Period property windows in Darlington

Do you need new period property windows in Darlington? For many homeowners who have period properties it can be difficult to change your windows when they need upgrading as the aesthetic of your home is crucial. Not only is finding the right windows difficult but also choosing the material can be challenging. We used to find with many homes that it is difficult to replace the periodic windows with long lasting, durable options that will keep the heat in and look good. However, now we are fortunate that there is a number if beautiful styles that do both.

Georgian Property Windows

Georgian properties were built between 1714 and 1837 and there were three main types of windows that were used when houses were built.

  • Casement windows
  • Sliding sash windows
  • Georgian bars

Casement Windows

Casement windows had hinges and were the most common type of window. They were typically constructed from individual pieces of glass that were fixed together. It wasn’t until the 17th century that we started to use larger sheets of glass both horizontally and vertically in window designs.

Sliding Sash Windows

When the sash windows were first invented, they had glazing bars in their design which created 6-8 smaller windows in each of the panels. Over time this was then reduced to one piece of glass as a pane. Often the sliding sash design had Georgian bars which divided the top and lower pane.

Georgian Bars

Georgian bars are another name which describes the internal or external bars fitted to a window. Traditionally in the Georgian times these would have been timber bars but over the years as the times have changed some are now UPVC, Aluminium and some continue to be timber.

Due to it being a listed building or located within a conservation area, timber is often the only option for some homes. It is important that you know what windows can be installed to your home if you are upgrading.

We are proud to provide a number of architectural services to the North East and Yorkshire including House Extensions and Alterations, Conversions and Change of Use and work on Listed Properties. For more information about new period property windows in Darlington or our services, call 01833 650316 and we can help you.