Author Archives: Mary Jephcott

  • box sash window in cream with Georgian bar

    History of the sash window

    To affirm the quality of wooden sash windows just look at how they have stood the test of time – from first appearing in homes in the 1600s, sash windows remain a quality choice today. Gracing the exterior of period properties across the UK, wooden sash windows are a favourite feature in heritage homes. There …

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  • Timber windows in Birmingham West Midlands

    Will real wooden windows and doors add value to my Birmingham home?

    The housing market can be extremely competitive so offering character and real, long-lasting quality will help your home to stand out from the crowd. And, as looks are everything when it comes to first impressions real wooden windows and doors will certainly make savvy home-buyers want to see more. Whether you actually want to sell …

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  • bi-folding doors in orangery Solihull Birmingham

    Why choose timber framed Orangery this summer

    Adding an Orangery to your home is an excellent way to let in more light and make the most of the summer sun. The design of some homes makes it difficult to enjoy natural light and introducing an Orangery could be a good way to tackle darker areas, particularly if it is to extend a …

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  • plantation shutters

    The benefits of quality shutters for your period property

    Plantation shutters are the new must-have window dressing but with a history stretching back centuries quality shutters also make an excellent choice for period properties. Stylish, heat retaining and made-to-measure, plantation shutters are deservedly popular and a major part of their appeal is that they look good in pretty much any home. Their versatility and …

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  • Moor Pool Conservation Area

    The Moor Pool area of Harborne was established in 1907 and was first designated as a conservation area in 1970. It is well known and recognised due to the style and character of the properties and also due to the large amount of green space thanks to grassy verges and trees, a bowling green, Moor …

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  • Timber or uPVC? The choice is yours!

    Here at the Harborne Sash Window Company we speak to people on a daily basis who are looking to change the windows in their home, but many have the question; Timber or uPVC, which is better? There is no definitive answer to this question, however, factors such as budget, level of maintenance and whether you …

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  • Spring open weekend 2015

    A fantastic turnout to our Spring Open Weekend 2015 A big thank you to everyone who called by, our team had a great time answering questions and demonstrating products. We feel our customary glass of bubbly and selection of tasty nibbles helps take the stress out of choosing new windows and doors – it can …

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  • New door and windows in Market Harborough

    This lovely double fronted home in Leicestershire was in need of door and window replacements. The door was replaced with a stunning timber entrance door complete with Kirkpatrick handle and tradtional letterbox both designed to replicate the original features of a period property. Replacing flush casement windows We installed the door on a previous occasion and …

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  • New timber bi-folding doors in Birmingham

    These timber bi-folding doors have been finished in white and fitted with brushed steel finished handles – the sturdy and beautifully painted doors offer a gorgeous view of the garden and patio area with reliable practicality. Thermally efficient, folding doors The whole doorway opens up when all three door units are stacked to the right, …

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  • Aluminium replacement windows – Birmingham

    A central Birmingham Victorian property has had a revamp – the old failing glazing has been replaced with ultra modern aluminium double glazed windows. Finished in a dark grey, the colour ties in beautifully with the brickwork and roof tiles to complement and enhance this period property, coordinating and defining. The colour really suits this age …

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