What is the staff bead?

What is the parting bead?

Staff and Parting beads are a simple but very effective way of draught-proofing and weather-sealing a sliding sash window. Traditionally manufactured in timber, the parting bead is used between the sashes and the staff bead on the inside perimeter.

How do you seal a sash window?

For sash window draught proofing, the goal is to seal off the areas around the sashes like the space above the windowsill and the middle rail. To do this, some property owners use a self-adhesive foam tape. But, it is extremely difficult to create a tight and even seal around the sashes.

What is parting bead used for?

A long narrow strip between the upper and lower sashes in a double-hung window frame, enabling them to slide past each other; also called parting stop, parting strip.

What is a window parting stop?

: a piece of wood separating the top and bottom sashes in a double-hung window.

How do you remove timber window beads?

The window is normally held in place with a combination of wooden beading and hard sealant. The wooden beading can be removed using a sharpened screwdriver or chisel. This should be entered between the beading and the frame NOT between the beading and the glass. Gentle levering will generally get it to come off.

How do you waterproof sash windows?

Simply purchase a roll of low tack masking tape and seal up all the joints between timber and sash, all along the meeting rails, around the parting and staff bead, and the head of the window.

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Are UPVC sash windows drafty?

Old and single glazed sash windows are notoriously draughty. … We supply a range of energy-efficient, beautiful, and traditional sash windows in UPVC and timber. So, we’re sure you’ll find something that works for you.