Vertical Sliding Windows

AKA Single & Double Sash Windows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview of Vertical Sliders…
UPVC and Aluminium Vertical Sliding Windows have gained some popularity in the refurbishment of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian properties, and in new developments based on these housing.

They are not only practical but they also look great.

  • How To Recognise Them – Vertical Sliding Windows open vertically with a sashes that slide up and down. Both top and bottom sashes may be opened at the same time by sliding them up or down.
  • Why To Choose Them – You can open UPVC and Aluminium Vertical Sliding windows without consuming exterior space, and with a tilt-wash version, you may never have to go outside to wash windows again. Instead, the windows come to you. Also, the top sash can be opened
    for ventilation, providing an extra measure of safety in
    rooms with children.
  • They offer superior insulation making them energy efficient and saving you money on your energy bills. They are highly secure and suit virtually any style of property and are virtually mainatence free.
  • Where To Place Them – Since they do not use up valuable exterior space, double-hung windows are a good choice when windows are next to walkways, porches or patios.
  • UPVC and Aluminium Vertical Sliding Windows from PSA are available in range of colour and woodgrain finishes. You can also opt for ‘A’ rated casement windows which offer the maximum energy savings possible. All our casement windows come with our 10 year guarantee as standard giving you total confidence.

Contact Us Online Or If You Prefer, You Can Call Our Customer Advisors on Freephone 0800 074 0840. – Our advice is free and without any obligation to buy.

Benefits of Vertical Sliding Windows…

Vertical Sliding Windows from PSA Windows in Worthing feature the latest in UPVC and Aluminium double glazing manufacturing technology.

Meaning our UPVC and Aluminium Vertical Sliding windows are not only highly energy efficient but they are also very secure thanks to their structural strength and they are also very easy to operate. Continue reading below to find some of the many benefits of our vertical sliding windows.

  • 1. Safe & Secure: Precision Vertical Sliding Windows have the latest security features including windows that have traditional lockable catches with the added optional feature of restrictors for security when open.
  • 2. Thermally Efficient: Because our UPVC and Aluminium Vertical Sliding Windows close against a seal (much like a refrigerator door) they have exceptional insulation properties, keeping the cold and wet out and making heating and cooling systems more efficient.
  • 3. Weather Proof: Precision UPVC and Aluminium windows look as good as the day they were installed for years and never need painting. Also, unlike wooden windows which are very vulnerable to the elements and high maintenance our UPVC and Aluminium windows are tougher than wooden windows and the finish will never discolour, crack, fade or flake.
  • 4. Let Fresh Air Into Your Home: With certain types of UPVC and Aluminium Vertical Sliding Windows both the upper and lower sashes can be opened for superior ventilation.
  • 5. Easy To Clean: The frames of UPVC and Aluminium Vertical Sliding windows are very easy to clean, often requiring just a wipe. With a tilt-wash version, you may never have to go outside to wash windows again. Instead, the windows come to you.
  • 6. Give You Peace & Quite : Noise reducing multi-chambered PVCu frames comes as a Precision Windows standard. Weather seals and double glazing units improve noise and thermal insulation.
  • 7. You Can Colours To Complement Your Home: Precision Vertical Sliding Windows are available in range of colour and woodgrain finishes, ensuring your double glazed windows match your home. You can also opt for ‘A’ rated Vertical Sliding windows which offer the maximum energy savings possible. All our Vertical Sliding windows come with our 10 year guarantee as standard giving you total confidence.
  • 8. And Choose The Right Style For Your Home: Precision Vertical Sliding Windows are available to complement the period of your property.
  • 9. You Can Even Have Any Type of Glass You Want: With Precision Windows you can choose your own glass style from the wide range we have available – all of which are double glazed to keep your home warm and secure.
  • 10. Basically… It’s Your Home, So You Can Have Whatever You Want: You can create your own look with loads of window styles, colours and glass options, you can give your home the look you’re after, whilst still having quality double glazing.

Contact Us Online Or If You Prefer, You Can Call Our Customer Advisors on Freephone 0800 074 0840. – Our advice is free and without any obligation to buy.

Saving Energy & Cutting Costs…

  • Choosing replacement windows or doors in uPVC helps to make your home more energy efficient and reduces your heating bills.
  • All Windows are now assed with an A-G Energy Rating, similar to that used on household appliances like fridges, dishwashers and washing machines. Our windows proudly display the Energy Saving Recommended logo because they meet the highest A-C ratings.
  • A Rated Windows – The highest industry rating. We offer A-Rated windows as a affordable optional upgrade from our standard C-Rated windows by using our premier glazing option and foam filling the UPVC outer frame where necessary.
  • C Rated Windows – Our standard energy rated window. This rating is a recommended threshold for energy saving as quoted by the
    Energy Saving Trust. Those achieving a C-rating or above demonstrate they
    have been designed, manufactured and tested to provide a good level of overall
    thermal efficiency. All window companies must now sell at least a ‘C’ rated window
    or a window with a 1.6 U Value.

