Sash Windows

Can Sash Windows be Double Glazed?

If there’s one question that we hear all the time, it’s whether sash windows are suitable for double glazing or not?

To help you decide, we’ve put together this short guide to help answer any questions you may have about double glazing and sash windows.

Can sash windows be double glazed?

Sash windows can indeed be double glazed.

Many owners of sash windows ask this question because of the traditional style of sash windows looking so loose and rickety.

This doesn’t mean they can’t be double glazed, though.

Sash windows will actually benefit from double glazing for increased thermal efficiency and better soundproofing.

In fact, it’s the perfect way to modernise sash windows – while allowing them to retain their antique charm.

Older sash windows need to be upgraded to double glazing and then maintained.

The only time that sash windows can’t be double glazed is in some rare instances where planning permission may be required.

Do I need planning permission for double glazing sash windows?

Conservation areas mean planning permission will probably be needed.

Listed buildings also have their own considerations – in most cases, getting planning permission isn’t possible.

What sort of situation would allow you to install double glazed sash windows in a listed building?

It is usually when you can prove that the existing sash windows are gone beyond repair.

Will double glazing cause the sash windows to look different?

Overall, the windows won’t look very different at all.

The frames may have some miniscule differences to the moulding for the inside/outside beads, and the glass will of course have the appearance of two layers.

Unless you’re a window expert, you probably won’t even notice the difference.

How will double glazing improve my sash windows?

In the modern age, almost all windows are now double glazed because of the completely superior insulation that double glazing offers.

It is simply two glass panes fitted into the same window, with some gas between the panes to keep warm air in and cold air out.

If you have poor insulation, that means you’ll be heating the air inside your house, just to then let it all go outside – it’s very expensive and very wasteful.

How long will the windows last?

It all depends on the quality of materials used and how well you maintain the windows.

Look for the best quality materials when installing the windows.

The windows could easily last for over twenty years (and probably much more) if you look after them, saving you money and energy in the long run.

Get in touch

We hope we’ve helped to give you more information about double glazing and sash windows.

If there’s something we haven’t covered, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Find a Good Double-Glazing Company - Soveriegn Home Improvements - Essex

Find a Good Double Glazing Company…

Finding a Good Double Glazing Company…

A Good Double Glazing Company, now that’s’ refreshing!

Sovereign Home Improvements is one of the leading suppliers of double glazing in Essex and we have achieved this status in just three short years.

The reason is that we are different.

Find a Good Double-Glazing Company - Soveriegn Home Improvements - Essex

Double glazing is a big investment but double-glazing companies come and go because of – apart from anything else – their sales tactics.

Their salesman comes in and gives you the spiel and quotes you a price for your windows, which, quite frankly, he would be rubbing his hands with glee at the thought of his commission if you actually accepted it.

However, he wants the deal on the night, or the day if it’s the weekend, and his company has trained him to use an assortment of tactics for suddenly finding ways in which the price can be considerably reduced.

But as always,  “only if you sign up here and now”.

This amazing price will not be available again!

Of course, it is always possible that the final price may be the best you could get, but unless you have looked at any competitors, how do you know?

Find a Good Double-Glazing Company – Why Sovereign?

At Sovereign Home Improvements we don’t resort to tactics like that.

We are a family owned firm and we treat our customers with the respect that they deserve.

No, we don’t get the deal with every customer we see, but we have been getting enough of them to become on of the leading double-glazing company in Essex.

I guess is often comes down to your ethics? The price that we quote you is the price.

No gimmicks.

No sudden reductions if you sign up right now.

This is because we simply wouldn’t want to be treated that way ourselves, so we don’t do it.


Lewis & Matt

Double Glazing in Essex, Sovereign Home Improvements

Double Glazing in Essex…

Looking for Double Glazing in Essex…

Sovereign Home Improvements is the foremost company when it comes to double glazing in Essex!

Double Glazing in Essex, Sovereign Home Improvements

We cover the whole of the county from Saffron Walden to Canvey Island and from Chigwell to Harwich, so wherever you live in Essex, we’ve got you covered.

We are a family owned and run business and we treat our customers and potential customers with the respect that they deserve and in the same way that we would wish to be treated ourselves.

Double Glazing in Essex – Our approach…

We cover the whole of the county from Saffron Walden to Canvey Island and from Chigwell to Harwich, so wherever you live in Essex, we’ve got you covered.

