Sash Windows Maesteg Wales (CF34): Adding charm, style and aesthetic appeal to any property in Maesteg, sash windows may even increase the value of your property. If you have a period property, a listed building or your home is within a protected conservation area, sash windows may be your only choice of replacement due to local requirements, and modern replacement sash windows are every bit as good as the original windows.
In many cases replacement sash windows will be hand crafted by your specialist glazing company in Maesteg, to make sure they closely fit in with your needs, along with any laws with regards to conservation area and listed building considerations. The expert craftsmen will use timber from sustainable sources in hard or soft wood varieties, that are renowned for their robustness and anti-rot characteristics. Of course, you may prefer a more modern uPVC, composite, aluminium frame to integrate your sash windows seamlessly with your style of property.
SASH WINDOWS VS CASEMENT WINDOWS
The key difference between sash windows and casement windows, is that sash windows do not use a hinge mechanism to open, they slide instead. Each sash window has two parts, where one or both of them are able to slide vertically behind the other. Cords and counterweights keep the window in place allowing the window to be opened by any amount, without slamming shut. Old-fashioned sash windows don't move in any other direction than simply up and down, but more contemporary versions support horizontal (known as Yorkshire Sash) or vertical movement, as well as tilting designs for easy cleaning.
Enhanced room ventilation is one of the key advantages that sash windows have over casement designs. You can create a convection air flow within your room, with warm air exiting through the higher gap, and cool air entering through the gap at the bottom, in sash windows where both the top and bottom sashes can slide. This helps to improve your comfort levels and is particularly useful in the sunny summer months in Maesteg.
Extra security for traditional sash windows provides reassurance for a householder in Maesteg, by the installation of threaded bolt screws, locks, stops and reinforced or double glazing to stop any potential intruder from opening your windows. Fitting a frame to frame lock is one of the best types of security for a sash window in Maesteg. This makes use of a bolt or bar which fixes the bottom frame to the upper sash and prevents either sash from being opened. As any would-be intruders have no way of accessing it from the outside, security is further enhanced.
REFURBISHING OR REPLACING SASH WINDOWS IN MAESTEG
If your current sash windows in Maesteg have been damaged or no longer work properly, it is the perfect time to consider either refurbishing or replacing them before they worsen. To find out if it is possible to repair and restore your existing windows, or replace them with brand new sash windows, you should seek the professional advice of your local Maesteg sash window installation specialist.
In order to repair and restore your current sash windows in Maesteg, they will normally need to be taken out of their frame so that the reparation work can be undertaken successfully. The frame may require to be tightened up in a specialist jig if the window glass is draughty and vibrating, or it may be as easy as removing a few layers of paint that have accumulated over the years. You will probably find that a local sash window company in Maesteg will offer a complimentary assessment of your windows to establish any problems, come up with solutions, and provide a quotation for the work. Don't forget that, whilst theoretically virtually any sash window can be refurbished; whether it be frayed sash cords, rotten frames, shattered glass, loose corner joints etc, in reality there is a balance between what's feasible and what's the best option economically.
TYPES OF SASH WINDOWS IN MAESTEG
It can be baffling looking at a sales catalogue or online at all the different kinds of sash windows that you can buy. If you just consider the three principal designs, essentially: Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian, it should be more straightforward. Each one of these 3 patterns has their own individual variants which can be customised for the style of your house in Maesteg.
Georgian - The conventional design of the Georgian sash window is "6 over 6", meaning that it features six independent panes in the top sash, over six independent panes in the bottom sash. The Half-Georgian is an adaption of this style with a single pane in one half, and six panes in the other, while another Georgian-variant sees a window that can have different sized panes in top and bottom, so long as one half of the sash window has 6 panes.
Victorian - Featuring a two over two design that may also incorporate a centre bar, the Victorian sash window has also got versions like asymmetric (2 over 3, or 3 over 2 etc).
Edwardian - A six over two style that is fairly similar in design to a half Georgian.
Instead of racking your brain pondering all of these different designs, you may find that it's easier to simply contact your local Maesteg window company, and ask for their advice and guidance on which would be the right style for your property.
All these sash window designs can be made for different styles of window, i.e. couple or bay windows, as well as for any size of window. There's a fourth major kind of sash window which is called the Yorkshire Sash. This style of sash window slides in a horizontal direction, and can include any of the variants and main elements of the other 3.
TRADITIONAL SASH WINDOWS AND PROTECTED BUILDINGS
One disadvantage of older style sash windows is that they were only fitted with a single pane of glass, which to stop heat loss is not great. You might need to replace your sash windows with a similar style if your home is a listed building or your property is situated in a protected conservation area. To improve on the thermal properties provided by the original glass, it is now possible using modern developments, to replace it with high-tech toughened glass. This will permit you to maintain the all round look of your house when upgrading your sash windows.
A professional sash window contractor in Maesteg will be able to offer advice about ways to observe the local regulations for your area, whilst offering the optimum and most economical materials available. Where a conservation official or local council insists on the restoration of existing materials, it might be required to carry out a window by window survey to minimise any impact to the structure. A professional company will happy to do this inspection and prepare the report and any necessary technical drawings, for your planning officer, including information about your restoration project, and whether any replacement work is required.
An enhancement of your sash windows in Maesteg might be feasible by using a secondary glazing option. If you want to reduce noise, prevent condensation and improve your thermal efficiency, you can install a vertically sliding secondary glazed pane on the inside of your sash window. The use of secondary glazing helps to maintain the appearance and authentic character of the structure and can usually be implemented even when you're limited by planning regulations on a listed building.
CHOOSING A SASH WINDOW INSTALLER IN MAESTEG
There are many contractors in the Maesteg area, who can provide you with a sash window installation that will last a lifetime. Where appropriate, you should ask friends and family for recommendations of window fitters in Maesteg. From your shortlist of companies, try to obtain at least three price quotes. A sash window installation company which is a member of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), the TGAS (Glazing Arbitration Scheme) or FENSA (the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme), will assure you of the extent of their skills and competence in glazing and sash window installations and renovations. Hiring the services of a local Maesteg sash window installation company which is a registered member of one or more of these specialist bodies should also mean that you will find it easier to get help in the unlikely event that there are any arguments about building regulations transgressions, poor workmanship or substandard products.
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