Contact Us Online Or If You Prefer, You Can Call Our Customer Advisors on Freephone 0800 074 0840. – Our advice is free and without any obligation to buy.

Colours To Compliment Your Home…
Our UPVC and Aluminium windows come in a variety of colour finishes so no matter the style of your property there will be a colour finish to suit you.

  • Whilst brilliant white UPVC and Aluminium windows are still very popular over recent months there has been an increase in the popularity of coloured UPVC and Aluminium windows.
  • Our woodgrain UPVC windows have all the benefits of UPVC windows but due to the woodgrain texture they look and feel like traditional timber framed windows meaning you get the best of both worlds.
  • Choose The Colour To Compliment Your Home… In addition to our coloured woodgrain range, we can create or match any colour you like for your replacement windows. The colour coating used is a specially developed paint that is sprayed on and bonds perfectly to the UPVC giving a smooth satin finish that forms an extra protective coating that never needs re-painting. It doesn’t chip, crack or flake, and is guaranteed to stay weatherproof for 10 years.
  • Precision Windows can also supply and fit a full range of Aluminium windows in a variety of colour choices to complement your home.

Contact Us Online Or If You Prefer, You Can Call Our Customer Advisors on Freephone 0800 074 0840. – Our advice is free and without any obligation to buy.

Glazing Options…
You have a wide choice of glass designs for your UPVC & Aluminium windows. Clear glass is a great option for your windows however if you fancy something a little different why not customise your windows with beautiful coloured, bevelled and leaded glass designs.

  • We offer an exclusive range of double glazing units which can be customised adding the perfect finishing touch to your windows.
  • The glazing options available are virtually endless including customising the top lights with bevelled glass giving your windows a sophisticated and elegant look.
  • The use of leaded glass in a diamond or Georgian pattern can create a traditional and stunning effect.
  • Alternatively we offer a range of coloured glass in a range of subtle shades which can be used to create a border or positioned in the centre of the unit.

Contact Us Online Or If You Prefer, You Can Call Our Customer Advisors on Freephone 0800 074 0840. – Our advice is free and without any obligation to buy.

We Are Members of The CPA… Membership Number: 246

All our Conservatories, Windows and Doors carry a full 10-year Guarantee backed by The Consumer Protection Association (CPA) guarantee and deposit indemnity.

Your Guarantee protects and secures you from hidden risks, giving you total peace of mind and confidence from the outset. But if you are not covered up front by way of business when having work carried out, you could end up becoming another statistic. The CPA therefore is Your “Home Improvement Self-Defence!”

What is The CPA?
PEACE OF MIND DELIVERED TO YOU. WHEN LOOKING FOR A SAFE, RELIABLE CONTRACTOR DON’T TAKE UNNECESSARY RISKS. THINK OF THE CPA.

Established since 1993 to assist in the elimination of unscrupulous traders from the home improvement market and to protect the consumer by regulating and raising standards of operation.

• They are not tied to any particular trade and therefore there protection schemes apply to a wide range of products and services.

• They only deal with proven and accredited contractors, and fully vet them for professional competence and integrity which continues throughout the life of their membership.

• Regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) they offer a range of services to protect the you when purchasing home improvements, delivering complete peace of mind from beginning to end, and beyond.

Who is A CPA Member?
A CPA member is a company that has met the CPA’s strict criteria which ensures that they are thoroughly professional in their chosen industry.

• Membership is ONLY offered to those companies the CPA feel can offer the consumer a professional, reliable and ethical product and service, and can prove they have the ability to produce the highest quality of work.

• Members who offer Deposit Indemnity and/or Insurance Backed Guarantees on their work include this insurance at no additional cost to you.

Confidence in CPA Approved Installers:
Improving your home can be expensive at the best of times, but when you have not properly looked into the contractor you are hiring you could be left high and dry, facing severe financial losses.

The CPA was established to fulfil two functions: To assist in the elimination of unscrupulous trades from the home improvement market and to protect the consumer by regulating and raising standards of operation.