However, if you are looking for a sales pitch that starts off with a ludicrously high price and then finds all sorts of reasons why it can magically be reduced to about half of the original, then sorry, but we don’t do that.

What we WILL do is come and visit you so that we can measure your windows (and doors if you wish) and then give you a fair and competitive price.

There is no obligation but we think that you will find our prices extremely reasonable, especially when compared with some of the “big boys”.

How? Because as a family business we don’t have a team of salesmen to whom we have to pay huge commissions.

Think in the order of 30% for the sales guy and you won’t be too far wrong.

When looking for double glazing in Essex, you can be sure we cover the whole of the county from Saffron Walden to Canvey Island and from Chigwell to Harwich, so wherever you live in Essex, we’ve got you covered.

Double Glazing in Essex – The Products…

Equally important is the fact that we only use the very best materials and manufacturing processes to produce our windows and doors.

Double Glazing in Essex, Sovereign Home Improvements 2We do not and will not cut corners to shave a few pounds off the price here and there.

Installing new double glazing in Essex is an investment.

But it’s not a “cheap” product, so you need to get the very best value for your money because you don’t want to have to replace it again ten or fifteen years down the line.

As such, you need it to last.

What we can also do is to offer you double glazing in any style that you wish.

We can produce windows in any size, any shape, and in your choice of materials.

So you can have timber frames, uPVC frames, or aluminium frames.

They each have their advantages, so feel free to ask us what we would recommend for your particular home.

These frames – and doors – can be supplied in a variety of different colours as well, including wood-grain effects and finishes, so in the 21st Century, your windows don’t have to be white!

So for double glazing in Essex, talk to Sovereign Home Improvements.

It’s what we do.

By Lewis Adair

uPVC Windows & Doors, Orangeries, Roofs, Extentions, Sovereign Home, Essex (2474)

uPVC Windows in 2019…

uPVC Windows & Doors, Orangeries, Roofs, Extentions, Sovereign Home, Essex (2474)If you are looking for either uPVC windows in Essex or uPVC doors then Sovereign Home Improvements is the company for you.

uPVC Windows And Doors In Essex – Considerations…

Installing double glazing is not “cheap” even though it is a great investment.

This is especially true if you have single glazed windows at the moment because you won’t believe the amount you can save on your heating bills.

Even if you have double glazing already, but it is over 20 years old, you will still save money because today’s double glazing is ultra-energy efficient.

And from that point of view beats older windows hands down. Our uPVC windows are all A+ energy rated.

However, it is not just the cost and energy saving aspects of uPVC windows and uPVC doors in Essex that makes them so attractive.

There is also the fact that our windows and doors are very long lasting, and they need virtually no maintenance.

They don’t need painting as wood-framed windows do, and if you decide to have tilt and turn windows you don’t even need a window cleaner!

They open inwards 90°, so you can clean the outside of the windows without going outside your home.

uPVC Windows And Doors In Essex – Cleaning…

Talking of window cleaning, there is another way of dealing with that chore, and that is by using self-cleaning glass.

Yes, despite the fact that it has been around for some while now, most people don’t know that you can have self-cleaning glass in your windows.

It has a special coating that breaks down dirt and then the rain simply washes it off.

Clever, huh? Of course, it costs more than standard glass, but just think what you’ll save by not having the window cleaner around every month.

It goes without saying, or it should do, that your Sovereign Home Improvements windows and doors can be crafted in any style you wish.

Without doubt, this is the most popular window style is the casement window which is hinged on one side and to open it you simply swing it out.

However, it can also be hinged at the top or the bottom of the frame if required.

There are many more styles of windows we can supply, one of those being sliding sash windows which don’t have hinges but slide up and down on rollers.

Some also have a tilting option to make for easier cleaning.

uPVC Windows And Doors In Essex and Sovereign Home Improvements…

Furthermore, Sovereign Home Improvements only ever uses top quality materials.

As with any type of product, there are always cut-price options, but the company believes that what a customer wants is the best, without any cutting of corners, so the best is what the customer gets.

Yes, there may be a slightly cheaper option, but when customers are making an investment of some thousands of pounds, they want something that is going to last, look outstanding, and have a guarantee that goes with it.

Whatever your needs for double glazing in Essex, just give us a call. We can do it all.