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Not many homeowners are aware of all of the different styles of windows that are available on the market. The majority of the time, when a home requires window replacements, people will simply change the old windows for new windows of the same design. However, you actually have more options available than you may realise. There are so many window designs that homeowners should consider when looking at replacement windows.  One type of window that has been used for hundreds of years now and still remains very popular is a sliding sash window, but more specifically, double glazed sash windows. Many homes up and down the country benefit from these traditional timber windows but they are often overlooked when it comes to window replacements. If you’re looking at your options for new windows, below are a few reasons why you should consider double glazed sliding sash windows. 

What are sliding sash windows?

Sliding sash windows are a typical feature of Victorian and Georgian homes. They are traditionally made with timber and they are made up of two large sashes. One sash is usually fixed and the other sash has the ability to be slid upwards to sit next to the other sash creating a large window opening.  Whilst timber is known for being high maintenance and many traditional sliding sash windows are only single glazed, if you’re investing in modern vertical sliding sash windows then you can benefit from other materials such as UPVC as well as double glazing too. So, you won’t need to worry about any of the issues that are associated with original timber sliding sash windows.

Why choose sliding sash windows?

Aesthetically pleasing 

It goes without saying that the biggest benefit of double glazed sliding sash windows is that they always look elegant. No matter what the style of your property may be, whether you live in a period cottage or a modern apartment, sliding sash windows will be aesthetically pleasing. When choosing this style of window you can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed in its appearance.

Large opening 

Due to the way that sliding sash windows open, it is likely that they will provide you with a much bigger opening than standard casement windows. Of course, depending on the size of the sliding sash window you choose, this opening will differ but your view will never be obstructed. The sash will slide completely out of the way and you’ll be left with a large clear opening.

Traditional styles 

Of course, many people choose sliding sash windows because of the traditional style and this is actually essential for some. If you live in a conservation area or in a listed building then you may be restricted to what styles you’re allowed to choose. Almost always, double glazed sliding sash windows will meet the requirements of your local council in this regard. 


Whilst double glazed sliding sash windows are known for their simple classic design, nowadays, they are actually incredibly versatile. As mentioned above, they now come in a range of different materials and you can also put your own personal touch on these windows too. From the shape of the windows to the colour of the frame, you can tailor the window to suit your home. 

Investing in double glazed sliding sash windows

All in all, double glazed sliding sash windows are a great choice for so many different reasons and they will work brilliantly with so many properties. You can guarantee that these days, installing windows of this kind will give your home some character without compromising safety or energy efficiency. You won’t need to worry about sliding sash windows being able to meet your needs, as they benefit from modern materials so they will be durable and low maintenance.  If you’re looking for a local company that can provide you with timber or UPVC sliding sash windows, please get in touch with Brackenwood today. We will happily help you transform your property with some replacement windows. Whether you have any questions at all or you’d like to see some sliding sash windows in person, please feel free to visit our showroom and we can go through your options with you in more detail. Your home is in safe hands with our team.

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