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Published On: Mon, May 21st, 2018

A Look into the Beauty of Sash Windows

One of the greatest beauties of owning a home is that you get to customise it to look however you’d like it to look; this is why they say things like, “make this place a home.” The home is where you feel most comfortable, and, for some people, this means having a customised space made specifically in line with the homeowner’s personal style and preferences. One of the most customisable parts of the home is actually, surprisingly, the windows, as there are many different types you might consider having installed to add another level of style to your home.

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What are Sash Windows?

A sash window is a window with two frames that can slide up and down to open the window for better airflow. These windows are very popular and are often depicted in movies when teenagers would sneak out of their rooms at night by sliding the frame upward to open the bottom half of the window. This history of sash windows traces all the way back to the mid-late 17th century in England, and these windows’ popularity has only continued to grow since then, especially considering how much they allow a room to be opened up to better air flow.

A sash window is defined by, of course, it’s “sash”, which is the frame that allows the window to be separated from the wall so that it can slide up and down. In comparison, most other windows are built directly into the wall without a frame around it.

Types of Sash Windows

If you’re looking to have sash windows installed in your home, there are different types you might consider. The most popular and standard type of sash window is double-hung, which means that both ends of the window can slide vertically, allowing you to either open the top half, the bottom half, or a little bit of both sides at once. It is also common for these sashes to be made from timber; timber sash windows in Scotland may be made from a variety of materials, including Siberian Larch, Sapele, and Accoya.

Generally speaking, there are many styles of sash windows you might have installed in your home. Each style tends to follow the trends of a different culture or period of time, like the Victorian era. One style of sash window is the Georgian style; these windows are typically made with six panels and are single-hung, which means that only one half of the window is able to slide. Neoclassical sash windows are also popular, and these are typically styled with an arch window fixed above the sash window to add more personality and character to the window, overall.

Author: Sophie Fenns

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