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Case Study – Traditional Sash Windows

Georgian style timber traditional sash windows

The brief

This is an early Georgian property and the customer requested a modern equivalent of the original timber sash windows. They needed all the benefits of 28mm double glazing that you get with modern sash windows, traditional glazing bars (which sit on the outside of the unit to give the effect of individual panes), coupled with decorative horns and traditional ropes and weights with brass fittings on the inside. It was very much a like for like replacement.

Our approach

As soon as the client contacted us, we arranged a site visit to assess their existing windows so that we could look at the detail and ensure that we were going to be manufacturing like for like replacements. This included everything from the bars, decorative horns and the colour of the furniture. On the inside, we made sure we achieved a like for like replacement for the architrave and window boards, which in this instance were necessary to replace, as part of the whole package.

Once the client had decided to proceed, they came to the showroom to run through all the finer details with us. We then sent our company surveyor out to complete a thorough survey and take care of all the health and safety elements, even as far as protecting the customer’s rose bushes, through to putting carpet protectors down. All this attention to detail ensures we provide outstanding customer care. There is usually a 10-12 week lead time, during which we process and order the materials. Our Operations Administration Team are in regular contact with the client providing regular updates during this time. When it comes to installation day, we only use our own experienced teams of fitters, employed directly by us, to ensure all the work is carried out to an exceptionally high standard.

Product focus

Our range of traditional Georgian timber sash windows with brass fittings were perfect for this project.

We are partnered with a prestigious UK based joinery company who manufacture our hardwood Georgian timber sash windows to our specifications. We needed to replicate every detail of the existing windows, from the bars, horns, furniture and colour. Before any order is placed, our customer signed our comprehensive survey sheets, to ensure all details were covered.

traditional timber sash windows

The result

The clients were over the moon with the end result. Their choice was perfect for their property and the high quality materials really finished the job. Our products all come with a 10 year guarantee. They also now benefit from reduced maintenance and they gain the thermal benefits. Most importantly, they have retained the look of their Georgian period property.

 

traditional Georgian timber sash WINDOWS

Why Choose OUR Traditional SASH WINDOWS?

  • Low U Values + excellent thermal efficiency
  • Slim sightlines
  • The wood is chemically dipped to prevent warping
  • Replicates appearance of traditional Georgian style traditional sash windows
  • Over 200 RAL colours to choose from + stock colours – factory sprayed with 3 coats of micro-porous paint – no need to paint for up to ten years
  • Complies with modern Building Regulations.
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Our Google Reviews

  • From the start The Window Sanctuary were friendly and polite and a pleasure to deal with. They offered lots of advice, especially helpful as our installation was a little tricky. We also had lots of issues with our extension which caused delays our end, which The Window Sanctuary worked around, even though it meant the installation had to be carried out in two lots, when initially it was meant to happen in one go - they were very accommodating and patient, thank you! Would definitely recommend.

    Nicola Bandy Avatar Nicola Bandy
    January 2, 2022
  • The team did a great job installing new sash windows in our flat: the wood grain effect on their PVC looks great, they took away our old windows and worked swiftly, on time and on budget to get the new ones fitted. I can definitely recommend them! Thanks!

    Claire C Avatar Claire C
    February 24, 2020
  • We had our conservatory doors replaced with by-fold doors by The Window Sanctuary and are very pleased with the results . The company were very helpful and spent lots of time with us answering our questions before we actually placed our order. They were very efficient with the installation process and we would recommend them. Competitive price too.

    Royston Firman Avatar Royston Firman
    January 12, 2021
  • Great family company. Quality workmanship. Highly recommended.

    Mark Childs Avatar Mark Childs
    July 4, 2021
  • The team at The Window Sanctuary have been a delight to work with. They have given us really personal customer service, ensuring that every final detail works for us and our build and have listened to what is important to us (happy to be flex when we change our minds!). Quick to respond and offering a really consultative approach, alongside good value for high quality products, I would strongly recommend their service. I was really specific in what I wanted for bifold doors, wanting time achieve that much coveted Crittall appearance and they’ve made this work for us with a good quality option that doesn’t break the bank. What a find!

    Abigail Barclay Avatar Abigail Barclay
    January 20, 2021