A sash window or box sash window is a traditional window with one or more movable panels or “sashes” that form a frame to hold panes of glass. Sash windows were popular in Georgian and Victorian architecture and the oldest surviving sash windows were installed in England in 1670.
Sash Window Repair & Restoration
Maintaining your windows need not be costly and with periodical care and routine maintenance your sash windows will stay in pristine working order for hundreds of years. Here, at The Sash Doctor, we have over 30 years renovating and restoring sash windows and we take enormous pride in helping Britain retain it’s historical building heritage. Repairing and retaining your homes sash windows can significantly increase the value and desirability of your home. Repairing and restoring window frames and cills is usually less expensive than replacing your windows.
We can carry out full window restoration as well as smaller remedial services to help maintain the working order of your windows. To see example of full restoration work we have carried out, please see our work
Remedial services we offer include;
- Checking and re-hanging to ensure easy sliding
- Sash cords replaced and sash weights adjusted to balance
- Upper and lower sashes released
- Fitting of new centre catch, sash lifts and sash pulls
- Staff beads, parting beads and sash cords removed and discarded
- Removal and replacement of any loose putty
- draught proofing
Sash windows do require specialist care, but specialist care is not always expensive. Please call us if you are in any doubt about a quotation you have been given, we are more than happy to provide no obligation advice.
Sash Window Replacement
We would only advise full replacement when a repair is not possible, but where joinery has deteriorated past even our ability to extensively repair or beyond economic repair for you, we can obtain windows made in timber to seamlessly match your other windows.
The same applies to any other aspect of replacement such as cills, outer linings and housings.
Replacing your windows should be the very last resort.