If you are looking to replace your sash windows, this hi-tech option could be the answer
Many people want to replace their old sash windows, as they are single pane, cold, noisy and draughty. However, ripping out beautiful timber windows for plastic reduces the kerb appeal of the property — and using sash windows with slimline double-glazed units is a ‘problem waiting to happen,’ says Supawood Windows’ Mike Jones.
‘They do not meet with Building Regulations for U-value thermal efficiency and cannot offer the life expectancy of a compliant double-glazed unit,’ he explains. ‘Many sealed double-glazed units fail because the windows don’t drain properly and are not ventilated to dry out. To protect the double-glazed unit, it should ideally be surrounded by fresh air. We believe that maintaining the appearance of the window, with a compliant doubleglazed unit made of quality materials, is the best and most competitive solution for replacing sash windows.’
Supawood Windows is a reincarnation of a system that has been in existence for nearly 40 years. Focusing on sash windows, the company uses wood as an engineered product, using modern techniques and high-quality materials, which brings many advantages to the installer and homeowner alike.
‘As a manufacturer we can offer a bespoke product, which is environmentally friendly, using materials that require no more maintenance than UPVC plastic,’ Mike adds. ‘In fact, we say that with our windows, there would be less maintenance.’
‘The Supawood Windows system is quite unique, giving a solution that oozes quality, is easy to specify and install and does not require the costly services of specialised joinery trades,’ he continues. ‘The quality of the materials used mean that the windows will last and enhance kerb appeal for many years.’
Feedback from the company’s customers bears this out. ‘Five years on, we just love our rising sashes. Apart from looking so good, they are so smooth to operate, and they have made the house so much quieter,’ writes one customer from Dorking.
Another customer, from the West Midlands, states: ‘They’re as good as the day they went in, in 1982. I’d like some more, please.’
For more information and advice to help you make the right decision, call 07881 850168 or visit supawoodwindows.co.uk.