In the 18th century sash windows become increasingly popular. This popularity was driven by a reduction in manufacturing costs which increased the affordability of this more complex style. By the end of the century sash windows were the dominate design in most buildings.
This dominance continued into the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras. During these centuries the design of the sash wooden window allowed craftsmen to make them bigger allowing more light into the room. Today timber sash window are the most common wooden window used in periodic British properties.
At Schnauber, our traditional timber sash windows come with many modern features that ensure they are durable and thermally efficient. From the design to manufacturing and installation, we use the highest quality materials to improve the aesthetics and durability of your timber sash windows.
Utilising sophisticated German joinery technologies we can design and customise your timber sash windows with remarkable precision and without compromise to your specification or the desired aesthetic for your periodic property.
Take a look at our Gallery to see how Schnauber’s sash windows are elegant and radiate with the charm of traditional Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian sash windows.
The traditional sash window comprises two sashes that slide up and down, with an Inner Sash and an Outer Sash hosted within a channel. The sash window can be designed to open at the top or the bottom or both depending upon the design, which is dictated by your requirements.
In order to achieve the heritage look of traditional sash windows Schnauber use a double glazed unit and apply Georgian bars on top of the glazing, in between the glazing and internally.
The following sash window styles are available from Schnauber:
Cords & Weights
If you are renovating a Georgian, Regency or Victorian property or building a new house to one of these styles then timber sash windows are a significant feature.
If there is something internally that is front of the window, such as a sink or bath which makes it difficult to reach the window.
If there is an obstruction externally, such as a tree or a wall, which would prevent the window opening outwards then a sash window would be the perfect solution.
If you want your property to stay cool during the summer months, Sash Windows provide excellent ventilation - as hot air is exhausted, cool air is brought in.
Sash windows also provide excellent light penetration, with the light going deep into rooms due to their tall proportions.
If you are looking for a timber window that is easy to open and close.
An excellent ‘U’ Value of 1.5 W/m² is available from double glazing. The way the Schnauber sash window is constructed, using a normal double glazed unit and applying Georgian bars on top of the glazing, in between the glazing and internally, ensures a better sealed unit for improved insulation.
We use the latest in locking technology to ensure the security and integrity of your sash timber windows.
Although historically sash windows are painted white, in certain contexts other finishes might be more appropriate. Where this is the case, the selection of colours is unlimited.
As with other Schnauber windows, a wide selection of glass types and ironmongery can be fitted.
The paint finishes used are the latest water resistant paints.
Schnuaber timber windows are pre-treated with a non-toxic wood preservative so maintenance is minimal. We would recommend every 5 - 10 years depending on the environment in which you live.
Schnauber sash windows have an additional safety feature which also offers greater protection against burglary.
From an aesthetic perspective you cannot tell the difference between a traditional sash window constructed from a single pane of glass separated by Georgian glazing bars and the Heritage Slimlite timber window which has separate panes of glass.
Check out our latest installations.
Skills not just confined to joinery
Mr Kempski’s handsome end of terrace house in the Cambridge suburb of Newnham was in need of some tender loving care when it came to the timber windows. The Edwardian single pane sash windows had been installed many years previously and were starting to show...More about the project
The proof of the pudding…
Mr Lowe contacted Schnauber after several neighbours in his Cambridgeshire village of Haddenham recommended the company as specialists in the installation of timber windows. Mr Lowe had a requirement for sash windows to resolve issues that had occurred with timber windows that had been previously...More about the project
Very impressed with the final finishes
A 1930s property in the centre of Cambridge was returned to its former glory with the replacement of ill-fitting UPVC widows with a range of timber casement windows. The offending windows were already in place when Mr Jackson purchased his 1930s property. Whilst he knew...More about the project
High level of adaptability applauded
When your parents are architects and basically “in the business” there is no shortage of expertise and advice on hand to ensure that you make the right decision when it comes to choosing a supplier for your replacement windows and door. Mr & Mrs Thompson’s...More about the project
Truly impressive work ethic…
Mr Strange owns a Victorian terrace property in the historic Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds. When he purchased the house it had been unsympathetically modernised over a number of years and the original heritage of the property was a dim and distant memory. The...More about the project
Improved security is a nearly always a factor in the decision making process for our customers. This was definitely the case for Mr Shear, who owns a 1930s property in London. Mr Shear had placed steel bars on his windows due to the level of...More about the project