Sliding Sash Windows Bristol

We manufacture and supply a range of high-quality sliding sash windows for homes in Bristol. This window design is perfect for homeowners that want the traditional look. From the woodgrain effects to the external contours, we can replicate the classic timber look without any of its maintenance.

Here at Quickslide, we have years of experience in the industry and have developed our skills to provide Bristol homeowners with market-leading sliding sash windows. Over the years, we have grown our team and invested in innovative technology to give our sliding sash windows excellent functionality. Find your local installer and start your next project today.

Energy Efficiency

The PVCu that we use for our sliding sash windows consist of multiple chambers that will help to improve the ventilation of your Bristol home. 24mm double glazing is added into our windows to retain your property’s natural heat. The appropriate temperature regulation will help you to to feel comfortable.

Our sliding sash windows can achieve a ‘B’ energy rating and U-values as low as 1.6W/m2K. With the inclusion of argon gas, the window can achieve an energy rating of ‘A’ and a U-value of 1.4W/m2K. There are many long-term benefits of investing in double glazing. You can rely less on your heating and save money on your bills.

Tailored Design

Our sliding sash windows are extremely versatile and will suit a variety of properties in Bristol. Each of our sliding sash windows is made to measure to ensure that they are the perfect fit for your home. There are numerous styles that you can choose from that will provide you with beautiful views of your surroundings.

Whether you are looking for something more traditional or modern, we have carefully selected colours for you to pick from. You can choose a colour that will harmonise with both the interior and exterior of your property. You also have a range of hardware accessories at your disposal to consider.

Stock Colours

Our sash windows come in a carefully selected range of stock colours. Create a natural feel with some of our realistic wood effect sash windows, or create a beautiful contrast with a subtle black. Grey sash windows are also very popular and suit new builds perfectly. White sash windows are the most ubiquitous and are available in both a smooth and wood effect finish. We also offer heritage green tones including Chartwell and Agate grey as ready-made options. Lighter and darker shades are available and we’re always happy to help you find the perfect window colour to suit your home!


Bespoke Colour Bonding

If you’re looking to add a personalised touch to your new windows, we offer a bespoke colour bonding service in which you can choose virtually any colour in either a smooth or woodgrain finish. If you wish to match an existing colour, please get in touch.

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Hardware Colour Options

Our hardware is available in eight different finishes. Please note that our travel restrictors are only available in white, chrome, gold and satin chrome.

The standard glass unit used in our PVCu sliding sash window is 24mm in depth and is comprised of 4mm clear glass to the outside, a warm edge spacer bar and 4mm clear Low E glass on the inside. With this unit our sash windows achieve an energy rating of ‘B’.

The inclusion of argon gas into the cavity of a double-glazed unit reduces the heat conductance between the panes. This happens because the gas is 6 times denser that air. With this glass unit, our sash windows achieve an energy rating of ‘A’.

Pilkington Optiphon is an acoustic laminated glass that offers excellent noise reduction without compromising on light transmittance or impact performance. Two 3mm pieces of glass are put together with a noise reducing interlayer typically 0.8mm thick. This glass offers the dual benefit of noise reduction and security.

Warm edge spacer bars insulate the edges of a sealed glass unit and separate the panes of glass. Traditionally, spacer bars were made of aluminium, however the warm edge spacer bar used in our glass units is an extruded PVC material specifically designed to reduce transference of heat between the panes of glass keeping more heat inside the property. The spacer bar is available in 3 different colours; grey, black and white. 

Warm Edge Spacer Bars

Our Venetian integral blinds come in a variety of 10 different colours to complement your chosen frame finish. Integral blinds are available on our complete product range excluding bespoke shapes. Please note that the operational device will always be positioned on the right-hand side (viewed internally).

Option 1: Cordless Slider

Option 2: Cord Mechanism

Our PVCu sliding sash windows are available with a comprehensive security upgrade. This enhancement includes reinforced tilt latches, upgraded locking keep, two upgraded locks, and top sash security blocks. PAS 24 is generally mandatory on new-build projects.

