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Sash and Case Windows Edinburgh

Timber sash and case windows are essentially of straightforward design and construction and are readily maintained and repaired.

Trinity Glazing are specialist in the supply installation and repair of sash and case windows.

Given sensible maintenance at regular intervals, sash and case windows should remain in good condition and will be capable of providing continuing efficient service.

Sash and Case Repair Edinburgh

Straightforward design and construction of timber sections means that sash and case windows can be repaired readily - even the most dilapidated windows are usually capable of resurrection. Most old sash and case windows were manufactured from exceptionally durable heartwood timber of a quality now difficult to obtain. It therefore makes sense to retain and repair original joinery rather than replacing wholesale with new timber which may be more susceptible to decay.

Cleaning of Sash and Case Windows

Regular cleaning of glass and timber surfaces will improve the appearance of sash windows and ensure they function correctly. It is important to be aware of your own safety when cleaning windows keep both feet firmly on the ground (no chairs or stools) and do not over-reach.

History of Sash and Case

In the late seventeenth century, pulleys and weights were first applied to timber sashes and the vertical sliding sash and case window was born. The new style of window soon caught on and they were installed throughout Scotland in the 1680s and 1690s. These very early windows have chunky timber members subdividing sashes into very small panes to suit the limited size of poor quality glass which was available.

In the eighteenth century, larger pane sizes and slimmer sash members became feasible. By the middle of the century the familiar Georgian window with 6 panes to each sash had become commonplace. Better quality crown glass was used to glaze these windows, recognisable by its distinctive curved ripples and the slight bellied effect often visible in individual panes when viewed in sunlight. True crown glass is no longer made, making it all the more important to keep any historic glass found.

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