Throughout the Georgian period — the most common form of window glass used for less expensive windows was Crown. Before , plate glass manufacture was too expensive to affect the design of sash windows, but when the cheaper sheet glass was introduced glaziers had more options for creating windows for a more modest budget. In the decades following the end of the Georgian period, owners of older houses were beginning to remove glazing bars from windows and by the s the principle facades of more expensive villas and terraced houses were fitted with plate glass windows. Later in the 19th Century, individual builders often stamped their creative style on sash windows by developing their own unique approach to the design.
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History of the Sash Window, Georgian, Victorian, Oak, Wooden
Few of the Victorian and Edwardian houses still giving good service today still have their original wooden-frame windows. Most have been fitted with replacement UPVC windows designed to look like the originals which were always what were known as 'sash windows'. My mother's written recollections of life in her childhood in the early s frequently mention sash windows. This set of pages is about what it was like to live with them. An original sash window, slightly open with its lower section slid up inside its upper one. An old sash window.
History of the Sash Window: Part 3
Sash horns stick out in a downward direction from the base of the upper sash in a window frame, window makers fix them to each side of the horizontal centre bar of the window. Sash window horns can have a wide variety of ornamental designs. Sash horns are a traditional feature that makes a timber sash window look more authentic. Sash horns were originally put in place to reinforce the joints of the window and stop people opening the sashes too far. Modern designs mean they are now largely decorative.
Well, those discrete components of the sash window are known as sash horns. The sash horn, as you now know, are those short protrusions below the centre bar and were integral components of the sash window dating from — or one could say the mid-Victorian period. For anyone as passionate for sash windows as we are, here is the why. From the mid-Victorian period, houses usually had two panes of glass in each sash.