Yorkshire Sliding Sash Windows

Discover Yorkshire Sliding Sash Windows

Traditional horizontal sliding windows meet modern day simplicity

Yorkshire Sliding Sash Windows, “Yorkshire Slider” or simply Horizontal Sliding Sash, are an elegant and traditional style of sash window often found in listed properties such as period cottages. With a bottom-rolling window mechanism, windows slide from side-to-side rather than a typical vertically sliding box sash window.



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A Simple Solution

Our Horizontal Sliding Sash Kit offers a simple solution to manufacturing the Yorkshire sliding sash window, helping to maintain traditional features and styles but incorporating modern standards in security, energy efficiency and functionality.

A bottom-rolling sliding mechanism that opens from side to side to create timber sliding panels. To cover the width of the opening, a number of configurations can be made using any number of panels. Panels can be used on single or multiple lines of rail and can slide to one or both sides.


Panel Specification

Max Panel Height: 1200mm

Max Panel Weight: 100kg

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As always, we are here to help, not just fulfil orders.

Discover and shop our range online at toolfixservices.com, or if you’d prefer to speak directly with our knowledgeable sales team, please get in touch on 01733 347348.

Part Q Window Certification Scheme

Part Q Window Certification Scheme

Our NEW Window Certification Scheme makes Part Q simple!

When supplying external windows to new build, renovation or refurbishment projects which require planning permission, you need to comply with Part Q. But having your own windows Part Q certified can be expensive and time consuming- so we’ve done it for you.

With our new Part Q Window Certification Scheme, you can manufacture officially UKAS tested windows simply by following our tested and certified section drawings, combined with with fitting only our tested and certified components list.

What is Part Q?

Building regulation Part Q / Document Q came into effect on October 1st 2015 and applies to all residential building, renovation or refurbishment projects that require planning permission.

All plans/building notices that are submitted after 1st October 2015 are required comply with Part Q, which relates to any window installed that is easily accessible. There are two ways to determine whether or not a window is classed as easily accessible:

  • If it has any part within 2m vertically of an accessible level surface such as an access balcony.
  • The window is within 2m vertically of a flat or sloping roof (with a pitch of less than 30 degrees) that is with 3.5m of the ground level.

Part Q identifies the use of PAS24 as the standard for window security.

What are the specific requirements?

To meet Part Q requirements, windows must meet new standards of robustness, use the approved hardware, and demonstrate proven security/performance.

Windows will meet requirement Q1 if they can resist physical attack by a casual or opportunist burglar by being both:

  1. Sufficiently robust
  2. Fitted with appropriate hardware.

Windows should be made to a design that has been shown by test to meet the security requirements of any of the following:

  1. British Standards publication PAS 24:2012
  2. STS 204 Issue 3:2012
  3. LPS 1175 Issue 7:2012 security rating 1
  4. LPS 2081 issue 1:2015 security rating A

Any test evidence used to confirm the security of a construction should be carefully checked to ensure that it demonstrates compliance that is adequate and that applies to the intended use. Evidence passed from one organisation to another can become unreliable if important details are lost. Small differences in construction can significantly affect the performance of a window.

Why choose the Toolfix Part Q Certification Scheme?

By choosing to use our Part Q Window Certification Scheme you will be able to save a significant amount of money, in comparison to how much it would cost to undergo the tests yourself.

Not only that, but it is much more straightforward and time-efficient to use our certification scheme as all you need to do is follow the Compliance Guide Manual, which has been set out in a way that offers simplicity.

We are able to supply all hardware needed to create UKAS certified windows, meaning you’ll have everything you need, all from one place.

If you have any further enquiries, get in touch with one of our expert advisers on 01733 347348 and we will do everything possible to help

Create Longer Lasting Windows with Composite Beading

One of the most important elements of a window frame is one of its smallest – the beading. Beading is used externally and internally on windows to keep the glazing in place. However, beading on timber windows can form a water trap and is often the first component of a window system to rot and fail.

Water ingress can damage both the beading and the main frame of the window itself. At the very least, timber beads will need regular maintenance or replacement – creating both cost and inconvenience.

The simplest and most cost effective solution is to replace the element that is most likely to fail – the beading – with a product that is longer-lasting and more resistant to weathering than ordinary timber.

A robust and cost-effective solution to beading replacement is Q-Wood innovative composite timber beading.

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Anthony Burt of Toolfix Joinery and Construction Supplies explains: “Q-Wood profiles reflect the natural appearance and feel of wood while retaining the beneficial properties of a composite. They can be used for interior or exterior applications where weathering and durability is required. They are used widely in the timber window industry to replace traditional timber beading.”

Q-Wood composite timber profiles integrated into windows and doors add beauty and enhance performance. The profiles can be used to secure the glazing in place while enabling suitable ventilation for the double glazing unit.

Composite beads, bars and moulds are replacing traditional timber components to provide an improved solution that increases productivity while reducing labour, waste and ongoing maintenance requirements. They require no moisture extraction, treatment, acclimatising or conditioning. Uniformity means no knots and therefore no labour-intensive inspection and sorting is needed.

The consistency of Q-Wood also means waste can be drastically reduced as it will not bow, splinter, swell, crack or rot. Therefore, only off-cuts will be left over; everything else will be fitted to the window or door. The standard stock profile length is three metres but Q-Wood can also be supplied in a length that best suits the users’ production facilities, by special order subject to quantities, thus helping to reduce waste further.

“Because of the use of wood fibres in Q-Wood, when finished it looks and feels every bit as good as timber but with added benefits. Q-Wood has no gaps to fill or knots to cover. The smooth surface without imperfections creates the perfect ‘canvas’ for paint, ensuring that the finish achieved is excellent,” said Anthony Burt.

Q-Wood profiles are manufactured from sustainably sourced materials and can be produced using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody sourced timber. Using timber in the manufacturing process combines the elements of nature while delivering the performance of a composite.

The profiles maintain form and straightness, do not crack or rot, can be painted and are suitable for both internal and external applications. Profiles can also be supplied in lengths to suit specific production requirements.

Anthony Burt added: “All Q-Wood profiles are produced to the highest quality and every Q-Wood profile that leaves the manufacturing site is guaranteed to be to specification.”