18Apr 2016

4 Reasons to Consider Timber Sash Windows

Posted in: sash windows and home improvement  –  By Patchett Joinery

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Spring is finally with us, and with that upturn in the weather, we start to think about making some changes. It’s that time of year when people start making home improvements in their droves. Parties are thrown, family gatherings are held, and so you want to make your home the very best it can possibly be. For older homes that means enhancing and restoring its original features, and for more modern builds it’s about giving your property that sense of character it may be slightly lacking. Whatever your current situation, here are four excellent reasons to consider timber sash windows as part of your renovation!


1) They’re a great focal point

Appearances aren’t the be all and end all, but when it comes to home improvements you want to make your property look great. Timber sash windows are big hitters in the looks department, adding a burst of period character and charm to just about any property. They’ll make an excellent first impression with guests, particularly if you choose windows with multi-pane designs or other interesting features.

2) You can celebrate tradition

For some families tradition is everything, and that often extends to the way they decorate their homes to. Some top notch wood sash windows will give your property that period feel, and really bring out the character of any older furniture or trinkets you happen to have laying around. You can even go all out and pick a traditional design for your new windows.

3) They can be double glazed

One of the things that sometimes fills people with doubt when they’re considering timber sash windows is the lack of energy efficiency or sound proofing. Nobody wants cold draughts or noise pollution in their home. What people don’t often realise is that wood sash windows can indeed be double glazed, giving you all the benefits of more modern uPVC windows without the boring aesthetic.

4) You can blend in with some wonderful craftsmanship

If you’ve got an older home, the chances are you’re part of a community of them. Why not do your bit for the local heritage and embrace your period home original features? Updating or repairing timber sash windows is easy with the proper help, and the level of craftsmanship involved is bound to turn some heads and get people talking. Installing wood sash windows requires a great deal of care and attention to detail, and will give you something that you (and your neighbours!) can be very proud of.