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Sash Windows Chelmsford Essex (CM1): Providing a stylish, period look to any property in Chelmsford, sash windows can boost your home's value by adding charm, style and authenticity. If you have a listed building, a period property or your home stands within a conservation area, sash windows could be your only replacement choice due to local regulations, and modern replacement sash windows are just as accurate as the originally fitted windows.

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If your particular style or size of sash window is not available off the shelf, a local Chelmsford window company will custom make your windows to fit in with any guidelines relating to listed building and conservation area status, and your own personal preferences. The expert tradesmen will use timber from sustainable sources in hard or soft wood varieties, which are well known for their resilience and anti-rot characteristics. Of course, you might opt for a more modern uPVC, composite, aluminium frame to seamlessly integrate your new sash windows into the style of your property.

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SASH WINDOWS VS CASEMENT WINDOWS

Unlike casement windows, sash windows don't use a hinge mechanism for opening. Each sash window has got two parts, whereby one or both are able to slide vertically up behind the other. To enable the window to be opened to any size of gap for differing ventilation requirements, counterbalances and cords keep the window in position. While contemporary versions of sash windows support horizontal or vertical movement, in addition to offering the possibility of tilting that are far easier to clean, the original sash windows simply moved in a down or up direction.

Better room ventilation capabilities is one of the major advantages that sash windows have over their counterparts. You can generate a convection flow of air within your home, with warmer air exiting through the higher gap, and cool air entering through the bottom gap, in sash windows where both the bottom and top sash are able to slide. This can help to increase your comfort levels and is particularly valuable during the hot summer months in Chelmsford.

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To give additional reassurance for any property owner in Chelmsford and prevent any potential intruder from opening your traditional sash windows, security measures can be increased by fitting threaded bolt screws, reinforced or double glazing, stops and locks. A decent form of security for sash windows in Chelmsford is the fitting of a frame to frame lock. Stopping either window from being opened, this kind of lock involves the fitting of a bar or bolt which fastens the lower frame to the top sash. Because any would-be intruders have no way of accessing it from the outside, security is further improved.

REPLACING OR RESTORING SASH WINDOWS IN CHELMSFORD

You should look at restoring or replacing your sash windows in Chelmsford if they no longer work correctly (sticking in place or not opening). Your local Chelmsford sash window installer will be able to give you advice on whether it's better to replace them or whether it is economically viable to refurbish your existing sash windows.

In order to refurbish your current sash windows in Chelmsford, they will usually need to be taken out of their frame so that the reparation work can be carried out successfully. The frame might need to be put in a special jig and tightened if your window panes are draughty and vibrating, or it may be as simple as scraping off several layers of paint that have built up through the years. A professional Chelmsford sash window contractor will provide a preliminary inspection of your windows and frames before giving guidance on the potential actions to remedy any problems. Generally speaking sash windows can be refurbished, whether they are suffering from broken glass, rotting frames, faulty mechanisms or snapped sash cords. You should bear in mind though, that in the cool light of day there is frequently a balancing act between what is actually achievable and what is the most cost-effective in the long run.

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TYPES OF SASH WINDOWS IN CHELMSFORD

Looking at the multifarious styles of sash windows which are available online and in sales catalogues can be a little baffling. If you just consider the 3 primary designs, that is to say: Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian, it should be easier. Each of these three designs has their own individual variants which can be adapted for the style of your property in Chelmsford.

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Georgian - Traditionally features 6 independent panes in the top sash, over 6 independent panes in the bottom sash, (six over six). The Georgian style can be modified to Half-Georgian (a single pane in one half, six panes in the other), or a Georgian-variant which can have different sized panes in bottom and top, so long as one half of the sash window counts six panes.

Victorian - Featuring a 2 over 2 panel design which also includes a central bar, the Victorian style of sash window also throws up variations like asymmetric (two over three, three over two etc).

Edwardian - Featuring a 6 over 2 arrangement, the Edwardian is fairly similar to the Half-Georgian style of sash window.

Rather than rack your brain pondering all of these designs, you might find it easier to just contact your local Chelmsford window installer, and ask their advice on which would be the right model for your property.

