Chic And Stylish Wooden Shutters

Shutters can add an extra dimension to your windows.  Wooden shutters look especially good in period properties and complement sash windows perfectly. Shutters are bang on trend for 2015, and though they are a more expensive option than plain old curtains or fabric blinds, they can last for a whole lot longer. At Smooth Movement […]

New Year, New Decor Ideas!

With the new year almost upon us, our thoughts often turn to freshen up our home in time for spring.  Whether you are planning a total refurbishment, a new kitchen or bathroom or just a touch of redecorating or some new furnishings, it can be an exciting time with lots of ideas swirling around. Coupled […]

A Very Georgian Christmas

Sash Windows became a common feature in the beautiful Georgian homes we still see standing today. But did you know, the Georgians and their predecessors, The Victorians, gave us many of the traditions we still celebrate at Christmas time.  With the Big Day fast approaching, we thought we’d take a look at the best-loved festive […]

Keep Sash Windows Warm In Winter

Sash windows look stunning in the right property, but they can be a little draughty and are not always the most heat efficient.  That said, there is no need to rush to replace your existing sash windows now the cold weather is setting in – simply look at ways to keep the heat in instead. […]

Easy DIY Maintenance For Your Sash Windows

The sash window was designed over 3 centuries ago, and those of us that have them in our houses we should love them and should show them the respect that they deserve. At Smooth Movement Sashes we are professionals in repairing, refitting or replacing sash window in all different types of properties.  There are however, […]

The Origins of Sash Windows

Sash windows date back to the 17th century, and evidence suggests they originated in England, although the term “sash” comes from the French word “chassis,” which means frame. Sash windows are found in many historical buildings as well as Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian era homes. The first known sash windows were used in Royal establishments […]