SmartSash – the real alternative
There’s no getting away from it: the sash window is a real beauty. That combination of elegant style and through ventilation is a design classic that remains very popular to this day. But while we love sash windows for their grace and charm, old timber sashes can be a nightmare: cold and draughty, broken or seized mechanisms, or simply welded shut, with layer upon layer of paint.
There is an alternative: one that combines the best of modern materials, security and insulation, with classic sash window styling. It’s a very smart alternative, which is why we call it SmartSash.
What’s so special about SmartSash?
Where do you want us to begin?
Firstly it’s a beautiful window. It’s been designed to mirror the appearance of a traditional timber sash. We’ve got all the features you need, shaped frames, Georgian bars and sash horns for the authentic look or to match any existing glazing you may want to retain. It looks, simply, amazing.
Secondly, it’s a high-performance window. This is a sash designed to achieve a Window Energy Rating of A with 24mm double-glazing as standard. There’s a pile seal detail on the sashes and on the outerframe to keep draughts outside, where they belong, and permanently-bonded flush gaskets which do their job, keeping the rain out, without being obtrusive. All SmartSash frames incorporate highly-secure locking mechanisms to keep you, your family and your possessions safe.
Finally, let’s talk about the practicalities: those design features that make SmartSash a very wise choice. Both sashes can open and tilt inwards for ease of cleaning. No more struggling outside with steps or ladders. Balance mechanisms are engineered for ease of operation, time after time. Best of all, PVCu is incredibly low-maintenance, it’s strong, durable and long lasting. You’ll never need to paint a sash again!
We’ve done the technical stuff. We’ve designed a beautiful, high performance, practical window, but it’s up to you to make it look the way you want. Whatever your home’s built from and whatever its age, between us, we can make something fabulous.
- Full range of colours, from classic white to solid colours and stunning wood-grain finishes
- Choice of white, brass or chrome hardware
- Georgian bar option
- Moulded or through sash horn details
- Deep bottom rail option for traditional appearance.
No one likes energy bills. But with SmartSash frames, your home can be less expensive to keep warm and much more comfortable to live in. PVCu is a good insulator and our multi-chambered profiles protect your home from heat loss. Our pile seals are an effective barrier against cold draughts. Top-quality double-glazing allows passive solar gain, but keeps the sun’s warmth in your home.
These days, windows carry energy ratings similar to those found on domestic appliances. The higher the rating, the better the windows will perform and the more money you will save. SmartSash has been designed to achieve an A Rating for energy-efficiency, and makes replacing poorly-performing old sashes an obvious move.
PVCu is a lot greener than you might think. It’s very durable and products made from it need replacing less frequently. At the end of a long life, PVCu products can be easily recycled. In fact, a lot of our frames already contain recycled materials, but don’t worry, there’s absolutely no compromise on appearance or performance. Maintenance is as simple as a wipe with a soapy cloth, so there’s no painting or preservatives to worry about, and because PVCu is a good insulator, using it to make window frames helps to lower fuel bills and reduce your carbon emissions.
All SmartSash frames are made from profiles kitemarked to BS EN 12608 and accredited as responsibly sourced under BES 6001.
We’re committed to providing the best quality, high-performing, stylish, energy-efficient and secure windows to our customers. We’re committed to ensuring a swift, hassle free and straightforward installation from our friendly team and we’re committed, 100%, to your satisfaction.
We know a lot about windows and we’ll be ready with advice when you need it. Our people are highly experienced and FENSA registered. Every component in a SmartSash frame is of market-leading quality and all frames carry our ten year Insurance-backed guarantee.