Refurbish Your Existing Wooden Sash Windows
Wooden double-hung box sash windows arrived in Australia with the early European settlers. With no air conditioning avaliable they understood that fully functioning sash windows allowed for good ventilation and so were well suited to a hot climate. By opening both top & bottom sashes an air current is formed. Cooler air flows through the bottom, as hot air vents from the top. The traditional vertically sliding design and timber construction remained popular for many years before the trend moved towards alternative window types, primarily due to cheaper manufacturing costs.
Many of the original box sash windows still remain today, however due to neglect or wear and tear many heritage windows are left inoperable or rattling and draughty at best. In fact many home owners remain unaware that both the top and bottom sashes should be able to slide, and so miss out on the ventilation potential their windows should offer them.
In some instance home owners have chosen to replace the original windows with alternative window technologies. Alternatives that offer enormous benefits such as draught seals, ease of operation and security locks, but rarely do these alterations enhance the internal or external appearance of heritage buildings.
"We believe that our Australian heritage should be preserved and not replaced."
Sash Window Specialist can renovate your double-hung sliding sash or wooden casement windows; Installing draught seals, security locks as well as replacing damaged wood or glazing. After our full recondition service your heritage windows will be ready to face many more years of use.
Originally established over 15 years ago in the UK, we expanded into Australia in 2003. Sash Window Specialist have reconditioned thousands of heritage windows for many satisfied customers. All of our installation staff are fully experienced, qualified craftsmen with an intimate knowledge of heritage timber windows.
We continually strive to offer a friendly & professional service from our Australian and UK branches.