uPVC Sash Windows Restore Elegance for Terraced Victorian Period Town House, Reading

Location: Reading

We recently installed uPVC sash windows into this charming Terraced Victorian Period Town House property in a popular residential location in Reading.

The family home was originally built between 1900 and 1929 and had old single-glazed timber sliding sash windows to the front of the property, so the rooms at the front of the house suffered from road noise and vibrations of the traffic from the road outside.

The Reading homeowners wanted to improve their family home’s overall energy efficiency and security. The original timber sash windows were deteriorating, losing heat, insecure, and beyond repairable.

Although the Reading property was not in a conservation area, achieving a traditional look was imperative to maintain the existing aesthetic of this Victorian Period Town property and in keeping with the rest of the houses on the terrace.

The homeowners researched the internet to find the right type of sash windows and found Thames Valley Windows offered both upvc and timber sash windows, so they contacted us to request an appointment at our Bracknell showroom.

Our designer, Chris, met the Reading homeowners at the showroom and discussed the different box sash window styles, taking into account budget, quality, design, specification, and performance.

Chris prepared competitively priced comparison quotes so the Reading homeowners could decide the best glazing solution to enhance their family home. Part of the brief was box sash windows that provide traditional period sightlines whilst offering a modern high-performance in thermal, acoustic and security.

The homeowners decided that double-glazed box sash windows from the Genesis range would bring the Reading home property into the modern-day 21st century, retaining the wealth of charm and character of its 19th-century heritage.

They chose to finish the traditional style uPVC sash windows in classic, smooth white. To add a touch of authentic charm, they chose chrome period furniture.

The smooth white uPVC double-glazed sash windows boast many traditional features: deep bottom rail, run-through sash horns, fully mechanical timber-look joints, and chrome ring pulls and sash lifts.

Although the original vertical sliding sash windows had no trickle vents, they were included in the window design to comply with Part F of Building Regulations.

Meticulous attention to detail makes the sliding sash windows from Genesis an exceptional range of sash windows. They are manufactured with detailed proportions and symmetry and with the elegance and beauty of traditional 19th-century timber joinery, such as continuous or run-through horns, mechanical butt joints, and authentic deep bottom rails, almost entirely indistinguishable from traditional timber sash windows.

They have the superb authentic looks of an original timber sash window and are a suitable alternative specified and approved for listed buildings and period properties in conservation areas. However, they offer 21st-century thermal performance enhanced security and are virtually maintenance-free.

The top and bottom sash slide vertically, with a tilt feature for easy cleaning.

Bison are one of the UK industry-leading sliding sash windows manufacturer in Barnsley. The Genesis Collection is renowned for its luxurious and authentic uPVC sash windows that are not only high quality but are manufactured with a variety of security features, including PAS24 security, internal beading and multi-point locking and A-rated glass to prevent heat loss and comply with new build regulations.

The two large bespoke uPVC sliding sash windows have maintained this Terraced Victorian Period Town House’s charm while providing outstanding thermal efficiency and soundproofing. Finished with a wood grain finish, you would need help to notice, even at proximity, that the windows aren’t timber.

The Reading Homeowners are delighted with their uPVC sliding sash windows.

We chose TVW by word of mouth, but we also received some other quotes which were a lot more expensive. The deciding factor was how many good reviews you had on Trustpilot.

We feel it will definitely add value to the property.

Our house can be very cold in the winter, so we’re looking forward to seeing how the windows will change that.

We’ve had a good experience with TVW and want to complete our back windows with you next year.

Overall, we are very happy with the service and will recommend you.

They also left us a five-star Trustpilot review.

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The Reading homeowners will now benefit from a sustainable and warmer family home in winter with all its period character and reduced energy bills.

If you are interested in uPVC sash windows costs for your Berkshire, Surrey or Hampshire home, you can request a free, no-obligation quote.

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You may also be interested in reading our blog articles ‘How to Choose Sliding Sash Windows‘ or ‘Sash Windows – Which Era do they Come From‘.

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