Great Britain’s famous sash window has enjoyed a revival of popularity in recent years, but, since its inception during the 17th Century, has also become popular in other countries around the world.
While some historians believe that the sash window was a Dutch invention from the 17th Century, others attribute it to the architect and natural philosopher Robert Hooke from around the same time.
Commonly thought to be an imported design, they were in fact, and always have been, exported, and there still can be found in many of Britain’s former colonies, such as India and the Caribbean, the sash window’s unique design.
The different varieties of sash window have allowed the style to become a most dynamic and versatile window design, capable of suiting the needs of many different buildings. As an example of the sash’s globe-spanning versatility, the sash has made its way over to the …