Many of our customers are amazed at how smoothly and
easily they can open a sash window which has been
correctly restored . A typical renovation would entail
the following .
the window is dismantled, and any excess build up of
paint is removed. The pulley wheels are freed and
lubricated to run smoothly without irritating squeaks.
Cracked or broken pulley wheels can be renewed with our
brass wheeled and brass faced pulleys.
Any rotten sections of the framework, or complete sills,
can be cut out and replaced, whilst maintaining the
correct housing joints which hold the whole box frame
the sashes are carefully inspected for signs of damage.
We often find that old houses have moved a little over
the years and the sashes may need to be planed to fit.
If necessary, we can make up new sashes to match the
originals, carefully copying such details as the glazing
bar moldings, or the decorative horns (or joggles) below
the meeting rail.
All parting beads and staff beads are renewed, to
guarantee a smooth channel for the easy operation of the
window. Cracked or broken panes of glass are replaced,
with security glass as required.
window will only work properly if it is correctly
balanced, so we weigh the sashes and adjust the weights
accordingly. We fit best quality solid braided unwaxed cotton cords for long life.
The window is re-assembled with the beads adjusted so
that it runs freely.
Finally, we can fit a choice of period hardware,
including Victorian pattern solid brass catches and
properly restored sash window is a joy to behold, no
more struggling to get it open and worrying that it'll
come crashing down on you. They slide almost
weightlessly, as their original maker intended.