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uPVC Sliding Sash Windows: Timeless Beauty and Efficiency

Why uPVC sash windows?

Attractive, versatile, simple, and effective. In this blog, we turn our attention to the many benefits of uPVC sliding sash windows. 

Our Classic range of sliding sash windows combines a simple, timeless design with the latest technology for a uniquely versatile window. A-Rated for energy efficiency, they are safe and secure, plus very low maintenance. These units are our entry-level windows, offering a solid base product with scope for customisation.  

In addition to our Classic range, check out our Mid-Range, and Heritage sliding sash windows, to find the best uPVC sash windows for your home. 

How to Choose the Perfect Sliding Sash Windows for Your Home

First, you must understand what you need from your new sliding sash windows. Do you require extra soundproofing? Are you looking to reduce your energy bills? Perhaps you would like some extra privacy?

Whatever it is, there’s a glazing option to suit your needs. You also need to decide on a style and a provider. Then set a budget. We always recommend researching and gathering at least three quotes to compare before deciding on your window provider.

We’re confident that our positive reviews and excellent reputation are a match for any of the big names you may be used to. You can fill in our online quote form for a free, no-obligation quote, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

We offer a range of uPVC double-glazed sash windows sliding sash windows tailored to your taste and requirements. The period of your property will help determine which style of sliding sash window you choose.For the true traditionalist, timber sliding sash windows are also available.

Enhancing the Look and Feel of Your Home

uPVC sliding sash windows look great inside and out and can enhance the curb appeal of your property. In some cases, installing sliding sash windows can increase the value of your home. 

The timeless design complements and enhances your existing architecture and decor. Customised options are available for that special touch.

The Benefits of uPVC Sliding Sash Windows

uPVC sliding sash windows offer many benefits, including:

  • Excellent ventilation
  • Soundproofing
  • Increased curb appeal
  • Eco-friendliness
  • Increased natural light
  • Low maintenance
  • Customisable design options
  • Safe and secure
  • Fire Retardant
  • Affordable options


Let’s take a closer look at these benefits.

Our best uPVC sash windows provide excellent ventilation, improving air quality within your home and increasing your comfort.

With triple glazing or acoustic glass, these units offer superb soundproofing, muffling ambient sounds such as traffic, aeroplanes and bustling city nightlife.

The clean and simple design of sliding sash windows appeals to most potential homeowners. It also fits in with most nearby properties, even listed buildings and those in conservation areas.

Sliding sash windows have a rich history and an undeniable charm that adds character to a property.

All our uPVC sliding sash windows are A-rated for energy efficiency, meaning better insulation and fewer carbon emissions. uPVC is a low heat conductor. When properly fitted, it forms a closed-air system, preventing warm air from escaping. 

The sliding design allows for a better flow of natural light, bathing your rooms in a warm glow to create a bright and inviting living space. 

These windows are very low-maintenance. Tilting makes them easy to clean, and you only need soapy water and a damp cloth to do so. 

Different colours, styles and hardware can completely transform the look of the standard sliding sash window, ask us about our customisable options. 

All our windows and doors are available with laminated glass and security systems to keep you safe and secure. 

uPVC is a fire retardant material, as required by building regulations and fire safety protocol. 

Although sliding sash windows can be expensive, our Classic range is excellent value for money.

uPVC Sash Window Costs 2023

At £799, including VAT and installation, our Classic range of uPVC sliding sash windows is the best value in the UK market, at the time of writing. 

You can also choose to spend a little more for our Mid-Range or Heritage range uPVC sliding sash windows.


What are the disadvantages of a sliding sash window?

We’ve looked at the benefits of uPVC sliding sash windows, but nothing is perfect and there are a few things to consider before installing sliding sash windows, such as: 

  • Cost – sliding sash windows tend to be more expensive than casement windows
  • The complicated mechanisms can make them harder to maintain
  • If they need painting, this can be tricky and time-consuming
  • Sash windows do not fully open with one sash always over the other 

Thankfully, most of these issues have been rectified by the modern technologies used in our classic sliding sash windows. 

What is the lifespan of uPVC sliding sash windows?

Our uPVC sliding sash windows come with a ten-year insurance-backed guarantee, but you may find they last far longer if given the proper care and attention. 

Can uPVC sliding sash windows be repaired or restored?

Our uPVC windows are guaranteed for 10 years, so you should not have to complete any repairs or restoration during that time. The uPVC does not require painting, and cleaning and maintenance are a doddle with our tilting options. 

How Long Does it Take to Install Replacement uPVC Sash Windows? 

Installation time will depend on the number, size, and location of your replacements. On average, you are looking at a few hours to a full day’s work for a qualified fitter. If the windows are not easily accessible, it will take longer (and cost more) to replace them. 

What type of glass is best for uPVC sliding sash windows?

Here at Manchester Window Factory, we offer a wide range of glazing options to suit your home and meet the room’s requirements. All our ranges are available with triple glazing, but you can also find glass designed to solve specific problems. For example, if your home is in a noisy location, such as on a flight path, next to a main road, or in a city centre, you may benefit from acoustic glass. Eco-conscious consumers may prefer the Planitherm ultra energy-efficient glazing, while obscure glass and traditional leaded glass are also options. 

Are uPVC sliding sash windows suitable for all types of weather?

Yes, our toughened glass and durable uPVC frames are built to withstand even the heavy winds and rains that the UK sometimes experiences. uPVC does not take in water or warp. Our uPVC windows are also protected against ultraviolet (UV) rays to prevent them from fading in the sun. Our 10-year insurance-backed guarantee gives you extra peace of mind.

Contact Us

If you want to find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

You can email [email protected] or call us on 0161 976 4739.

Those living locally can also visit our Altrincham showroom. The latest opening times are listed on our website. 

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