All of these window patterns can be made for different types of windows, i.e. bay or coupled windows, and also for any size of window. There is a 4th important kind of sash window which is referred to as the Yorkshire Sash. This style of sash window slides horizontally, and can incorporate any of the variants and principal elements of the other three types.

In addition to the various styles of sash windows, these products are also constructed from a number of different materials to suit your individual tastes or preferences. The first sash windows from the 17th century, and for the majority of the last 400 years were made from wood. Most of today's wooden sash windows are manufactured from sustainably sourced softwoods like Douglas fir, yew, redwoods and Scots pine, but the early ones were mostly made from English oak, of which there were plentiful supplies.

In the 1970s aluminium sash windows were introduced, closely followed by uPVC windows which became more and more popular in Chelmsford due to their advanced level of security, durability, low-maintenance qualities and energy efficiency.

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TRADITIONAL SASH WINDOWS AND PROTECTED BUILDINGS

Sash windows in earlier times, only featured one single thickness of glass. You may need to replace your sash windows with a similar style if you live in a listed structure or your property is situated in a protected conservation area. To improve on the thermal attributes provided by the original glass, it's now possible using modern techniques, to replace it with state-of-the-art toughened glass. This permits you to replace your sash windows but preserve the look of the building as a whole.

In order to stay within the legislation for the Chelmsford area, you need to speak to a professional local sash window company, who'll also supply you with the optimum and most economical materials that are necessary to carry out the work. It might be necessary to undertake a window by window inspection to minimise any negative impact on the building, where a local authority or conservation official insists on the refurbishment of existing materials. A reputable company will be ready to do this assessment and get a report ready for for the planning officer, including technical drawings, full details of your renovation scheme and necessary replacement works.

By installing secondary glazing you might be able to do an upgrade on your sash windows in Chelmsford. If you wish to reduce noise transmission, stop condensation and improve your thermal efficiency, you can add a vertical sliding secondary glazing panel to the inside of your sash windows. Secondary glazing techniques are an effective way to upgrade your sash windows, while still maintaining the appearance and authentic character of the structure. And even if you are restricted by planning constraints on a listed building, this can still generally be implemented.

CHOOSING A SASH WINDOW INSTALLER IN CHELMSFORD

There are a number of contractors in the Chelmsford area, that can supply you with the installation of sash windows which will last for many years to come. Consult friends and neighbours for recommendations, and ensure that you obtain a minimum of 3 price quotes for the job . Membership of either the Glazing Arbitration Scheme (TGAS), the GGF (Glass and Glazing Federation) or FENSA (the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme), should pretty much guarantee a company's skills and proficiency in sash window and glazing installation. There are various advantages to employing a sash window installer in Chelmsford who's a signed up member of one of these respected associations, including guarantees in cases of shoddy workmanship and ways of finding mediation if legal proceedings are necessary on account of substandard products.

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Sash windows can be installed in Chelmsford and also in: Great Baddow, Galleyend, Boreham, Chelmer Village, West Hanningfield, Writtle, Sandon, Moulsham, Springfield, Great Oxney Green, Chignal St James, Broomfield, Parsonage Green, Galleywood, together with these postcodes CM1 1RR, CM1 1EJ, CM1 1QW, CM1 1JE, CM1 1RF, CM1 1GL, CM1 1RN, CM1 1PH, CM1 1NF, CM1 1AQ. Locally based Chelmsford sash window fitters will most likely have the phone code 01245 and the postcode CM1. Checking this should ensure you are accessing locally based providers of sash windows. Chelmsford home and business owners can benefit from these and lots of other comparable services.

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Making sure that all your rooms have some form of ventilation is crucial if you are installing sash windows in your property in Chelmsford. Nowadays we all strive for warm, well insulated homes, yet a certain level of ventilation is necessary to prevent issues such as condensation, penetrating damp and mould growth.

Without actually opening your sash windows constantly, the installation of trickle vents is the best way to aid ventilation. These handy little vents often come as standard with uPVC sash windows, but if you have windows constructed from timber or some other material, you might need to get them fitted by a specialist.

Trickle vents are installed at the top of a window, and air flows through from outside "trickling" vertically down the window panes, thus preventing condensation on the inside of the glass, and the related problems that come with this.

