Legacy PVCu Sliding Sash Windows

Our new Legacy PVCu sliding sash windows hold a host of impressive features that not only add to its good looks but also enhance the performance of the product as well as ease of fabrication and installation. From near-invisible joints in the frame, the grace of the run-through sash horn to the curvy ovolo frame shape, these are just a handful of the many clever details that work together to create the most graceful and advanced Sliding Sash Window on the market. All our sash windows come with high quality double glazing as standard.

Material

The new Legacy sash window is made using only the best materials from our partnering PVCu extruder, Spectus. Advanced materials matched with our expert fabrication has enabled us to achieve an evolutionary window design that certainly doesn’t disappoint on aesthetics, performance nor security.

Our PVCu profiles come in a large range of colours meaning you can perfectly match your sliding sash windows with our aluminium bi-fold, French and sliding patio doors.

Design

We’re often faced with projects that require special features to fit in with the unique character of heritage areas. In the past, many conservation planners used to refuse applications to replace timber sashes with a PVCu alternative. However, the Legacy Sash Window has been designed to recreate tradition, which has led to an increasing number of approvals granted.

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.

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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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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
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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

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)

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 & Secured by Design 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.

Reinforced Tilt Latches SBD
Reinforced Tilt Latch
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Upgraded Locking Keep x2
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Upgraded Lock
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Top Sash Security Blocks
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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

Weather Performance

With fuel prices constantly on the rise, thermal performance is crucial. The window frames are built to last and to resist the ever-changing conditions the British weather throws at them without losing their immaculate appearance. An innovative dedicated weather bar adds another level of defence against rainwater; a feature unique to this type of window.

Energy Rating

The frames and sashes are multi-chambered, using the power of air as an insulator to stop warmth escaping. Our sash windows come with 24mm double glazed units as standard achieving an energy rating of ‘B’ as standard and a u-value of 1.6/Wm2K. With an argon gas filled unit the window can achieve an energy rating of ‘A’ and a u-value as low as 1.4W/m2K.

Guarantee

With all Quickslide PVCu sliding sash windows, there is a 10-year manufacturing guarantee as standard. We strive to ensure that our quality is assured but having a 10-year guarantee offers peace of mind for years to come. Download our guarantee PDF or speak to one of our team to find out more.

Security

Our sash windows deliver the most advanced levels of security without adding complex operation. They are practical and come with all the safety features you need. You have the option to take advantage of a comprehensive high security upgrade package. The upgrade meets all the requirements for PAS 24.

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

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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. A standard smooth white sash window can cost as little as £420 supply only. Additional features such as wood effect, mechanical joints, run-through sash horns and a deep bottom rail are extra.

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.

The vast majority of our sash windows come with a slide and tilt facility. 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.
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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.
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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 get an instant price for 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.

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