Frequently Asked Questions

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We advise that you clean all products with hot soapy water. You should avoid using harsh chemicals, especially on woodgrain or painted products. On our PVCu sliding sash windows, you can use a silicone spray to lubricate the moving parts such as the springs. Do NOT use WD40! Please head to our blog to read our guide on how to clean sash windows.

The material used for the seals on our PVCu casement windows and doors, and PVCu flush casement windows and doors is TPE (thermoplastic elastomer). In order to maintain the flexibility and the lifespan, we recommend to treat the seals annually with silicone spray or talcum powder to rub. They may not come in contact with concentrated detergents or similar products. If your windows and/or doors feel like they are “sticking”, it may be time to tend to the seals. 

No, the woodgrain foil is bonded to the PVCu using hot glue and rollers, which is then allowed time to set before being fabricated. Therefore, the woodgrain should never peel off on its own accord, only if it is purposely damaged. The foiling process is carried out using state of the art machinery, which makes the process appear to be fairly simple. The below video gives you a quick insight into the foiling process and shows the rollers in more detail.

If you have an issue with your order, please report this to our dedicated customer care team who will be in touch as soon as possible. You can report your issue here on our website and if you are able to we kindly request that you also send us some photos of the issues you are experiencing, which will help us identify the right solution quickly.

A haze on the glass is usually an optical illusion caused by the sun shining on the glass at an oblique angle. It happens at certain times of the day and is caused by the sun reflecting off the energy coating on the inside of the glass. Please note haze on your windows is not a manufacturing fault.

Condensation is defined as the physical process by which a gas or vapour changes into a liquid. Condensation is formed due to the difference in temperature between the internal and external environment and the glass. Please note, condensation on your windows is not a manufacturing fault.

Aluminium Bi-Folding Doors

If your door is making a rattling noise it is likely to be an issue with the compression of the lock. Adjustments can be made using a correct sized Allen key to turn the cams to achieve the correct compression. If the ratting noise continues or if you are having trouble fixing the issue, please call your installer to ask for advice.

If the door is going to be installed between the brickwork and the aperture is square and level, you should deduct 10mm from the total brick-to-brick width and height. We have a very thorough bi-fold installation guide available to read on our website.

Our bi-folding doors will arrive unglazed. The glass units will be delivered at the same time as the doors but will need to be installed once the frame and doors are in. To prevent the glass in the panels from dropping, you should make sure you have toe and heeled the glass. A guide on how to toe and heel the glass can be found in the last section of our installation guide.

Yes, you can fit trickle vents to our bi-folding doors after manufacture if you have the correct tools. However, we don’t advise you to do this, as it may damage the panel and/or frame and would incur a cost to fix or replace.

Yes, our DV173 low threshold option has the facility to have aluminium ramps attached at no extra cost. With the addition of the ramps the threshold will comply with Part M of the Building Regulation (DV174). See our building regulation guide for more information.

Firstly, if your bi-folding doors are hard to slide, please check and make sure the frame is square and plum. All gaskets should measure 11mm between the frame and panel and the rebated locking side should measure 14mm between the frame and panel. If the doors are still hard to slide, please check that the door has been toe and heeled correctly. If you are unsure if the door has been toe and heeled correctly, we recommend you to get in touch with your installer and ask them to check this.

Bifolding door prices vary depending on each project and its dimension and design. Our bespoke and competitive pricing is completely unique and based on each individual project. We recommend you use our online quoting engine to design your new doors and request a price.

Bifolding door installation can be complex and requires experience from installing a variety of other products. If you need more information about installing our products, we have a fantastic installation guide at your disposal. If you are a homeowner and require an installer, we can show you a list of local installers for you to choose from.

Aluminium Casement Windows

Aluminium casement windows price differs depening on the dimensions required and the design. We recommend you use our online window designer and our team will get back to you with a bespoke estimate. You can also use our online contact form, or give us a ring on 03332 412 240.

Window installation can be a complex process and we want you to have all the right information. If you are an installer, we have excellent installation guides for you to take a look at. If you need an installer for your aluminium casement windows, we can provide you with a list of local installers.

We manufacture our aluminium casement windows with advanced techniques that allow us to supply products that offer fantastic practical benefits. From the robust aluminium frame, to the insulating double glazing, each part of our window is designed for optimal performance. If you want to find out more about our process, get in touch through our online contact form.

Yes you can! All our aluminium casement windows can be designed through a range of colours, finishes and hardware accessories to complement your property. Whether you are looking for something more traditional or modern, we are confident you will find the perfect design.

Aluminium Flush Casement Windows

Each aluminium flush casement window is priced according to its dimensions and the design that has been chosen, so we are unable to give one exact price. Use our online design tool to create different styles and request a quote.

Aluminium is an extremely robust window profile and is increasingly popular amongst homeowners and installers. It is one of the strongest materials on the market and will secure properties against intruders and the everchanging weather conditions.

Our aluminium flush casement windows are known for their inherent strength, and alongside their hinges and locks, will help provide a safe living space for all homeowners.

Yes! Thanks to the glazing and insulating materials in the aluminium frame resulting in excellent thermal performance, the windows can provide homeowners with a place that they can keep warm throghout the year. Your customers can benefit from lower energy bills and reduced carbon footprint.

Yes they are! Each aluminium flush casement window is made to measure to ensure that it is the perfect fit for your next project. Our windows can be designed with a range of colours, finishes and hardware so that they have the perfect final look.

Aluminium French Doors

Yes, they are! The thermally efficient frame and quality glazing work together to keep homes insulated throughout the year and can achieve excellent energy ratings.

Aluminium French doors are priced depending on the products’ dimensions and designs. Use our online design engine to create various styles and request your quote. A member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Aluminium Residential Doors

Residential door prices vary depending on their dimensions and designs. Each of our products is bespoke and that includes their pricing. Get in touch with our team through our online contact form, or give us a call on 03332 412 240 to find out more.

Yes, our aluminium residential doors have a long lifespan! Aluminium is an extremely robust profile that will offer customers long-term performance and will not rust, warp or corrode.

Aluminium is known for its inherent strength, and high-quality locks will keep homeowners safe from intruders all-year-round.

Aluminium Sliding Patio Doors

The purpose of an external sill is to take any water away from the door, so it doesn’t make its way into your property. If your door is sat directly on the brickwork, you will need a sill because the brickwork is a flat surface. Water won’t go away on its own, so we recommend a sill. If your sliding patio door is installed onto an existing sill made of stone or concrete, this should drain water away on its own without the need for an external sill. We recommend that you discuss this with your installer to ensure that no errors are made during the process.

In most cases the frame and sashes of the aluminium sliding patio door will be supplied fully assembled. On doors up to 3500mm wide we will supply the glass loose with the sashes installed to the frame. Any sliding patio doors above 3500mm wide will be supplied with the sashes loose. Our installation guide will explain in further detail and provide instructions on how to fit the sashes and the glass unit.

You can design your own and request a price for a set of supply only uPVC patio doors here on our website. If you require a full service including survey and installation, you can enquire a price via one of our stockists.

There’s a whole wealth of choice when it comes to patio doors. Traditional sliding doors, bi-folding doors and French doors; all available with so many options to choose from. Sliding patio doors are the best option for enjoying a stunning view all year round. Sliding patio doors are as popular as ever with bigger glass areas and, something that often makes them the preferred choice, they’re compact to open and close without requiring space to swing, as with bi-fold and French doors.

As each project is different and every property has different dimensions, we can’t give an exact figure. Our competitive prices are aligned to the specifications of your property and the design that you choose. We have an online design tool so that you can play around with some styles and request a quote.

uPVC and aluminium are great to frame materials for patio doors. The choice between the two materials often comes down to the existing window and door frames installed in the home. With aluminium, you can achieve a contemporary appearance and with our range of uPVC sliding patio doors, you can create a traditional timber-looking door. Price also plays an important role with aluminium being the more premium option.

When you’re buying a patio door, first find out if the supplier is able to make the doors to your sizes and specification. Here at Quickslide, we offer a made to measure service. If you’re looking to buy a patio door you’ll likely already have an idea of the configuration and style you would like for your door opening and before you go ahead you should make sure the manufacturer is able to achieve this. You should also look for a patio door that has been weather tested to ensure the highest levels of water and wind resistance and air-tightness. If you’re leaning towards an aluminium patio door, make sure it’s thermally broken for the best possible insulation. You should also make a note that patio doors with large glass units should as per building regulations be installed with toughened safety glass. You can rest assured that any Quickslide patio door comes with toughened glass as standard.

