Sash windows have traditionally been manufactured using timber, however this material presents many problems when not maintained correctly. For example, timber frames are susceptible to rotting, twisting and warping which can result in draughts and poor energy efficiency. Over time they can also become high maintenence and require regular painting. The increasing cost of hardwood means that replacing old sliding sash windows can be an expensive undertaking which is why many homeowners are now turning to PVCu as a viable and cost-effective alternative.
PeakGlaze is a recommended installer of the Genesis VS vertical sliding sash window which is the best in-class product on the market. The focus of this system was to develop a cost effective, high security and energy efficient alternative to the traditional timber sliding sash window.
The Genesis VS has been designed to satisfy the aesthetic requirements of Conservation areas and listed buildings and is manufactured using traditional jointing methods to give a truly authentic appearance with the added benefit of proven modern PVC energy saving technology. It also has structural joints which allow for traditional dry glazing and easy replacement of broken, scratched or failed glass units just like any other PVC window on the market today.
Other features of the Genesis VS include
- New high security Acorn cam locks and sash buttons, authentic, period hardware.
- New external Ovolo weather bar for enhanced weather performance, security and aesthetic appearance.
- Fully milled Decorative Astragal Georgian Bar.
- Run through sash horns and deep bottom sash rail as standard.
Planners look favourably on these windows because they replicate the look of timber box sashes so accurately. PeakGlaze have extensive experience of installing sash windows and can assist with planning applications on behalf of clients. Please view our gallery pictures for our most recent installation. If you would like to book a consultation or visit our showroom, please call 01629 733667.