Traditional Sliding Sash
- Retains the charm of period homes
- Smooth running technology
- All box sections can be matched identically to a listed property`s original box section
- Range of traditional hardware in black, brass, brushed aluminium or chrome
- Finger-jointed to prevent ‘jams and wobbles’ for smooth functioning openers
The vertical sliding sash is the classic English window, popular for over 300 years. It’s practical, space-saving vertical opening made it perfect for houses that opened directly onto the street but became widely adopted to add a touch of grandeur. Precision crafting and advanced timber treatment result in easy operation with no sticking, wobbling or rattling combined now with a modern twist by having a slimline double glazed unit installed.
- Stylish and contemporary
- Steel hardware in a range of colours and designs
- Manual opening only
Casement is the simpler window with hinged sashes rather than vertical sliding. With less maintenance and easy operation, they may lack the intricate workings of a sliding sash, but they are highly practical and have a very traditional/modern appearance.
Why choose timber windows?
Wooden windows are a wonderful way to maintain the character of your home. Precision-crafted by our highly skilled bench joiners, our range combines traditional design with modern timber treatment to create a strong, secure and energy-efficient window. Sustainably sourced, our range offers either casement or sash with a selection of paint and stain finishes to maintain the unique style of your property. All windows can be manufactured using a slimline double glazed unit to really enhance the thermal rating of your property from single pane glass replacements.
Timber or UPVC?
Timber is a perfect choice for window frames. It's thermally efficient and doesn’t conduct heat or cold. Here at Oak Hill Joinery Ltd, we manufacture our windows with the most precise machining techniques to ensure a very well insulated and completely draught proof window prepared for any weather conditions.
Is the type of glass important for the windows?
We supply all of our windows with a Pilkington K glass with all cavity’s filled with argon gas. The “k” effect essentially reflects the heat from the internal pane back into your property to maximise the effect of your home's heating.
Stain or paint finishing
We would never claim timber is maintenance free but if you love the look, we offer impressive stain finishes to highlight the beauty of the natural grain. Alternatively, we offer a great range of paint finishes on all of our ranges of timber providing a more contemporary finish.
Selecting your timber choice
We offer sustainably sourced softwood (European Redwood) and hardwood (African Sapele), both of which are accredited by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC). Our timber is all manufactured from ONE solid section of timber as opposed to many companies providing a much cheaper pre-manufactured process of laminating timbers together, this really does have an impact on the visual qualities once stains or paints are applied.
Colours of stains/paints
We can offer a wide range of colours or stains, our most preferred method is actually the client deciding their colour from any desired colour swatch, which we can research the RAL code and match the colour exactly through our spray techniques.
We would like to take this opportunity to explain that due to manufacturing bespoke timber windows usually to replicate existing, we are not FENSA registered and cannot provide a certificate for replacement windows.
If your property is in a conservation area, windows would be approved when applying for planning permission regardless of design/spec so this doesn’t cause any issues, only if replacing windows which would need to comply with modern building regulations 2002 would this be an issue going forward.
Having said this, we provide detailed sectional drawings of the windows/sashes which have been sent to Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire councils and been approved in grade 2 listed building and properties in conservation areas.