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The main aim of a living space is to be comfortable and enticing. It should be the centrepiece of every modern home. As well as serving as the main gathering place for a family, it should also be the ideal place to entertain guests and visitors on those cold winter evenings.

When we think of Georgian architecture, we think of understated elegance achieved through simplicity, symmetry and proportion.

The term Georgian originates from the four British kings who reigned between 1714 and 1830 - George I, George II, George III and George IV.  Technically, Georgian is not a style but an era - the period within which we saw the development of architecture and interior design from a number of key designers including Chippendale, Adams, and Hepplewhite.

The Sash Window Workshop uses high quality AccoyaTM for our windows and doors. AccoyaTM is the world leading timber solution to tropical hardwood. Unlike AccoyaTM, tropical hardwood is not environmentally friendly or sustainable.  However, it was used for centuries because of its impressive durability.

Although most of us may think of a window as being a standard square shape, there are numerous windows around the world that don’t conform to this standard.

As bespoke window manufacturers, all of our windows are unique.  With windows in period properties not abiding to any standard specification, our timber windows are all manufactured to suit your property and be period appropriate.

Using the combination of technology and our experienced, skilled craftsmen we are able to produce timber windows to conform to the correct period of your home.  To obtain a free, no obligation quote, please contact us on 01344 868668.

There are a number of restrictions and limitations placed on customers living in listed properties and conservation areas.

At The Sash Window Workshop we have worked alongside a number of homeowners and commercial clients to refurbish their timber windows and doors, while conforming with listed property and conservation area restrictions.

The Sash Window Workshop will be exhibiting at stand B20 at London’s Listed Property Show.

The Listed Property Show runs from 10am on Saturday 20th February until 4pm on Sunday 21st February at the London Olympia in West Kensington.

With Christmas and the New Year around the corner, what better way to beautify your home in the New Year than by installing new timber windows and doors?

With windows and doors being the most prominent features on exterior of a property, ensuring your windows and doors are of a high quality and aesthetically pleasing can vastly improve the kerb appeal of your home. Timber windows and doors have also been found to add extra value to your property, with home owners preferring elegant timber windows to their plastic alternatives.

Are you going ice skating in London this Christmas?  Every year a number of locations around London open up their doors to ice skaters looking to experience the magical Christmas feeling of ice skating in some of the most stunning locations.  Within this blog we look at some of the different locations offering ice skating in London and their beautiful surroundings.

We are proud to announce that employees at The Sash Window Workshop have raised £150 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

When looking to restore your timber sash windows, it is important to ensure that you employ a professional who has experience working on similar period properties.

At The Sash Window Workshop we wide range of experience working on a number of different timber sash windows, from one over one Victorian sash windows, to Edwardian bay windows and six over six Georgian sash windows.

Traditional timber windows were made to last.  This means that with regular maintenance they can last up to a hundred years.  It is therefore often worth looking into refurbishing the original, existing windows as opposed to replacing them.

The Sash Window Workshop is proud to announce the launch of our new commercial webpages, providing information on our commercial services to builders, architects, contractors, interior designers and developers.

With Halloween around the corner, we look at how to ensure your windows don’t become things of nightmares.

Since the start of the twentieth century, Richmond has been at the heart of English Rugby. The gates to the hallowed ground, Twickenham, were opened in 1909 and the first international match played on the pitch broke the nation’s 12 year losing streak against Wales. Spurring the nation’s love of the game, Twickenham supposedly helped drop-kick the team into a successful number of seasons, netting many a trophy and title along the way.

And while we hoped England would once again demonstrate this powerful prowess on the pitch throughout the World Cup, it was not to be. Twickenham will instead host Australia and New Zealand in this weekend’s final, as they battle it out in front of over 81,000 fans.

Creating a more energy efficient home is high up on the priority list for today’s homeowners.  While the prospect of implementing a number of energy saving measures may seem a little daunting and costly, carrying out the necessary changes now will reap both immediate and ongoing rewards.

Here are just a few of the energy efficiency fixes you may want to apply to your period home.

Kind Edward VII’s ascension to the throne in 1901 and his subsequent reign until 1910 marked a new period in architecture and interior design.  However, there are differing views as to when the Edwardian period ends.  For some, the period is extended up to the sinking of the Titanic in 1912; for others it extends to the start of World War I in 1914, and then there are those who take it to the end of hostilities with Germany in 1918, or the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.

The period was quite a significant departure from the Victorian era.  When we think of Edwardian architecture, we think of freshness and of light - stepping out from the dark, heavy shadows of the Victorian era, into a breath of fresh air.

Architectural Style

Following the ornate, cluttered, close-knit architecture of the Victorian period, people were crying out for a simpler, less formal approach.  Many were eager to escape the densely populated, industrial cities and so the rise of the suburbs began.

Rugby is often likened to a battle: from the All Blacks Haka to the Tongan’s war dance, the turbulent torrent of action in an 80 minute game is a good example of men pushing themselves to the boundaries of human capacity. Some walk off the pitch exuberant in victory while others skulk away – or get carried off on stretchers – to the deafening sounds of an enemy crowd roaring for tears and more bloodshed.

The Sash Window Workshop is proud to announce the launch of our new supply only service.

The new service will provide access to our high quality, bespoke timber windows and doors to trade and customers across the UK.

With The Victorian Society yesterday announcing their yearly list of the most at-risk Victorian and Edwardian architecture in England and Wales, we take a look at the history of a couple of the buildings on the list, and some of the work required to restore them to their former glory.

With Queen Elizabeth II overtaking Queen Victoria as the longest reigning monarch yesterday afternoon, we look back on how architecture and timber windows have evolved during the reigns of Britain’s two longest serving monarchs.

Would you like to view our premises in Bracknell?  You can now view a tour of our workshop from the comfort of your own home.

The video provides a quick tour of our workshop taking you through the process of manufacturing a timber window, from the initial wood arriving at the workshop to the finished product leaving us to be installed in your home.

At The Sash Window Workshop, we know that it is important to ensure that your new timber windows and doors are of a high quality. By manufacturing all of our timber windows and doors in-house, we can ensure that all products that leave our workshop meet the high quality standards that we expect and would want to see in our own homes.

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