You should try to get low-profile and flush fitting sash window trickle vents if you can, so that you don't detract from the clean lines of your windows. These aren't as conspicuous as some trickle vents on the market and appear much neater once fitted. (Tags: Sash Window Ventilation Chelmsford, Sash Window Trickle Vents Chelmsford, Trickle Vents Chelmsford).

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If you're interested in slender lines, increased glass and less conspicuous frames in your windows, you might think about aluminium sash windows for your home or office in Chelmsford. Found in a range of styles and colours, aluminium sash windows boast a sleek contemporary look, in addition to durability, resistance to rot and strength.

As a material aluminium has the added benefit of being environmentally friendly, sustainable and recyclable, and sash windows constructed from aluminium are virtually maintenance free. Unlike the aluminium windows of the 70s, contemporary aluminium sash windows are insulated, double-glazed and conform to all of the applicable Building Regs.

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All throughout Essex you should be able to find sash window fitters who'll offer various sash window services. If you're unable to find the ideal sash window specialist in Chelmsford itself then you should be able to find one close by.

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With most home refurbishments or garden revamps in Chelmsford, quite a bit of waste will be produced, and you will have to make provision for this in the planning stage. For your sash window replacement or installation, different levels of waste will be created, depending on your individual circumstances, and the scope and scale of your project. Now some tradesmen will be happy to take away this waste for you, and recycle it in an environmentally friendly way, whilst others will just leave you to deal with it by yourself.

Whether you are left with doing this job yourself, or the tradesperson is dealing with it, a skip will often be required. Skips come in all shapes and sizes, so there is definitely one out there to suit your exact needs. In general mini-skips hold approximately 2 cubic yards of waste, midi-skips hold approximately 4 cubic yards of waste, builders skips hold approximately 6 cubic yards of waste and roll-on-roll-off skips hold approximately 20 cubic yards of waste. Skip bags normally hold about 1 - 1.5 cubic yards of waste.

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Also find: Galleywood sash windows, Sandon sash windows, Writtle sash windows, Great Oxney Green sash windows, Broomfield sash windows, Moulsham sash windows, Parsonage Green sash windows, Springfield sash windows, Great Baddow sash windows, Chignal St James sash windows, West Hanningfield sash windows, Galleyend sash windows, Chelmer Village sash windows, Boreham sash windows and more. The majority of these villages and towns are catered for by companies who fit sash windows. Chelmsford residents can get quotations by going here.

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Needless to say, whenever you're doing home remodeling in Chelmsford, Essex, you'll probably be in need of all sorts of different tradespeople and as well as a sash window fitter in Chelmsford, Essex, you might also need plumbers in Chelmsford, a scaffolder in Chelmsford, a locksmith in Chelmsford, an electrician in Chelmsford, SKIP HIRE in Chelmsford, a carpenter in Chelmsford, brick & stone cleaning in Chelmsford, waste removal in Chelmsford, a plasterer in Chelmsford, damp proofing in Chelmsford, tilers in Chelmsford, repointing in Chelmsford, a painter and decorator in Chelmsford, a conservatory installer in Chelmsford, bricklayers in Chelmsford, a building contractor in Chelmsford, rendering in Chelmsford, metalworkers in Chelmsford, a handyman in Chelmsford, pebble dashing in Chelmsford, and other different Chelmsford tradesmen.

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In Taylor Avenue, The Meadows, Southwood Chase, Brent Avenue, Taunton Road, Cherry Garden Lane, Auckland Close, Terling Road, Carisbrooke Drive, Clements Close, St Johns Avenue, Salerno Way, Beeches Road, Tile Works Lane, Abercorn House, Torrington Close, Shakestone Close, Tavistock Road, Teal Avenue, Champions Way, The Ridings, Arun Close, Chapel Row, Cornish Grove, Blackwood Chine, Bishop Hall Lane, Clevis Drive, Binley Road, Anjou Green, Took Drive, as well as these Chelmsford area postcodes: CM1 1RR, CM1 1EJ, CM1 1QW, CM1 1JE, CM1 1RF, CM1 1GL, CM1 1RN, CM1 1PH, CM1 1NF, CM1 1AQ, property owners have just recently needed local sash window installation. These locations recently saw activity by specialists in sash windows. Chelmsford home and business owners enjoyed the benefits of professional and competent window installation services on each occasion.

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