We make sash windows.
Traditional timber, double glazed, no draught, in your original restored frames.

sales@savethesash.com 07973 400 971

It’s been lovely doing business with you, you really are a rare find and I will continue to always recommend you in the future.

Kelly Moss - Maidenhead

“…Just a quick note to say how impressed we have been with your services. The window you have installed is clearly a proper piece of skilled craftsmanship. You worked cleanly and quickly. Both you and your colleagues have been polite and passionate about what you do. I’ve already recommended you to a family member, who asked for your details after hearing about how you work.”

Phil Tennant - Marlow

“…In short, I think the windows look fantastic. I noticed you had gone way above and beyond on the sanding and painting for which I am hugely grateful. I am already feeling the warmth and noise related benefits of the windows!”

Peter Butler – Sydenham

“…Fabulous job. The recent strong winds and cold days have provided us with the ideal testing regime and the windows pass with flying colours. We feel over-heated in the house now!”

Michael Jones – Maidenhead

“….We are absolutely delighted with our new windows. I’m so pleased we decided to go with Save the Sash. They are beyond my expectations. The windows are fantastic quality and i’m so impressed with how they work within the original frames. The house is noticeably quieter and warmer already. Money well spent and the team  were a delight to work with!…”

“…Thanks for the lovely sash windows – your lads were absolutely great and we’re so pleased. All my neighbours keep texting to say how beautiful they are. Also can’t believe how warm the house is now!”

Mina and Ali – High Wycombe

“…Of the quotations for refurbs, yours was the best by quite a bit. We had other quotes for refurbs for higher amounts using inferior wood.”

Chris Munn - Maidenhead

“…The windows in our room have made a huge difference to the sound and also drafts :)”

Nikki Sale - Windsor

“…Our room has never been warmer or quieter! Superb product, and extremely well made.”

Mr Blair - Twyford

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FAQ

Some of your most frequently asked questions, answered! Can’t find an answer to your question? Please get in touch.

We carefully machine away strategic parts of your existing frame in situ. We then insert and install our own manufactured components within your existing window, made from a mixture of hardwood and Accoya rot resistant timber. Our pulleys are premium metal wheel, ball bearing pulleys, running cotton sash cord with a nylon core and Lead counter balance weights. On completion the window will simply look traditional and immaculate.

Unlike frame restoration which relies on a patchwork of original timber and resin joined new timber, filler and paint, we have created a design which protects from the external masonry right through to the internal decoration.

From our 7 years invested in design and development we have decided that the only solution is to protect all aspects of the original frame, and offer precision through new timber to ensure draught proofing and smooth sliding action.

We have created our design to help save the sash. We therefore make it our aim to provide the most cost effective way to protect and upgrade your sash window to New for the maximum number of years, whilst retaining all of its traditional features and character.

Other manufactures will tell you that you’ll never get a smooth action or successful draught seal with new sashes in your old frames. With our innovative design we engineer your new sashes to slide with one millimetres’ clearance to the beads, floating on the draught seals to avoid wood to wood contact and wearing of paint, and counterbalanced over premium metal wheel ball bearing pulleys. Our sashes are draught proof, and super smooth in operation. This is where our 7 years have been invested.

We have not yet come across a frame that we couldn't upgrade to New.

With our design: No plastering, No painting and decorating. The character of your original window, with your blinds, shutters and curtains able to be refitted exactly as before. Our operations will be cleaner and less obtrusive to your home.

Like historic cars, the work that we are conducting is best termed as restoration. In our experience this usually means if you touch it, you will need to restore it. That is why we insert our window within your original frame.

You keep your decorative architraves and mouldings.

We do not damage the fabric of the building, so you don’t need plaster work, or painters and decorators, creating extra cost and dust.

The junction of “old meets new” is the real test of a quality finish. Our new is hidden within the window beads and you are simply left with a traditional window that looks immaculate, feels warmer, and sounds quieter.

Your alternatives for a quality finish are a question of how far do you go? If you offer new plaster up against blown lime plaster you will shortly see cracks. If you remove the plaster across an entire wall, you will have a considerable increase in costs, dust and you will always have the task of matching paint colours.

There is no compromise in our design.

In our 7 years invested in design and development we have decided that the only solution is to protect all aspects of the original frame, and offer precision through new timber to ensure draught proofing and smooth sliding action.

We carefully machine away strategic parts of your existing frame in situ. We then install our own manufactured components made from a mixture of hardwood and Accoya rot resistant timber. Our pulleys are premium metal wheel, ball bearing pulleys, running cotton sash cord with a nylon core and Lead counter balance weights. On completion the window will simply look traditional and immaculate.

Unlike frame restoration which relies on a patchwork of original timber and resin joined new timber, filler and paint, we have created a design which protects from the external masonry right through to the internal decoration.

When people ask this question it is always inferred that soft wood by its very name is an inferior material to hard wood. This is far from the case, and joiners will tell you that different materials have different preferred applications.

Having said this, it does not matter to us as our sashes are made from a timber called Accoya.
This timber is produced from responsibly sourced soft wood, which is put through a process called acetylation. The process has been conducted for 80 years now and is not a treatment, but actually changes the make up of the wood.

The properties of the finished timber out perform hard woods in all areas and make it the only material in our view to make windows from. It is rot resistant for 25 years under water!

Accoya timber is rated by the manufacture for 60 years in the application of windows.

Your paint system further protects them from the elements for up to 10 years with out maintenance.

Your original frames are most likely over 100 years old and we would be very surprised, (with the technology applied in processing Accoya), if your windows weren't to out perform this period of function.

Yes, we have created a design which allows the bottom sash to be removed for cleaning.

No, this installation is not required to be fitted by a FENSA registered company, and does not require an inspection by your local authority building control.

Under UK Building regulations: Approved Document L1B, this work is not considered a “Controlled Fitting”. This means that “the work is not notifiable and does not have to meet the Part L standards”. Paragraph 4.19

In plain English: you can change your door or your window opener, but if you change the frame adjoined to the building you will need inspection.
Notification is therefore not required by your local authority and work does not need to be carried out by a FENSA registered company.

We will however supply you with a certificate of conformity on completion. It is important you keep this safe for your records.