It’s difficult to say which patio door is best as it depends on what you’re looking for. Both vinyl and aluminium sliding doors achieve superb performance and both have been rigorously tested to achieve the best in thermal efficiency and security. The key differences between our vinyl and aluminium sliding doors are aesthetics and price, but as a whole, both patio doors offer excellent quality. To find out which option is the best one for you, you should summarise your requirements and we’ll be happy to recommend the best patio door for your project.

You can choose between configurations with two, three or four panels. On configurations with two panels, you can choose which of the two you want sliding and which you want to be fixed to the frame. On configurations with three or four panels, you can choose which of the side section(s) you want to slide and/or if you want the middle section(s) to slide.

Yes, patio doors are very secure. As standard, our patio doors come with toughened safety glass, which in effect is considered to be shatterproof. On the opening panel, you will find a multi-point locking mechanism, which uses different hooks and bolts to secure the sliding panel into its locked position. For added peace of mind, you have the option of specifying our comprehensive PAS24 security upgrade, which means the doors will meet the high security standards required by building regulations for new builds.

With the right glass unit, sliding patio doors are no less energy efficient than other windows and doors. The aluminium frame we use in the manufacture of our patio doors is thermally broken creating a barrier between the inside and outside sections, which prevents heat loss. A double glazed patio door can achieve a u-value of 1.6W/m2K and with a triple glazed glass unit, the doors can achieve a superb u-value of 1.5W/m2K.

You can have any colour you can possibly think of for our patio doors. We stock white and grey profile and are therefore able to offer a speedy turnaround on these two colour options, but if time isn’t of the essence then you have the option of choosing any other colour. For a premium personal touch, you can even choose one of our textured finishes, these include shimmer options such as the popular ‘silver’ finish.

As standard, the glass unit we use in our patio doors is a toughened double glazed clear unit with argon gas in between the cavity of the unit. We offer other glass upgrades including laminated glass and even obscure glass options. A thermal efficient triple glazed unit is also available upon request.

The outer aluminium frame depth of the patio door is 100mm.

Yes, we manufacture all our patio doors in-house at our manufacturing facility in Brighouse, Yorkshire. We have a factory dedicated to aluminium and as aluminium sliding and bi-folding doors continue to increase in popularity we have introduced an aluminium window range for customers wanting their windows to perfectly match their patio doors.

The minimum and maximum sizes for patio doors come down to the overall weight of the panel. The maximum weight of each panel must not exceed 200kg. The maximum height is 2500mm, and the maximum width will vary depending on the specified height of your door.

You can design your new patio door here on our website and request a price. If you require a full service including survey and installation, you can enquire a price via one of our stockists.

Installing patio doors is a complex process and requires experience. If you are an installer and need more information about our products, we have a fantastic installation guide. If you are looking for an installer, we can provide you with a list of local companies.

Any of our aluminium products will be supplied unglazed. Large products including patio doors will simply be too heavy to handle if the glass was already installed into the unit. In many cases, we will sell our aluminium products unglazed in which case you will have to order the glass unit separately from a local glass unit manufacturer, which also reduces any risks as the glass unit will not be in transit.

Ancillaries

Trickle vents are more often that not, required on new-build projects. If you’re refurbishing, it’s generally a choice whether or not you want to specify trickle vents. You can read more about the requirements specified by building regulations on our blog.

A sill/cill is a projection to cover either the cavity or any rough brick edge and also to carry excess water away from the face of the brickwork. Without a sill there is a risk that water can run into the cavity and cause leaks inside the property.

You will need a sill if you need to cover the cavity or any rough brickwork and remove any excess water from the face of the brickwork. Our PVCu sliding sash windows come with a sill as standard. However, if the sash window is installed onto an existing sill, you have the option to request a none-projecting sill.

A threshold is the bottom section of the frame on a door. A standard threshold means that the bottom section of the frame will match the rest of the outer frame. This will usually create a raised step; therefore, you should speak with your installer to establish how the door will be installed. It should be noted on the point of order if you require easy access for perhaps a wheelchair user or small children, as this will likely affect your choice of threshold. In order to comply with Part M of the building regulations, on most new builds, you will need to specify a low Part M compliant aluminium threshold.

The external astragal bars will match the profile of your window, they’re mounted onto the surface of the glass and within the glass unit you will find internal back-to-back spacer bars. Opt for external astragal bars if you require the most authentic solution replicating original timber windows with multiple glass panes e.g. The internal fret will also create the appearance of separate panes, albeit less authentically. Internal fret makes it slightly easier to clean the windows due to the bars being inside the glass unit.Georgian or Victorian style.

There should be a gap between the astragal bar and frame to allow for movement. If there was no gap, the bar would just pop off. PVCu or UPVC expands in heat and by including a gap we’ve made room for any potential expansion you may see during hot summer months. The PVCu will turn to its original form when it cools down.

Required gap: 0.8mm | Tolerance: +/- 0.1mm

Arched Windows

Generally, arched windows go under the name arched windows, shaped windows, or bespoke windows. More specifically arched window styles are more commonly known as true arches, gothic arches, and half-moons just to name a few. If you have a requirement for a shaped window or door, please send your sketch to sales@quickslide.co.uk.

The most popular arched window type is by far our range of uPVC sliding sash windows. uPVC casement windows and uPVC doors can be coupled with a semi-circular fixed window above the casement frame. To summarise, the products that can be shaped are sliding sash windows, casement windows and doors in uPVC.

Yes, any arched or shaped windows will be fixed. This means if you have requested an arched sliding sash window, the bottom sash will slide up and down (and tilt if requested) but the top sash will be fixed to the frame. This will be the case with any shaped window.

Arched windows can be found in more traditional homes. Traditionally, arched windows were only accessible to the upper class or they could be found in buildings of particular importance to society often associated with religion. Arched windows can often be found in homes from the Victorian era and we are seeing more and more new build homes including shaped windows as part of the build to create unique design elements.

Yes, at Quickslide we have our own profile bending facility in-house, which has enabled us to offer a superior finish as well as faster turnaround on curved and arched frames.

As each project is different and every property has different dimensions, we can’t give an exact figure. Our competitive prices are aligned to the specifications of your property and the design that you choose. If you have a requirement for an arched window, pleased get in touch by emailing sales@quickslide.co.uk

Arched window are known for their grandeur sense of style and their inspiration from the Roman and Art Noveau area. They are the perfect choice for anyone looking to open up their home and introduce natural daylight into their property.

Installing arched windows can be a complex job that requires a lot of experience. If you are an installer, we have fantastic installation guides at your disposal. If you are needing to find an installer, we can provide you with a list of local companies.

Bay Windows

Bay windows are generally self-supporting. Bay windows are constructed using structural bay-poles available in either a fixed 90-degree angle or as a variable option. These structural bay-pole assembly kits will provide structural support from the head of the aperture to the bottom.

Yes, bay windows can operate and open just like your standard single windows would. There may some restrictions as to what sort of configurations you can have in your bay windows. Your Quickslide sales advisor will be able to confirm at the point of enquiry.

Bay windows are an impressive feature to any home. Replacement bay windows from Quickslide are not only stylish, but also very secure and energy efficient. Bay windows can add value to your home and will be an appealing feature as they add a feel of more space and natural light.

Bay windows are made up of multiple frames and will therefore be more expensive than a single window. The single frame in the bay window will not necessarily cost more than any other single window in your home. The price of a bay window will depend on the window specification. Your installer will be able to confirm whether any additional installation costs apply to bay windows.

Yes, bay windows are worth it. Bay windows are formed of multiple frames with multiple panes of glass and will therefore let lots of light into your home. The internal surrounding area around the bay windows will be lit from every direction making the room appear bigger and brighter. Besides, bay windows provide curb appeal and can add a considerable amount of value to the building. The only downside to bay windows is that they may be more complex to install than a typical standard window and the many benefits will only last if the bay window has been installed correctly.

Any of our windows can have integral blinds. If your windows are south facing, the large glass area may cause a high rise in internal temperature during the summer months and integral blinds may therefore add an element of temperature control.

As each project is different and every property has different dimensions, we can’t give an exact figure. Our competitive prices are aligned to the specifications of your property and the design that you choose. We have an online design tool so that you can play around with some styles and request a quote.

A bay window has three sides, available in angled positions, whilst a bow window has 4 to 5 sides and tends to be more curved. Whilst both windows extend the space of your home, bow windows tend to be wider. These window styles will flood properties with natural daylight.

