If a property still has it’s original Sliding box sash windows, then the refurbishment of those windows is both possible and indeed preferential to a complete replacement.
Rotten timber, painted up sashes, broken sash cords, sashes that open or close on their own, drafty sashes, sashes that rattle when the wind blows and broken glass, are all problems which can be easily rectified by our experienced team. In addition to restoring the full operation of both top and bottom sashes, we also fully draft proof the windows, repair external pointing and putty, and can even double glaze them. There are several reasons why refurbishing, and potentially double glazing, your existing Sash windows is preferential to a complete window replacement:
- Maintaining original features will add value to a property
- All surrounding internal architrave, window board, box lining and associated panelling can be fully retained
- Refurbishment of your existing windows costs less than a complete replacement. Even when compared with UPVC
- In most cases, refurbishment will minimise surrounding plaster damage and avoid the need for internal redecoration
- Double glazed refurbished Sash windows can be fully 2011 building regulations compliant
- Refurbished Sash windows are FENSA registered and come with an option for a 5 year insurance backed warranty
- Double glazed Sash window refurbishment is permissable in most conservation areas and with some listed buildings
The possibility of having fully 2011 building regs compliant windows that look near identical to the properties original windows means you can have the best of both worlds – an original period look WITH the efficiency and functionality of new modern windows.
On the rare occasions (e.g. the existing window has dry rot) when is not possible to refurbish an existing Sash window then it is always possible to replace it with a replica. Our replacement Sash windows are exact copies of your original windows, that’s why they look like they’ve always been there.