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Draught Sealed & Reconditioned Sash Windows

Control Draughts - Stop Rattles - Reduce Noise & Air Pollution - Restore Full Window Operation

 

 

 

 If your double-hung sash windows are in less than ideal working order then our Recondition & Draught seal procedure will restore your windows to their former functionality, with the added benefits of high performance, concealed draught strips.

Our draught seals serve several purposes within a sash window

  • Primarily they seal the gaps where air movement occurs, thereby improving the energy efficiency of your home & saving you money on fuel bills. Reducing fuel consumption means less green house gases are released into our atmosphere.
  • Being low friction they enable free movement of the sash, yet are tight enough to eliminate intrusive rattles.
  • Air borne noise, dust and other pollutants that are suspended within draughts are also greatly reduced.
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We understand the charm of traditional wooden windows, so all of our work is designed to be as sympathetic as possible. Our weather seals are machined into the timber components to become an integral, practicaly invisible part of the window.  This system has been popular in Europe for several years, at Sash Window Specialist we are pleased to be the first to offer its benifits to the Australian market.

English Heritage recommend the installation of this type of draught proofing as...

 “ ...one of the best and least intrusive ways of achieving improved performance from windows in old buildings. This will considerably reduce heating bills and energy use.........reduce noise and dust ingress......... Most importantly, draught proofing does not damage the visual aesthetics of an old building.”

(English Heritage Framing Opinions Campaign)

Our comprehensive sash window recondition & draught seal procedure includes:

  • Restoration of the inner box surface
  • Renewal of the sash cords with modern 'everlasting' cord.
  • Balance and adjustment of the weighting mechanism, to ensure ease of operation.
  • Replacement wooden beads fitted with an integral draught strip
  • Machining of the sashes to install integral draught strips
  • Realignment of the sashes, as necessary.
  • Servicing or replacement of the ironmongery
  • A range of security options 
This procedure is designed to leave your windows fully functioning, as they were intended, but without the age old problems of draughts and rattles. 
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A RANGE OF SECURITY & FURNITURE OPTIONS 

With rising crime rates security locks should be fitted to all external windows and doors. Various catches effectively bring the sashes into a locked position, however the screws holding these in place are small and these catches should not be considered an effective security measure. We have a range of security options available

We can also supply a wide range of window furniture, available in variety of finishes.

Sash Window Section - Box Frame Sash Window Section - Sill & Bottom Rail Sash Window Section - Head & Top Rail Sash Window Section - Meeting Rails
Weight Box
Cill (sill) & Bottom Rail
Head
Meeting Rails

 

 

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