We’re certain you will have seen Georgian Bar Windows on period type properties many times whilst out and about on your travels but, you may not know that ‘Georgian Bar’ is the common name often used to identify them. Simply put, Georgian bars are bars that are fitted to modern double-glazed windows and doors to give a Georgian bar feature like Georgian sash windows.
The bars are slotted in between a window’s double-glazed units to give the appearance of smaller panes rather than being added to the glazing itself. Because they are internal and sealed within the window unit, the glass panes are actually flat on both sides – usually one large pane is made to fit the whole of the window. Using bars to create the illusion that a window is divided into smaller individual panes of glass, is a look similar to that used during the Georgian period.
Traditional Georgian windows date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. They are characterised by being a large window made up of six or more smaller panes of glass held together by horizontal and vertical wooden bars. Typically, these bars are thinner than their surrounding frames to allow a larger area of glass and therefore, lets more light into the room/building.
The Georgian style of window is still very popular today as their authentic look is what makes them perfect for more traditional, period properties where property owners are keen to achieve the traditional Georgian design and retain the original aesthetical look of the building. Older listed buildings within conservation areas are required to have windows that match the appearance of the original units as closely as possible.
Other benefits of Georgian glazing bars:
- They can provide further resistance from intruders due to the smaller panes of glass without limiting the natural light that can enter your home.
- Georgian bars increase privacy for your family as they act as a barrier to viewing into a room. As a result, we think they work best in rooms where privacy is often needed or where rooms face outward into a public area such as living rooms, bedrooms, hallways, bathrooms. In areas where large amounts of light and visibility are important (like a conservatory) are not well suited to Georgian bars.
- We can offer Georgian bars for an authentic look with all the modern conveniences of contemporary designs.
- Suitable for bay, sash and casement windows.
- Our windows with Georgian bars increase energy efficiency without compromising on the look of traditional style windows.
There are generally two ways of creating modern Georgian windows: either with Georgian bars or Astragal Bars. Both methods divide up larger, more efficient windows to give a traditional appearance. Whether you require double-glazed sash windows or wooden doors we can supply and fit cost-effective window and door units with Georgian bars crafted with an outstanding level of workmanship.