WHAT AREA DO YOU COVER?We generally undertake work within one hour drive from our base. