The character and charm that is inherent in older properties make them wonderful spaces to live in and with a variety of periods to choose from in the UK there is something for everyone.
Whether its large rooms with high ceilings, period details such as ornate exterior stucco and covings or the symmetry of the property there are a range of attractive features that keep people attached to their period homes more than any other type.
One thing many period home owners need to devote some time and money to is the upkeep and maintenance of the home to prevent it from going into disrepair.
One of the most striking features among some of the most popular period homes in the UK is the Sash Window.
Sash Windows offer period properties a unique architectural continuity and are hugely popular.
Home owners can now replace their original sash windows with exact copy joinery but with high efficiency energy rated glazing without losing the character of the property.
There really is no need these days to replace sash windows with ones that are not in keeping with the period.
Many manufactures also offer services to either renovate the existing windows to nearly new standards while installing permanent weather and draught proofing.
This alone makes for a huge improvement in insulation.
The options available to you if you have sash windows in your home are: Replace with new sash windows This is a good option if the ones you have are beyond repair, or if you want to upgrade to newer more efficient window ratings.
Repair or restore This can help save money and is good if you want to restore the functionality and look of the window and also improve insulation with permanent draught proofing.
If you want the best results for your home, it is best to speak to a specialist company.
They will be able to advise you on the rules and regulations as well as offering expertise that will retain the design of the period and also the functionality taking into account our energy conscious way of living too.
This would be your best bet in getting your sash windows working as intended, at the same time adorning the home with the character and charm the original architect had in mind.