Sash windows have been around for a while, but that doesn’t make them old fashioned. They’ve just got a more traditional design, and it’s one that appeals to many people. The nice thing about sash windows is that they can be used in any home, no matter how modern it is. These windows are very flexible, and you can find lots of options to suit all tastes.
When considering sash windows for your property or home, consider all factors. Many, many factors. By weighing up all the pros and cons, you’ll know that you’re making an informed decision about which type of sash window to purchase. Here are just few things you want to think about when buying new sash windows for your home…
Replacement Or Restoration?
The difference between the cost of replacement and restoration is drastic. For example, if you live in a home that is 50 years old, you may have to replace more wood than you would if you lived in a home that was only 10 years old. Not only that, but just because a newer, more modern door looks better than an older one doesn’t mean it’s going to cost less to have it installed.
Sash windows are a truly wonderful thing to have in your house and restoring them is even better. However, the price tag that comes with restoration of sash window can be a little bit much for many people and can cost anywhere from £300 to £2000, or even more. Don’t feel bad if you don’t have that kind of money on hand!
Replacements Sash window are often a more expensive option. However, they are worth it if your sash windows not repairable. If they’ve become stuck in the open or close position, or if they’re continuing to shrink & become draughty and loose, you’ll save money and have a more functional product with sash window replacements.
Restoring old windows is hard. But it needn’t be! You can have all the benefits of a traditional restoration job (like new double glazing and draught-proofing) without all the hassle. Our modern window frames can be adjusted to fit your existing frames, meaning there’s no cutting or replacement necessary — just a quick paint job and you’re good to go.
While the full restoration of a window take very long than a replacement, it is significantly more cost-effective. When it has been restored properly, the window will not need to be painted again for at least ten years, meaning that it pays for itself in three or four years and you’ll save money on repainting every five or six years.
If you’re looking for a cheaper, less maintenance-heavy choice of window design, sash replacement with uPVC is an option to consider. The price of replacement sash window can vary drastically depending on your individual situation and preferences, but it will typically cost around £1,000. This figure can vary markedly depending on the project specifications that you choose.
Profile uPVC Sash Windows
Sash windows are a great choice for improving the look of your home. Available with both timber and uPVC frames, you can opt about uPVC if you’re looking for more convenience — but we’ve included why timber might better suit you and your home’s needs. This guide will help you decide what’s best for you.
You may be wondering how much a window really costs. The answer is… it depends. The actual cost of your new uPVC windows will depend on a few different things like your area and the brand of sash window that you choose, but usually pay from £1,000 – £1,500 for a two-window installation.
It is a well-known fact that prices of timber sash window are in excess of £1500, and that price can be high depending on your specific requirements. This could appear to be a large amount of money to spend on windows for a house, but if you factor in the amount you save over time, this will make a lot of sense.
Weight & Size of uPVC Sash Windows
Of course, there are other factors at play when determining your sash windows prices. Unlike the cost of putting a new bathroom in your house, for example, which would rise and fall depending on the materials you chose, the size and weight of your windows will be the primary factor in your overall cost. The larger and heavier the window and therefore that’s the largest part of your overall price.
Window installation can be expensive, but it doesn’t need to be! There are several different factors that go into the cost of each installation, most often dictated by the size of your window. Larger sash windows are heavier and more expensive than smaller ones, as they require proper support with a larger frame and more sturdy glazing materials.
A lot of people think a larger window will cost more. It’s always worth checking with a local supplier to get a better idea of how size and weight will influence prices of your sash window.
Sash Windows Glass
When shopping for sash windows, cost is a major factor. You’ll find that they vary in price depending on which glazing material you choose. For example, standard glass is used most often, but toughened and laminated safety glass is also used. These alternatives are much stronger and more expensive to produce, so they’ll increase the overall cost of your sash windows brandnew.
Sash windows can come in a variety of styles and options, and this also affects their prices. Acoustic glass is a more expensive option than standard glass, because it’s thicker and heavier. So heavy, in fact, that a specialist will have to install your window — which obviously increases the cost of the installation itself.
Georgian Bars Vs Astragal
When you install sash windows brandnew, you’ll be faced with a decision. Should you use sash bars with an ‘astragal’ design? If you’re hoping to retain the traditional appearance of your property, this would certainly be an option to consider. But if, on the other hand, you’re looking for something more modern and fashionable, you might think about choosing windows with a mid-rail bar.
Astragal bars are different from Georgian bars because only astragals sit on the outside of glass. The difference lies in their appearance — while astragals appear as one solid surface, georgians give the impression of being made of bars, which can appear to be either on the inside or outside of a piece of glass.
Georgian bars are the most common design to be found on uPVC windows in the UK, but they don’t look so good, and require a lot of effort for not very much return. Astragal bars are far more attractive and professional looking, but because of the extra time and materials needed to assemble them, they cost more.
The price of your sash window will be determined by the style you choose. For example, the Victorian style requires fewer bars than the Georgian style. As a result, you can expect Victorian windows to have lower prices than their Georgian counterparts.
Sash Window Colour
A good point to make when selling sash windows is that some colour options are very expensive from others. You might have thought that a standard white window would come at the bottom of your sash window costs, but this could not be further from the truth. For the majority of colours and foils, you can expect the price from 30% to 50% higher!
Rose windows can be finished with a chalk matt finish, which adds an 40% additional to the cost. Because of this, it’s wise to choose a finish that costs less and still gives you the beautiful design you want. Our great Rose is made from hardwood in a light colour, which will make your home look like it’s straight out of a fairy tale.
Sash Window Options for Customisation
Optional extras can incur additional costs on top of your window replacement. If you want fancy finishings like timber architraves, expect to pay an more £500 on top of your average window price.
uPVC Sash Window Installation
While the full cost of installing sash windows will vary depending on your choice of installers, there is good news: you won’t be left empty-handed. These companies will compete to offer you great prices for services, and you’ll have a clearer idea about which one to choose.
The installation of your window film will cost pence per inch, depending on the labour time required to complete the installation. Obviously, due to the increased labour time, an install on larger areas or more windows will be more expensive.
Furthermore, new-build homes that have had the appropriate window space prepared for sash windows to be fitted save time, which can reduce costs — a great advantage if you are planning on buying or building a new home. If your home already has sash windows, then it is worth considering whether the replacement window offers any advantages over the existing model.