Timber Sash Security Windows
Security sash windows London are suitable for replacements in historic listed buildings or in conservation areas. Modern sash windows are also available for new contemporary buildings. Traditional English timber sliding sash windows, which look just like originals yet meet the new compulsory standards, that is what we produce and supply. Original security timber sash windows consist of two glazed sashes, which slide vertically in a timber frame, supported by cards that are balanced with lead weight. In windows with spiral balances the sash can slide and tilt.
These windows usually have thin glazing bars, decorated with oval or lambs-tongue mouldings, and shutters were often positioned either side with similar detailing to provide security or warmth. These windows are usually built from wood and are painted. In our-range of colours there is a choice of opaque and translucent, according to Sikkens colour palette. They are double – glazed. The internal double-glazing makes them extremely difficult to break into. They are also glazed from the inside, which means the glazing cannot be removed from the outside. We fit high quality two type of balances: spiral and weights. In addition we can supply a range of linings, window boards and architraves in matching material. Our security timber sash windows are the best in whole London
Why to choose our security sash windows?
Timber is the best material for character, warmth, comfort, durability, window/door construction, heat retention.
The main timber generally used: oak (is used for sills and also as building material for windows), pine, mahogany. We are using laminated triple-layer wood . Three layers are used because this technology prevents the window frame from crooking and increases the lifetime of the windows. The outer layers are radial or half radial cut and this method protects window surfaces from wood cleavage.
Security sash windows London: Glass and Glazing
Our timber windows and doors are glazed with double-glazed units which incorporate an advanced thermally insulating glass to provide extremely low U-values. The efficiency is further improved by filling cavity with Argon Gas and low conductivity Warm Edge Spacer bars to minimise heat loss on the edges and results in centre pane U-values of 1.0 W/m.
High light transmittance (75%+) maximises the entry of sun light into your home. As well as our range of clear glass options we also have a wide choice of Etched glass and extensive obscure patterned glass available in any of our windows, all of which have different options and provide optimised performance.
We can offer glass types to meet requirements:
- Toughened – increase strength and safety
- Laminated – provides additional security over toughened unit
- Obscure – gives privacy and style to windows
- *available in a wide range of patterns
To improve security, all our timber sash windows are glazed internally which makes it impossible for intruders to gain entry by removing the glass.
All double glazed units are designed with drainage and ventilation channels which helps prevent double glazing from misting and failure of units which can occur in conventional system when glazing units are allowed to sit in water is trapped in a frame.
Decorative bars inside of glass packs – profiles of different colour, which are used for dividing glass according to the required density, mounted inside of insulating glass units.
Security sash windows London: Hardware
For security timber Sash windows we use hardware Pickard and Mighton, depending on customer preferences and possibilities.
Our suppliers ensures a wide choice of traditional English hardware and high quality.
Mighton product have certificates of SBD
Security sash windows London: Wood
One of the key factors determining the production of high quality security window – wood and well wood processing.
Our windows are produced using laminated wood beams in the nordic pine and oak. Other used wood such as mahogany Sapele and Siberian larch can be both:
- Glued beams.
All wood supply from forests that are 100% replanted and has FSC certification.
Nordic pine are from slow-grown northern
The qualities of oak are truly remarkable. It is hard, open grain, heavy, tough and strong.
Sapele is hard and very durable hardwood.
Sibirian larch timber is naturally beautiful – so no finishing required.
Security sash windows London: Finishing
The quality finish of our security timber sash windows (London) is obtained using highest quality ecological water- based paints and stains. The finishing coat is elastic and moves together with the wood as well as lets the wood breath. It is water soluble, moisture resistant and fast drying finish with a long–term UV protection.
A wide variety of paints and lacquers are available to meet our customers requirements. All of our paints and lacquers are environmentally friendly, ecologically clean and harmless to the environment.These finishes were chosen for their ability to show the warmth and beauty.
Painting technology are:
- impregnation – priming
Processing of oak, before all this need to filling pores process.
Our security sash windows are thermally efficient and sound insulating
As well as looking incredible in any property, our security sash windows are thermally efficient and sound insulating too making them the ideal choice for a wide variety of applications.
We are able to construct bespoke security sash windows to match any existing sash windows fitted in homes that are located in conversation or heritage areas. We make it really easy to replace old, worn-out or broken wooden sash windows using steel frames. These frames are strong and made from high quality steel to give them a longevity that will outlast their timber counterparts.
We installed a variety of replacement security sash windows in homes in Mayfair, Chelsea, Kensington and Hampstead. Each window was painstakingly recreated to match the existing, original windows to their very finest details.
Our heritage friendly windows include Pb6 security laminated glass which is highly thermally efficient. Each pane of this glass provides a u value of 1.1 to keep the heat in and ensure your home is the ideal temperature all year round.
The lifespan of security sash windows
The lifespan of steel security sash windows is the longest of any window, and longer than any timber sash window. We clad all of our frames in MEDITE tricoya water resistant engineered wooden cladding which comes with a 50 years manufacturer’s warranty so your windows could last for up to a century. So, you’re safe in the knowledge that investing in security sash windows from Secure House is a smart decision all round because they’ll outperform any other sash window!
Finally, all of our security sash windows feature a multi-point locking system for unrivalled security. This system has two locks in different heights to facilitate two separate opening dimensions.