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Restoration and Repair of Sliding Sash Windows
To renovate our repair existing sliding sash windows, all staff beads and parting beads are removed and replaced with new timber beads, sashes are removed and cords replaced and balanced with lead add-on weights to existing. Boxes and sashes are scraped of excess paint, any broken glass can be replaced. Rotten cills and repairs to bottom section of boxes are carried out using a hardwood. If required, new window hardware including locking handles and security lock/restrictors can be fitted – various finishes available.
Draught sealing Windows and Doors – Help to Reduce Heating Bills, rattles and noise
To draught seal windows and doors a plastic channel is inserted into the staff beads and parting beads, which surround the window, creating the channels that the windows slide up and down in, and also the meeting rail, top and bottom rails and a synthetic brush draught strip with a nylon flipper incorporated is fitted into that channel. This not only resists draughts but also stops the window from rattling and helps with smooth operation.
Double Glazing Existing Windows
Without removing the existing boxes, hence creating less likelihood of damage to interior decorations, new sashes, either softwood or hardwood, can be fitted incorporating double glazed units. These can be hung in the traditional way on new lead weights and cords or, if space is limited, spring balances can be used.
Sympathetic Restoration in Listed & Conservation Areas
As listed buildings require like-for-like specification, any repair or new work will meet existing designs e.g.: interior window moulds; glazing bar sizes etc. Conservation Area restoration, though possible to be double glazed, will be met with the strict criteria of not differing in appearance from the original.
New Timber Windows & Doors
New timber windows and doors will meet British Standard and be appropriately certified. Windows can be made from whatever timber is required, double glazing as standard unless fitted into listed buildings, which require like-for-like single glazing.