The snow in Glenbuchat made this a very picturesque (and very cold) site when it finally came to taking these stunning photos. This was a refurbishment project that involved supplying traditional sliding sash windows with cords and weights to the shooting lodge. The windows themselves were designed with a special architrave (internal moulding) and pulley details that can be seen in the photographs. The windows are supplied with applied astrigals bars which are secured on the windows using a specially supplied tape which is effective at low temperatures. We also provide a solid astrigal (also known as cottage bar) on all window types.
We have a range of different types of sliding sashes such as the Tilt and Slide that can be seen in the photos that allow for windows to be tilted inward for easy cleaning. Other sliding sash window styles include a spiral balance window that can be fitted into a narrower opening rebate. We are fortunate to be one of only 2 or 3 timber window manufacturers in the UK to be able to supply sliding sash cords and weights windows with independent testing to PAS 24 which means this window can be compliant with Part Q Building Regulations.
The windows in Glenbuchat are all double glazed which at a u-value of 1.4 means that whilst outside may be cold the inside won’t be. For conservation type projects it’s important to be able to replace old with new, while keeping the original style of window. We are able to provide a Slimline (12mm) glazed option that has been widely used in conservation projects that retains as much of the original look of windows as possible whilst also providing better u value window compared to the original single glazed windows. The windows are all factory finished to the colour chosen by Glenbuchat, which again, can be important in a conservation or refurbishment project.