Sash windows are an integral part of a period property – but single glazed sash windows can compromise a home’s comfort levels. At Ventrolla, our double glazing solutions will help you keep the traditional charm of your wooden windows, while also benefiting from modern energy performance, sound insulation and security. We offer two double glazed options for sash windows. We can make slimline, double glazed sashes and install them into your existing sash box, and we can manufacture new hardwood double glazed sash windows.
Is your property listed, in a conservation area or protected? Our secondary glazing for sash windows could be a more suitable alternative to double glazing for your home.
Whether you choose replacement sashes or new double glazed windows, our highly-skilled craftsmen will tailor-make your units in our dedicated joinery workshop, to fit with the period style of your home. Every sash or window will also include our innovative Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS), which we have designed to virtually eliminate draughts, leaks and rattles. So you’ll enjoy energy efficiency, reduced noise from outside and a more secure home. In fact, our slim units perform just like those in uPVC windows, yet retain the elegant profile of an original timber sash. So you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Find out more about our impressive draught-proofing system, the Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System
Even though glass is classed as an insulator, with a single pane separating the outside and inside air, any warmth in your room is whipped away by a cold window. Double glazing works by adding a second pane of glass. The gap between the layers of glass is filled with an inert gas, like Krypton, which is an excellent insulator. This separates the warm air inside your home from the cold air outside of your home.
If you look at original windows, you’ll notice that the glazing bars – that the panes are positioned between – are relatively slim. They were designed to hold a single pane of delicate glass. The increased depth of a modern double glazed unit means that it’s larger and heavier, and simply wouldn’t fit in, or be supported by, the original timber glazing bars.
We can craft made-to-measure double glazed sashes and fit them into your existing window box frame. We can also make completely new double glazed sash windows, bespoke to your property. Both options retain the integrity of your period windows, while making your home as comfortable as possible.
From sash window repairs to bespoke replacement windows, we can help you: