Introducing a simple & convenient Sash Removal System

It’s never been easier to remove your sash windows for cleaning and maintenance

As experts in timber sash windows, we’ve used our years of experience to refine and enhance the classic sash window. Ventrolla’s innovative Sash Window Removal System (SRS) has been designed to allow you to easily dismantle your window for cleaning, painting and maintenance. So your home can retain its period charm while you can enjoy modern convenience.

Discreet design, trusted quality

This neatly concealed system is fixed and hidden in the side of the sash, which enables easy and safe removal of both the upper and lower sashes internally, giving you free access to the sash window frame. It consists of three components that all meet the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM Regulations): Sash Cord Housing, Sash Cord Brake and Sash Cord Holder.


Future proof your timber windows with our innovative Sash Removal System

Sash Window Removal System by Ventrolla. Easily remove your windows for cleaning and maintenance.

Sash Cord Housing

This element is put in place by routing out the inner edges of each sash, facilitating the Sash Cord Housing, which is then screwed into place.

Sash Window Removal System by Ventrolla. Easily remove your windows for cleaning and maintenance.

Sash Cord Threading

The new sash cord is then threaded through the Sash Cord Brake and through the Sash Cord Holder, looped and secured with a screw.

A unique 5-step system

Our Sash Window Removal System enables you, or your painter, to gain access to the whole window by easily taking it apart, internally ‐ helpful for future maintenance and painting.

Step one

To prepare the window remove the staff beads that 'frame' your window internally ‐ these will have been fitted using Ventrolla’s popper system or screw and cap, which facilitate easy removal and reinstatement. You may need a chisel to remove some of the corking around the frame.

Step two

Pull the bottom sash towards you to expose the SRS. Release and slide the sash cord brakes up to the pulley to prevent weights falling and damaging the cord. Do this on each side of the sash.

Step three

Pull the sash cord holder down and out from the cord housing which will release the sash and can be removed ready for painting.

Step four

Pull down the top sash inwards and unhook the sash cord holders on the top sash. Remove the weatherfin pile carriers before painting.

Step five

To gain full access to your window remove the lower Parting Bead sections, that sit between your sashes, freeing the top sash to work on. Follow the same process for the top sash.

Reinstating your window

To reinstate the window simply reverse the process.


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