Sash Window Restoration: During a survey some sash windows or window sills can be found to be in poor condition and will need to be repaired or replaced. If a repair is not possible, a new like for like replacement will be made to the exact original specification. It is common for the window sills to rot and window tenon joints to become loose.
Where rot is found it will be removed back to solid timber. We use a two part epoxy resin based filler which is left to harden, sanded and primed. Any loose window tenon joints are cleaned out, glued, tightened with screws, filled, sanded and reprimed.
Broken and cracked glass is common with old windows and will be pointed out during the survey. Replacement glass comes in either clear float or patterned. Toughened or safety glass has to be used for any glazing under 800mm from floor level to comply with health and safety laws.
The Draught Proofing system is incorporated into the replacement parting beads, staff beads and bottom sash.Once both sashes have been removed the replacement beads are fitted with a weather proof brush sealing all gaps around the window. The bottom sash is also routed on its mid and bottom rail in order to hold the brush ensuring a fully draught proof and smooth running sash window.
Many old sash windows have broken or badly fitted catches. The catch plays an important role from eliminating rattles to security. At Stephen Westerman Decor we offer a wide range of new catches and sash lifts to suit your requirements. They come in many styles and finishes from screw catches to swing arm catches and from traditional polished brass to more modern chrome.
Security also plays an important role with any window. We offer the popular restrictors (restricts how far the window opens) and catches with built in locks.
Contact us to arrange a free no-obligation quote.