Sash Window Jargon Buster

Travel Restrictors

A shark fin device used to restrict the opening of the sash to 100mm, to meet current building regulations. Available in white, chrome and gold.

Sash Stops

A section of profile that sits on the top of the inside and bottom of the outside frame to restrict the sash from opening fully. The restriction is normally set between 100mm and 200mm. Also known as limit stops or a frame stop.

Decorative Horns

Placed on the outside of the sash as an original feature. They are not fitted as standard and therefore must be specified with your order/quote. Available in white, cream and tan.

Astragal Bars

Decorated sculptured bars that give the sash the illusion it has individual panes of glass. These are positioned on both the inside and outside of the glass with a duplex spacer bar in the sealed unit.

Georgian Bars

Internal decorative bars that create a georgian effect. Available in widths of 18mm and 25mm.

Sill Horns

An extended piece of sill at either end of the window.

Sash Lifts

An ‘r’ shaped handle positioned internally at the bottom of the sash to lift the window up. These are fitted as standard and are available in white, chrome and gold.

D Handles

An alternative to sash lifts, positioned internally to lift the window up. A single D handle can also be fitted to the outside sash to assist opening and closing. These are not fitted as standard. Available in white, chrome and gold.

Pole eyes

Fitted on the inside of the top sash to assist with opening and closing. Also known as finger pulls, they are fitted as standard and are available in white, chrome and gold.

Tilt Knobs

Sliding decorative knobs used to open and tilt the sashes. Fitted as standard on all frames and are available in white, chrome and gold.

Tilt Restrictors

These bars allow the window to be tilted inwards for easy cleaning and ventilation. Fitted as standard on all our windows.

Trickle Vents

Predominantly placed in the top sash but can be placed in the head upon request. If the trickle vent is placed in the head of the window, a 20mm addon to the head must be specified at an additional cost. Trickle vents are not fitted as standard. Available in white, brown and tan.

Please note, trickle vents cannot be placed on windows below 600mm.