’t always be required when replacing windows, there are several scenarios when scaffolding will be needed due to the location and design of the window. When is scaffolding required? Scaffolding is required when external access is required to...

The Sash Window Workshop Sponsors the 2023 Period Living Reader Awards

The Sash Window Workshop Sponsors the 2023 Period Living Reader Awards

Having worked with Period Living magazine for over 17 years, we are proud to be sponsoring this year’s reader award.  The Period Living Reader Awards started in 2013 and recognise the skills and talents of sympathetically restoring older homes. At The Sash Window...

History, Architecture and Timber Windows in Maidenhead, Berkshire

History, Architecture and Timber Windows in Maidenhead, Berkshire

Maidenhead is a newer town than a lot of other towns in the UK and nearby Cookham and Bray both existed long before Maidenhead.  However, the town still has a lot of historical significance. In the early 13th Century, a small village, called South Aylington, developed...

Do all sash windows have weights?

Do all sash windows have weights?

Traditional timber sash windows were made to operate using cords and weights.  They were used in many period homes, including Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian properties. However, today it is also possible to have sash windows that don’t operate using cords and...

What wood should I use for our window frames?

What wood should I use for our window frames?

When looking to replace your windows it is important to consider what timber you want.  Different timbers will have different properties meaning some will be more suited for certain applications than others. While not as exposed to the elements as the window sashes...

History, Architecture and Timber Windows in Hove, East Sussex

History, Architecture and Timber Windows in Hove, East Sussex

Located to the west of Brighton, the first known settlement in Hove was from around the 12th Century.  The area started out as a small fishing village surrounded by farmland. Hove expanded from a single road (Hove Street).  The village only had 101 residents living...

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