Installing a window is a job that requires a lot of concentration and experience. If you need someone to install your bay window, we can provide you with a list of local installers. We also have an extensive guide on how to install bay windows for you to take a look at.

Both bow and bay windows will be a great addition to both modern and traditional properties alike. There are many benefits to bow and bay window. They boast unrivalled thermal performance and continuous insulation so that homeowners can stay warm throughout the year. Their distinctive designs can add charm and enhance the homes aesthetic.

Become A Trader Partner

As an established business with an excellent reputation, you can benefit from offering high-quality products that will provide your customers with many practical benefits. We are here to help you in any way we can and treat our trade partners like family.

We are committed to providing excellent customer service and support for our trade partners. Whether you are a window installer or a property developer, head to our website to find out more information and apply to be a trade partner.

If you have any questions about our trade partner programme, get in touch through our online contact form, or give us a ring on 03332 412 240 and chat with our friendly team of experts.

Of course! We have a fantastic resource library filled with lots of information about our products and also the latest building regulations that we adhere to.

Bow Windows

Yes, bow windows can open just like your standard casement window. The frames are joined and depending on which configuration you have chosen your bow window frames will be able to open in one way or another.

Bow windows are made up of multiple window frames, which are then joined at a 10-degree angle. These frames sit upon a cill that has been welded together creating a gentle curve from one side to the other side. Our bow windows are highly flexible and can be customised to suit your requirements. Whether you have a modern or a traditional Edwardian home, bow windows are a great addition. You can choose which section of the bow window you want fixed and which you want opening.

As each project is different and every property has different dimensions, we can’t give an exact figure. Our competitive prices are aligned to the specifications of your property and the design that you choose. We have an online design tool so that you can play around with some styles and request a quote.

Bow windows are made up of casement windows and this type of window frame is available with integral blinds. You can choose between a carefully selected range of blind colours to suit your interior design and the window frame finish.

Our bow windows are competitively priced and are based on each design and property dimension. You can use our online quoting engine and a member of our team will be in touch to provide you with a bespoke estimate.

Both bow and bay windows will be a great addition to both modern and traditional properties alike. There are many benefits to bow and bay window. They boast unrivalled thermal performance and continuous insulation so that homeowners can stay warm throughout the year. Their distinctive designs can add charm and enhance the homes aesthetic.

Yes they can! We have a variety of colours, finishes and hardware accessories for you to choose from to complement your property. From traditional woodgrain effects, to something more modern, we can accomodate to any style.

Company Knowledge

Our factory and showroom are located in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. We always recommend that you visit our showroom to see our products up-close, which will help you make the right decision regarding product type, material and specification. In the meantime, you can see a virtual tour of our Quickslide showroom here.

When you’ve discussed your requirements with one of our product experts and you’re happy with the quotation, all you have to do is send them an email to let them know you would like to proceed with the order. They will then send your requirements of your new windows and doors into production.

We recommend that you use our online designers available on our website. If you need our input, please download the relevant enquiry form, complete as much of the information as possible and email it to our product experts at sales@quickslide.co.uk.

Our payment terms vary based on customer type. The payment terms will be clarified prior to you confirming your order. Our payment terms will also appear on your order confirmation. If you are a regular trade customer and would like to discuss an account facility, please complete our short application form, which can be requested by contacting accounts@quickslide.co.uk.

To make a bank transfer, use the following details:

Account Name: Quickslide Ltd,

Account Number: 61096482,
Sort Code: 53 – 61 – 07,
IBAN Number: GB49NWBK 535107 61096482,
SWIFT Number: NWBKGB2L,

To pay with your card, please call our accounts department on 01484 719 282 or alternatively you can make a payment online.

We accept cash, bank transfers and all major debit and credit cards (excl. AMEX).

If you wish to view our latest guarantees, please request a copy by emailing sales@quickslide.co.uk

If you are a trade customer please click here to view our terms and conditions. If you are a homeowner buying for your own home please click here to view our terms and conditions.

Delivery

Yes, someone always needs to be in on the day of your delivery to sign off the products and sometimes to help offload the goods depending on the size and quantity of the order.

If the driver is not able to answer your call, he may be in the middle of making a delivery or on a break. Please send the driver a text or leave a voicemail requesting a call back. Alternatively, feel free to contact our transport team on 03332 412 240 for further information.

We charge between £0 – £200 per order (not per product), depending on where you are in the mainland UK and the number of products ordered. Your sales representative will be able to confirm the delivery charge (if any).

When you place your order, our sales representative will inform you of a week commencing date. Closer to the time you will receive a notification from our logistics team with a delivery date and estimated time. The notification also includes the driver’s contact details in case you need to get in touch with them on the day of your delivery. For more information on our delivery process please refer to our delivery information here on our website.

When your driver arrives, they will in most cases be able to offload the goods on their own (however, a helping hand is always appreciated). The goods will be deposited on your property but will not be taken into your home, as the driver is not insured to do so. This is non-negotiable. Once the items have been delivered, you will have 15 minutes with the driver to check through your products to make sure there is no visible transit damage. Although it’s rare, if there has been damage the items must be returned to Quickslide for rectification. The reason we ask this is if we need to replace any products it is much quicker to send the original back with the driver to get the whole replacement process moving. If you aren’t quite sure, please call our transport team during the delivery. The delivery note must be signed, name printed and dated as proof that all items have been delivered in good order. Any outstanding balance must be paid prior to the driver leaving.

As we manufacture our products ourselves, our lead-time can be flexible to suit your requirements. Our most common lead times are available to view on our website (link). However, we encourage you to let us know when you need the products for, and we will do our very best to meet your requirements.

Unfortunately, we are unable to specify a time until closer to the day of your delivery. Please feel free to contact your driver to liaise with them. Their contact details can be found on your delivery email and/or text message confirmation.

In most cases we are unable to change the delivery day or time as our drivers have a set weekly schedule they are required to stick to. However, please feel free to contact our transport team on 03332 412 240 to see if we have the availability to do so.

Doors

You can choose from our wide range of uPVC and aluminium doors that will enhance both residential and commercial properties. Our diverse selection includes uPVC panel doors, uPVC sliding doors and aluminium bi-folding doors. There are many design options that you can choose for your next project.

Our door frames are fitted with insulating materials and alongside double glazing, our doors can provide enhanced thermal performance to homes across the UK. Homeowners can benefit from improved energy efficiency, lower bills and reduced carbon footprint.

The doors that we supply are extremely robust and can secure homes at all times. High-quality locks are tested thoroughly to help ensure that homeowners feel safe in their homes.

Yes, they are! Our doors are designed to adapt to the everchanging UK weather and can prevent unwanted draughts and water ingress from entering properties. Each door comes with a ten-year manufacturing guarantee so that in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, we are on hand to help.

Double Glazing

Single glazed windows consist of only one pane of glass and they are associated with poor insulation and draughts. If you currently have windows with single glazing installed in your home, constant heating and large energy bills probably sound very familiar to you. Double glazed windows will in all probability make your home more efficient and you may even experience significant savings on energy. A reduction in energy usage also supports the global aim of reducing carbon emissions.

Any reputable window manufacturer will offer a double glazed glass unit as standard. Standard glazing at Quickslide is comprised of a glass unit with a pocket of air in between the two panes of glass. Upgrades for argon gas, acoustic laminated glass and obscure glass are available upon request.

Yes all our windows come with double-glazing as standard. All our windows and doors come with a 28mm glass unit except for our uPVC sliding sash windows and aluminium flush sash windows, which come with a slimmer 24mm double glazed glass unit.

A u-value is the rate of transfer of heat through a structure, divided by the difference in temperature across that very structure. The u-value is a number that gives you an insight into the given product’s thermal transmittance. The units of measurements are W/m2K and the better insulated the window is the lower the u-value will be. The double or triple glazed glass unit will have u-value and the glass unit fitted into a window frame will also have an overall u-value. You should be more interested in the overall u-value as no glass unit will ever be installed without some sort of frame.

If comparing to single glazing, then yes double glazing will reduce outside noise coming in. The reason for this is fairly simple; sound is a vibration that propagates as an acoustic wave and when this wave hits a single glazed unit, the single pane of glass will vibrate which in turn will make the air on the inside of your home vibrate and the noise is passed on to your ears. The extra layer of glass found in double glazed windows, reduces the vibration of the sound wave, which in simple terms can reduce a normal conversation had on the outside to a quiet whisper inside your home. Whilst our double glazed windows are not soundproof they can certainly reduce noise pollution significantly.

