Sash Windows South London & Surrey

Sam Warne
Your local sash window expert in South London & Surrey, specialising in sash window repair, sash window replacement, and sash window restoration.

Stunning sash windows in South London & Surrey

South London & Surrey, boasting vast expanses of charming neighborhoods and remarkable landmarks, showcases an array of architectural marvels adorned with the timeless allure of sash windows. These traditional design elements not only add grace to the region’s skyline but also serve as a testament to its rich heritage and cultural significance.

The Legacy of Sash Windows in South London & Surrey

Sash windows have long been an integral part of the architectural landscape of South London & Surrey, tracing their roots back to the 17th century when they first gained popularity in England. Throughout the centuries, they have adorned countless structures, from sprawling manor houses to quaint cottages, leaving an indelible mark on the region’s built environment.

Sash window repair, refurbishment and replacement in Muswell Hill

Timber sash windows in England as we know them have been around for hundreds of years. The traditional, double-hung, boxed framed sliding sash window originates in 17th Century London. It is a common misconception that sash windows were an imported design, but in fact, the sash windows you see abroad are exported and you can find them in colonised countries across the world including India, the Caribbean, and America.

The design of the counterbalanced window has not been attributed to any one person or any single geographical area. It is accepted that the vertical sliding sash window was originally held open with wooden pegs, inserted into holes within the frame at various positions. This later developed into a counterbalanced idea, handmade lead weights held on cotton twine rope with timber pulley wheels. At Sliding Sash Solutions we have seen many examples of historic old weights, suspended from varieties of cotton cord whilst renovating some very old windows within grade 1 and grade 2 listed buildings and conservation areas.

The design of the sash window comes from a time when streets were narrow and windows jutting out could have touched the building opposite or blocked the path of a thatcher. The sliding sash window came to the fore after the great fire of London (1666). After the great fire, new regulations produced guidelines recommending that the wooden window frames should be recessed behind the outer stone or brick exterior. This led directly to the development of Georgian architecture, sash windows represented the most up to date and technically advanced features of the day. The windows remained popular for many decades after The Great Fire and are still very prevalent today. Some of the early Georgian buildings built at that time are still in existence in and around North and East London and have at least parts of their original sash windows in place.

Iconic Sash Windows in South London & Surrey

Georgian Splendor: In areas like Clapham and Dulwich, Georgian-era buildings stand as timeless monuments to the past, boasting sash windows with the classic “six over six” pane arrangement. These windows, with their elegant proportions and meticulous craftsmanship, epitomize the grandeur of a bygone era.

Victorian Grandeur

As South London & Surrey flourished during the Victorian era, so did the evolution of sash window designs. Victorian sash windows, characterised by their “two over two” panel configuration, adorn many of the region’s stately homes and mansions, symbolising an age of opulence and refinement.

Regal Regency

Surrey’s leafy suburbs and South London’s picturesque neighborhoods are dotted with Regency-style residences, each adorned with sash windows that exude sophistication and charm. From the sweeping crescents of Richmond to the elegant squares of Wimbledon, these windows, often featuring intricate glazing bars and graceful curves, add a touch of regal splendor to the landscape.

Modern Interpretations

While steeped in history, South London & Surrey also embrace modernity, with many properties opting for contemporary interpretations of sash windows. These newer installations, often equipped with double glazing and advanced security features, seamlessly blend tradition with innovation, preserving the aesthetic appeal of the region’s architectural heritage.

Preserving the Heritage of Sash Windows

In South London & Surrey, preserving the historic sash windows is not just a matter of architectural conservation but a testament to the region’s commitment to honoring its past. Local preservation groups and heritage organisations actively work to safeguard these iconic features, advocating for restoration and maintenance over replacement. By safeguarding these windows, South London & Surrey continues to cherish its architectural legacy, ensuring that future generations can marvel at the timeless beauty of sash windows for years to come.

