"I have rattly old sash windows. The wind howls in through them and they look to me like they are rotten"
We can repair your existing windows or if any parts are beyond repair we can replace
them with exact replicas of the original part. We will draught proof your window using a high performance draught proofing system so that so that they will be energy efficient and comfortable to live with. We will replace your sash cords and ensure that your windows are correctly balanced.
If we have to replace any parts or the whole of the window we can use Accoya® wood. Accoya® has a minimum life expectancy of 60 years and is guaranteed for 50 years against rot. So will never have to worry about rot again.
What is a perimeter sealing system - simply?
A perimeter sealing system is a method of draughtproofing your existing windows without altering their appearance.
The system involves fitting a new parting bead in place of the original bead. This new parting bead carries a weatherfin brush pile which effectively seals the window against draughts whilst also improving it’s sliding action.
"My windows have been stuck for years. I can't imagine that they could ever be made to work"
The installation of a perimeter sealing system ensures that the sashes will slide up and down very easily, even if your windows have been stuck for years.
"I have aluminium windows in my Victorian house, they really spoil the appearance of the house. Is it possible to put back wooden sash windows?"
Yes it is possible. We can put back faithful copies of the original windows. In fact most of the new sash windows we fit are so good that it is difficult to tell that they are not original. They certainly will not look like modern copies. All the new sash windows we fit have a high performance perimeter sealing system installed so that they will perform to modern standards.
Usually when people want to achieve this they get most elements right but one or two elements wrong. In our view it is essential that every element is correct; brickwork, slates, granite cills, cast iron gutters and downpipes, windows and doors. We can ensure that the windows, French doors, architraves, shutters are all exact replicas of those in the existing house.
"I would love to build a traditional period sun room but I want it to blend in with the existing house. How can I achieve this?"