How is the upturn in modern property developments affecting the classic sash window market?
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 & turn, or reversible windows, you may be surprised to hear that classic sash windows remain popular across the new build sector.
Why is this the case? Let’s take a closer look.
Replicating the heritage look
There was a time in the late 20th and early 21st centuries when almost all new build properties looked modern. They were architecturally streamlined to look symmetrical, geometric, and streamlined. We are now beginning to see a resurgence in modern properties borrowing from previous eras in terms of style and design and combining the traditional with the more contemporary.
An example of this amalgamation of styles can be seen in the many three or four storey town houses being built across the country. Inspired by the traditional Georgian and Victorian terraced town house, they are less architecturally ornate than their predecessors but certainly evoke a certain heritage charm. When the traditional style directly influences a modern property’s architecture, it’s only one more step to install a traditional window style.
The benefits of sliding sash windows
Sash windows offer the modern homeowner a wealth of benefits. Their wide opening capacity improves ventilation while their smooth sliding action provides an effortless opening every time. They are also a popular way to replicate the traditional heritage look. uPVC sash windows, like those fabricated by Roseview Windows have undergone decades of development. They feature a wealth of period detailing and are so authentic that they are almost indistinguishable from real timber.
Modern sash windows usually feature an innovative inward tilting mechanism. This allows easy cleaning and maintenance access to the exterior of the window. Their tilt function has made them a popular choice in high rise buildings where the exterior is not usually easily accessible. They can be fitted with restrictors so that safety is not compromised and are available in a range of finishes to suit any type of building.
It seems that the sash window style remains a popular choice across the UK property market. Whether for new build homes, modern window replacements, or traditional restoration projects, the sash window market continues to grow alongside the wider property construction sector. For an insight into the intricacies of modern uPVC sash window development and manufacture contact Roseview Windows. Call us on 01234 712 657 or send us a message online.