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Traditional sash and case windows are typical of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian houses in Britain. With sashes, the panes slide rather than swing, moving up and down in the window case.
The Lorimer Sliding Sash is designed to look just like traditional timber windows – in fact it’s hard to tell the difference just by looking. But our sash and case windows need no painting or maintenance, they won’t rot or warp, and they deliver excellent thermal performance and noise protection.
While uPVC sash windows perform much better than timber, it’s still a pleasure to have the beauty of wood indoors. Ours come with internal sills and surrounds in a choice of hardwoods – Natural Ash, American Cherry, Royal Oak and Far Eastern Mahogany. The hardwood sills and surrounds are hand-finished in varnish or wax. We can alternatively offer an engineered wood, finished in brilliant white if this would suit your home better to match existing window panelling.
Every Lorimer window is made-to-measure at our custom-built manufacturing plant in Fife, Scotland. That means you can specify beautiful details including leading, stained glass and ornate astragals. We also offer a wide choice of handles in different colours and finishes.
What is a sliding sash window?
The Lorimer sliding sash double glazed window looks as beautiful and well-proportioned as its timber sash and case predecessor. It is the only window that will perfectly match the traditional architecture where timber sash and case would have been the original windows – typically found in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian house in Britain. With sashes, the panes slide rather than swing, moving up and down in the window case.
How does a sliding sash window open/work?
Stunning to look at and functional. The Lorimer sliding sash window features some ingenious engineering. Both sashes have the ability to slide up and down, providing two options for ventilation. The sashes can also be tilted inwards for cleaning.
Are sliding sash windows difficult to maintain?
The real advantage of replacing timber sash and case windows with the Lorimer sliding sash design is the low maintenance. There is no requirement for a lifetime of painting and as they are double glazed, they provide an enhanced thermal performance versus those they replace.
Can I replace casement windows with sliding sash windows?
We find that many people replace existing casement or tilt and turn windows with Lorimer sliding sash windows, where traditional timber sash and case would have been the properties original windows. The traditional styling and clever design creates a modern-day masterpiece that complements period architecture perfectly.
What makes Lorimer sliding sash windows unique?
The Lorimer Sliding Sash is designed to look just like traditional timber windows – in fact, it’s hard to tell the difference just by looking, with many of the same features including a deep bottom rail and traditional ironmongery.
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