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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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  • If you've ever built a house you'll appreciate how hit and miss glass contractors can be, but The Window Sanctuary stand out as reliable, good quality and easy to deal with. The guys turned up on time, worked really hard and did a fantastic job. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company.

    Rebecca Stiasny Avatar Rebecca Stiasny
    February 24, 2021
  • The Window Sanctuary supplied and installed a window in the current house we are restoring. We were extremely happy with the service and quality of the window. Would definitely recommend this company for your period windows.

    sheldon partridge Avatar sheldon partridge
    August 20, 2021
  • A great experience with The Window Sanctuary. They supplied and installed some celestial windows and roof lights to a loft conversion that we carried out. It is a period property with original sash windows and it was important to us that the new windows were in keeping with the character of the original house. We are delighted with the finished product. The customer service was very good and they were amenable when our architect got carried away and the window sizes increased quite materially from the original quotation - thereby working hard to minimise the extra costs. The quotation process was quick and efficient. Their surveyor, Steve, was very professional and also had a strong technical knowledge to help advise us during the build stage. The installation team were very professional and worked extremely hard to get the windows fitted during poor weather. The lady on the front desk, Jeannette, was also very friendly/helpful despite my numerous calls to the office throughout the process. There were a few delays but this was the result of CoVid as opposed to anything in their control, and Simon worked hard to get the order pushed through the suppliers and installed promptly. I always like to support local businesses and this one did not disappoint. Will definitely use them again going forward for any further works. Thank you.

    Richard Simpson Avatar Richard Simpson
    February 12, 2021
  • The Window Sanctuary supplied and installed our patio doors. We are extremely happy with the service they provided and couldn’t be happier with how the doors have turned out. They are exactly the look and quality that we were after.

    ben jeffree Avatar ben jeffree
    May 21, 2021
  • 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