For those of us who love to maintain and restore original features within a property, the sash window is a prime feature of many Victorian and Edwardian buildings. This style has been a popular design feature of buildings throughout Europe for many generations. They became more common in the UK during the Georgian period and the rest is history. Despite the introduction of modern double glazed UPVC fittings that boast better insulation, their popularity continues to thrive. To this day, the exact origins and creator of the design are unknown, and people still have many ideas about the origins.
The design comprises of a wooden frame that encases a glazed panel. The weight of the panels is usually balanced by a sash weight concealed within the frame. The sash weight is attached to a cord or chain that helps balance the weight when opening and closing. Although this design has been around for generations, there are still faults that can occur and they need regular maintenance. However, they are a well thought out design and robust, lasting for many years.
Sash Window Draft Excluder
At George Culley, we specialise in a range of seals, brush strips and rubber extrusions. With the addition of our products, we can help provide better insulation for your home or commercial property. With our products, we can help draught-proof your windows, including options for sash window draught-proofing. The benefits can lead to lower energy bills and quieter, more ambient rooms as the effects of leaking heat and noise pollution are instantly resolved.
Over time, wooden frames are susceptible to rot and expanding and shrinking throughout the changing seasons. Despite this, with the right care and maintenance, they will be an excellent investment. One aspect of care is the inclusion of draught strips. These can be fitted easily and quickly to make a difference.
We provide self-adhesive brush pile strips that can be easily fixed to the frame to fill gaps and points where air can pass. If you have a brush strip in place, it will be very easy for you to remove and replace on your own, so this is a job that can be easily DIY’d. The seal will help to block out draughts by making sure the frame is well insulated.
Draft Proof My Window
Our brush strips come in a range of colours and bristle heights so you can find the right fit for the frame. We also have Timber Sliding Sash Window Kits, providing everything you will need to draught-proof your window in one package.
If you need any help in replacing or installing our brush strips, our team will be more than happy to offer advice, helping you to be sure of what to do from start to finish. We will talk you through the upkeep of our brush strips so you can get the best out of them long term.
For more information on our products or how to use one of our sash window draught excluder kits, please contact us.