Add period charm to your home with sash windows

Our vertical sliding windows are the perfect replacements for those used in Victorian and other period style properties. Although, it is common for them to be seen in new builds and traditional red brick houses too. Here at T&K Home Improvements, our vertical sliders are available in 2 different materials: uPVC and timber. However, they can also be customised with a range of authentic sash window furniture, numerous colours and more.

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uPVC Timber
Colour Options 15 different colour options and woodgrain finishes. Dual colour option available. 12 colours and 9 wood stains. A dual colour option is available.
Glazing Options High-quality double glazing High-quality double glazing
Energy Efficiency Can achieve Window Energy Ratings (WER) of ‘A’ with double glazing. Possible Window Energy Ratings (WER) of ‘A+’ can be achieved.
Life Expectancy At least 35 years with no maintenance required. uPVC is finished with a protective coating to stop fading. Can last at least 60 years provided they’re re-treated every 5-7 years.
Security Reinforced meeting rails, sash fasteners and sash stops. Certified to PAS 24. Sash fasteners and sash stops. Certified to PAS 24 security standards.
Suitability Low maintenance material that offers a range of versatile designs, excellent thermal performance and modern security. Classic sash window material, renowned for its timeless charm and beauty. Built from FSC chain of custody sustainability approved timber, naturally insulating and highly durable.

Low maintenance uPVC sash windows in Luton, St Albans, Cambridge and Bedford

Although uPVC is not the traditional material used to build vertical sliders, ours are strictly built with original sash window design in mind. So, you can still enjoy an authentic appearance. Combining the natural insulation qualities of uPVC with draft-excluding wool pile and seals, they keep in the heat and keep out the draughts too. Therefore, leading to a comfortable home.

Even though uPVC is super easy to clean already, it is even easier to clean our uPVC vertical sliders because the window sashes can be tilted inwards, allowing you to clean them from inside the home. They also feature locking cam catches and a reinforced meeting rail, so they do not compromise home security either.

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Wooden sash windows in Luton, St Albans, Cambridge and Bedford

As the classic material used to build vertical sliders, real timber brings a sense of authentic charm along with it. However, they also utilise the latest technologies to ensure for a combination of period aesthetics and modern performance. Naturally insulating timber allows them to achieve fantastic energy ratings of A+ and also leads to a reduction in outside noise coming into the home. Therefore, you can enjoy quiet and warmth throughout the year.

Built from sustainably sourced timber and able to last for at least 60 years, they’re perfect for anyone looking to lessen the blow on the environment too. They’re available in 19 different colours and a selection of woodgrain finishes, so you can find a set to suit your home.

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How much do sash windows cost?

The price of sash windows is affected by multiple factors, so there is no set cost for them. However, some of the factors affecting their price include:

• The number of windows being fitted
• What material they are built from
• Their colour/finish
• Locking hardware and window furniture

For a more comprehensive overview of the factors affecting their cost, please use the link below to our informative window prices page.

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How to secure sash windows?

Sash windows come with their own distinctive selection of hardware, which helps to keep the home secure from forced entry attempts. This includes:

• Reinforced meeting rails – this is the top rail of the bottom window sash and bottom rail of the top window sash.
• Sash fasteners – these secure the 2 window sashes together.
• Sash stops – these work by preventing the window from being fully opened.

For detailed information on sash window locking hardware, please use the link below.

Window locking hardware

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Serving homeowners across Northamptonshire

During our tenure as traders, we’ve provided bespoke home improvement solutions across the Northamptonshire area and beyond. This includes areas in counties like Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We've installed home improvements in places such as Corby, Northampton, Bedford, Kettering, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Aylesbury, Oxford, Rugby, Bicester, Luton, Market Harborough & Banbury.

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