As wooden sash windows get older they often start to seize, where sash cords have deteriorated or where old paint, rotten frames or warping stop the sash from sliding up and down smoothly, which can cause the frame to stick. If you are experiencing some or all of these symptoms with your sash windows, we can help!
If your existing box sash window frames are in relatively good condition, but there are parts that need restoration or replacement, you do not necessarily need to replace the whole sash window. As specialist carpenters and joiners we are frequently able to save many of our clients the expense of replacing a sash window by restoring or refurbishing their existing window frames.
With years of experience in restoring and refurbishing windows our joiners are quick to spot problems with old sash windows and can usually resolve them by replacing sash cords and restoring the sash frames with replacement timber and fillers to bring them back to their former glory.
Our comprehensive sash window restoration service covers all aspects of window repairs:
- Replacement box sash window cords
- Re-balancing of sash window weights
- Restoration or repairs of timber window frames and sills
- Repair and restoration of ironmongery
- Window insulation to reduce drafts, heat loss and external noise
We have repaired many a weathered, worn and damaged sash window frame. Experience tells us what we can do to save a window and the expense of a new one to our customers. Our skilled joiners frequently replace timber in existing windows to give them a new lease of life.
As windows get old, so do the mechanisms and cords that run over the pulley wheels. As sash window specialists we are able to remove and replace the sash window cords.
As windows and buildings age sometimes the weighting needs to be adjusted to re-balance the window and help it open and shut evenly. We can re-balance the weight and replace missing weights as required.
We can fit replacement window catches, sash lifts and locks to match the style of your windows. We are also able to repair and restore some ironmongery, so you can retain original features.
As windows age and suffer from wear and tear they often jam, and as a result we often find that the glass has become damaged, cracked or broken as a result. As part of your box sash or casement window repairs we can also supply and fit replacement glass into the window frames.
How would you like energy efficient glazing without loosing the charm of your property?
Whilst having window repairs you might like to consider taking advantage of all the modern benefits that come with double glazing. We can replace the existing glass windows with our modern slim fitting double glazed units. This can usually be installed into your original wooden frames after some adjustment by our skilled joinery team, so you can retain your property’s character features.
We are able to improve the insulation of old windows by fitting draft proofing, so as to reduce heat loss and also help reduce noise from outside.