Refurbishment and repair of sash windows is an important element in the conservation and heritage of buildings. Each county council has a dedicated conservation officer who can guide you as the the status of your property and direct you to a conservation architect if necessary.
Original sash windows circa 100 – 200 years old were made using slow grown wood that has incredible longevity when maintained from insect damage and weather rot by regular painting. If your sash windows need repair and refurbishment, contact your council officer to see what guidelines to follow to ensure you don’t make a costly mistake.
Specialist joiners can repair damaged sashes and frames and have them working as new. At Timeless Sash Windows, we have a dedicated conservation area of the joinery. Here a team of experts review each sash in turn and make the necessary repair and refurbishment to restore them to their former glory. This work is time consuming and is done completely by hand, from the old paint removal to sanding and splicing of new timbers.
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I asked Eamonn, expert in conservation to explain the techniques that are used to refurbish and repair sash windows:
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This is a time honoured craft that is done by hand and can often be as costly as replacing the windows. However, the heritage of the property is maintained and the efficiency of the window can be greatly improved by modern techniques of draught proofing and double glazing when possible.
14th December 2018