Restore, Replace, Renew
Restoring your old sash windows will give you effective noise reduction and heat retention, without having to replace them with new windows. Inserting a draught weather pile can enable the sash to slide up and down again with increased ease, and with restoration complete, this will make it a pleasure to open and close your old windows. Restored sash windows will therefore actually operate better than the originals due to the installation of a draught weather pile.
Restoring old sash windows will make them look ‘good as new’ and have great curb appeal, giving them a new lease of life. However, if your windows are beyond repair, and restoration is not an option, replacement sash windows can be made and fitted into the original frames, with all rotten timber removed and replaced, like for like, reinstating the original design.
Restoration/Overhaul work includes:
Plastic windows consume a lot of energy in their production, and most are only expected to last 20 years. When broken, most go to land-fills, as parts are impossible to repair as opposed to wooden windows that have lasted over 100 years.
It’s all in the details
Cardiff has 27 conservation areas that have been designated for their special architecture or historic interest. If you’re not sure if you are in one of those areas, or if you need planning permission, please feel free to get in touch and we can assist you through the process, arrange a visit or schedule a survey.
We can replicate original design and deal directly with the local council conservation team, providing technical drawings and measurements to ensure new custom-made sash windows meet all requirements to your geographical conservation area. We appreciate that every building is unique, therefore, replicating sash windows in different areas needs to be carried out sympathetically.
Original sash windows have putty glazing which upon original installation was knifed clean at a 45 degree angle. For this reason, all our new windows have chamfered sashes to match the original appearance. They’re glazed from inside using an ovolo moulded bead replicating the original for optimum security.
Glass options include:
As a mechanism for opening and closing sash windows, we can incorporate weights and cords or hidden spring balancers.
We manufacture windows from a variety of different timbers, and options include:
We offer an extensive range of elegant ironmongery options in a selection of finishes, which, where applicable, conform to British Standards. All our new window installations meet current government guidelines on energy efficiency and building regulations on glazing safety.