Windows and Doors - Georgian Windows
A ‘georgian’ window is simply a casement (or vertical sliding sash) which has had ‘georgian’ bars applied to the glazing, either internally or externally. There are two basic types; the ‘duplex’ system and the internal bar system,
The ‘duplex’ system is where the spacer bar inside the double glazed sealed unit is set in the same pattern as the external glazing bars, so that they look like authentic ‘georgian’ small panes of glass but are, in fact, two large outer panes subdivided by the duplex spacer bar. The external glazing bars are set onto the outer surfaces of the glass to line up with the spacer bar. To clean this type of window each individual sub-pane has to be separately cleaned.
The other type is the ‘insert’ internal bar system. This is where a shaped ‘georgian’ frame is inserted into the space between the two outer panes of glass. Nothing is mounted on the surface of the glass, either internally or externally. This creates the ‘georgian’ look but retains the convenience of being able to easily clean the smooth outer surfaces of the glass.
Modern technology provides these two systems to choose from which helps retain the authentic look in many period or rural properties in West Cornwall where ‘georgian’ glazing in doors and windows is part of our architectural heritage.
We are able to supply ‘georgian’ glazing for all of our product range; front doors, French doors, patio doors, windows and conservatories – both in uPVC and timber (where the outer glazing bars are timber to match the frames).