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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.
Owners of period property can often find it difficult to enjoy all the original features of their home and keep it warm and energy efficient. Whether you have a Georgian property with traditional large panel sash windows, an early modern 1930’s home with casement windows, or anything in between, you’ll agree that the windows are […]
“Delighted with the windows, delighted with the workmen”, were the words of a recent joineryworkshop.com customer. The owner of an elegant Edwardian property in Lymm, Cheshire, our customer had painstakingly researched the best company for the job when he realised his beloved casement windows were in need of expert repair. His journey began when he […]
The general rule of thumb is, the older a building, the more likely it is going to be listed. All buildings built before 1700, which survive in anything like their original condition are listed, as are most of those built between 1700 and 1840. Generally speaking, the listed buildings we usually work with were built […]
joineryworkshop.com provide restoration, double glazing, replacement and repair for traditional sash and casement windows. We pride ourselves on providing a friendly and professional service with competitive prices. Replacing any type of window can be expensive. Restoring and repairing your original windows is by far the most cost-effective solution. Restoration and repair also allows you to […]
When Jess Criswell looked out of her window to her neighbour’s house across the road one day last year, she realised she’d found what she was looking for… “We have a lovely Victorian house in Sale, Manchester and, it may sound strange, but I have a bit of a ‘thing’ about windows. In a house […]
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 […]
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 joineryworkshop.com […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]