Sash Windows Manchester & North West

Sash Window Specialist | North West

Sash Windows Manchester & North West offer expert restoration and repair of traditional sash windows, period casement windows and doors. This blog contains some examples of our restoration work including weather sealing, double glazing, glass upgrades, rot repair and bespoke replacement joinery.

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Allow Sash Window Specialist North West to repair, renovate & upgrade your traditional sliding sash windows, casement windows & doors to improve the comfort, energy efficiency and security of your home or office.

From our base in Bolton, Greater Manchester we offer the full range of Sash Window Specialist services for heritage timber window and door restoration.

Servicing Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Merseyside, Derbyshire & West Yorkshire. We have also undertaken larger window restoration projects in Scotland, Ireland and France.

 

North West Architecture

The impact of the industrial revolution still dominates the architecture of Manchester and the north-west of England.  But once outside of the Victorian cities many heritage properties remain to reflect all aspects of English architectural styles.

The Industrial Revolution began in the latter half of the 18th century causing agricultural people to become more urban.   The rise of large factories turned smaller towns into major cities over the span of only a few decades.  Industrialisation and the textile industry brought great wealth to the north-west allowing the construction of impressive public buildings, rivalling the best in London. Many fine examples of ornate period sash windows and doors still dominate the city and town centres across the North West of England.

The invention of portland cement enabled large scale brick construction of cotton mills, warehouses and factories.  The solution to housing the required manual workers was to build rows and rows of ‘2 up 2 down’ terraced brick houses. Whilst many of the old mills have gone much of the Victorian housing stock remains. 

Cheap homes had no front garden and so the vertical opening sash window was ideal as it would not obstruct the footpath.  The sash window was soon mass-produced by the joinery workshops across the region.  Unfortunately, budget windows were constructed using 32mm thick softwood that has generally not lasted.  Sash Window Specialist can install energy-efficient replacement 32mm sashes into these existing window frames; using Accoya Wood with its 50 year no rot guarantee

Larger semi-detached homes for the managerial staff as well as a large detached mansion for the mill owner were built surrounding the rows of terraced homes.  The overall quality of these homes was far superior and so the windows and doors have withstood the tests of time far better.  The mid-range and high-end joinery used better quality grades of timber, 40+mm thick.

 

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Sash Windows Manchester | Reinstate Oriel Sash Window    Before and After our Reinstate Sash service. Sash Window Specialist Manchester and North West undertook the restoration of this oriel window.  An oriel window is a bay window that does not reach to the ground. To reinstate this oriel window back to an original double-hung vertical …

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Manchester Sash Window Specialist | Arch Window Glass Upgrade

Manchester Sash Window Specialist | Arch Window Glass Upgrade At this period home in Manchester we the undertook restoration of the windows & doors. Upgrade Glazing On shaped windows we must first create a template for each pane of glass.  The narrow glazing bars in these arched windows have small rebates that leave little room …

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Sash Windows Manchester | Draught Seal & Repair Bow Window

Sash Window Specialist Manchester & North West Draught sealing and repairing rotten bow sash windows in Manchester England.   North West Architecture The impact of the industrial revolution still dominates the architecture of Manchester and the north-west of England.  But once outside of the Victorian cities many heritage properties remain to reflect all aspects of …

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