The way double glazing work is straight forward; instead of a single pane of glass found on windows traditionally installed in Victorian homes, double glazing is comprised of two panes of glass. The extra pane of glass will offer improved insulation values and reduce noise levels entering from outside your home.

Double glazing can last for decades. The general consensus on the lifespan of double glazing is estimated to be around 25 years, but this comes down to the external environment as well as the amount of care you take for your double glazing. Double glazing really refers to the glazed glass unit found within the window frame, although in recent years the term has become widely used to refer to complete window units. Double glazed windows installed in areas with harsh weather conditions will likely need replacing before windows that have been installed in a sheltered locality.

The extra pane of glass found in double glazing is effectively an extra insulating layer that makes it harder for cold air to penetrate through the glass unit. According to a survey carried out by which.co.uk (2018), 67% of homeowners that said that their home has got warmer since buying double-glazing.

Yes it does! The continuous insulation of double glazing can enhance the thermal performance of homes, achieve high energy ratings and lower their monthly energy bills.

Installing windows can be a very complex job and requires experience. We can provide you with installation guides and a list of approved installers for your double glazed windows.

Appropriate temperature control and ventilation are both fantastic ways to prevent condensation and reduce the risk of noisture build-up. By choosing the right products for your property, you can help to maintain both the interior and exterior of your home.

Edwardian Style Windows

Edwardian windows will generally be made up of a sliding sash window featuring a single vertical bar on the bottom sash and a grid of 6 individual looking glass panes on the top sash.

We welcome you to send us a photo of your Edwardian windows and we will be happy to advise what we can do to match your windows. Traditional Edwardian windows will feature a bar layout, which we offer as part of our heritage package. Some Edwardian windows also feature stained glass, which unfortunately we are not able to offer at this moment in time.

We offer competitive pricing for our Edwardian style windows so that everyone can enjoy high-quality products. As each project is unique, so are our prices. Our products are prices based on their dimensions and designs. We recommend you to use our online design tool to create various styles and to request a quote.

Yes! The double glazing that we supply traps a property’s natural heat keeping it at an appropriate temperature throughout the year. The external glass pane reduces excess solar gain so that homes do not overheat in the warmer months.

Flag Windows

We offer competitive pricing for our flag windows to homeowners and installers across the UK. Each of our products is priced based on their dimensions and designs, so it would be impossible to give one price. You can use our online pricing engine to request a quote, or get in touch on our online contact form or give us a ring on 03332 412 240.

Flag window installation require a lot of concentration and experience. We have a fantastic installation guide that you can take a look at if you have any questions, or we can provide you with a list of your local installers.

Flag windows consist of either a central wide glass unit or a door, with two narrower windows on either side. This adds a traditional and heritage aesthetic to properties and floods homes with natural daylight. We use advanced manufacturing techniques including joiners to make our flag windows so that they can provide long-term performance.

Yes! Our flag windows are fitted with double glazing that will enhance the thermal performance of homes and achieve high energy ratings. The improved insulation will give people a space that they can feel warm in throughout the year.

Georgian Style Windows

Yes, Georgian windows will be more expensive than your classic standard windows because they require an astragal bar grid to achieve the Georgian look.

Authentic Georgian windows have surface bars running horizontally and vertically across the window frame and glass to create the illusion of multiple panes of glass. Every aspect of our Legacy sliding sash windows has been designed to emulate the authentic look of Georgian windows. Our range of casement windows come with features available to recreate a timber-looking casement window with a traditional Georgian bar design. The options are endless and no matter your requirements there is a Georgian window style to suit.

Georgian windows, especially Georgian sliding sash windows were often finished in the Queen Anne style of white. The woodgrain white foil available from Quickslide mimics the stunning white painted timber windows installed in buildings during that time. Different shades of white and other traditional colours are available upon request.

Yes, we have invested heavily in features that have enabled us to make windows that emulate traditional heritage frames including Georgian style windows and Victorian style windows. High quality foils are available to achieve a realistic wood effect window finish. Heritage features including Georgian bars and advanced timber-looking corner joint options are available across our complete uPVC window range.

Yes, we can make arched windows at our production site in Yorkshire. Our uPVC sliding sash windows are available as a true curved arch with Georgian bars or even as a Tudor arch as originally witnessed throughout the gothic era.

As each project is different and every property has different dimensions, we can’t give an exact figure. Our competitive prices are aligned to the specifications of your property and the design that you choose. We have an online design tool so that you can play around with some styles and request a quote.

Astragal bars are the perfect addition for any Georgian window, as they will add a stunning decorative feature for your home. Astragal bars are fitted onto the window glazing internally and externally. It will give the window a classic appearance and give the illusion of multiple panes of glass.

Yes, you can! The astragal bars can be designed to match the aesthetics of your new windows so that everything is synchronised.

Installation

If scaffolding is required, who’s responsible for sourcing the scaffolding will be agreed at the point of order. In most cases, the scaffolding will be organised by Quickslide and the cost will be included in your quotation. If organised by Quickslide, the installer will make sure it is ready for the installation.

Please refer to our page of measuring and installation guides to find out how to install our products.

No, we don’t require anyone to be present during the installation, but we will need to gain entry upon arrival.

An installation may cause slight damage to the wall around the window, which will be mended by the installer before completion. In most cases an installation doesn’t require re-decoration. Please note, any decoration required is not the installer’s or Quickslide’s responsibility.

Yes all our products can be installed all year round. During extreme weather conditions we may need to postpone the installation to prioritise the health and safety of you and our team.

You have the option to buy our products via one of our many stockists based all over the UK. You can request more information on your nearest Quickslide stockist here on our website. Lastly, you have the option of sourcing your own builder/installer to do the job for you or you can choose to do the installation yourself; we always recommend following our measuring and installation instructions carefully.

Yes you can install our products into a new build home. Our windows and doors are tested to comply with new build regulations, including Approved Document Q (security). It’s important to let us know if you’re ordering products for a new build, as the specification will need to be altered to ensure the products are compliant.

Generally, yes you can install our products in a conservation area. Conservation areas are sometimes a bit of a sticking point, but overall, we have had great success. I am sure you will appreciate that each area is different and most of the time you are reliant on one specific individual to give you the green light but in our experience, we do seem to be having more and more success. Our suggestion would be to opt for a woodgrain foil finish, most conservation areas we deal with tend to like the white woodgrain finish opposed to smooth white.

The length of the installation will vary on the property and product type. If the installer is removing and installing a new sash window they can generally complete three windows per day. Our product experts will confirm the estimated length of installation at the point of order.

Yes, we will often require scaffolding as half of an installation is completed from the outside. In some cases, we will not require scaffolding but we will confirm this at the point of survey.

Yes, we will remove and dispose your old windows. In some cases, we’ll ask for a skip to be available at the property, but in most cases, we’ll transport the old windows back to our factory and dispose via our recycling facility.

The best result we have had is having permission to install our Sash Windows with all the heritage features to the sides and rear of a listed property. Generally, the consensus when asking about PVC windows is ‘no’, however, it is always worth a try. If you find that you may require additional information from Quickslide directly, please just give our product experts a call on 03332 412 240. We will always do our best to help.

There are two options when it comes to installation. You could use a Quickslide stockist registered with a competent person scheme such as Fensa or Certass who will be approved to carry out the work to comply with building regulations. Once the installation is completed they will be able to issue a certificate to prove that the work was done by a registered installer. Alternatively, you have the option of sourcing your own builder or even do the installation yourself, in which case approval can be sought from the relevant body – either your local authority or an approved inspector who will check the replacement windows and doors for compliance.

A FENSA certificate does not relate to the manufacture of the products and it is therefore not something Quickslide can issue.

PVCu Casement Windows

The minimum width for a side-opening window to comply with fire escape regulations is 620mm. Please read our complete guide to building regulations to find out more about the requirements to meet building regulation standards.

We usually supply all our windows glazed in order to make the transportation safer and reduce any risk of damage. If you require us to deliver your windows unglazed, please request this with our product experts at the point of order.

No, with our PVCu casement windows we fit the trickle vents in the head of the outer frame and not the sash. When a trickle vent is specified in a casement window, we use a larger profile section for the head of the window changing it from a standard 56mm outer frame to a 78mm outer frame to incorporate the trickle vent and without compromising on the distance between the vent and your internal plaster line.

All our windows and doors are internally beaded. We do not offer an externally beaded option.

