Traditional sliding sash windows have been installed in buildings throughout the UK for centuries. Despite the age of the design, their popularity has never diminished and they are still installed today in everything from small domestic dwellings to large public buildings. Buckingham Palace and Downing Street are two of the finest examples of buildings that are fitted with the sliding sash.
Fortunately this is a window that has stood the test of time whilst adding great character to the buildings they occupy. The recognition of this character means they are commonly insisted upon in listed buildings and conservation areas by local authorities, but they’re also extremely popular with the general public and have even proved a favourite in newly constructed homes. However, although the sliding sash window is almost certainly the most durable of timber windows ever made, nothing lasts forever and they must eventually be replaced.