Georgian Windows Guide | Classic Style with Modern Benefits

Georgian Windows

Hailing from a period in British history which championed grand architecture, Georgian windows are a beautiful and classic type of sash window, popular in the UK.

But of course, when it comes to new windows for your home, the style is only part of the story.

In this article, we take a look at everything you need to know when considering a double-glazed Georgian window for your home.

What are Georgian Windows?

Named after the 18th and 19th century era in which they were popularised, Georgian windows are generally large windows broken up into smaller glass panes by bars.

These can be a standard Georgian bar – fitted inside the sealed unit – or more authentic-looking astragal bars which adds external bars over the glazing unit in addition to inside ones.

Given their design, they are generally sash windows, meaning that they slide up, vertically.

Coming in uPVC or timber, they are sought after for the traditional-yet-stylish charm they bring to the home.

What are the Benefits of Double Glazing Georgian Windows?

Modern Georgian windows are double (or even triple) glazed like every other type of window out there.

This means, of course, that you can expect the same high level of insulation, resulting in a good ambient room temperature, lower energy bills and less noisy distractions.

Aside from this, the real benefit is in bringing a very classic and up-market feel to the house which can really add value when it comes to selling.

In terms of security, whilst modern windows generally all come with excellent protection, the fact of having smaller square panes (rather than one large one) does make breaking in even more difficult and should deter would-be burglars.

Georgian Windows Example

What’s the Cost of Georgian Style Windows?

Of course, the cost of Georgian windows can vary depending on the company you use so it’s worth getting quotes from a few of the best double glazing companies both locally and nationally.

The type of glass and size and material of the frames will also contribute to the price, as will the choice between an astragal bar or a Georgian one.

In general, though, given the extra manufacturing work required to produce this style, you could easily expect to pay around 30% than standard casement windows.

Final Thought: Georgian Windows

Double glazing Georgian windows is a great way to improve the look and feel of your home.

Not only will it bring all the benefits of modern double glazing, you’ll be continuing a long and charming history of British windows that still look modern to this day.

Matt James

Matt James

Hi, Matt here! I started out almost 20 years ago as a teenager working in the family business fitting doors, windows and conservatories. I now run this website to share the best tips and advice for anyone looking to get a good deal on double glazing.

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