Tuesday, 2 November 2010

yorkshire sash

The coach houseshown in pic had lost a window at some time and the lovely Wirral weather was getting inside the building and making part of the upper floor decidedly dangerous. My friend who makes up my windows called out and measured up one of the surviving windows so a copy could be knocked up asap. When measurements were completed the window chap mentioned that he had recently made some Yorkshire sash windows like the one he intended to make for me. Yorkshire sash? much to my shame I had no knowledge of the aforesaid window and had to be enlightened.With the rather decent weather we have been having we removed the rubble from the blocked window and made ready...results to be seen tomorrow.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

they were quite common in Lincolnshire, I owned ( well the Halifax owned most, the ex-wife some ) at one time a farmhouse dating from the late 1700s, the 'best rooms had vertical sash windows with folding shutters internally.... the minions had to do with sliding sash windows and no shutters... 2 small bedrooms, pantry and kitchen. If I remember correctly one sash could be lifted and eased from the slides and taken out which simplified cleaning and painting.

Oh, and they banged and rattled like hell in windy weather...

haddock

Scrobs... said...

Bit like a tilt 'n slide then... (?)

I'd like to see what they look like too, Thudders!

Thud said...

Haddock...they do pop out which as you say is usefull but energy efficiency isn't a plus point but I work in coach house so getting a move on to work up a sweat negates the abscence of any heating.

DirtCrashr said...

I thought all windows were that type because the house I grew-up in had them. Dad popped them out to haul a bed into the upstairs room since the staircase was too narrow. No shutters since the weather isn't harsh.