The benefits of vertical sliding windows

Are you looking to add a dash of character to your modern home? Perhaps you want windows that are in keeping with the heritage of your property but won’t require lots of maintenance? Vertical sliding windows can help to blend both traditional and contemporary styles together, and we supply a fantastic range of them, here at ArcOframe.

Vertical sliding windows, or vertical sliders as they are commonly known, ooze charm and offer timeless elegance. But why should you opt for these over other window types?

Traditional styles

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your outdated windows, or you’re updating the look and feel of your property, vertical sliders are a great choice.

Exuding the same look of traditional timber sashes, but manufactured from modern UPVC frames, vertical sliders ensure thermal efficiency, low maintenance, and longevity. So, if you enjoy the sophistication of Victorian and Georgian-era designs yet want the benefits of modern engineering, make vertical sliding windows your first choice.


Although vertical sliders are pretty simple, they complement the look of your property – inside and out – and there are countless ways you can personalise them.

Many people choose to customise their windows with Georgian bars or sash horns in the corners, but this isn’t to say you can’t leave them plain or do something different. It all depends on the look you’re going for and how much space you have available.

Energy efficiency

Here at ArcOframe, we supply a variety of REHAU and Eurocell vertical sliders. These ensure good thermal insulation and offer an ‘A’ window energy rating. They are specially designed to enhance the aesthetics of your property and provide an extra layer of security, whilst eliminating draughts and rattling.


Vertical sliders incorporate a number of safety features too. Anti-jemmy bars will ensure you feel safe in your home – making it difficult to prise the window open – and child safety restrictors can be fitted to limit the opening distance of the window.

Our range of vertical sliding windows deliver the maintenance and high security of UPVC windows, without the problems associated with timber sash windows.

Low maintenance

Opting for vertical sliding windows is a great idea. When properly maintained, they have a lifespan of 60-100 years, and our experienced design team use the latest technology to weld and polish them – ensuring a smooth, seamless finish. We also make sure that they are easy to maintain, allowing you to keep them looking as good as new for many years to come. All they need is the occasional wipe down with hot soapy water and a cloth.

If you would like to know more about our range of vertical sliders, or wish to discuss your requirements in more detail with our experts, feel free to get in touch. We are always on hand to help and will be more than happy to answer your questions. Either call us on 01744 615 111 or drop us an email at

Frequently Asked Questions

Which vertical sliding window systems does ArcOframe supply?

You’ll find vertical sliding windows in two popular profile systems:


REHAU profiles are innovative in their design. The triple brush seals featured in each vertical slider prevent draughts, ultimately saving you money on your energy bills.

Manufactured in accordance with the BS EN12608:2003 standards, these profiles are durable and last for years. Plus, they achieve an ‘A’ window energy rating thanks to the triple chambered profiles, which ensure good thermal insulation.


Accredited by both the British Board of Agreement (BBA) and the British Standards Institute, Eurocell profile windows come with a 10-year guarantee against warping, discolouring and cracking, so you can be sure your windows are protected.

Vertical sliding windows created from Eurocell profiles feature an anti-jemmy bar as well as reinforced hardware for optimum security against break-ins.

Why should I replace my original sash windows with a UPVC version?

There are a number of reasons you should consider replacing original sash windows with a modern UPVC version.

·        They’re easier to maintain

Traditionally, sash windows are made from timber. Over time, timber tends to be negatively affected by weather, with rotting and flaking paint being potential problems. To avoid these issues, timber needs to be maintained and treated regularly.

UPVC vertical sliding windows require far less maintenance – just the occasional wipe down with hot soapy water.

·        They’re energy efficient

UPVC is a low conductor of heat. It minimises the heat lost from your home through any closed windows, which in turn helps reduce your household energy bills.

·        UPVC is more affordable than timber

Typically, UPVC vertical sliders are more affordable than their timber counterpart. In fact, you could get two UPVC sliders for the same price as one timber slider.

Can vertical sliding windows be arched?


And you’re looking in the right place because we specialise in arched windows – this includes our gorgeous vertical sliding windows.

We’ll use your specifications to manufacture the perfect vertical sliding window for your space, ensuring it fits snugly and securely.

To remove visible joints, our skilled team use the latest technology to weld and polish your arched vertical slider creating a seamless product.

Once your window has been manufactured, we will deliver it to your site and install it to make sure it is as secure as possible.

If you’re interested in an arched vertical sliding window, get in touch today.

Simply call us on 01744 615111 or fill in our online contact form.

Why should you choose a vertical sliding window?

Firstly, they add character to any home – no matter how new or old. So, whether you’ve got a modern new build home, or a historic property, you can be sure a vertical slider will prove to be a beautiful addition.

Not only are they a great aesthetic addition to any home, but they also provide significant ventilation as they open a lot more than traditional windows are able to.

Another benefit of UPVC vertical sliding windows that sways many towards them, is the added security they bring.

UPVC is a durable, sturdy material making it difficult to damage. UPVC vertical sliding windows are also fitted with additional security features such as anti-jemmy bars to prevent entry during potential burglaries.




The benefits of vertical sliding windows