Sash Windows 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.

Contact Our Manchester & North West Branch

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.

Sash Windows Manchester | Reactivate Bay Sash Window

York Sash Windows | Reinstate Sash Window

Sash Windows Manchester | Reinstate Oriel Sash Window    Before and After our Reinstate Sash service. York sash windows being repaired and restored to their original functionality.  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. …

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Cumbria Sash Window Specialist | Arched Window Glass Upgrade

Cumbria Sash Window Specialist | Arched Window Glass Upgrade  Manchester Sash Window Specialist undertook the restoration of windows & doors at this period home in the Lake District, Cumbria. Upgrade Glazing with Slimlite Double Glazed Units On shaped windows, we must first create a template for each pane of glass.  The narrow glazing bars in …

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Sash Windows Preston | Draught Seal & Repair Bow Window

Preston Sash Window Repair  These timber sash windows in Leyland near Preston, Lancashire were restored by Ged at Sash Window Specialist North West.     Bow Window This group of box sash windows are set within ornate curved masonry piers to create an attractive bow window.  Unfortunately, the paintwork had been neglected causing the lower sections …

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Parsonage Gardens Manchester | Gothic Window Restoration

Parsonage Gardens, Didsbury, Manchester. Gothic window restoration and conservation by Sash Window Specialist Manchester & North West  The Didsbury Parsonage  With references dating back to 1650 Parsonage Gardens may be the oldest building in Didsbury, Manchester (after the parish church). It is a Grade II listed building. Repair Gothic Window Previous Next Ged at …

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