Sash Windows Brighton & Portsmouth

Andy Hilley
Your local sash window expert in Brighton & Portsmouth, specialising in sash window repair, sash window replacement, and sash window restoration.

Eploring the Charm of Sash Windows in Brighton

Brighton, a vibrant city on the south coast of England, is renowned for its rich architectural heritage, with its streets lined with Regency-era buildings and Victorian homes. A distinct feature of many of these historical buildings is the traditional sash window, a design element that adds both elegance and practicality to Brighton’s cityscape.

The History and Evolution of Sash Windows in Brighton

Sash windows became popular in England during the 17th century and remained a prominent feature in British architecture for over two centuries. Brighton, during its development in the 18th and 19th centuries, embraced this trend, especially in the Regency and Victorian eras. The growth of Brighton as a fashionable seaside resort saw the construction of numerous townhouses and villas, many adorned with beautifully crafted sash windows.

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  • Georgian Sash Windows: Early sash windows in Brighton, dating from the Georgian era, typically feature a “six over six” pane arrangement. These are seen in some of the older buildings in areas like The Lanes and around the Royal Pavilion
  • Victorian Sash Windows: As Brighton expanded during the Victorian era, so did the evolution of sash window designs. Victorian sash windows often have a “two over two” panel design, reflecting the period’s move towards larger panes of glass
  • Regency Sash Windows: Regency-style buildings in Brighton, known for their elegant and ornate designs, often feature sash windows with intricate glazing bars or even curved or “bow” windows. This style is prominent in areas like Regency Square and Brunswick Town
  • Modern Reproductions: In contemporary times, many Brighton properties have seen the installation of modern sash windows that replicate historic designs. These newer versions often incorporate double glazing and improved security features while maintaining the traditional aesthetic.

Importance of Sash Windows in Brighton’s Architecture

Sash windows are more than just a design element; they are integral to the character and heritage of Brighton’s architecture. They offer not only a glimpse into the city’s past but also contribute to the distinctive aesthetic that makes Brighton unique. The functionality of sash windows, allowing for efficient airflow and ventilation, was particularly valued in the seaside climate of Brighton.

Preservation and Restoration Efforts

Preserving the historic sash windows of Brighton is crucial in maintaining the city’s architectural integrity. Many local conservation groups and heritage organizations work towards protecting these features, especially in conservation areas. Restoration and maintenance of these windows are often preferred over replacement, to retain the authenticity of the buildings.

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Why choose us for your sash window repair?

Sliding Sash Solutions was founded in 1999 and, since then, we’ve become one of the leading providers of sash window maintenance and installation. Whether the background is carpenters or furniture design experts, we only employ the most skilled people. We train everyone in-house to ensure that all of our staff are working to the same high standard. We also care deeply about customer safety, especially when it comes to home visits. That’s why we make sure that every Sliding Sash Solutions employee has been fully CRB/DBS checked.

Andy has been renovating, restoring, replacing, and repairing sash windows in and around Brighton for over twenty years. Andy will visit at a time that suits you to carry out a detailed survey and consultation followed by a comprehensive and competitive quotation.

We are fortunate in Brighton to have a wealth of Regency and Victorian properties that in most cases have thankfully retained their original windows, this not only helps maintain the beautiful original qualities of a traditional historical seaside town but enables us to look through the same wavy cylinder and crown glass at, views that generations before us have enjoyed.

Our Process

Our approach to helping customers in Brighton & Portsmouth is easy. For every sash window project, we follow the same five steps:

  1. We’ll ask you to describe the window(s), and to tell us about the problem you’re trying to solve.
  2. We’ll visit you in Brighton or Portsmouth at a convenient time to take a closer look at your sash windows, and to work out the best way to approach the project.
  3. We’ll send you a detailed breakdown of the proposed job, along with a highly competitive quote.
  4. If you decide to go ahead, we’ll get started as soon as we can. We’ll choose a time that works for you and complete the job with as little mess and disruption as possible.
  5. We’ll show you the final product and make sure that you’re completely satisfied.

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The Brighton & Portsmouth office cover the following areas

Arundel, Ditchling, Hailsham, Hove, Littlehampton, Newhaven, Ringmer, Shoreham by Sea, Southwick, Brighton, Eastbourne & Hassocks

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“Thanks for the excellent work you did on our windows, the flat is noticeably warmer.”

“Thank you for a job well and courteously done. You can be assured that I will recommend you any time an occasion arises.”

“Thank you once again for your professionalism and hard work, which has achieved what we hoped for and made what we feel is a significant improvement to our home, whilst retaining the character of the original windows.”

“Thank you for the great work you did replacing and restoring the sash windows on the front of my flat. I’m delighted with the results.”

“It has been noticeable how your system has made a big difference to stopping draughts and rattles in this recent cold and windy weather. We have been boasting to the neighbours!”

“I am very pleased with the end result – the recent bad weather has enabled me to ‘test’ the performance of the system and there is a real difference! I was also very impressed with your standard of workmanship and the care you took to cover everything up and to leave everything neat and tidy.”

“Thank you very much for the excellent job you did. We appreciated the advice you gave us and the care you took on the works.”

“Thank you very much for the fantastic overhaul of the sash windows in my flat. You have done a great job and my mother and brother had nothing but good reports about your punctuality, workmanship, and professionalism.”

“We would like to take this opportunity of saying thank you for an excellent job that was very well done. We have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family in the future.”

” I am grateful for your considerate and professional approach.”