Sash windows consist of one or two moving glass panels which open by sliding vertically. A system of weights, cords and pulleys support and balance the panels. Some sash windows also follow Georgian window frames. The internal frame surrounding a sash window is a main interior design feature in a room, which enhances the amount of natural light and forms a lovely and classical feel.
Old timber sash windows are prone to rattle and provide poor insulation. If not correctly maintained, the wood can also show shrinkage and distortion. The Marvin Architectural team of technicians and installers have replaced conservation approved sash windows in very prestigious buildings such as Eton College.
Georgian and Victorian Sash Windows
Sash windows have been around England for centuries. The box sash window can find its origins in 17th Century London and it was the most popular window design after the great fire of London (1666). Examples of which can be seen in the remodelled Hampton Court and Kensington Palace.
The original multi-paned sash window (6 over 6) became popular in the Georgian Period 1714 -1811 and over a period of 150 years with advances in glass manufacturing developed into 4 over 4 pane commonly referred to as the Victorian style. The sash window while not as popular in postmodern architecture is still a favourite with some homeowners who prefer the classical proportions of the sash window.
Sash Windows Replacement
Based in Brentford, Marvin Architectural has a team dedicated to replacement of sash windows and has an impressive portfolio of projects over the past 18 years from new-build to replacement of sash windows in buildings where every detail of the original design needed to be copied and approved by conservation architects. Poundbury, an urban extension to the Dorset county town of Dorchester, built on Duchy of Cornwall land according to architectural principles advocated by The Prince of Wales, features Marvin conservation windows.
Marvin windows also provide a replacement modern sash windows which combines state of the art technology with age old traditional crafting skills. Marvin Architectural sliding sash is available in full wood or aluminium clad/wood versions which replicate the look of traditional sash windows and can even have weights and pulleys. They have the advantage of smooth-running parts and Low-E 11 energy efficiency which provides a year-round comfort factor and reduces your heating bills significantly. What’s good for your is good for the planet! The Marvin aluminium clad exterior almost eliminates the need for maintenance which is a popular option with today’s busy lifestyle.
Aluminium Clad Wood Sash Windows
Marvin’s aluminium clad wood sash window has an extruded aluminium exterior along with all the benefits of real wood windows providing you with a low maintenance window solution. Marvin Architectural is unique in providing an extruded aluminium clad sash that looks like painted wood, is colour fast and dent free. The aluminium clad wood sash is so authentic in appearance that it is a perfect option for replacement upgrade and a very affordable quality window for new build.
The clad exterior replicates authentic wood carpentry detail and you can choose from 25 standard clad colours in the range as well as custom colour options which will look the same 20 years later as the day it was installed, giving you architectural appeal and commercial grade performance. Marvin Architectural customers can benefit from a full turn-key service including sash window design, painting and installation.
A classic reinvented
With its innovative keeperless hardware system, multipoint locking system, lockable vent mode and other performance and aesthetic-enhancing improvements, this window seamlessly combines state-of-the-art technology with Marvin’s legendary craftsmanship without sacrificing the traditional sliding sash look. The large variety of available sizes and the unmatched performance is what sets this window apart from the rest.
Features & Benefits:
- Narrow Checkrail provides a traditional design
- Independent Sash Operation
- Improved balance systems means sashes operate smoothly at all sizes
- Easy Tilt: Sashes can tilt in for easy cleaning
- Innovative keeperless hardware system
- Multipoint locking system locks directly into the jamb
- Lockable vent mode locks the window while it is open 4 inches.
- Aluminum Inter-lock eliminates drafts and improves overall structural performance