Casement windows are the most popular window style in the UK today. Around 80% of British homes account for this type of window. The name casement refers to the opening part of the window and originates from when windows used to be fixed and opening sashes were just introduced. Casement windows are typically hinged at either the side or the top and the sashes normally open outwards. An inward opening casement window is also available and is commonly known as a tilt and turn window. Top opening windows are often referred to as awning windows.

Casement windows can vary in opening directions, but the general mechanism remains the same. On our casement windows the opening sash will feature a handle which unlocks the sash from the frame when turned 90 degrees. A key locking handle is available upon request. Casement windows can open outwards or inwards depending on your preference. Different window configurations will allow for one section to be top opening and another to be side opening – the choice is yours.

We offer competitive pricing for our casement windows. It would be difficult to say an exact price, as it depends on the dimensions, style and accessories that you choose for your project. You can use our online window designer or get in touch with our team to get a price.

The uPVC casement windows we make here at Quickslide are made using a sculptured profile called Heritage 2800 from our partnering extruder Deceuninck. All our windows are made to order and based on the sizes and specification supplied by you we will manufacture your new windows from start to finish at our manufacturing facility in Brighouse. First step in the manufacturing process is cutting the uPVC profile to the right frame sizes. The uPVC is then welded together to create the window shape. The process is then followed by glazing and final assembly.

If you are replacing your single glazed windows with new casement windows from Quickslide, you will likely see a noticeable reduction in noise pollution. With the extra layer of glass found in the double-glazed unit, less sound will be able penetrate and enter your home.

Casement windows are very hard to break through. When closed, the seal between the sash and frame is very tight and the most apparent way to break through the window would be through the glass, which would create a lot of noise and likely attract attention. Our casement windows are available with an optional comprehensive security upgrade in which the window will come with hinge protectors and glazing security clips making it as secure as possible.

PVC is versatile and cost effective and because of that, uPVC has been replacing many building materials such as wood and metal for the home improvement industry. Casement windows made of uPVC are strong yet light weight, which makes not only the manufacturing process easier but also the installation process. uPVC is resistant to even the toughest British weather conditions and it has therefore become the preferred window material for many British homeowners.

Yes, windows and doors are like white goods and will come with a rainbow energy certificate. All our windows come with either an ‘A’ or ‘B’ energy rating and comply with all energy efficiency standards set out by building regulations.

The depth of the window frame is 70mm.

Sliding sash windows are the more traditional option. Sash windows feature two sashes that slide up and down, whereas casement windows have opening sashes that can be pushed outwards or tilted inwards depending on your window configuration.

With any of our uPVC casement windows you can request an external or internal bay layout. The external astragal bars will match your chosen frame finish both inside and outside. Bars will give the illusion of multiple panes of glass to mimic a glass unit of old.

The mullion is the vertical frame section that divides two sections of the window. A floating mullion means that this frame section will not be fixed to the outer frame, but it will open along with the opening sashes creating a wide opening space.

A transom is a horizontal frame section that splits the window’s upper section into additional lights.

All our casement windows are made to order and because there are so many configurations available, the minimum and maximum sizes will depend on the configuration you opt for.

Yes we manufacture all our uPVC casement windows in-house at our manufacturing facility in Brighouse, Yorkshire. We have a large factory dedicated to uPVC casement windows and doors. Besides this, we do our own colour-bonding, woodgrain foiling and we make our own double-glazed glass units in-house.

You can design and request a price for your new casement windows here on our website. If you require a full service including survey and installation, you can enquire a price via one of our stockists.

Replacing a casement window can be a complex job and requires there to be a lot of attention. It takes between 1-2 hours to install into a new-build, and 3-5 hours to remove an existing window and replace it with a new one. We have a fantastic installation guide for you to take a look at if you need more information.

Yes, all our of windows come with double-glazing, consisting of a 28mm glass unit. The only exception is uPVC sliding sash windows and aluminium flush sash windows, which have a 24mm double glazed unit.

Our French casement windows are priced based on the dimensions of your property and the designs that you choose, including the hardware accessories. As each project is different, we can’t give an exact price. Use our online window designer to request a price, or get in touch with us through our online contact form or give us a ring on 03332 412 240 to speak to our expert team.

French casement windows have a very distinctive design and add a European flair to any property. These windows consist of two sashes that open out from the centre that have no central post. This is a fantastic way to have uninterrupted views of the surroundings and ventilate your property.

Yes they are! Double glazing comes with our French casement windows, that can enhance the thermal performance of any property. The continuous insulation can keep homeowners warm throghout the year, lower their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint.

The uPVC profile that we use is extremely robust and provide excellent practical benefits. The weather-resistance of our French casement windows can protect buildings against the ever-changing weather. The frame will help prevent any unwelcome water ingress and draughts from transferring into homes.

Installing a French casement window is an important and complex job, and you want to make sure you have the right person for it. If you are an installer, we have a fantastic guide which provides detailed instructions on how to install a French casement window. If you are requiring an installer for your windows, we can provide you with a list of your local installers.

PVCu Flush Casement Windows

Flush fit windows are characterised by window sashes that finish flush with the outer frame on the external side unlike the sashes on classic casement windows which overlap the frame. The flush external contours give these windows their simple yet stunning appearance. On the internal side, flush windows resemble the design found on our classic casement windows.

Yes, we manufacture flush sash windows in upvc. In recent years, flush upvc windows have seen a huge uptake in popularity across the UK. Flush exterior windows in upvc are available in your choice of woodgrain finish to create a solution that mimics traditional timber windows.

Yes, flush exterior windows are available in aluminium. You can read more about our aluminium flush windows here. Flush windows in aluminium are amongst our most contemporary styled windows. The flush finish matched with aluminium offer a minimalistic yet beautiful window finish.

Our flush sash windows are available with astragal bars to match Georgian windows. We make all our flush sash windows in-house and you therefore have the flexibility of choosing your own bar layout to recreate a window design from your chosen era.

Flush windows are as flexible as classic casement windows and with the inclusion of the right corner posts flush sash windows can be configured into bay windows.

Heritage – or traditionally styled – windows are growing in demand, in particular flush sash, and it is fair to say that they have invigorated the replacement window market: where just a few years ago the choice for most homeowners replacing their windows was standard casements. Flush sash windows sit alongside our sliding sash windows offering true heritage window designs.

The flush sash window style is now offered by almost all systems producers and these days, at prices that are often comparable with standard casements. Generally, the flush sash style is slightly more expensive than classic casement windows.

Because we make every single flush window in-house, we can offer pretty much any colour you want. Our flush casement windows are available in a grey woodgrain finish from stock and if required we can offer a bespoke finish in a grey shade of your choice.

We offer competitive pricing for our flush sash casement windows. It would be difficult to say an exact price, as it depends on the dimensions, style and accessories that you choose for your project. You can use our online window designer or get in touch with our team to get a price.

PVCu French Doors

Our French doors are very secure and designed to keep homes safe from intruders all year round. The lock we use in our French doors has been tested thoroughly to ensure that it meets the latest PAS 24 regulations and will last for years to come.

All of our door range is extremely energy efficient and will help to continuously insulate properties throughout the year. The enhanced thermal performance can give homeowners a space that they can keep warm in throughout the year.

Flush French door prices vary depending on each project and its specifications, so we cannot give an exact price. We recommend that you use our online quoting engine to play around with some designs, and request your quote.

PVCu Panel Doors

Panel doors are prices based on the dimensions that we are given and the chosen design. As each property is unique, so are our prices. We recommend that you use our online pricing engine to create various styles and to request your quote.

Yes, they can! Panelled doors can be used for both the front and back of residential properties. Choosing a high-quality door for your home will make a lot of difference, especially when it comes to your energy efficiency and security. You can design our panelled doors to complement both the interior and exterior of your property.

Yes, they are! Our panelled doors can improve the thermal performance of homes and can achieve energy ratings as high as “A”. This will help combat any draughts that transfer into properties and will lower energy bills and carbon footprint.

Panelled doors are extremely secure due to their robust profile and come with high-quality locks, making them the perfect choice for a front and back door.

PVCu Sliding Patio Doors

Generally, sliding doors are the best option for great views of an outside area all year round. On even the widest two-panel door, you will get just one vertical mullion, which allows for more glass, more natural light and great views. Bi-folding doors are constructed of multiple panels that unfold and give you unrestricted access to the garden but due to the doors’ folding mechanism more frame is required, which may obstruct your view.

