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Glossary

See our glossary glossary page for an explanation of sash window parts and terms. www.simplysashwindows.co.uk/glossary.html

Historic England (formerly English Heritage)

Traditional windows: their care, repair and upgrading Traditional windows: their care, repair and upgrading:
www.historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/traditional-windows-care-repair-upgrading

This charts the history of traditional windows over the centuries.
Detailed technical advice is then provided on their maintenance, repair and thermal upgrading.

Energy efficiency and historic buildings, draught proofing windows Energy efficiency and historic buildings, draught proofing windows:
www.historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/eehb-draught-proofing-windows-doors

This document explains ways of repairing and draught proofing existing doors and windows of a historic building for improved energy efficiency.
To quote from the document: "Draught-proofing is one of the most cost effective and least intrusive ways of improving the comfort of occupants and reducing energy used for heating with little or no change to a building’s appearance."

Making sash windows energy efficient Making sash windows energy efficient:
www.historicengland.org.uk/advice/your-home/saving-energy/older-houses/sash-windows

This is a short summary of the practical steps you can take to make sash windows energy efficient.
It includes a link to a Historic England video, which explains how you can make significant energy savings by having your windows professionally repaired and draught proofed, in combination with simple measures such as thickly lined curtains and blinds.

Energy efficiency and historic buildings, secondary glazing for windows Energy efficiency and historic buildings, secondary glazing for windows:
www.historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/eehb-secondary-glazing-windows

This document discusses the use of secondary glazing, including energy efficiency comparisons with double glazing and draught proofing.

Research into the thermal performance of traditional timber sash windows Research into the thermal performance of traditional timber sash windows:
www.historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/thermal-performance-traditional-windows

This document discusses the benefits of draught proofing sash windows and how you can apply layers of blinds and curtains to further reduce heat loss.

Cheltenham Borough Council

The conservation and renewal of timber windows The conservation and renewal of timber windows:
www.cheltenham.gov.uk/site/scripts/download_info.php?fileID=811

This interesting document talks about our approaches to preservation and repair of windows and what can be done to maintain them.

Simply Sash Windows

Restoration - servicing - draught proofing

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