Sash Window Upgrades (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions

The sash window upgrade is our flagship product. The following list of questions and answers will provide you with an understanding of the product and the process.

Q.  What is a sash window upgrade?

A.  We manufacture new wooden sashes and fit them with Planitherm Total glazed units.  The new sashes are designed to fit into your existing window frame.  This makes a considerable improvement to the window’s thermal and acoustic properties.

Q.  Can my existing window frame be replaced during the upgrade process?

A.  Yes, we can manufacture and fit a new window frame, if you want us to do so.  However, we normally only replace frames when it is necessary to do so.  You can rest assured that your existing window frame will be thoroughly checked and repaired, as is appropriate.

Q.  Do upgraded sash windows look like traditional sash windows?

A.  Yes, we replace the glazing bar positions in order to ensure the window’s traditional look and style is maintained.

Q.  What type of wood do you use when manufacturing new sashes?

A.  We use Accoya® because it has outstanding durability and is guaranteed for 50 years when used above ground.  Please take time to watch the Accoya video on our website.  It explains why the timber has such long-lasting qualities.

Q.  Will the existing sash weights be sufficient to counterbalance the Planitherm Total glazed units?

A.  No, upgraded sash windows are much heavier.  We usually fit spiral balances to counterbalance the additional weight.  However, we can fit heavier lead weights if a customer prefers to retain the traditional mechanism.

Q.  Are upgraded sash windows fitted with draught excluders?

A.  Yes, we fit draught excluding staff and parting beads as standard.

Q.  Do you paint your sash windows?

A.  Yes, we have a spray-painting facility at our workshop.  So, you can have your new sash windows finished in any (RAL) colour you choose.

Q.  Do you use external contractors to fit your upgraded sash windows?

A.  No, we use our own staff.  Our approach to quality is based on us controlling the process from start to finish.

Manufacturing Timber Windows

A Georgian Bow Window being manufactured by a qualified tradesman in the Ryedale Joinery workshop at Kirby Misperton.

The above image shows a Georgian bow window during manufacture in our workshop, which is on the Beansheaf Industrial Park at Kirby Misperton, near Malton, in North Yorkshire.

We use traditional craft skills to manufacture and install a wide range of timber products – including sash windows, casement windows, French windows, period doors, and bi-folding doors. Our joinery manufacturing is undertaken by qualified craftsmen and guaranteed.

Sash Window Upgrade: North Yorkshire

Upgraded arched-head sash window
Sash Window Upgrades

We  upgraded the above arched-head sash window for a customer in North Yorkshire. The new sashes were manufactured in Accoya® timber.  The upgrade included our full double glazing package, spiral balances, seals and brushes.  We spray painted the woodwork in our own painting facility as part of the manufacturing process.   Our sash window upgrade packages improve thermal efficiency and make the interior of a property more comfortable.

We combine skilled people, traditional methods, and quality materials when making our products. We can replicate any Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian style to match the original windows and doors in any period property or listed building.

New Business Address

We have relocated our workshop in order to meet the increased level of demand for our products and services. Our new address is: Ryedale Joinery Ltd, Unit 9B, Beansheaf Industrial Park, Tofts Road, Kirby Misperton, YO17 6BG.

All the other key aspects of our business, including website, email and telephones, will not change. Ryedale Joinery will continue to strive to provide excellent customer care and high quality products at all times.

Sash Window: North Yorkshire

Elegant arched sash window with etched and coloured double-glazed panels fitted.
Arched Sash Window

We recently manufactured and installed the above arched sash window for a customer in the wider Malton-Pickering area. We used Accoya timber to manufacture the woodwork. Accoya’s outstanding durability and longevity makes it an ideal choice for such an outstanding and elegant window.

The window was manufactured to take quality double-glazed panels. The glazing is a mixture of clear, etched, and coloured glass panels. The overall design is stunning and most appropriate for a period property.

We can upgrade any type of wooden window to improve thermal efficiency and make the property more comfortable. We use traditional methods to craft doors and windows and can replicate any period style to match the originals in any property or listed building.