Historical Styles of Sliding Sash Windows

Historical Styles of Sliding Sash Windows

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There are a variety of traditional sash window designs out there, with many that date all the way back to the 17th century. As time has passed, the UK is still in love with the classic heritage style, which can suit all homes from large to small. But which historic sash windows will suit your home best?

Join Quickslide in discussing historic sash window design and find out which could be the best aesthetic fit for your period property. Our Find an Installer tool can help you find a local stockist fast, and all it takes is your postcode to get started.

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Period Sash Windows

  • Classic sash windows
  • Victorian sash windows
  • Georgian sash windows
  • Edwardian sash windows
  • Customisable sash windows

While they may have the period window style, all of our sash windows come with double glazing filled with argon gas as standard, which can reach an incredible ‘A’ energy rating. Plus, we take security seriously, which is why we have a PAS24 upgrade package which ensures our windows are compliant with contemporary safety standards. 

With Quickslide, homeowners can get the best of both worlds without sacrificing heritage design for modern energy efficiency, security, and sound insulation performance.

Victorian Sash Windows

Victorian sash window styles are quite easy to spot, and for homeowners looking for the clearest views, they may be the best option. Known for its distinctive ‘two over two’ pane design, a Victorian sliding sash window is the most “modern” of the sash window types. 

Compared to standard casements, historic Victorian windows can really date a property and match beautifully with timber beams for an unmatched period look. While our Victorian style windows are made from uPVC, we have a huge catalogue of woodgrain foils that can match the look that timber provides while also providing powerful thermal performance. 

Georgian Sash Windows

Turning the clock way back, Georgian windows are from the very beginning of sash window history. Back in the day, the manufacturing of glazing was much tougher, so it was difficult to create large panes of glass. This led to the ‘six over six’ paned design, separated by a series of astragal bars, or “Georgian bars” as they were called. If you want a heritage sash window look that really captures the period UK spirit, then our Georgian sliding sash windows in a dark woodgrain could be right up your alley.

Edwardian Sash Windows

Compared to the above period window styles, Edwardian windows combine them to create a unique mixture of modern and classical. They have a ‘six over two’ design, meaning they can still provide good sightlines while having the traditional aesthetic. Many Edwardian windows have obscured glass, which we may also be able to recreate with our replacement historical windows as we have multiple obscure glass options available. 

Alternate Classic Sash Window Styles

With Quickslide, you can receive a range of old-style sash windows or newer looks thanks to our extensive selection of optional authenticity features. If you’re looking for a heritage look with a modern touch, then we have excellent features like a slide and tilt facility for easy cleaning, different handle options, and dual colourways to create separate styles for the inside and outside of a property.

If you’re in need of antique sash window styles but don’t want the hassle and high maintenance requirements of old timber windows, our uPVC Legacy sash windows could be the perfect choice. We’ve worked diligently to create a sash window with modern performance while keeping all the qualities of heritage windows. These options include mechanical 90-degree joints instead of 45-degree welds, a deep bottom rail, traditional run-through sash horns, unique astragal bars, and as of March 2024, we’ll also offer a slim mid-rail!

Plus, with our colour bonding service, we can provide bespoke colours to ensure that our double glazed sliding sash windows suit almost any home. We can even manufacture arched historic windows for projects with a distinctive touch. You can have peace of mind when choosing Quickslide, as all our windows come with a 10-year manufacturer’s guarantee. 

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Historic Window Prices

If you’re interested in Quickslide’s Legacy uPVC sash windows, then find your local installer now and start improving your home. We work with a vast network of trade partners across the UK, so no matter where you’re based, you’re sure to find someone close by. Need to know more? Call us at 03332 412 240 or fill out our contact form, and we’ll get back to you with fast, professional advice. 

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