How to Paint a Sash Window (without it sticking)

While sash windows offer a particular look and feel (to the point that they’re an almost indispensable feature of period properties), traditional wooden sash windows can be somewhat…

Sash Windows: uPVC or Timber?

Sash windows are a fantastic way of injecting a little Victorian-era charm into your period property, but they’re an attractive solution for more contemporary-style exteriors, too.  If you’re…

How to Clean Aluminium Windows

Larger windows mean more light entering our homes – this is a big reason many of us are opting to replace timber or uPVC window frames with aluminium…

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What is a Sash Window?

Windows come in a variety of styles, but two stand out as particularly popular.  One comes with hinges attached to the sides or top, allowing the user to…

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How to Fix a Sash Window that Won’t Stay Open

Though they’re especially suited to Georgian and Victorian properties, a sash window makes a stylish and iconic addition to just about any home – but what happens when…

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Casement vs. Sash Windows

The right window makes an enormous difference to both the look of a property and the way that it functions.  If you’re shopping for a window, then you’ll…

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What’s the Difference Between Bay, Bow and Garden Windows?

Bay windows, bow windows, and garden windows, technically speaking, aren’t windows at all, but arrangements of several windows which together form a cohesive whole.  That said they are…

20 Ways You’re Wasting Energy

Homes today are more energy-efficient than they’ve ever been. They’re also filled with more energy-draining items than ever before. You might not think much about leaving the fridge…

How Much Do Curtains Help with Heat Retention?

If you’re looking to save money on your energy bills, then you should view your windows as a priority.  A significant amount of heat is lost through a…

What are Trickle Vents (and do you need them?)

Over the past few decades, considerable advancements have been made in the art of draught-exclusion.  Modern windows are airtight, which is great – in terms of energy-efficiency. Unfortunately,…