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The Ultimate Guide to Sash Window Furniture 

by Francesca Coleman Carr

The windows in your home serve both the practical purpose of letting light in and also the functional purpose of keeping your home secure. The windows we sell and install here at Sash Windows London are designed and built with your home security in mind. We don’t think anyone should overlook the security of their home and that’s why we provide a variety of window furniture options for all our customers. Unlike most manufacturers, we pay extra attention to detail to ensure that your window looks as good and functions as well as you always wanted.

The Window Furniture Items We Sell

Choose from a variety of options, different opening mechanisms, numerous styles, and items made to suit your window design and aesthetic. To ensure window authenticity, every element of your windows need to be in keeping with your property’s individual character. While it is tempting to merely look at the window frames and glazing, the window furniture items (such as handles, locks, and fasteners) make a real difference.

We take sash window design seriously and our window furniture options make the difference between mediocre windows and authentic designs. We have spent many years ensuring that all window fixtures and fastenings we provide our customers are as close to the window style as possible.

The Most Important Feature of Your Sash Window

At Sash Windows London, we think that one of the most important features of any sash window is the window furniture. That’s why we make it our job to provide you with top-quality, functional, and reliable window furniture. Choosing the right window accessories can make or break the finished appearance of your windows.

Purchase Window Furniture that Maintains Heritage

Sash window furniture

If you live in a heritage property, a conservation area, or a listed building, choosing the right window fixtures is essential. Common features of historical windows include sash horns, astragal bars, and traditional locks, sash fasteners, and lifts. At Sash Windows London, we believe authenticity is very important. So, if you’re looking to maintain your property’s heritage, our selection of window furniture is for you.

Window Furniture for UPVC Sash Windows

Do you want to change-up the fixtures on your UPVC sash windows? We sell a variety of furniture locks perfect for adorning any uPVC window frame and glazing. Depending on what you’re looking for, we provide a range of different finishes, including chrome, satin chrome, brass, and antique black.

The Difference Between Locks, Latches and Fasteners

Below we have outlined the main differences between locks, latches and fasteners. As window experts, we think it’s important you know what sets each of these apart so that you can make an informed decision about what you choose for your home.

Sash Window Latch: this is a fastener designed specifically to join objects together, allowing them to be regularly separated.

Sash Window Lock: most people know that a lock works by joining two objects together and locking them in place. In the case of sash windows, manual locks can only be released by using a key.

Sash Window Fastener: the fastener is the part of the window that mechanically joins two or more objects together, ensuring they are permanently joined. Essentially, a fastener fastens things together.

Why are Window Fasteners Important?

Secure sash windows furniture in bathroom

While many people know window locks, latches and fasteners should be installed with their windows, they don’t often realise how important they are. If you’re a property owner looking for window furniture, it is essential you understand the importance of window fasteners and the difference between different types so that you can make an informed decision based around either installation or repairs.

Window Furniture Provides Security

The most important job of window fasteners is to increase home security. If you do not have the correct window fasteners installed, or your window locks are rusted, broken, or simply not functioning properly, this can leave your home vulnerable to break-ins. Windows that are not securely fastened can be more susceptible to leverage by burglars.

Window Furniture Has Aesthetic Value

Window fasteners also hold aesthetic value, completing the look of your home and making your property authentic, unique, and appealing in appearance. Sash windows aren’t supposed to look like regular windows. They aren’t supposed to be bland, they are meant to stand out, which is often a big part of their appeal. To uphold the aesthetic appeal of your sash windows, it is important you ensure the furniture items match your windows’ style.

Should You Replace Window Furniture that is Broken?

Sash window furniture

If you are struggling with the functionality of your window locks, latches, or fasteners, you might need to consider a replacement. After all, sash windows that don’t open, close, or lock properly put your home security at risk. However, there is no need to worry as a full window replacement is not necessary. Instead, you may need to consider replacing any broken window furniture items.

Which Type of Fastener Do I Need?

Deciding on the best type of window fastener for your sash windows depends on numerous factors. The material, design, and window structure can often dictate which fastener is the best solution for your requirements. This is also the same for sash windows that are older or a particular style. You want to make sure your window furniture matches the style, heritage, and function of your windows. As a general rule, it is best to stick to the type of fastener your sash windows have always had. If you’re unsure, please do not hesitate to contact us. Speak to one of our sash window specialists today.

How to Avoid Damage to Sash Window Furniture

Sash window furniture

Unfortunately, damage to sash window furniture is not altogether uncommon. Damage can cause decreased functionality and security. These difficulties could even result in windows that don’t open altogether. However, there are ways you can avoid damage to your sash window fasteners.

One of the most common causes of damage to your sash window furniture is decorative painters. Often, painters cover over parts of the fasteners while painting sash window frames. Although this may seem like a small problem, it can stop the latch working completely. To avoid this common problem, always employ professional sash window specialists to carry out any painting.

The Types of Sash Window Furniture We Sell

To help you choose the right sash window furniture for your property, we have written an article on our most essential accessories. Discover how each item of sash window furniture works and what it’s used for. Click here to get the most out of your window furniture.

How Can We Help You?

Sash Windows London Ltd specialise in timber and UPVC sash window installation. However, we also provide a variety of furniture items to compliment existing windows. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, we know what it takes to install functional and beautiful sash windows without affecting heritage and style. Get in touch to find out how you can make your sash windows as secure and functional as possible.

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