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Aluminium sash windows- everything you need to know

9 May 2023 | General

Are you or your customer captivated by the timeless appeal of sash windows but wish to incorporate modern upgrades that match your home’s style? Look no further than Direct Trade Windows. Our premium range of aluminium sash windows seamlessly combines contemporary performance with classic aesthetics, providing the best of both worlds.

What are aluminium sash windows?

Sliding sash window in master bedroom

Aluminium sash windows offer a contemporary take on the classic sash window design. This style has undergone several advancements over the years, improving their appearance, cost-effectiveness, and ease of use.

The classic charm of traditional sash windows is widely appreciated, but their outdated timber frame construction fails to meet modern efficiency standards and generates high maintenance costs. Nevertheless, there is still a strong demand for the iconic sash window look, albeit with contemporary upgrades.

At Direct Trade Windows, we offer a wide range of high quality aluminium vertical sliding sash windows, which expertly blend classic design with modern performance. Our aluminium windows provide an affordable and energy efficient solution to modernise your UK property without compromising on style.

What are the disadvantages to traditional wooden sash windows?

modern home with sliding sash windows

Traditional timber frame sash windows with single glazed panes can cause several challenges for homeowners. One drawback is that they are not energy efficient, which can lead to cold droughts, dampness, and higher energy bills as homeowners struggle to heat their home. They’re also high maintenance, and require regular painting, staining, and sealing to prevent rotting, warping and decay, which can be costly and time consuming. Additionally, the single glazed panes offer little insulation, making them ill-suited for British weather conditions. Lastly, traditional timber frames may not be as secure as modern alternatives, potentially leaving your home vulnerable.

Are aluminium sash windows cost effective?

If you or the homeowner you are working with are looking to lower your energy bills amidst rising costs, our high quality aluminium vertical sliding sash windows can help, and here’s how…

Close up of vertical sliding window

Aluminium sash windows offer numerous cost effective benefits. Aluminium is an ultra-durable material that can withstand harsh weather conditions with ease, requiring minimal maintenance and resulting in a longer lifespan compared to other materials, such as timber. This durability can help you save on the cost of frequent replacements and repairs. Additionally, aluminium’s lightweight composition makes it a more cost effective option for transportation and installation compared to heavier materials. Overall, aluminium sash windows offer excellent value for money, their combination of durability, low maintenance and lightweight properties make them an ideal choice for homeowners seeking a practical and cost effective window solution.

At Direct Trade Windows, we offer a premium range of aluminium vertical sliding sash windows. Aluminium is naturally resistant to corrosion, so it doesn’t need to be replaced or repainted, further enhancing it’s cost effectiveness. Replace old windows with our high end aluminium options and save a considerable amount of money compared to using other materials such as timber.

How do aluminium sash windows improve energy efficiency?

Aluminium sash windows offer multiple energy-efficient benefits. At Direct Trade Windows, all of our aluminium vertical sliding sash windows are designed with a thermal break that minimises thermal transfer through the aluminium frames. As a result, homes stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

By enhancing the thermal performance and sustainability of windows, home’s energy-efficiency will improve. This, in turn, reduces heat loss, increases comfort levels, and ultimately lowers your energy consumption and costs over time.

Transforming homes with aluminium vertical sliding sash windows from Direct Trade Windows

At Direct Trade Windows, we supply and fit high quality aluminium vertical sliding sash windows. Our luxury range of products offers a stylish way to improve your home’s energy-efficiency and cut back on costs. Although these windows are particularly popular in heritage and conservation areas, as well as Georgian and Victorian properties, they are entirely customisable to suit any style.

Our vertical sliding sash windows feature exceptional thermal efficiency, with an overall U-value of 1.6 W/m²K, ensuring optimal insulation. Additionally, their innovative ‘tilt’ function makes cleaning effortless, making them ideal for high rise buildings.

We use the VS600 system from Smart, combining traditional styling with the advantages of modern thermal technology, delivering the best performance for any property.

What are the features of VS600 vertical sliding sash windows?

Modern sliding sash window heritage property

The VS600 vertical sliding sash window from Smart has several features that make it a versatile choice for different settings. It is suitable for use in heritage and conservation areas and offers excellent natural ventilation rates that make them ideal for high rise buildings.

Its flush opening with no projection into or out of the building also makes it perfect for commercial buildings, such as schools or hospitals.

Additionally, the window features an innovative ’tilt’ operation ideal for external glass cleaning, a concealed drainage and concealed coupling option, and 28mm glazing which maximises efficiency.

Add a touch of elegance to your home with our aluminium vertical sliding sash windows, which are available in a stunning array of colour options, such as gloss white and anthracite grey. We also offer premium glass options, such as solar control and satin obscure, ensuring that your windows are stylish and functional.

For more information contact our friendly team of installers, or visit our state of the art showrooms in Slough or Brighton to see our aluminium products up close.

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