If you are looking for a window that is elegant in proportion, simple in design and efficient yet beautiful, then look no further than a Bygone Collection sash window. Often the preserve of grand town houses and stately mansions, sash windows have truly gone full circle in trend. Making its first appearance in the mid 1600’s, the sash rose to popularity fast and remained the most evocative style for centuries. When the 1960’s saw the mass produced aluminium, PVCU and timber windows surge to popularity, thousands of sash windows were indiscriminately replaced, destroying the character, charm and value of many properties overnight.
Melody by Bygone featured the same sash profiles and frame as those found on both Harmony and Symphony, in addition to the authentic wood grained textured acrylic foil on all profiles. With continuous run thorough horn and every deep bottom rail featuring the traditional butt jointed construction (the others being mitred), the perfect appearance is achieved.
The Bygone Harmony window offers an identical sash profile and frame found on our top of the range Symphony window, as well as the textured acrylic foil across all profiles. Featuring the traditional “butt jointed” construction on each deep bottom rail and continuous run through horn, along with mitred joints on the others, this window provides an authentic appearance where it matters most.
Symphony is our top of the range UPVC sash window and probably the best currently available on the market. With an unrivalled specification featuring the best of the best, it is no surprise that virtually every optional extra you may wish for is fitted as standard on a Bygone Symphony window.
The sash window is in fact the most efficient window ever invented, thanks to its unique ability to induce convection like no other window style, removing stale air from a room. Bygone Collection has faithfully rejuvenated this wonderful window, blending the beauty and elegance of the original windows centuries ago, with the modern day materials and technology available to date. The result is a truly impeccable authentic sash window that meets all of today’s stringent requirements, from strict conservation controls, Police security testing, the British Board of Agrement endurance testing, and of course, the energy efficiency of a modern day window. Yet despite all of these features, Bygone Collection is custom built to your exact specifications by craftsmen with pride and the spirit of the past 300 years of history.
With a duty to retain the character of a building, Conservation Officers are most concerned with keeping everything as it always has been. The idea of fitting such a building with PVCU windows is not something that goes hand in hand with the aims of maintaining the charm and character of a property. However, unlike many other UPVC sash window imitations, the Bygone Collection sash window pays specific attention to the traditional detailing, the frame mouldings, which also extend to the centre glazing bars, ensuring that the product looks so authentic, it’s difficult to tell it’s not timber. Having been installed in conservation areas, a World Heritage site in Wales, national parks, buildings with an article 4 directive and even some grade 2 listed buildings, the Bygone Collection has established itself as a most appropriate UPVC timber alternative. There are times when timber sash windows are the only acceptable replacement material, and Bygone Collection can provide these too with the benefit of enhanced thermal efficiency and greater security than original sashes.
Sash windows need to pass BS7950 before being considered secure and Bygone Collection was the first sash to pass this British Standard for sash windows in 2006 and went on to obtain the “Secured by Design” endorsement. The Bygone Collection was also the first window (of any kind) to succeed in being granted certification from the Energy Savings Trust. According to their recommendations, 20% of heat lost from the average home is lost through the windows, with the figure for traditional single glazed sash windows being much higher. Their “recommended” logo is reserved for use only by companies whose products have been proven as being the best in their class for energy saving. Having proven to reduce heat loss by 74%, the Energy Savings Trust recommends our Bygone Sash Windows, which provide significant energy savings, and reduced heating bills. All Bygone windows have been A rated for energy efficiency by the British Fenestration Ratings Council (BFRC). All of our sash windows have triple chambered profiles for superior thermal properties, low iron glass outside with soft coat Low E glass inside. With the addition of krypton gas filled sealed units, energy loss is kept to a bare minimum.