Sash windows, box sash windows or sliding sash windows, as they are sometimes called have stood the test of time due to their elegant style and versatility. Originating in the 17th century, they dominated the window industry throughout the country for over 400 years. Being the window of choice meant they were often tolerated for their short comings. However, their popularity began to wane somewhat after the end of WWII, many being replaced with alternative styles.
Although still popular with many, the appeal of sash was at an all-time low, mainly due to their inherent problems, which included sticking and rattling, allowing draughts and dust to enter homes, and continuous maintenance. With the introduction of uPVC as an alternative window manufacturing material in the 1980’s, the sash window has be given a new lease of life. Subsequently, uPVC sash windows are now common place in properties all over the country.
Authentic and Vintage Traditional uPVC sash windows from Masterframe
Chase Window Company has partnered with Masterframe Windows to bring you the Authentic and Vintage Traditional range of uPVC sash windows, considered by many to be the best quality sash windows available today. These modern reproductions fit perfectly, perform better than ever, and that includes opening and closing operations together with locking and unlocking. Sticking and rattling are problems of the past as these modern replicas are very quiet, slide effortlessly, are weatherproof, and totally draught-proof. On top of all that they are maintenance free, requiring only a clean periodically which makes them the ideal choice for many modern homeowners.
More information about Masterframe uPVC sash windows here
The superior designs and styles of the Masterframe collection include authentic Georgian bars and energy efficient glass, which can dramatically reduce home heating costs. Both the Authentic and Vintage Traditional range of uPVC sash windows are Energy A rated as standard.
Every uPVC sash window is designed to include a locking system, which varies on both windows. From practical key locking or period traditional locks you have a choice. Our Vintage Traditional range comes with Secure by Design as standard.
You can view examples of some of our completed uPVC sash window projects in our gallery
For help and advice about uPVC sash windows, visit our showroom.
Here you will find an extensive range of our Authentic and Vintage Traditional range as well as alternatives from our Timber Collection.