Each and every CPA member is thoroughly checked and approved to ensure they meet the exacting standards of best practices within their chosen trade. Only then are they eligible to join the CPA membership scheme that requires them to display consistent craftsmanship and excellent customer service.

The CPA was established to fulfil two functions: to assist in the elimination of unscrupulous trades from the home improvement market and to protect the consumer by regulating and raising standards of operation.

The CPA offer two forms of Protection Service:
1. CPA Insurance Backed Guarantee

2. CPA Deposit Protection

CPA Insurance Backed Guarantee:
PROTECTING YOUR GUARANTEE FOR UP TO 10 YEARS. When having home improvement works carried out on your property, it is essential to make sure an insurance policy is in place and given to you, by way of business, as part of the overall sale to protect you from unforseeable circumstances.

This is the best form of protection. However, there are many companies that only ‘offer’ this service and do not give it, leaving many homeowners believing they are covered when they are not.

An Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG) is valuable protection in the unlikely event of the Consumer Protection Association member ceasing to trade due to liquidation or bankruptcy. The guarantee given by the CPA installing company is valid the whole time they are trading and so any defects should be corrected by them.

If, due to the liquidation, receivership, administration or winding up of the business due to bankruptcy, state retirement or death of the principal(s), the company no longer exists, faults appearing after they cease to trade will be covered by the IBG. Depending on the work undertaken the IBG is available for a period up to 10 years and is backed by an authorised insurer.

Important Notice:
You MUST apply for your Insurance Backed Guarantee, otherwise you will not be covered. Once work has been completed ask the CPA member for an Insurance Backed Guarantee form. You must apply for this within 28 days of the contract being completed to your entire satisfaction and once you have paid the CPA member. When we have processed your application, you will be sent an Insurance Certificate. Without this certificate you are not insured, therefore, if you do not receive it within 28 days, contact us.

CPA Deposit Protection:
BE PROTECTED FROM THE WORD “GO”.

Many trades require to take a deposit before starting a job, this is usual practice. Making sure your deposit is insured is essential, if it is not and the company fails you will lose your money. All CPA Approved companies who take a deposit from you can offer you this protection.

The CPA deposit protection scheme is insurance for the deposit you pay to secure the work to be carried out on your home.

This insurance covers a deposit of up to 25% of the agreed price with the company or £7,500 which ever is the lesser.

The policy covers you for a period of up to 90 days from the date you pay your deposit. If you have paid a deposit to a company who then ceases to trade due to liquidation, receivership, administration or winding up the business due to bankruptcy, state retirement or death of the principal(s), your deposit is either refunded to you in full, or the work is completed by another company at the balance agreed price.

Important Notice:
You MUST register your deposit, otherwise you will not be covered. When paying your deposit, you must ask the CPAmember for a Deposit Registration form. This must be returned to us by recorded delivery within 7 days.

Contact Us Online Or If You Prefer, You Can Call Our Customer Advisors on Freephone 0800 074 0840. – Our advice is free and without any obligation to buy.

Frequently Asked Questions…

If you have a question that is not shown, please contact us online or you can call us free on 0800 074 0840 – our advice is free and without any obligation to buy.

How long will the visit from your double glazing designer take?
All appointments are totally free and should last no longer than 1 hour. It may however take a little longer when considering conservatories so the designer can take down all measurements and discuss the various options available.
How long will it take to install new windows and doors?
Every job is different!  In all honesty a job done by Precison Windows will take as long as necessary to ensure you get the best job possible!

New properties tend to be quicker and easier installations than older properties, and it very much depends upon how many windows and doors we are installing.

Usually, a full house of windows can take 3-4 days to install, but please speak to us directly for a full estimate and delivery timescales.

Do you sell energy rated windows in other colours apart from white?
Yes, PSA Windows can supply A – C rated replacement windows in any colour. There may be slight differences in the glass specification and frame thickness between white UPVC windows and foiled windows – freephone 0800 074 0840 and we’ll be happy to help.
I hear a lot about energy rated windows! What does 'A' rated windows mean?
A rated windows are the most energy efficient windows available in the UK as defined by the BFRC Rating Scheme.

This is the UK’s national system for rating the energy efficiency of windows and is recognised within the Building Regulations as a method to show compliance for your replacement windows installation. Window Energy Ratings use a consumer-friendly traffic-light style A-G ratings guide similar to that used on ‘white’ goods (such as fridges, freezers, washing machines etc…).

This ratings label can be used by you to make more informed choices about the energy efficiency of the windows you are looking to purchase.

Is Precision Windows a member of FENSA?
Precision Windows are members of FENSA (Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme) Registered No. 27725. FENSA has been set up by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and other industry bodies with Government encouragement in response to the current Building Regulations for England and Wales.

