Timeless Sash Windows with M and M Glass
M&M Glass are proud to supply and install Timeless Sash Windows which provide a great way to add an authentic stylish look to your property.
A sash window can be best described as a vertically sliding window typically made up of two sashes which act as a frame for the internal glass and glazing bars. The first evidence of this architecture in the UK and Ireland can be dated back to the late 1600s, from which the popularity of sash windows grew immensely throughout the 18th and 19th century.
What are the advantages of a sash window?
- Sash windows are easier to open if there is an obstruction in front of the window. If you’re shopping for your kitchen, for example, and have to reach all the way over the sink in order to fully open the window, then sash windows might provide a better alternative.
- Sash windows are simpler in design than casement windows. With fewer moving parts to malfunction, their failure rate tends to be a little lower. Moreover, when problems do occur, they’re usually simple to fix – a common one being a ‘dropped window’ where the sashes aren’t being held up correctly by the balancing weights built into the jambs.
- Sash windows offer a traditional style that’s a fantastic match for period properties. If you’re the owner of a Georgian or Victorian home, then you’ll probably find that no other style of window looks quite as good as a sash window.
- Sash windows also don’t require any space outside the window to open. If your home is built right up against another wall, then sash windows might well be your only option. The same is true if there’s a tree growing nearby – since sash windows don’t open outward, there’s little chance that you’ll inadvertently open it into an obstacle.
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