As each project is different and every property has different dimensions, we can’t give an exact figure. Our competitive prices are aligned to the specifications of your property and the design that you choose. We have an online design tool so that you can play around with some styles and request a quote.

No. We don’t have any standard patio door sizes. Every door opening varies in size and we, therefore, make every patio door to the measurements supplied by you. That also means you can add your own finishing touches such as colour, hardware, glass and integral blinds to the doors to create a solution unique to you.

The number of sliding panels you can have depends on the door configuration. On our uPVC patio doors, you have the option of choosing a configuration with two, three or four panels. On sliding doors with two or three panels, one of the panels will slide. On doors with four panels, we can offer a solution enabling you to have two sliding panels.

Yes with the inclusion of laminated glass, our uPVC sliding doors meet the security standards set out by building regulations for new builds. Other upgrades such as trickle vents may also be required. Please ask about our comprehensive PAS 24 upgrade for new builds.

Yes, our uPVC patio doors are some of the most energy efficient doors on the market. With a thermally efficient argon gas-filled glass unit, our patio doors can achieve a u-value as low as 1.4W/m2K.

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to be under the impression that patio doors are easier to break through because of the large glass area. This tends to be one of the biggest misconceptions of sliding doors because intruders don’t actually tend to smash the glass as it would cause a lot of noise and modern toughened glass units used in patio doors nowadays are actually very hard to break. Here at Quickslide, our patio doors come with a toughened glass unit as standard and we only use the best enhanced security and access hardware.

As standard, our uPVC sliding doors come in a smooth white finish. However, you have the option of adding a personal touch by choosing one of our stock woodgrain finishes or choosing a custom colour. We have our own colour-bonding facility in Brighouse, which enables us to offer any RAL colour as well as any other colour from your chosen paint collection. If you wish to discuss the possibilities of matching an existing colour, please get in touch.

As standard, the glass unit we use in our patio doors is a toughened double glazed clear unit with argon gas in between the cavity of the unit. We offer other glass upgrades including laminated glass and even obscure glass options.

If you’re looking to match your existing uPVC windows we can help. Whether your current windows are finished in smooth white or a woodgrain finish, our patio doors offer the best in personalisation allowing you to create a sliding door that matches your existing windows and doors.

Yes, we manufacture all our patio doors in-house at our manufacturing facility in Brighouse, Yorkshire. We have a factory dedicated to PVC and as patio doors continue to increase in popularity we have introduced a beautiful uPVC double glazed windows range for customers wanting their windows to perfectly match their patio doors.

PVCu Sliding Sash Windows

Start by unlocking the window. Use the lift hooks (also known as sash pulls) to lift up the bottom sash slightly. Do not attempt to tilt the sash if it’s been lifted all the way to the top. You should now be able to tilt sash towards you by pushing both the sash buttons inwards and carefully pulling it towards you. Now slide down the top sash slightly, push both the tilt buttons inwards and pull it towards you. Both sashes will stay in a secure position when tilted and you do not need to support them. To close the sashes you must start by pushing the top sash into its upright position and slide it upwards. You are now able to push the bottom sash into its upright position and slide it to the bottom. You will hear a clicking sound when each sash has been pushed into its upright and secure position. Lastly, remember to lock the window.

 

You need to measure the internal widths of each section of your bay window, by measuring the existing windows point to point. We also require the internal angle. It’s essential that you provide us with the internal dimensions.

The bay post has metal plates, which need to be screwed to each side of the sash window outer frame. These have a knuckle, which will slot into the bay pole.

Start by sliding up the bottom sash and tilt it towards you. Release the tilt arms using a edged object such as a screwdriver. To release the tilt arm place the edged object between the spring clip and the black button. Repeat the instruction on the other side. Now push the sash back into its upright position. Release the sash from the brackets found underneath the bottom sash by unscrewing the screws. You should now be able to carefully lift off the bottom sash.

If your sash window is less than 1000mm in width, we will fit one lock and provide one of each requested handle. If the window is over 1000mm in width, we will provide 2 locks and 2 of each handle requested.

D handles are located to the outside of the window at the bottom of the top sash, screwed into the underside of the sash into the steel reinforcement using four screws. These then enable the top sash to be pulled downwards from the inside (once access is gained by tilting the lower sash inwards). One D-handle is fitted as standard for windows under 1200mm wide and is fitted centrally. Two are fitted as standard on windows 1200mm wide and over spaced equally – max. of 300mm from corners.

Lift hooks are located to the inside of the window at the bottom of the lower sash and placed 19mm up from bottom of sash. Screw through the sash into the steel reinforcement using two screws, these then enables the lower sash to be pulled upwards. One lift hook is fitted as standard for windows under 900mm wide – the lift hook is fitted centrally. Two lift hooks are fitted as standard on windows 900mm wide and over; these are spaced equally and max. 300mm from corners.

The pole eye is to be fitted to the center of the top rail on the top sash. You will need to source your own pole and hook if required.

There are two reasons as to why a woodgrain externally and smooth white internally sash window does not have a tilt facility;

1. The bottom channel of the top sash has fringe seal in it so the white base profile is hidden and as you cannot have 2 materials in the same channel the tilt arms cannot also run in this channel. This means that the sashes simply cannot tilt as they don’t have tilt arms.

2. There is foil applied to the bottom of the outer frame and if the window tilted the foil would be ripped off.

When the window profile is curved, there is no way for us to install the balance mechanism or the latches that keep the sash in the frame channel, therefore, if we did not fix the sash closed, it would fall inwards.

We don’t offer triple glazing on sash windows, but we can offer triple glazing on a number of other products. It’s important to remember, that when you have a shallow unit depth (such as 24mm on a sash window), triple glazing often ends up less efficient than double glazing. You can read more about the benefits of double and triple glazing on our blog. We’d encourage you to talk to our sales team about your requirements. If we can understand, why you would like triple glazing, we can advise first of all whether we can offer it in your choice of product, and also whether it is the most suitable solution for your needs.

Yes, you can but it will be costly and it’s not ideal. Both items are not designed to be fitted post manufacture and they should be included at the quotation stage. If you want to fit them afterwards then it would usually result in a new glazed top sash, so try to get this right to start with.

The first thing to check is that packers have been placed under the sill directly under the jambs as this then allows the dead load to be transferred directly to the structure without bowing the sill which would then cause the sash not to locate correctly. If the lift hooks have not been fitted at the correct height this can also stop the bottom sash going down far enough and again stop the lock from engaging.

Please check that the top sash has got an even gap all around the way along the top and the bottom sash got an even gap along the bottom. If you have bigger gaps at the end on either the top or bottom sashes, your head or sill could be bowed. This will stop your sashes not going as far as they should, and your window won’t lock. If you have a gap at the corners, say right-hand side bottom and left-hand side top, your frame is fitted out of square and this will stop your window locking.

If you have put fixing straps on the windows to fit them you might have a screw going into where the show runs, this would stop your sash sliding up. It’s also possible that after fitting you’ve had shutters, blind hooks or anything else screwed to the outer frame of the window. The screw could’ve gone into where the shoe runs, which again would stop your sash from sliding past this screw.

It might just be that your balance has come disconnected; this can happen if the window has been carried or stored on its side. All our windows should always be handled in their upright position, if ignored this could influence balance tensions.

Balances are a long tube with a spring inside. Constant forces are coils inside a white box approximately 75mm to 140mm long. Both are fitted into the outer frame of the window.

If you have foamed your window in, or packed the frame too tight, this could potentially cause the sash and the tilt arms to be hard to tilt inwards and to slide up and down. It’s also worth checking if you have accidentally bent the tilt arms. This could cause it to get stuck in the frame making the sash hard to tilt.

If your sash windows seem draughty, you should check the following: Does your sash sit even all the way across the bottom on the sill when the window is closed? Does your top sash fit even across the top at the head when your window is closed? Is the gap on the woolpile down the side even at the top, middle, and bottom? If you answered no to any of the above, then that could be why your windows are draughty and you should contact your installer to help you.

If you have foamed or packed your windows too tight, this is likely to make them stiff. If the sashes tilt fine, the bottom sashes can be adjusted on the shoe bar under the sash. If you have constant force, the coils might be running dry. This can happen with building dust, plaster dust etc. This can be fixed by spraying them with a silicone spray.

The two sill options available on our Legacy PVCu sliding sash windows are 150mm or 210mm. Both options come with internal up-stand. The 150mm should be used if a none-projecting sill is required, which in other words mean if your window will sill on top of an existing stone sill. If your window requires a projecting sill you will need the 210mm option.

