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The anatomy of a Cardinal sliding sash window
Our windows are designed to enhance aesthetics and performance
Sliding sash windows are one of the most common types of window present on historic buildings, especially those of the 18th and 19th centuries. These windows slide up and down through two operating sashes, a word that comes from the French chassis, which means frame.
Cardinal wooden sliding sash windows partner traditional beauty with high-performance, offering a wide range of paint colours and a broad selection of accessories. Two types of timber sash windows are available:
The first step to distinguish your home from the crowd is to know what distinguishes one window from the other. Understanding the various elements of a sash window will make it easier for you to choose the best options to meet your design and performance goals.
Sliding sash windows elements
We’ve prepared this quick and easy guide for everything you need to know about Cardinal wooden sliding sash windows.
- Top sash: The upper operating sash.
- Bottom sash: The lower operating sash.
- Bottom rail: The horizontal rail at the bottom of the lower sash.
- Meeting rails: Where the central horizontal rails meet.
- Top rail: The horizontal rail at the top of the upper sash.
- Sash stiles: The left and right parts of the sash frame.
- Sash lifts: The handle on the bottom rail used to raise and lower the sash.
- Sash fastener: A lock attached to the meeting rail of the sashes.
- Glazing bar: The wood profiles that subdivides the window and hold the panes of glass.