The 19th century saw a vast increase in construction in Britain, so it is no surprise that this era brought about traditional window designs, which we still love today. The Victorian era saw a decrease in production and use of the traditional Georgian style window which used a ‘six over six’ panes design and an increase of the Victorian style windows that used a ‘two over two’ panes design.
Add a touch of class to your home today with Victorian style sash windows, available as part of the sliding sash range, from Quickslide.
This style is instantly recognisable and used in many homes across the UK. Now typically offered in PVCu, they were originally manufactured in hardwood or other timber which, whilst some still stand today, is hard to maintain. PVCu Victorian windows on the other hand, are much easier to maintain and are available in a range of styles and finishes. All windows including our Victorian Windows come with double glazing as standard.
The most popular window style from the Victorian era is by far the sliding sash window. During this time, new features including the run-through sash horns and the deep bottom rail, mechanical joints and sash bevels were introduced.
Whilst some elements from the Georgian era were retained throughout Britain, the Victorians were highly inspired by Italian renaissance which saw a rise in popularity of symmetry and classic chapes. Victorian properties often featured intricate features such as bay sash windows, with a large picture window featuring the classic vertical bar. Bay windows remain one of the most recognisable building features from the Victorian era this day today.
Windows form the Victorian era are characterised by the popular vertical astragal bar also known as the ‘two panes over two panes’ design. During the 19th century property construction reached new levels leading to significant advancements in glass production and as larger glass units became available the complete Georgian bar grid was no longer required.
Traditional Victorian windows were sliding sash style windows featuring a vertical bar in both the top sash and the bottom sash.
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.
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 match 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.