Sash windows are believed to have been created by Robert Hooke because of the London Building Act made after the Great Fire in 1666. As a result, sashes were in many homes at the start of the Georgian era but they were reformed to fit with that era’s architectural style. So how did the Georgian period influence the style of sash windows?
The architectural style of the Georgian era was not linked with England’s kings during the time, but in fact to Sir Christopher Wren, an English architect. Elements from the Greek and Roman architecture can be found in Georgian architecture. An example of it is the symmetry of the building. The placement of the doors and windows are the same for both sides of a building, and this could be found in many interiors of Georgian houses.
During the Georgian era, sash windows were a fashionable and symbolic feature of many buildings; and still are today. They were popular due to the buildings like Kensington and Hampton Court Palace.
The most recognised style of sash window has six panels over six panels. Part of their appeal is down to the wooden material and finish, and during the Georgian period they even added decorative features over them.
Sash windows were designed to be functional, allowing people to open them fractionally. This was great for maintaining ventilation when it rained. The lifespan was significantly higher than previous styles too.
Today, sash windows are still used. They are aesthetically pleasing, and look great on old and modern style homes. David Humble specialises in maintaining these beautiful features. If your frames are aging, don’t replace them, our services are far cheaper than replacements. We have become the most established team for sash window restoration Northumberland has because we respect the style of window and focus on saving them.
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