Their 300-year old success story is no coincidence, with their enduring popularity in Chelsea
Secondly, the window’s structure can be manufactured to an incredibly slender
Having created a number of timber sash windows for Chelsea properties, we are perfectly equipped to understand the grace and grandeur of the traditional hardwood sash window’s authentic lines and charm, enhanced with the latest in technological innovation.
As your project is unique to your home in SW5, we partner with you to assess your individual requirements, designing bespoke pieces that serve to enhance your home’s charm, character and long-term value. We’ve worked on a number of projects in South West London and can ensure that, no matter your priorities: thermal insulation, security, minimal maintenance or aesthetics, our made-to-measure sash windows are always designed to your unique specification.
Since their inception in the 17th century, box sash timber windows in South West London have consistently been one of the most sought-after sash window styles in Chelsea, and are particularly popular in homes within conservation areas. Their fascinating history dates back to the Great Fire of London, when innovators of the time realised that fitting the box to a four inch recess of the external wall would reduce the risk of spreading fire. In addition to these practical advantages, masking 80% of the box behind the wall also gave the timber sash windows an understated elegance which quickly proved popular among designers of the period working in South West London.
Balanced on lead weights, our replacement wooden box sashes are completely made to measure. The sashes themselves are either hung on nylon cords or smooth-running chains, whichever you prefer. Choose from 27 bespoke specification upgrades to enhance any feature of your exquisite timber sash windows for your SW5 property, including your desired pulley wheel style or sash horn design.
Late in the 20th century, the glazing industry welcomed a new product that was exceedingly popular in South West London: the spiral balanced sash window, otherwise known as the spring sash timber window. This new design was able to be fitted directly into the structural aperture. While this was a viable advantage, some felt that the visible sash springs also cheapened the charm of the original timber sash windows that were so charming in Chelsea.
Fast-forward a hundred years or so, and Privett Timber Windows’ innovative carpenters have created a new option for your Chelsea property: an exclusive spring sash timber window with ‘hidden’ springs, thereby maintaining the character of the traditional sash window. This state-of-the-art spring sash wooden window retains both the slim glazing bars of the box sash window and boasts a finer sash window box. Our innovative spring sash timber window has proven incredibly popular among new-build projects in Chelsea. Extension projects in South West London also provide a great opportunity to showcase this product, where the slimmer box can be fitted directly into the structural opening.
There exist almost 10,000 conservation areas in England today, many of which exist in South West London. Many local councils lay down their own regulations for timber windows, whether they be putty-glazed, slimmer glazing units or sections. Our extensive experience with fitting sash windows in Chelsea, however, stands us in good stead to interpret their guidelines for your unique South West London project. Conservation areas exist to preserve the historic legacies of traditions, and we’re delighted to be able to help you play a role in safeguarding your own piece of history.
We’re well-versed in the legislative requirements in South West London and would be delighted to advise you on the perfect sash timber window features for your conservation area in Chelsea. Tailor-made to your exact specifications, your bespoke timber sash windows are glazed with either single glazing or individual Slimlite glass panes to ensure a flawless finish.
With 27 bespoke specification upgrades to choose from, you’re in the unique position of being able to enhance any feature of your bespoke sash window in your Chelsea home.
From better soundproofing to reduced maintenance cycles and improved temperature control; from warp-resistant timbers, hidden trickle vents, cords and chains to specialised glass and authentic mouldings, our master craftsmen combine advanced technology with exquisite classic finishes to perfectly enhance your home’s period sophistication.
Originally, sash window glazing bars were created for Chelsea homes in order to support smaller panes of glass at a time when primitive production methods did not permit the manufacture of larger panes.
Our preferred glazing bar design is fine lamb’s tongue, which adds finesse and grace to original sash window designs. Sophisticated and refined, fine lamb’s tongue is a mark of understated elegance and quality, particularly among South West London properties.
Slim meeting rails exist in a number of Chelsea properties, representing where both sashes meet when the window is closed. Upgrading to slim meeting rails demonstrates a faithful representation of timber sliding sash designs in South West London homes, yet most modern window manufacturers fail to replicate them correctly.
Our carpenters combine traditional carpentry techniques with the latest in technological innovation to produce exceptional quality slim meeting rails that stand the test of time.
Timber sash window horns were added to Chelsea sash window designs in the 1850’s to assist with the extra stress put on the joints of the sashes when glass panes became larger and heavier.
Depending on your personal preferences, we can either match the exact shape of your existing horns or you may choose a standard shape from one of our 30 sash window horn designs.
While up to 75% of original hardwood sash windows in Chelsea have now been lost to alternative designs, timber sash windows are now making a comeback.
Recognised as an essential feature of Victorian, Georgian or Edwardian buildings across South West London, their workmanship is appreciated by a growing number of homeowners who wish to enhance their streetscape with the finesse and elegance of quality timber sash windows.
The ever-growing list of conservation areas in South West London also ensures the safeguarding of the sash windows’ place in British history.Our experts are on hand to assess your requirements and help you design the perfect timber sash windows and doors
Three coats of micro-porous, factory
-applied paint as standard. Upgrade to extra-
long paint life for minimal maintenance
and maximum protection. Colour
palette options include matching
any Farrow & Ball, RAL, Little
Greene or Paint Paper
Multi-layered timbers to combat twisting
and warping; greater density; minimal shrinking and setting. Tried and tested to ensure optimum functionality and visual appeal for years to come.
Choose from a wide selection of
insulated single, double or Slimlite
glass unit options, from industry-standard
to super-insulated glass. Safety,
security, thermal or acoustic
glass units tailor-made to
suit your lifestyle.
All glass units are fitted with internal
beading (from the room side) to prohibit
would-be intruders from gaining entry into
your home by removing the glass.
From enhanced multi-point locking
systems to anti-burglar glass, child safety
restrictors and safety glazing, every
security option is available for your
peace of mind.
Our sash timber window gallery showcases the master
craftsmanship and style of our elegant timber window collection.
See below for examples of our bespoke box sash windows.
Custom-made casement timber windows: hardwood
flush casements, recessed wooden casements and conservation
casements in Chelsea and surrounding South West London postcodes
Our casement timber window collection comprises three unique designs, each of which pay homage to a unique era in British architectural history, exemplary in properties in Chelsea and homes throughout South West London. Made-to-measure, your bespoke casement windows are created to stand the test of time.
Each casement window style is a faithful reflection of the period’s original design, ensuring the endurance of their aesthetic legacy and the safeguarding of the original creative details of the era.
Yet, this stunning collection also embraces the latest in innovation, engineering and craftsmanship. Your Chelsea home can expect outstanding insulation from high-performance double glazing that’s installed as standard; robust security precautions integrated into the fittings; and exquisite finishes to perfectly enhance your home’s charm and character.
Our flagship showroom is conveniently located
in East Sheen in south west London, situated
between Putney and Richmond.
Free parking is available in the opposite
car park for 90 minutes.
With showrooms in East Sheen and Cobham, we’re
perfectly situated to assist homeowners in London and
the surrounding Home Counties. Choose Privett Timber Windows for high-quality, bespoke windows that will
add long-term value to your property.
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