Double-hung Box Sash Windows
Sash-Style is a website about traditional timber box sash windows. Here you will find information about how to carry out some of the simpler repair and maintenance tasks such as how to re-cord a sash and where to get draught-proofing kits (or draft-proofing kits as the Americans spell it).
If you're too busy, too lazy, or you just hate DIY, search our directory for professionals who specialize in restoration and renovation or can replace old sliding sash windows with new wooden ones made to match them.
If you have questions about how to carry out jobs not mentioned here, use the Need Advice? form to send your question - I might even be able to help! However, before you go to the trouble of filling in the form and sending it, check out the Sash-Style FAQs page. It could save you a few minutes and save me from having to answer a question I've already answered many times before!
Sash window specialists
If you are looking for a sash window specialist to repair your sash windows, or supplier of materials or hardware, check out the directory.
I no longer work on sash-windows myself, and all the contacts I know of are in the directory, so if you ask me for a quotation/estimate or details of tradesmen or specialist companies, don't expect a reply!
Advertise your sash window business - free!
If you fit, repair or restore wooden sash windows, or you are a manufacturer or supplier of components such as sash weights, draught-proofing materials, spiral or spring balances, axle-pulleys, sash-lifts, draught-proofing kits or other sash window hardware, fill in and send the Get Listed! form to request a free listing in the directory.
Sash window timber mouldings wanted!
In some areas it is becoming increasingly difficult to locate supplies of good quality sash-window materials. If you are a manufacturer or supplier of staff and parting bead, sash stile, middle and bottom rail and glazing bar (sash gut) or any other timber sections used in sash windows get in touch with Sash-Style for a free listing.
All the information on the Sash-Style pages and in replies to requests for information and advice is correct to the best of my knowledge, though I cannot guarantee its accuracy, or that it is all up to date.
I have used my training and experience to try to make the advice and instructions contained in these web-pages, and courses of action I suggest in email replies as clear as possible, however I accept no responsibility for any accidents or mishaps arising from their being followed.
If you are not sure about exactly what needs doing, or about doing the work yourself, get advice.
If you decide to do the work yourself, be careful; tools can be dangerous in inexperienced hands, and care must be taken to avoid personal injury or damage to property. For some jobs dust-masks, goggles and heavy-duty gloves are a sensible precaution.