When having windows and doors replaced homeowners must comply with current thermal performance standards and ensure that they get a certificate of compliance from FENSA or from Local Authority Building Control.

FENSA also enables companies that install replacement windows and doors to self certify compliance under these Building Regulations.

Is Precision Windows licensed by the CPA
Yes, Precision Windows are licensed by the CPA (Consumer Protection Association) Registered No. 246. The CPA is a Financial Services Authority (FSA) authorised organisation which offers consumers valuable protection when purchasing home improvements.

A CPA member is a company that has met strict criteria which ensures they are thoroughly professional, reliable, provide ethical products and services and can prove they have the ability to produce the highest quality of work.

When buying your windows through Precision Windows you are covered by the CPA’s Deposit Indemnity and Insurance Backed Guarantee giving you complete peace of mind that you are in good hands.

How much will I save on my energy bills if I replace my old windows?
According to the BFRC, if your home is single glazed or your double glazing was installed prior to April 2002 then you could be losing more heat than necessary, and therefore money, literally out of the window. However, by switching to Energy Efficient Windows you can save energy and reduce your household bills by as much as £461 per year.

If you live in a single glazed house and install Energy Efficient Windows, you could reduce the energy you use by 0.30 tonnes or 18% – almost reaching the Government target of 20% reduction per household. Add to this other simple energy saving measures – such as insulating your home and turning down the central heating by 1° C – and you could be making a real impact on reducing your carbon footprint.

The GGF (Glass and Glazing Federation) has created a carbon calculator which allows homeowners to find out how much they can save on their energy bills and by how much they can reduce their carbon footprint through the installation of Energy Efficient Windows. It also tells homeowners how much more they could save by installing the highest rated Energy Efficient Windows (rated ‘A’) over others levels (‘B’ to ‘G’).

How much will it cost me to replace my windows and doors?
Every home is different – the shape and size of everyone’s windows and doors are not the same too! Our different homes and styles means we all have different requirements.

Because every home is different, all our windows and doors are tailor-made specially for your home and because we offer such a wide range of styles, openings and fittings we will need to visit your home to measure up before we can give you an accurate idea of how much it will cost.

You can book a home visit usually within 24 hours by calling our freephone 0800 074 0840.

Or if you prefer you can book a free design consultation online. Simply take a moment entering the details on our ‘Appointment Booking Form’. We will then contact you to arrange a visit to your home or in our Worthing office.

What is the difference between PVC Windows, PVCu Windows & UPVC Windows?
There is no difference whatsoever and to be absolutely correct it is PVC-U and neither of the above!

In the UK UPVC changed it’s name to PVCU in the late 1980’s to fall in line with other European countries. It seems that they were all calling it call it PVC-U because European languages mostly place the noun (being PVC in this case) before the adjective (U).

The ‘PVC’ part of it stands for Poly Vinyl Chloride. The ‘U’ stands for Un-plasticised. Poly Vinyl Chloride, which we know as every day ‘PVC’ is modified and can then be used in the manufacture of products such as bags, shoes and also fake leather. It is the use of this material which has made us familiar with the abbreviation ‘PVC’.

Pure PVC-U is not quite suitable for replacement windows and doors. A small amount of additives are required, necessary to provide longevity, high weather and UV resistance, and also to achieve a white colour making it ideal to use for the production of windows and doors.

What colours do your replacement windows and doors come in?
Our replacement windows and doors come in a range of colours and whilst the standard manufactured colour for UPVC is white, we also do another eight types of coloured windows.

In addition to the universally popular brilliant white windows, you can also choose traditional wood grains in the rich, dark elegance of Rosewood or the delightful lighter Golden Oak option. You can even choose from our fabulous new range comprising of cream, whitegrain, green, grey, rustic cherry and also black.

All the windows are also available in combinations with white so you can have the outside of your home in a different colour to the inside, if you wish.

How long are your windows guaranteed for?
All our double glazing windows are guaranteed for 10 years.
Do you sell any wooden windows or timber products
No, we don’t sell windows or doors made from wood as we specialise in high grade UPVC & Aluminium, but we do actually have a range of realistic woodgrain effect windows that look just as good if not better timber windows!

If you would like the traditional look of timber but without the associated maintenance hassles like painting, rotting and warping of real wood, then our realistic wood effect windows are just for you and your home.

Contact Us Online Or If You Prefer, You Can Call Our Customer Advisors on Freephone 0800 074 0840. – Our advice is free and without any obligation to buy.

 

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