Based on 62 reviews
John Graham
John Graham
It was good to receive such a quick and professional job. Sam is very friendly and takes great care to ensure customer satisfaction. He always arrived on time and didn't go off and do other jobs in between. He was clean and tidy and the finished product is perfect. I can't recommend him more highly.
Kevin Edwards
Kevin Edwards
Excellent service from start to finish. Sam managed to restore to full working order our original Victorian sash windows. Until Sam came along, they’d not been opened in thirty years. Sam also installed two double glazed windows, replacing single glazed units. These are of excellent quality. Sam was totally professional and would highly recommend.
Peter Leppard
Peter Leppard
Excellent all round from initial quote, quality of products, to final installation. Original wooden sash windows installed 120 years ago removed and replaced with wooden double glazed sash windows with all the same period features and fittings. Value, friendly and accommodating service - would highly recommend.
Florina Popa
Florina Popa
Great service, our stuck sash window represented a bit of an emergency for us. Sam from Sliding Sash Solutions fitted us in around his booked work, came over to take a look, fixed it in thirty minutes and provided us with advice avoiding it in the future.
Sarah Woodley
Sarah Woodley
This is the third window Sam and Slidjng Sash Solutions have done for us and we are really happy with the window again and would thoroughly recommend. Sam and the team are always friendly, there to answer questions, and the quality of the windows and installation is v good. We are looking forward to the next ones!
james sawtell
james sawtell
Very good service all round from beginning to end. Needed to replace a pair of sash window where parts had gone rotten. Very good professional experience discussing replacement options with Sam - opted for double glazed solution with Sam offering extra drip bar to help keep rain water off. Installation service also very positive: Kyle and Dave very experienced fitters and very helpful. Very good experience all round.
David McArtney
David McArtney
Got quote quickly from when looked at windows. Unfortunately more needed to be done than thought initially but came up with solution and delivered new windows in line with promised time. No mess on installation and all working well.
Marion Trestler
Marion Trestler
Excellent work, professional, tidy, a pleasure to have, delighted our sash windows were repaired by Sam and Aaron. Happy to recommend, they have done a fantastic job
Anthony Page
Anthony Page
We are absolutely delighted with the work Sam and Aaron have carried out on our home, replacing existing windows with double glazed sashes and repairing our front door. The job wasn’t without its technical challenges but Sam found the solution and produced great results. Sam produced a detailed quote and explained in detail what the work would entail, did everything he said he would do, turned up on time and worked extremely hard, always courteous and clearly explained any issues. I would highly recommend SSS, they’ve done a fantastic job.
david butcher
david butcher
Sliding Sash Solutions provided very professional and cost effective replacement/refurbishment of the sash windows of my Victorian house. Sam Warne was courteous and accommodating at all times and I am very pleased with the end product.

Why choose us for your sash window repair?

Sliding Slash Solutions began life in 1999. In the two and a half decades since, we’ve become one of the UK’s top providers of sash window repair and installation. Our reputation matters to us, which is why we only employ carpenters, design graduates and other craftspeople at the top of their fields. Everyone is trained in-house and all employees are fully CRB/DBS checked, meaning that consistency and safety are guaranteed across the board.

At the head of our South London team is Sam Warne. Restoring sash windows is his passion, and it really shows! Sam has been renovating windows in and around South London for the past two decades and he brings this experience to every project, providing customers with a comprehensive action plan at a reasonable price.

Sam and his team have worked on every kind of sash window that South London & Surrey has to offer, and we’ve never encountered a problem we couldn’t solve. Our mission is clear – to restore your beloved sash windows to a modern standard without spoiling their original look and unique character.

Our Process

To keep things simple, we break down every sash window project in South London or Surrey into five steps:

  1. Following your initial enquiry, we will ask for some basic information about your sash windows and any problems you are having.
  2. We’ll visit your home in South London or Surrey, where we’ll take a closer look at your sash windows and advise you on the best way to proceed.
  3. We’ll send you a detailed breakdown of the job, along with a highly competitive quote.
  4. If you’re happy to proceed, we’ll arrange a time and get started. When carrying out the job, we’ll take care to avoid any unnecessary mess or disruption.
  5. We’ll present you with the finished product and make sure that you are satisfied with the outcome.

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The South London Sash Windows office covers the following towns and surrounding areas

Lewisham, Greenwich, Blackheath, Eltham, Norwood, Crystal Palace, Herne Hill, Dulwich, Bermondsey, Southwark, Woolwich, South Bank, Lambeth, Camberwell, Woodside Green, Betts Park, Penge and Brockley

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