Please note that windows smaller than 420mm wide are not available with top sash security blocks. However, these windows have passed the PAS 24 test without the security blocks and are therefore still fully PAS 24 certified.

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  • Styles

Colour Options

Colours From Stock

Our sash windows come in a carefully selected range of stock colours. Create a natural feel with some of our realistic wood effect sash windows, or create a beautiful contrast with a subtle black. Grey sash windows are also very popular and suit new builds perfectly. White sash windows are the most ubiquitous and are available in both a smooth and wood effect finish. We also offer heritage green tones including Chartwell and Agate grey as ready-made options. Lighter and darker shades are available and we’re always happy to help you find the perfect window colour to suit your home!

Smooth White
Smooth White
White Grain
White Grain
Cream Grain
Cream Grain
Golden Oak
Golden Oak
Irish Oak
Irish Oak
Chartwell Green
Chartwell Green
Agate Grey
Agate Grey
Cherrywood
Cherry Wood
Grey Grain
Grey Grain
Black Grain
Black Grain

Bespoke Colour Bonding

If you’re looking to add a personalised touch to your new windows, we offer a bespoke colour bonding service in which you can choose virtually any colour in either a smooth or woodgrain finish. If you wish to match an existing colour, please get in touch.

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Glass Options

Glass Overview

The standard glass unit used in our PVCu sliding sash window is 24mm in depth and is comprised of 4mm clear glass to the outside, a warm edge spacer bar and 4mm clear Low E glass on the inside. With this unit our sash windows achieve an energy rating of ‘B’.

Warm edge spacer bars insulate the edges of a sealed glass unit and separate the panes of glass. Traditionally, spacer bars were made of aluminium, however the warm edge spacer bar used in our glass units is an extruded PVC material specifically designed to reduce transference of heat between the panes of glass keeping more heat inside the property. The spacer bar is available in 3 different colours; grey, black and white. 

Warm Edge Spacer Bars

The inclusion of argon gas into the cavity of a double-glazed unit reduces the heat conductance between the panes. This happens because the gas is 6 times denser that air. With this glass unit, our sash windows achieve an energy rating of ‘A’.

Pilkington Optiphon is an acoustic laminated glass that offers excellent noise reduction without compromising on light transmittance or impact performance. Two 3mm pieces of glass are put together with a noise reducing interlayer typically 0.8mm thick. This glass offers the dual benefit of noise reduction and security.

Obscure Glass Patterns

Pilkington’s obscure glass range provides obscuration and decoration. All patterns are classified according to their level of obscurity in relation to each other, with 1 being least obscure and 5 being most obscure.

Chantilly
Chantilly
(Level 2)
Charcoal Sticks
Charcoal Sticks
(Level 4)
Contora
Contora
(Level 4)
Digital
Digital
(Level 3)
Florielle
Florielle
(Level 4)
Flemish
Flemish
(Level 1)
Minster
Minster
(Level 2)
Sycamore
Sycamore
(Level 2)
Autumn
Autumn
(Level 3)
Taffeta
Taffeta
(Level 3)
Stippolyte
Stippolyte
(Level 4)
Arctic
Arctic
(Level 5)
Cotswold
Cotswold
(Level 5)
Everglade
Everglade
(Level 5)
Mayflower
Mayflower
(Level 4)
Oak
Oak
(Level )
Pelerine
Pelerine
(Level 4)
satin glass
Satin Glass
(Level 5)

Hardware

Hardware Options

Our PVCu sliding sash windows help to ensure that your property retains its character and charm. You can choose from a wide range of hardware to complement your chosen window design.

