Sliding Sash Windows, with their subtle proportions and elegance, were one of the most important visual elements in buildings of the 18th and 19th Centuries.
By Victorian times, they were the most popular form of window. In the past fifty or so years, however, their popularity declined. But with the growth of a more enlightened attitude towards conservation and growing appreciation of the craftsmanship and design that went into everyday buildings of the 18th and 19th Centuries, sash windows once more enjoy a revival.
People appreciate their aesthetic and functional contribution to the house, and they are now restoring and reinstating sash windows that were removed in less enlightened days.