Fairtrade Customer Reviews

Over 2,800 independent reviews 9.48/10 average score

Learn more

Proudly celebrating 18 years trading

40% off offer

Based in Cheddar, Majestic Designs (UK) Ltd is one of Somerset's highly recommended double glazing specialists.

Call us now on 01934 741 294

COVID-19 Update – In line with the latest government guidelines updated on the 4th January 2021 we are currently operational and open for business; we will be operating on a strict COVID-19 SECURE basis to protect both our staff and customers. Please read our COVID-19 Sales Safe Guide for more information.

Do I need to replace my sash windows?

25th November 2021 |

uPVC Windows

White uPVC sliding sash windows

The replacement of timber sash windows with modern uPVC allows homeowners to combine classic charm with cutting edge performance.

If your property still has its original period features, you might be wondering how you can refurbish and renovate your home without comprising its unique historical aesthetics. Homeowners often find it difficult to part with the traditional features of their property, but without the benefits of modern conveniences such as heightened security and energy-efficient technology, find themselves at odds with costly utility bills, poor insulation and damp.

Although your timber sash windows may look beautiful, the reality is a home lacking in thermal retention and harbouring potentially costly energy efficiency ratings. Old timber windows may retain the traditional aesthetics of a bygone era, but in no way were they built to retain heat within your home. Timber windows often warp, rot and crack over time, leading to a multitude of issues for modern homeowners such as low security and little resilience in the face of adverse weather.

If you are looking to retain the period features of your home but are hoping to install modern conveniences that will keep your property secure, warm and dry, then you might like to consider uPVC sashes as a replacement for your original windows.

Refurbishment vs replacement

If your home still features its original timber sashes, you may be wondering if you can refurbish your existing windows or if you should just replace them outright. Although refurbishing your windows means your property will retain its original features, even refurbished timber windows can still cause a multitude of issues down the line.

Replacing your sash windows will have a larger upfront cost than simply refurbishing your original windows. However, replacing your windows outright can save you money in the long term. Opting for uPVC sliding sash windows for example, allows you to retain the traditional aesthetics of your original windows without compromising on modern conveniences like heightened security and thermal retention. uPVC is also long-lasting and requires very little maintenance, in contrast to older style timber windows that require consistent upkeep.

White Sash Window

Suitable in both traditional and contemporary properties, uPVC sash windows are engineered with energy efficiency in mind.

Suitable in both traditional and contemporary properties, uPVC sash windows are engineered with energy efficiency in mind and can save you the hassle of costly utility bills. For a truly traditional flourish, uPVC sliding sashes can also be manufactured in a variety of different colours with an optional timber finish for a truly authentic finish. For added historical aesthetics, some homeowners also choose to complement their new sash windows with traditional hardware such as Georgian bars, leaded glass panes and sash horns.

While the concept of retaining your original period features may seem attractive, the replacement of timber sash windows with modern uPVC allows homeowners to combine classic charm with cutting edge performance.

Sash windows at Majestic Designs

The team at Majestic Designs has been engineering our range of bespoke sash windows for more than 18 years. We manufacture our products right here in Somerset, to your exact specifications in our state-of-the-art factories. With a 10-year guarantee across our range of windows, you can rest assured your project will be completed with the highest quality materials to your exact specifications.

As proud members of the Cheddar community, Majestic Designs employs specialists local to Somerset who know the area through and through. As a result, our FENSA accredited and MTC registered leading teams of expert installers have a reputation for completing projects with outstanding customer service, a vested knowledge in the significance of our local area and of course, expert craftsmanship.

If you are thinking about replacing your traditional sash windows and would like more information about our range, then contact the team at Majestic Designs today.

With over 2,800 independent reviews on Fairtrades.co.uk, Majestic Designs are proud to have earned an above 9.48/10 rating in customer satisfaction Click to find out more

Customer Testimonials

“The fitting team were a credit. Clean, efficient and pleasant to know. Site left in a very clean state. Thank you.”

“All round excellent service. Used you in our previous home and was delighted with both installations you have done for us. Thank you.”

“I cannot fault anything & best thing I ever did. I am relieved & happy that I have attractive doors & windows. Thank you.”

“Thank you!”

Local area installations

Serving clients across Somerset and the South West

Majestic Designs install quality double glazing products throughout Somerset. From Taunton to Yeovil and Weston-super-Mare to Wells; our insistence on quality installations and outstanding customer care remains the same. With our factories and showroom in Cheddar, we are conveniently located in the heart of Somerset, with easy access to the surrounding towns and villages. As part of the local community, we are dedicated to improving the lives of all our customers and by employing a local workforce we are investing in the future prosperity of the area.

Select your area

BFRC Accreditation FENSA Accreditation Kitemark Accreditation Energy Saving Accreditation Authorised Retailer Accreditation Trustmark Accreditation Endurance Doors Pilkington Glass Cyber Essentials Logo