Sussex benefits from many older buildings originally fitted with timber sash windows. Some of the windows in these buildings are now needing to have their windows replaced.
When you are replacing original sash windows, it is important to remember that they are very much part of the building aesthetic overall. Look at some of the seafront hotels, houses and apartments and sash windows are prominent.
A modern solution for traditional sash windows.
At Newlite, we can provide a selection of timber and PVCu sash windows designed to provide all the beautiful features of original sliding windows but with the benefits of modern double glazing.
Our PVCu windows now come with multi-chamber frames for the very best in energy efficiency. These are enhanced with sliding sashes that operate smoothly and reliably. For these sliding sashes there is a choice of the modern spiral balance, or you can even choose a more period window with traditional balances as well.
PVCu windows can replicate original sash windows beautifully.
One of the very best things about modern PVCu sash windows is how they are designed to reproduce the original product. The first way it does this is in the colours and finishes.
Modern sash windows are now available in the original PVCu white if desired, but they also go further than that. There are authentic woodgrain foils, white grains, Irish oak, walnut, rosewood and even the cottage colours such as Heritage green, cream colours and many others. So when you look at the external appearance of the window it really does look the part.
The other important way PVCu windows are ideal to replace old timber sash windows is the joints and construction. You can order your sash windows with the traditional appearance of butt jointed frames, square cuts and many of the other original features found in old windows. Compare the two side by side, and there is little difference.
Another way is the glazing bars, astragal or Georgian bars found in original windows. Here too, modern PVCu window can accurately replicate the original bar sizes and depths, the sizes of the bottom rails on the sashes and even the middle rails where the upper and lower sliding sash meet.
PVCu windows with period hardware and accessories.
We know that the beautiful hardware found in original timber windows is another appealing feature. Our PVCu windows can offer all the authentic hardware as well, but using the latest technology to make your windows more secure.
Fitch and locking catches, lift up handles, sash tilt knobs and many other window components not only look totally authentic but are available in metal, pewter brass and other original finishes as well.
Contact Newlite, your local sash window experts.
If your house has original sash windows you are thinking about replacing, contact us for further information. We can even help occupiers and owners of local hotels, guest houses and other buildings needing quality sliding sash windows.