Sash window craftsmen
With the increasing demand for restoring 17th century box sash windows, it is important to choose skilled craftsmen. Operating in and around the M25 London orbital, from restoration and draught proofing to freshly installed, new sash windows, we are here to help.
Our team of in-house joiners, restorers, and painters have expert knowledge of installing, repairing and maintaining sash windows and include some of the best French Polishers in the industry.
Smooth running of the sash joints, correct pulley and sash cord movement, together with even weight balancing of the panes are all essential elements for proper functioning of sash windows. If problems such as wood rot have set in, this will need professional attention to remove.
Timber and mouldings
Windows with timber frames and solid timber glazing bars can be supplied and fitted or restored to former quality with the original mouldings. Sash windows can also be divided into individual panes of old glass.
Modern double glazing, discreetly added, helps insulate against the cold, whilst retaining the historical character of the building. In addition, our specialised draught proofing techniques can be applied to casement windows and doors.
Sash window repairs are the top choice for home owners in conservation areas who may need planning consent.
Call our friendly team of in-house joiners for free advice on: 0800 689 01660800 689 0166 FREE
How can I tell if my sash windows are original?
The glass is usually the giveaway. If it shimmers and has waves or ripples, it is probably original. The glass may also have tiny air bubbles (seeds) which add to the charm and character of sash windows. As a general rule, the more wobbly the glass, the older the window - and most original sash windows are between 120 to 180 years’ old.
Many late Victorian and Edwardian houses were built in England using standard sash window units approximately 4 feet (1.2m) in width; older, handmade units may be of any size. The classic arrangement has three panes across by two up on each of two sashes, giving a "six over six" panel window, although this is by no means a fixed rule.
They consist of upper and lower sash panes that slide vertically in separate grooves in the side jambs or in full-width metal weather-stripping.
This type of window provides maximum face opening for ventilation. Each sash is provided with springs, counter-weights or compliant weather-stripping to hold it securely in place.