Although Sash windows date back to the 17th century, they are still a popular choice today. A classic sash design has three by two panes on both sashes which gives the appearance of six by six panes.
In the old days, they were made from wood and had single glazing which presented a number of disadvantages.
First, the moving parts were quite high maintenance and the wooden frames were prone to rot in wet conditions.
Secondly, single glazing sash windows weren't energy efficient as they did not keep the heat inside.
The double glazing offered by Lifestyle can help you save around £150 per year on your energy bills as double glazing, as the name suggests it, consists of two sheets of glass which offer a high level of insulation. In order to address the rotting issue, our windows are designed using modern and energy efficient UPVC materials.
Our range of sash windows has all the marking of the traditional sliding windows our customers are looking for and meet all the necessary building regulations so they are a great alternative for some new build properties looking to create that sliding sash appearance. Our windows are ideal for any season and come with some new features which allows for a tilt-open or an opening of both sashes.
All our windows are available in a choice of colours: white, white grain foil, cream grain foil, oak foil, mahogany foil, rosewood foil so whatever the style of property, colour of brick or personal choice, we have a sliding sash option that will meet your needs.
We standardise our sliding windows as an ‘A’ Energy Rating to conform with current building regulations. This means you can be sure all our sliding windows will be as energy efficient as they are attractive.
All our sliding windows are / include:
Two Georgian bar widths are available as face fixed or glazed inside the glass unit to give your window an even more authentic appearance. Bespoke balance mechanisms for every sliding sash ensure smooth, easy operation. Bespoke balance mechanisms for every sliding sash ensure smooth, easy operation. Optional tilt facility to both sashes for ease of cleaning. All sash windows have an integral 150mm external sill as the standard base of the outer frame – 200mm option available.
All windows must now be installed to meet with building regulations. Here are the following building regulations which replacement windows much conform to.
To comply with document “F” all sash windows must be fitted with a lockable night vent facility which is standard on all our casement opening vents.
Most sash windows will require toughened safety glass, as the glazing will be lower than 800mm from the finished floor leve.
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