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Victorian Sash Windows

Victorian Sash Windows
Victorian Sash Windows
Thu Oct 6

If you want to create a sense of elegance and charm in your home, you may want to consider Victorian sash windows. Sash windows were invented in France, then came to England (and became popular) during the late part of the 17th century.

For over 250 years, this style of window has been a feature in homes around England and whilst it might be a more traditional approach; it is still a popular option for many homeowners.

What are Victorian sash windows?

There are many different types of timber sash windows; they open vertically and have two sashes (that are moveable panels) that will slide up and down. This is all thanks to the mechanism tucked away in the window’s frame, which features a pulley and weight system.

The Victorian style of sash windows was popular during the reign of Queen Victoria, which was in the 19th century. It was during this time that there were huge leaps made in the manufacturing industry, many of which we still see today,

Whereas Georgian windows have six panes over six panes, the Victorian ones have a two over two-panel design, with run-through sash horns.

Victorian sash window glass

One of the main driving factors behind the introduction of Victorian sash windows was the glass; as we have already mentioned, there were advancements made in many different manufacturing areas, and glass was one of them.

Georgian windows only used a single pane of glass; however, during the 19th century, it became possible for large sheets of glass to be mass-produced. This, in turn, reduced the need for glazing bars and then paved the way for the Victorian sash windows that many people would be able to recognise today.

Victorian home design

Along with sash windows, other key architectural features would mean that a house could be considered Victorian. A bay window is one example of this, which, although it may come in different styles and sizes, always creates a bay that protrudes from the rest of the house.

Another key feature is a Victorian front door. These are designed to ensure that the property looks as grand as possible and is still a type of front door used in modern-day design. The traditional form of Victorian front doors are doors with four distinct panels, often with decorative glass in the top two.

Finally, we have Victorian conservatories. These have rounded fronts and faceted roofs. They often have gothic-style spikes, making them recognisable to many people.

As you can see, there are lots of things to think about when it comes to Victorian sash windows. The main thing to keep in mind is that if you have repair work to be carried out on your sash windows, you must make sure that you speak to a professional. They will be able to provide you with the right level of support and ensure that your windows look amazing, no matter how long they have been installed.

If you’re looking for support with sash window repairs, get in touch today.


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