Remove the bottom sash and unscrew the screws that hold the case in place within the chamber. Remove the profile piece as shown and carefully cut the profile making room for the case to be replaced.

 

Start by removing the bottom sash. We have a video on our FAQ page explaining how to do this in more detail. Release the balance as illustrated in the video (please watch carefully as this cannot easily be explained in writing). By releasing the balance, the tilt arm and shoe will automatically slide to the bottom of the chamber. Slide down the top sash and remove the top corner caps and top board. You should now be able to see the top section of the balance. By unscrewing the fixing screw as displayed you should be able to remove the balance. Insert the new balance into the chamber and fix it by screwing the screw back into the top section. Now slide up the tilt arm to allow you to attach the balance back into the shoe by pushing the balance hook in between the slot. Carefully pull down the shoe to return it to its correct position.

 

Replacing a lock on one of our sash windows is very easy. By unscrewing the screws on the cam and the locking keep you are able to replace the lock with a new one.

 

When you have removed the old glass unit you can carefully place the new unit into place within the sash. Secure the glass unit in place by fitting the top bead followed by the bottom bead. Now fit the side beads, we recommend you place your Don Carlos knife in between the sash and frame as displayed to avoid damage while fitting the side beads. All you’ve got left to do now is to fix your sash pulls back into position.

 

Start by loosening the sash pulls as they may have been fitted on the bead slightly. You don’t have to remove them but it’s important that you don’t attempt to remove the bottom bead if the sash pulls are in position that by doing so you could damage the bead and/or sash pulls. Remove the side beads followed by the bottom bead using a Don Carlos knife. Slide the sash into it’s locked position to avoid damaging the springs. When the glass has been removed the sash will automatically weigh less and it may therefore slide up if not locked which could potentially damage the springs. Remove the top bead and you should be able to remove the glass unit. Please be careful not to drop the unit. In some cases you may even need to give the sash a little tap to break the seal in order to remove the glass unit.

 

The trickle vent is a very simple but useful feature that allows for a constant flow of air to enter your room. The vent comes with a flap that can be opened and closed as you please.

 

Remove the PVC cap found at the bottom of the bottom sash, here you’d find your first fixing point. The purpose of the cap is to cover up any fixing points. Now slide up the bottom sash, tilt it slightly and then slide it as high as it’ll go. By doing so, you should be able to reach the middle section of the side frame. The second fixing point is just below the shoe as illustrated. When the sash is in working position, this screw will be hidden. Remove the top corner cap and you will find your third fixing point. When both corner caps have been removed you’ll also be able to remove the top board allowing you to fix the window anywhere along the top section too.

 

Start by sliding up the bottom sash as far as it goes. If you’re facing the internal side, reach under the sash and a use a Don Carlos knife to remove the sash horn board found underneath the top sash. Now release the sash from the brackets by unscrewing the fixing screws as shown in the video. Carefully tilt both sashes towards you and release the top sash from the tilt arms and brackets found on the side of the sash by unscrewing the fixing screws. If you opted for quick release tilt arms, you can use a sharp object to quickly release the tilt arm from the bracket fixed to the sash. Carefully rest the top sash on the bottom sash or better yet ask a friend to hold it for you while you slide the top sash off the brackets. 

 

Start by sliding up the bottom sash to a position where you can tilt it towards you. Now slide down the top sash and tilt it towards you and slide it up as high as it can go. Release the tilt arms using a edged object such as a screwdriver. To release the tilt arm place the edged object between the spring clip and the black button. Repeat the instruction on the other side. By resting the top sash on the bottom sash you can release the sash from the brackets by unscrewing the screws easily. Please note that one screw sits behind the reveal (refer to video). You should now be able to slide the top sash off the brackets.

 

The increased opening size found on our fire escape PVCu sliding sash windows is based on an overall % of the total window size. However, as a general rule the height should be around 450mm. For more information about fire escape options, speak to our product experts or read through the section on fire safety in our building regulations guide.

The video shows a step-by-step guide on how to fit the bottom sash on a PVCu sliding sash window. First, lift the bottom sash into position and then fix it to the brackets as shown. Now, insert the tilt arms into the canal found on the sides of the sash. You do this by simply sliding them into place. Push the sash into its upright position and fix the sash to the brackets found at the bottom by screwing in another set of screws on both sides. The sash should now be fixed to the brackets using a total of 3 screws on each side. 

 

Start by sliding up the bottom sash and tilt it towards you. R Release the tilt arms using a edged object such as a screwdriver. To release the tilt arm place the edged object between the spring clip and the black button. Repeat the instruction on the other side. Now push the sash back into its upright position. Release the sash from the brackets found underneath the bottom sash by unscrewing the screws. You should now be able to carefully lift off the bottom sash.

A sash window consists of two sashes that slide up and down. Often these two sashes will be equal in size, although you do have the option of specifying a custom split. On advanced sash windows such as ours, both the top and bottom sash will come with a slide and tilt facility. For the sashes to slide up without immediately sliding back down, each sash is comprised with a mechanism used to counter-balance the sash eliminating the need for sash weights, sash cords and pulleys found on traditional sash windows. The balances are concealed in the two chambers found on each side of the sash window. Here at Quickslide we use a constant force balance system as well as a spring balance system.

To operate the sash window, start by unlocking the sashes. Use the lift hooks (also known as sash pulls) to lift the bottom sash slightly. Do not attempt to tilt the sash if it’s been lifted all the way to the top. You should now be able to tilt the sash by pushing both the sash buttons inwards and carefully pulling it towards you. Now slide down the top sash slightly, push both the tilt buttons inwards and pull it towards you. Both sashes will stay in a secure position when tilted and you do not need to support them. To close the sashes you must start by pushing the top sash into its upright position and slide it upwards. You are now able to push the bottom sash into its upright position and slide it to the bottom. You will hear a clicking sound when each sash has been pushed into its upright and secure position. Lastly, remember to lock the window.

Sash windows vary in cost because of the high levels of personalisation available. We offer competitive pricing for our sliding sash windows. It would be difficult to say an exact price, as it depends on the dimensions, style and accessories that you choose for your project. You can use our online window designer or get in touch with our team to get a price.

Yes, every detail of our sash windows has been designed with security in mind. As standard our sash windows come with one or two locks (depending on window size) and you have the option of choosing a key-locking lock at no extra cost. You can take the security of your new sash windows to the next level by taking advantage of our comprehensive security upgrade. With this upgrade, your windows will feature top sash security blocks, two enhanced locks and reinforced tilt latches.

With the right care, our sash windows can last for decades. How long exactly the windows will last is a difficult question to answer as it really depends on the circumstances. Windows installed in harsher environments such as coastal regions will likely need replacing before windows that have been sheltered from direct sunlight and extreme weather conditions. Generally, sash windows that have been installed well, looked after and haven’t been subject to extreme weather conditions will have a lifetime of 25-30 years.

A tilt facility can be requested as part of the window specification. On sash windows with a woodgrain finish externally and smooth white finish internally we are not able to offer tilt facility on the top sash. There are two reasons for this: 1. The bottom channel of the top sash has fringe seal in it so the white base profile is hidden and as you cannot have 2 materials in the same channel the tilt arms cannot also run in this channel. This means that the sashes simply cannot tilt as they don’t have tilt arms. 2. There is foil applied to the bottom of the outer frame and if the window tilted the foil would be ripped off. On curved/arched windows, the top sash will be fixed and the bottom sash will feature both the slide and tilt facility. Please note that slide and tilt restrictions apply on extra large sash windows. Any restrictions will be confirmed at the point of order.

There are different ways in which we can join the uPVC profile pieces together to fabricate our sash windows. The standard method is a 45° mitre weld, which is really the starting point for the majority of uPVC windows found in the UK today. This method is achieved by welding the uPVC together rather than it being held together with pins, screws and glue as in timber and aluminium windows. The main advantage of welding is that the window frame becomes a single product; the frame is melted and pressed together creating exceptionally strong welds. The only downside of the standard 45° mitre weld is that where the frames have been joined it creates an evident plastic groove. Investment in new cutting-edge machinery has allowed us to offer a 45° mitre weld but finished with a seamless groove instead. This method is also known as ‘zip-welding’ and it delivers two key benefits. Firstly, by pushing the sprue back inside the window it means more of the internal surfaces are joined, creating an exceptionally strong weld and secondly, it delivers a high precision and almost invisible joint. At the most authentic end of the spectrum you’ll find our 90° fully mechanical timber look joints. This method has been driven by demand for heritage windows and the joints have been designed to replicate traditional Victorian timber sash windows. It doesn’t get any more authentic than that.

