New Sash and Casements
Our clients contacted us at the beginning of April 2011, to have work done to their dormer windows on the top floor of their property, and on the first floor to the sash and case windows.
Works were split into two stages – first floor and attic level.
On the first floor, three of the casements were extensively rotten so full replacement was the only option. Five further windows were fully refurbished.
After much consideration our clients opted to go for manufacturing in 6mm single glazing. Fully operational shutters were in place in the property, so single glazing was a possibility. Shutter sets offer very high insulation levels, sometimes better than double glazing alone.
The sash and case replacements were a like for like replacement , keeping the architectural detail of the building as it was designed. We then manufactured a double glazed, two over two style window in the bathroom, extra insulation was a requirement in this room and condensation is quite often a problem.
The first floor also had a beautiful arched window which needed extensive restoration works but, fortunately was fully salvageable. After being removed, sanded and the joints reglued, the window was then reinstalled. New ironmongery was fitted and it was then fully repainted. These refurbished sash windows are now just as good as the new ones we manufactured, the rot has been cut out and replaced, and the windows will now last for many years. Painting is the only real long term maintenance issue after a window refurbishment is carried out. The previous owners had neglected the paint work and that was the reason the windows had deteriorated so much, and the rot had been allowed to get so bad.
New Windows on first floor
The attic floor was an entirely different project . Two double and two treble dormers with angled side windows. Because these windows were so exposed and did not have shutters we opted to manufacture double glazed windows. The central windows were manufactured first and our fitters installed these. We could then get exact templates for our workshops to manufacture the side windows ensuring a perfect fit . This is particularly important with angled dormer windows as they obviously need to be 100% waterproof around the flashings. The fascias were fully overhauled and painted thoroughly – because of their exposed position dormer windows need to be effectively painted to stop water ingress which can lead to rot creeping into the structure of the roof..