The Midlands Sash Windows, with their subtle proportions and elegance, were one of the most important visual elements in buildings of the 18th and 19th Centuries. By Victorian times, they were the most popular form of window. In the past fifty or so years, however, their popularity declined. But with the growth of a more enlightened attitude towards conservation and growing appreciation of the craftsmanship and design that went into everyday buildings of the 18th and 19th Centuries, sash windows once more enjoy a revival, People now appreciate their aesthetic and functional contribution to the house, and they are now restoring and reinstating sash windows that were removed in less enlightened days.
Now, in the twenty first century, it is possible to walk down Victorian streets and see a selection of replacement windows dating from 1960′s, 1970′s and 1980′s. It can be alarming to see that as many as three-quarters of the original sash windows have been lost. Fortunately, however, with the growth of the conservation movement, and public interest in and appreciation of the craftsmanship, design and visual worth of Georgian and Victorian houses, people have become aware of the damage done by such insensitive replacements, and are now keen to reinstate their lost windows.
Traditional craftsmanship is, thankfully, once again in demand, and TPS is an example of a company enjoying considerable success in the restoration and refurbishment of sash windows, that are both aesthetically pleasing and immensely practical.