Welcome to Hilston & Bennett, we are the unrivalled sash windows Edinburgh experts. For over four decades, our family-run business and fitters in Edinburgh have adorned homes with bespoke timber windows. Crafting timeless elegance for properties nestled within Edinburgh’s historical landscapes. We take pride in renovation, specialising in listed buildings and conservation areas as well as properties in the private and commercial sectors.
Our Unparalleled Service and Dedication
At Hilston & Bennett, our commitment extends beyond crafting windows; it encompasses a dedication to customer satisfaction. Our team, driven by passion and expertise, collaborates closely with homeowners, architects, and preservation authorities. This ensures that every project receives the attention it deserves. From project conceptions to installation, our journey with you is defined by unwavering quality and reliability.
Restoring History, Renewing Beauty
Through our sash window restoration service, we breathe new life into ageing windows, reviving their former glory. The passage of time may leave its marks, but with our expertise, damaged sashes and frames find rejuvenation. We delicately replace broken glass, replace any rotten timer and restore hardware. This ensures that the historical integrity remains intact while enhancing functionality for generations to come.
Brief History of a Sash and Case Window
Throughout its history, the sash and case window has evolved from simple openings with basic glazing to intricate, stylish elements of architectural design. Its enduring popularity is a testament to its timeless elegance and adaptability across various architectural styles and eras.
16th – 17th Century: The origins of the sash window can be traced back to 16th-century England. Early versions used sliding panels of horn, paper, or thin slices of marble. However, it was during the 17th century that larger glass panes became more accessible, leading to the development of the more recognisable timber sash window in England.
Georgian Era (18th Century): The Georgian era witnessed significant advancements in sash windows. The design evolved with larger panes of glass divided by glazing bars, providing a more refined and elegant appearance. These windows became a prominent feature in Georgian architecture, emphasising symmetry and proportion.
Victorian Era (19th Century): The Victorian period brought further innovations to sash windows. Elaborate detailing, such as ornate mouldings and decorative features, became prevalent. Improved manufacturing techniques and the availability of more diverse materials allowed for greater customisation and creativity in window design.
20th Century: With the advent of industrialisation and technological progress, sash windows saw changes in materials and production methods. While traditional timber sash windows remained popular, alternatives like metal and later, uPVC, emerged. However, these newer materials often lacked the aesthetic appeal and durability of traditional timber.
Contemporary Era: In recent times, there has been a resurgence of interest in preserving the architectural heritage, leading to a renewed appreciation for traditional sash and case windows. Modern advancements have facilitated the preservation and restoration of historic windows while incorporating double glazing as energy-efficient features and improved functionality
Our Work Preserving Heritage Window Restoration through Expertise
At Hilston & Bennett, our journey commenced in 1981 with a profound commitment. We are all about preserving architectural heritage through bespoke sash and case windows. Our dedication to authenticity and precision allows us to seamlessly blend tradition with innovation, ensuring that each window exudes a distinct charm while meeting modern standards of efficiency and functionality
Sash and Case Window Expertise for Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas
Listed buildings and conservation areas carry stories within their walls. We understand the unique demands they pose and possess a deep understanding of the regulations and requirements governing these treasured spaces. Our tailored approach ensures that our replacement sash windows blend into the architectural fabric. This preserves the authenticity of these historical buildings.
Crafting Sash and Case Windows with Timeless Elegance
The craftsmanship of traditional timber sash case windows Glasgow, Perth, Stirling and Edinburgh areas lies at the core of our philosophy. Our craftsmen, steeped in the tradition of woodworking, meticulously shape timber into exquisite sash windows.
Each piece of quality sash carries the hallmark of our dedication, a testament to our commitment to excellence. From the classic proportions of Georgian designs to the intricate detailing of Victorian styles, our range of windows embodies the essence of different eras while offering contemporary performance.
What makes Hilston & Bennett the Sash Windows Edinburgh Specialists?
Heritage Focus: Our expertise lies in listed buildings and conservation areas, allowing us to create windows that harmoniously blend with historical architecture.
Restoration Excellence: Our restoration service brings aged sash windows back to life, preserving their original charm with meticulous repair and replacement.
Customer-Centric Approach: We collaborate closely with clients, architects, and preservation authorities to ensure personalised, high-quality solutions.
Sustainability Commitment: We prioritise sustainability by responsibly sourcing timber and crafting energy-efficient windows for a greener future.
Innovation in Tradition: Our dedication to innovation enhances window performance while honouring traditional craftsmanship, ensuring a perfect balance.
Legacy of Excellence: Every sash window by Hilston & Bennett embodies a legacy of quality, reflecting our passion for heritage preservation and customer satisfaction.
Why Customers Choose Hilston & Bennett to Replace/Repair Windows in Their Home
Specialisation in Bespoke Timber Windows: Our expertise lies in crafting bespoke timber windows tailored to individual needs, ensuring a perfect fit for every home or business.
Heritage Preservation: For historic properties, we specialise in preserving the authenticity of sash windows in listed buildings and conservation areas, adhering to stringent regulations while enhancing their functionality.
Quality Craftsmanship: Customers trust us for our meticulous craftsmanship, honed over four decades. This ensures superior quality and attention to detail in every window we create or repair.
Restoration Excellence: Our restoration service breathes new life into ageing windows, restoring their former glory while retaining their historical integrity through precise repairs and replacements.
Personalised Approach: We collaborate closely with homeowners and businesses. We understand their specific requirements and preferences and offer tailored solutions and personalised service throughout the process.
Commitment to Sustainability: We prioritise sustainable practices, from responsibly sourced timber to crafting energy-efficient windows. This aligns with our business model and the eco-conscious values of modern homeowners and businesses.
Innovation and Reliability: Customers appreciate our innovative approach. We integrate modern technologies for enhanced window performance without compromising on the timeless appeal of traditional craftsmanship.
Legacy of Trust: Our longstanding reputation for excellence, reliability, and customer satisfaction cements the trust customers have in us. Our unrivalled craftsmanship and values, make Hilston & Bennett their preferred choice for window replacement or repair.
Embrace Timeless Elegance
Let Hilston & Bennett be your partner in preserving and enhancing the beauty of your home. With our bespoke timber sash windows, immerse yourself in an era of timeless elegance, where craftsmanship meets heritage in every pane.
At Hilston & Bennett, our story is intertwined with the rich tapestry of Scotland’s architectural heritage, and we invite you to become a part of this journey.
Contact us today to discover our experts in sash windows and how we can transform your space with our traditional and beautifully constructed new windows.
Experience the Hilston & Bennett difference, this is where heritage meets craftsmanship, and elegance finds a timeless home.