Box cords sliding sash windows.
Our classic wooden sliding sash windows operate using nylon cords and weights, and are fitted with the appropriate hardware, which allows the windows to slide up and down. Our double glazing and the weather-sealing properties are incorporated with a choice of slender glazing bars. Sash windows came spray finished in any RAL colour chosen by client. We offer options of dual paint with different colour inside and outside. Our traditional weighted box sash sliding windows are hung using nylon sash cords with secure fasteners.
Our sash windows come with pre-fitted high-performance double-glazing units. As standard we glaze windows with 20mm units consists of two 4mm glass panes and 12mm argon filled cavity with warm spacer bar. One glass is fitted with low–emissivity Film (low-E) to meet U-value and building regulations. We can offer wide range of choice which include the transparency and pattern of glass as well as spacer bar colour….
Sash Lifts and Pulls – allow sashes to be opened and closed. They come in a wide range finish: satin chrome, polished chrome, stain nickel, polished brass, satin – antique brass , black or white.
Fitch fastener – allows the windows to be tightly closed and secured. As standard we offer two types: modern with key and traditional Victorian style without key. Those flitch finishes also come in variety of finished to match lifts.
Vent Locks/Sash Restrictors (Sash Stops) – these can be fitted as addition to flitch fasteners, and can protect offices and in turn elevate security.
Sash Pulley Cords – The sash pulleys comes with wheels and are fitter in the upper section of boxes to enable cords & weights to operate smoothly. Those also are available in variety of finishes.
Trickle Vents can additionally be fitted in the sash’s head to enable natural ventilation in living areas – that is building control requirement
Glazing bars, beadings and sash Horns.
Glazing bars and beadings for sliding sash windows can be ordered as standard or can be designed, manufactured based on the customer’s individual specifications and requirements. As standard Wood And Home offers 4 or types of beadings. The most popular vertical or horizontal bar is “astrogal” which come in standard 25mm width.
The height of glazing bars depends on the double glaze unit thickness. For instance, when a 20mm double glaze unit is fitted the height of beading is reduced to maximum 15mm, in turn reducing the thickness of glass can help to achieve better mouldings.
Horns can be added to sashes both internally and externally, depends on client requires. We offer 4 standard types which are most common in Victorian windows.
PINE – Is a soft wood and can be coloured using white or yellow, this timber is very light in weight and highly natural, this is a popular timber in Europe. It is not as dense as hardwood, but resists well from weathering (i.e. rain water and UV sun light).
MERANTI – Is a popular hard wood and is used for the external joinery. This timber comes from Southeast Asia, and has good levels of outdoor durability. This timber can be found in low-lying rain forests and in low mountainous regions, and offers some of the best options for hardwood, in terms of the product’s cost effectiveness
OAK – Is typically a hard wood that can be found in most countries of Europe. This timber is often grown using dry and acidic soils, it’s characteristic come from all the natural wood, which gives it a high durability.
The Sill /Sill extensions for sash windows are always manufactured from hardwood due to its ability to resist weathering (i.e. damage due to rain water and UV rays).
Standard sash section
TIPS while taking measurements for box sash window!
It has been recommended for new sash windows to allow for a 84mm frame jab, and for frame jambs to be placed on each side and inserted into the wall and in turn which allows the sash cord mechanism to be covered. Regarding the external view, it has been suggested that we allow a 20-30mm of the visible to be facing, whereas the rest is hidden.
During new openings, when the catnic lintels are installed the facing frame-head can be reduced from 84mm to 40mm (it is the frame’s minimum thickness of sliding sash windows). From an external point of view, the overall framing will look symmetric.