News & Advice

News and advice on how to restore your sash windows, casement windows as well as your bespoke doors. We cover everything from repair, restoration and replacement through to how to double glaze your windows without losing their character.

We also offer guidance on the rules and regulations in different conservation areas and review some of the restoration projects we have worked on around the UK.

buxton sash windows appointed to replace sash windows on the prestigious Buxton Crescent restoration project

Sash and casement windows are typically features of older, period properties, specifically Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian buildings. The vast majority of our work is carried out on listed buildings from these eras. Listed buildings are those which are deemed worthy of protection for their historical or cultural importance and they don’t come much bigger, or […]

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Sash window refurbishment attracts television show…

It’s not every day we hear from a customer telling us their home has been chosen as a filming location for a new television drama! That’s exactly what happened a few weeks ago when we got a call from a customer who lives in the Davenport district of Stockport, just a few miles from […]

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The Wirral, its heritage and sash windows

The Wirral is a peninsula which sits across from Liverpool Bay over the River Mersey and has been a desirable place to live for many years. With a long history to boast, it’s no surprise that many locations within the peninsula have been made into a variety of Conservation Areas and historic sites. The Northern […]

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Work to undertake when moving into a period property…

Owning a period property can be a dream come true for many. Old features such as beams, intricate bannisters and staircases, exposed brickwork, open fireplaces and sash windows are characteristics that add to the charm of owning this sort of home. Period properties are often Listed Buildings or in Conservation Areas and are usually more […]

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Recent prosecution highlights need for period property planning permission

A recent high-profile planning prosecution case has caught our eye… A 600-year-old Grade II-listed property in Hellingly, Sussex underwent illegal changes by its former owners Councillor Barby Dashwood-Morris and her ex partner Alan Proudfoot. The changes included the creation of a full height entrance hall through the removal of ceilings, joists, beams and partitions, destroying […]

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Case Study: Replacement Sash Windows Stafford

Derek and Ginny Evans of Stafford, live in a Victorian house, built in the 1870s. The windows of the property have been repaired many times, but cracks had started appearing in many of the joints, and in recent years the top part of the sash windows had been painted shut making them unusable. Situated on […]

Georgian sash window specialists

Georgian sash window specialists

London, the world’s capital of ridiculous glass buildings, eye-sores and overpriced… well everything. But before our capital was the ultra-metropolitan global city it is today, it was a huge conglomerate of different architectural styles and buildings. Some of the most beautiful and iconic of these buildings are still popular today, even with all the modern […]

Specialist Sash Window Joiners

Specialist Sash Window Joiners Apprenticeship Programme is embarking on an ambitious apprenticeship scheme following a successful Apprentice Open Assessment day. The Stockport headquartered business, which provides restoration, double glazing and replacement of sash and casement windows to period properties, is looking to expand its team of specialist joiners. The sensitive and painstaking task of period property, listed building and conservation […]

Preserving sash windows

Preserving sash windows and architectural heritage

Cheshire is one of the most beautiful counties in England, with a rich history dating back over 2000 years. This is something that is clearly on display in Chester. Chester is arguably the richest city in Britain for archaeological and architectural treasures preserved to this day from the time of the Roman occupation. The two-mile […]

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A brief history of windows in Britain

Across the country our historic towns and villages record a detailed history of architectural development. One of the easiest ways to tell which era a specific building is from is by looking at the building’s windows. The earliest windows were essentially very small apertures in a wall; imagine the windows you see in a medieval […]