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Your Guide to Fenestration

Posted: 02 April 2024

Fenestration is the science of arranging openings in a building. It is a discipline that is older and more complex than it might seem. Here, we will delve into the world of fenestration, from the derivation of the word to its application across the years and in modern-day architecture and construction. 

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Different Types of Sash Windows

Posted: 26 February 2024

Timber sash windows lend elegance and period authenticity to homes large and small, from townhouses to country homes to rustic cottages. They were the most common choice throughout the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods. Although they briefly fell out of favour in the early to mid-20th century, they are once again a popular choice for modern homes and commercial properties.

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What are Double Hung Sash Windows?

Posted: 25 January 2024

Sash windows have been popular in homes and businesses since the 17th century. They have two panels, and typically, one is fixed and the other slides vertically to open. With double hung sash windows, both panels can be moved, so the window can be opened by either sliding the top sash down or the lower sash up.

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What Are Edwardian Sash Windows?

Posted: 11 January 2024

The Edwardian period only lasted for nine years – the blink of an eye compared with the 63-year Victorian era that preceded it—yet those opening years of the 20th century witnessed rapidly changing fashions, especially in architecture. Edwardian sash windows were a crucial part of that change and can be distinguished from Victorian style, just as they, in turn, differed from the Georgian sash windows that came before them.

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What Are Georgian Sash Windows?

Posted: 12 December 2023

Sash windows have been part of the UK’s architectural landscape for over 350 years. Ham House, a stately home in Richmond upon Thames, boasts the oldest sash windows in the country – these were installed in 1670 during the reign of King Charles II. But it was during the Georgian period, between 1714 and 1837, that sash windows really became popular, and not just in lavish country homes and imposing townhouses. Georgian sash windows are likely to be found in any surviving property of the era. Their unique style contributes to Georgian properties being voted the most desirable in the UK in a 2019 study by Anglian Home Improvements. 

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What Are Victorian Sash Windows?

Posted: 12 December 2023

The Victorian period spanned more than 60 years and saw a whole range of technological innovations. Tracing the evolution of Victorian architecture over those 60 years is a story in itself, and there is a wealth of literature on the subject. Thankfully, the story of Victorian sash windows is a more straightforward one. 

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Sherborne Urban Design Summer School - An Experience By Josh Wood

Posted: 23 August 2023

Lomax + Wood sent one of their employees, Joshua Wood, to the Sherborne Urban Design Summer School Programme, by the Create Streets Foundation as Part of Lomax + Wood’s cooperation with the Traditional Architecture Group to ensure the education and improvement of staff members.

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Lomax + Wood Feaures in 'Hot Asset' Modern Mansion

Posted: 28 November 2013

High performance fenestration by specialist manufacturer Lomax + Wood has been specified by a leading property developer, in the design and construction of a fabulous modern mansion in Arthur Road, Wimbledon, SW19.

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