Sash Windows by MTM Herman Joinery a timeless classic
Sash windows have been around in the UK for quite some time, but there is a reason why this type of window has been a mainstay in British homes for so long. Tried and true, sash windows are versatile and practical, fitting into any type of home. And we provide the best of those.
At MTM Herman we specialise in providing the customers with the solutions they desire and which serve their needs best. Whether you live in a modern flat or a classic Victorian residence, we will provide you with just the sash windows you need. Our experienced team will provide you with professional advice and select from the wide array of techniques that they use to fulfil every individual order to the best of our abilities.
We provide services both in South West London and other parts of the city. We are constantly looking for new challenges!
Choose from a variety of styles
With our sash windows, you can preserve the style of your home, whatever it may be - Classic, Victorian, Georgian, or anything else. Thanks to movable glass panels and a fitted wooden frame of the windows, any house can look like a traditional pub or a building from the 17th century, like the Ham House. Naturally, through the use of properly adjusted elements and different types of wood, our stylised sash windows can be installed in modern houses as well.
Sash windows come in a variety of types, divided into four broad categories
modern sash windows owe the classic six pane sash configuration to it, but its most distinct feature was a single hung sash, replaced with double hung sashes in later periods
with technological advancements comes innovation, so sash windows of the Victorian era introduced larger panes of plate glass, resulting in four-pane, or even single-pane windows
as the Victorian model became more and more refine, the bottom sash retained the single-pane element, as that allowed for more sunlight to enter the household
not much may have changed at first glance, but modern sash windows utilise double glazing to make the windows even more efficient. Though many years have passed, sash windows remain as popular as ever!
See our Sash Windows Porfolio
Take a look at the pictures presented and see how sash windows may be applied to both modern and classic-style houses. Now, imagine the panes modified in any way you wish and send us your request. You can also visit us in our office in Clapham, where you will be met with professional customer service and advice.
History of Sash Windows
Where are they coming from?
Throughout the years sash windows have become an essential part of many houses in England. What kind of history lies beneath sash windows?It is said that the sash windows have originated from many different part of Europe. As it might be true there is no doubt that English designers played an important part in the development of this type of windows.One of the earliest versions of sash windows dated back to 16th century. They used to be glazed and horizontally sliding at that time.
A little story of Sash Windows
The next important step in the history of sash windows was an introduction of the timber sashes in 17th century. During the Gregorian period sash windows became very popular. They usually had six or even eight panes with incredibly big glazing bars and small panes because of the poor quality of glass sizes.The Victorian was the period where many things related to sash windows changed due to the improvement of the technology. First of all, much larger and more advanced glass was developed. It visibly reduced the amount of glazing of the bars so that they started looking thin and slender.It was the beginning of a visual dominance of sash window – they grew even more in the Edwardian era, finally leading to the point where the most popular style were windows from floor to ceiling.
Sash horns were introduced after 1850. This time is also known for the blooming of stained glass, which was often used in the upper sash.In the 21st century most of the English original box sash windows have been lost – demolition and modern replacement are to blame. If you value the timeless class and style of sash windows, we are happy to offer our expertise and knowledge in a process of renovation, restoration and draught proofing.
Casement windows in London
We provide high quality, individually designed casement windows that add an elegant, stylish flair to your property. This solution is a perfect way to brighten up the interior of your home and let more air into the room. It’s a perfect solution for cottages and recreational houses where you have the opportunity to enjoy the nature to the fullest.
But that’s not all! Our products are suitable for any type of room where you want to let the outdoors in. Additionally, we offer wooden frames in case you want to maintain a more traditional, classic look.
Choose from a variety of styles
At MTM Herman you can choose from a range of products made from top-quality wooden materials, such as oak, pine, birch, and mahogany. Whichever material you prefer, the key features stay the same. All our products are made from prime-quality timber and we only use tested and certified tools to achieve our precise finishes. If you are unsure about a particular design or material, do not hesitate to consult us! Our friendly team of highly qualified professionals will find the best solution for you and for your property!
Fit any space!
The most classic form of casement window that is guaranteed to bring a more rustic charm to your home, even if it’s in the middle of the city.
With technological innovation come more efficient solutions, so with their larger panes, these windows bring in more light into your home.
Thanks to the various refinements over the years, the windows in this period let in even more light than ever before.
While the classic look is preserved, modern casement windows are completely different on the inside, with much more efficient technology making them more durable and resistant to external factors.
See our Casement Windows
Take a look at the pictures presented and see how casement windows may be applied to both modern and classic-style houses. Now, imagine the panes modified in any way you wish and send us your request. You can also visit us in our office in Clapham, where you will be met with professional customer service and advice.
If you have any questions regarding joinery – whether it’s something you need in your home, or if you just want to learn more details about our line of work – contact us now! We can give you all the details you need, as well as a free quotation if you decide that our services are what you’re looking for!