Travel restrictors are an optional safety feature that has been designed to limit the opening of the window by preventing the bottom sash to travel beyond a certain point. If requested, the travel restrictors will be positioned on the internal side of the top sash. The travel restrictors we use on our sash windows come with magnetic catches making them convenient and easy to use. Travel restrictors aren’t required but can add peace of mind especially for windows above ground level.

If your sash window is less than 1000mm in width, we will fit one lock and provide one of each requested handle. If the window is over 1000mm in width, we will provide 2 locks and 2 of each handle requested.

The glass we use for our uPVC sash windows is a 24mm air-filled double glazed unit. As standard the unit will comprise of 4mm clear glass to the outside and 4mm Low E glass on the inside. The Low E glass is a special type of glass, which blocks out UV rays but still lets natural light enter. The Low E coating also reflects the warm air back into your room instead of allowing it to leak outside. You have the option of upgrading your glass unit to be argon gas-filled. With this upgrade the heat conductance between the panes will be reduced and your sash windows will achieve a superb energy rating of ‘A’. If you live in a noisy neighbourhood you also have the option of choosing acoustic laminated glass, which comes with a noise reducing interlayer to help keep your home nice and quiet

Even the most traditional looking sash windows come with modern elements that make them highly efficient. As standard our sash windows will achieve an energy rating of ‘B’ and a u-value of 1.6/Wm2K and with an argon gas filled unit the windows can achieve an energy rating of ‘A’ and a u-value as low as 1.4W/m2K. The Quickslide sash windows come with colour-matching wool-pile, which helps to block out any draughts, and a new optional weatherbar can add another level of defence against harsh weather conditions.

Yes we can do shaped frames including gothic arches, true arches and even pointy top halves. We’ve invested in top-of-the-range machinery to be able to bend uPVC profile in-house. This new machinery enables us to create true arches using a single length of uPVC profile meaning no welds in the outer frame. For any shaped frames, we will require a template.

Generally, yes you can install our products in a conservation area. Conservation areas are sometimes a bit of a sticking point, but overall, we have had great success. Each area is different and most of the time you are reliant on one specific individual to give you the green light but in our experience, we do seem to be having more and more success. Our suggestion would be to opt for a woodgrain foil finish, most conservation areas we deal with tend to like the white woodgrain finish opposed to smooth white.

Yes you can install our products into a new build home. Our windows and doors are tested to comply with new build regulations, including Approved Document Q (security). It’s important to let us know if you’re ordering products for a new build, as the specification will need to be altered to ensure the products are compliant.

With our sash windows, you can opt for a whole range of extras including, run-through sash horns and Georgian bars to match existing windows. You’re welcome to send us photos of your existing windows and we’ll be happy to design your new windows to match them as closely as they possibly can.

We offer two different sill sizes for our sash windows, 150mm or 210mm. Both options come with an internal up-stand. The 150mm should be used if a none-projecting sill is required, for example if your window will sit on top of an existing stone sill. If your window requires a projecting sill you will need the 210mm option.

Yes we manufacture all our uPVC sliding sash windows in-house at our manufacturing facility in Brighouse, Yorkshire. We have a large factory dedicated to uPVC sash windows only. Besides this, we do our own colour-bonding, woodgrain foiling, profile-bending and we make our own double-glazed glass units in-house.

You can design and request a price for your new sash windows here on our website. If you require a full service including survey and installation, you can enquire a price via one of our stockists.

Quite simply, your new sliding sash windows will slide up and down with a variety of materials, allowing you to control the ventilation of your property. When shut, both sashes will lock together at the midrail to prevent them from moving and protecting your property.

Sliding sash windows are the more traditional option. Sash windows feature two sashes that slide up and down, whereas casement windows have opening sashes that can be pushed outwards or tilted inwards depending on your window configuration.

PVCu Windows

As standard uPVC windows come in a smooth white finish. However, you have the option of adding a personal touch by choosing one of our stock woodgrain finishes or choosing a custom colour. We have our own colour-bonding facility in Brighouse, which enables us to offer any RAL colour as well as any other colour from your chosen paint collection. If you wish to discuss the possibilities of matching an existing colour, please get in touch.

Triple Glazing

In terms of energy performance, triple glazing is better than double glazing because the extra layer of glass increases the insulating properties of the window. However, even the best triple glazed window is only as good as the home it is installed in. If the surrounding walls are not superbly insulated the energy performance of the triple glazed window will be compromised by heat loss caused by those elements.

Triple glazing is available on our aluminium casement windows. Generally, a triple glazed unit will be 32-36mm of depth. Our sash windows require a slim 24mm unit to ensure the depth of the sashes don’t exceed the overall frame depth of the windows, which is why triple glazing is not available on this window.

On both double and triple glazed windows, the likelihood of condensation is reduced. This is because the extra layers of glass will result in a warmer glass surface compared to that on a single glazed unit. For condensation to occur, the surface of the glass must be of a low temperature and a high water content must be present in the air. To reduce the water content in the air inside your home, adequate heating is required.

Triple glazing does not soundproof your home, but it can help to significantly reduce the amount of noise entering your home from the outside. Adding a 3rd layer in the form of an extra pane of glass will only provide a small increase in soundproofing. The difference between the amount of noise entering your home through the windows on single and double glazing is much greater and upgrading your single glazing to double will provide much more value.

A standard triple glazed unit used in windows and doors is generally between 32mm and 36mm thick.

The final price for your triple glazed windows will be subject to the specification including window type, frame colour, hardware, and security upgrades. Please get in touch if you would like a price for triple glazing.

Unfortunately, we do not offer glazing bars (Astragal or Georgian bars) with any of our triple glazed windows.

Yes! Both double and triple glazing are great investments for homes looking to improve their thermal efficiency and insulation. Not only can it improve thermal performance, but it also is an attractive feature to future buyers.

Installing triple glazed windows and doors can be a complex and tricky process, and often needs an experienced installer. If you are looking for more information on installing our products, we have an excellent range of installation guides. If you need an installer for your triple glazing, we can provide you with a list of local companies.

Victorian Style Windows

With conformity being key, Victorian windows were painted white to create a bright clean effect that would not draw attention away from the symmetry of the building features.

Traditional Victorian windows were sliding sash style windows featuring a vertical bar in both the top sash and the bottom sash.

Yes, bay windows are one of the most recognisable building elements from the Victorian era. With heritage and historic features making a comeback, bay windows are still a popular solution for recreating tradition and increasing the internal space. Bay windows are far from an outdated building feature.

We will do our best to recreate your traditional Victorian windows. We specialise in the manufacture of sliding sash windows, so the odds of us being able to make a window that matches your current ones are very high. At Quickslide you can opt for all the Victorian sash window features found on windows from this era. These features include astragal bars, sash horns, mechanical joints, and a deep bottom rail.

Victorian style window costs differ depending on their dimensions and design. As each property is unique, our prices are completely bespoke. Use our online design tool to design your new windows, and request your quote. You can also get in touch through our online contact form, or give us a ring on 03332 421 240.

The most popular Victorian window style is the sliding sash windows. This style is very distinctive due to its 19th century feel and timeless aesthetic. Additional features such as run-through sash horns and mechanical joints have since been introduced due to increasing popularity.

Yes you can! Our entire range of products can be design through a range of colours, finishes and hardware accessories to complement your project.

Windows

We have a wide variety of window styles available in both uPVC and aluminium window profiles. Our range of windows includes casement windows, sliding sash windows, bow and bay windows and historic windows. We are confident that you will find the right product for your next project.

Yes they are! All our windows come with high-quality double glazing that will continuously insulate properties throughout the year. Our windows can achieve high energy ratings, lower monthly bills and reduce carbon footprint.

Our windows are designed to last for years to come and have a ten-year manufacturing guarantee. In the unlikely event that something goes wrong, get in touch and we will be on hand to help.

Both our aluminium and uPVC windows are extremely robust and can secure homes against unwanted intruders. Market leading locks are tested rigorously to ensure that they meet the latest requirements set out by building regulations. Ask about our comprehensive PAS 24 security upgrades.

All window profiles supplied are internally beaded and glazed. That means that the glazed unit can only be removed and replaced from inside your home.

You have the option of going for standard smooth white or choosing any one of 25 different traditional woodgrain finishes including rosewood and golden oak as well the ever-more popular contemporary colours such as grey, chartwell green, agate grey and black.

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