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Vertical Sliding Sash

Chords and Weights

Vertical Sliding Timber Windows

Cords and Weights

‘Choices’ Cords and Weights sliding sash windows are windows still using traditional technology.

The sashes slide by means of cords, pulleys and weights. These windows are in demand for ‘listed’ buildings where traditional manufacture and single glazing is specified.

  • Engineered Redwood
  • Standard Double / Narrow Double / Single Glazing options
  • Internally or Externally Beaded
  • Default colour – Traffic White RAL 9016
  • ‘Choices’ stains – Mahogany, Cyprus Light Oak and Teak
  • Handles – Slide and Tilt: Gold, Chrome, White and Satin Chrome
  • Handles – Spiral Balance/Cords and Weights: Brass, Chrome and Satin Chrome

Window Operations

Traditional pulleys with heavy duty cords and lead weights enable sashes to slide up and down. Simplex fittings can be fitted to the bottom sash to allow it to open inwards on butterfly hinges; which facilitates cleaning.

  • Both Sliding
  • Both Fixed
  • Top Sliding – Bottom Fixed
  • Top Fixed – Bottom Sliding
  • Top Sliding – Bottom LH Simplex
  • Top Sliding – Bottom RH Simplex
  • Top Fixed – Bottom LH Simplex
  • Top Fixed – Bottom RH Simplex.

Thermal Performance

Whole window can achieve – 1.5W/m²k

Size and dimensions (mm)

Choices products are bespoke, therefore can be manufactured to any size – within engineering limitations and health & safety standards.


The windows are supplied with 95mm wide inside facings and 110mm outside facing to form an open pulley box to suit reveal openings. Boxed mullions with continuous head and soles, 153mm wide to suit 6 inch imperial stone mullions, are standard. Wider fittings can be made to order. External mullion plates can be provided. A narrower outside facing is also available for straight reveals.

Cills (mm)

Standard – Flush
Optional – 25, 47, 62, 87


As standard – Engineered Redwood
Hardwood Option – Grandis

All timber used is FSC® certified


Tested independently to BS 6375 Part 1.


Default colour – Traffic White RAL 9016
Standard Choices stains – Cypress, Teak, Mahogany & Walnut
Optional – any RAL colour can be provided.

Factory Finish

All products are sold fully factory finished. They are treated with an organic preservative after all machining to ensure complete protection across all faces.

All Choices coatings are water based, therefore, environmentally friendly. After basecoat, components have end grain sealer applied. Opaque colours use stain blocking primer. Top coats are high build breather paints.

Other Technical Information

Choices provide a full technical back-up service covering all aspects of product and glazing performance. Technical information, including detailed drawings, guidelines for installation, storage and operating and maintenance instructions are available in the download section.

Glazing & Glazing Bars

Double Glazed

22mm Softcoat ‘Low E’ argon filled double glazed units (4/14/4) – manufactured to BSEN1279.

Specialist glazing can be fitted on request.

Standard spacer bars – Silver.

Optional spacer bars – White, Gold, Bronze or for thermal efficiency.

Black Swiss V.

As standard, timber beads to all four sides. Beading secured by Choices fixing system.

Bonded glazing bars 25mm

Solid glazing bars 40 & 56mm

A range of leaded designs are available. 9mm as standard for rectangular and diamond lead designs.

Standard Obscure Glass Options


Bark (or Kura)


Arena (or Crepa)


Minster (or Kathedral)




Pulleys: Gold coloured wheel pulleys with mirror finish face plates.

Fasteners: One gold coloured non-locking fastener is fitted to the meeting rails and two gold coloured hook lifts to the lower sash rail.

Security and Ventilation: One face fixed travel stop and strike plate fitted with detachable key which allows the window to be left open to a fixed height without compromising security or safety.

Simplex fittings: Can be fitted to assist with cleaning the sash from the inside.
When asked to fit this we provide batten rods that are hinged.

Optional finishes – Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome

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Vents are concealed within the frame head, eliminating the need for an unsightly and vulnerable external hood.

Standard (plastic) – XS16 or Trykvent, White or Brown

Optional (Aluminium) – TV90, White, Brown, Polished Chrome, Gold, SAA

All comply with current UK building regulations.


  • Grandis hardwood option
  • Optional bonded Astragal bars
  • Choice of solid glazing bars
  • Full range of RAL colour finishes
  • PAS 24 / Doc Q available (Slide and Tilt only)
  • Conservation – 14mm sealed unit available (Spiral Balance and Cord and Weights only)

Standard Finishes

Traffic White –
Anthracite Grey
Anthracite Grey –
Agate Grey
Agate Grey –
Biege Grey
Jet Black –
Traffic Grey
Mahogany Brown –
Cream –
Traffic Red –
Reseda Green –
Brilliant Blue –
Chartwell Green
Chartwell Green –
NCS3010-G10 Y

Standard Stain Finishes

Cyprus Light Oak
Cyprus Light Oak

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