Can uPVC sash windows really work as replacements for original sash windows?

Ultimate Rose uPVC sash windows

When it’s time to replace your original sash windows, what options are available to you? You may think that the only way to maintain your home’s traditional appearance is with timber replacements. Perhaps you’ve heard that modern uPVC sash windows can faithfully replicate the traditional style but you’re still unsure about their authenticity. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to replace …

The importance of using original hardware in sash windows

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When you want to replace original timber sash windows with a more modern uPVC alternative, attention to detail is imperative. To ensure authenticity, every element of your new windows needs to be in keeping with your property’s individual character. Many installers look at the window frames and glazing and if they’re a realistic reproduction, then they’re happy. It can be …

How is the upturn in modern property developments affecting the classic sash window market?

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The UK property landscape is changing. With the government announcing plans to build several Garden Towns and Villages and many areas of the country seeing new houses springing up almost overnight, how is this affecting the classic sash window market? New homes need new windows. While you may think that modern properties will all be fitted with casement, tilt & …

Heritage windows: Replace or repair?

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Heritage windows are an attractive part of any period property. For style, character, and intricate detail, they beat modern windows every time. What happens though, when your heritage windows no longer provide the required levels of performance? When they fail to retain heat and start to deteriorate, do you choose to replace or repair? Repairing heritage windows When your heritage …

Important considerations when replacing Georgian windows in period properties

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Lots of people dream of living in a period property. The large rooms, high ceilings, and classical architectural design are an attractive prospect for many families. Georgian properties, in particular, are some of the UK’s most desirable homes. Their focus on style and symmetry is truly unsurpassed. Sometimes, however, period properties require some modernisation. Draughty and dilapidated windows can cause …