Bottom Sash Knob – Classic – White
Standard Sash Knob
Bottom Sash Knob – Heritage – Black
Heritage Sash Knob
Classic – Cam Lock – Hardex Chrome – Front
Standard Lock
Heritage – Cam Lock – Hardex Bronze – Front
Heritage Lock
Sash Pull – Hardex Satin – Side
Lift Hook
Ring Pull – Inline – Hardex Gold – Side
Pole Eye
Bow Handle – Front – Antique Black
D-handle
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Restrictor

Hardware Colours

Our hardware is available in eight different finishes. Please note that our travel restrictors are only available in white, chrome, gold and satin chrome.

Standard Sash Knob
White
Black
Black
Satin Chrome
Satin Chrome
Chrome
Chrome
Bronze
Bronze
Gold
Gold
Graphite
Graphite
Antique Black
Antique Black

Our Venetian integral blinds come in a variety of 10 different colours to complement your chosen frame finish. Integral blinds are available on our complete product range excluding bespoke shapes. An extended lead time applies on blinds in 24mm glass units used for our PVCu sliding sash windows and aluminium flush casement windows. Please note that the operational device will always be positioned on the right-hand side (viewed internally).

Option 1: Cordless Slider

Option 2: Cord Mechanism

PAS 24 Security Upgrade

Our PVCu sliding sash windows are available with a comprehensive security upgrade. This enhancement includes reinforced tilt latches, upgraded locking keep, two upgraded locks, and top sash security blocks. PAS 24 is generally mandatory on new-build projects.

Please note that windows smaller than 420mm wide are not available with top sash security blocks. However, these windows have passed the PAS 24 test without the security blocks and are therefore still fully PAS 24 certified.

Reinforced Tilt Latches SBD
Reinforced Tilt Latch
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Upgraded Locking Keep
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Upgraded Lock
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Top Sash Security Blocks
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no-bars

No Bars

Centre-Bar

Centre Bar

Three-Light

3 Light

Offset-Three-Light

Offset 3 Light

Assymetric

Assymetric

Margin

Margin

Half-Georgian

Half Georgian

Georgian

Full Georgian

Georgian-Variant

Georgian Variant

1-3-2-3

1/3 x 2/3

2-5-3-5

2/5 x 3/5

Swept-Head

Swept Head

Arch

True Arch

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Performance

Durable

Your new sliding sash windows are designed to stand the test of time and will help to secure your Bristol home throughout the year. Each sliding sash window comes with a ten-year manufacturing guarantee. In the unlikely event that something were to go wrong, your local installer will be more than happy to help.

Ventilation

One of the main benefits of sliding sash windows is that you can control how far you’d like them to open. You can improve the ventilation in your Bristol home and allow in a flow of fresh and clean air. Proper ventilation has many benefits for homeowners, including a reduced risk of condensation.

Weather Performance

The sliding sash windows that we offer are weather-tested and can adapt to each condition. We all know that the British weather is hard to keep up with, but you will have one less thing to worry about with our windows: the robust frame and double glazing work to prevent unwanted draughts and water ingress.

Highly Secure

We fit high-quality locking features into our sliding sash windows to keep you feeling safe in your Bristol home. Our windows are also available with a comprehensive security upgrade that meets the requirements of PAS 24. All locks are tested to ensure that they will protect your property.

Technical Information

Key Measurements

Outer Frame Depth: 128mm
Sill options: 150mm or 210mm
Standard upstand sill height: 60mm

Constraints

Minimum width: 360mm (475mm for seamless welds)
Maximum width: 1500mm
Minimum height: 750mm
Maximum height: 2350mm

Sliding Sash Window Prices Bristol

Upgrade your Bristol home with our stunning sliding sash windows. Our products are the perfect combination of thermal performance, longevity and design. Find your local installer today and get a price for your next home improvements project.

We are here to answer any questions that you have about our sliding sash window range. Get in touch using our online contact form, and we will respond as soon as we can. Alternatively, you can give us a ring on 03332 412 240 and chat with one of our experts. 

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Inspiration

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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 uPVC 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.

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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.

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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 uPVC 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 uPVC 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.

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.

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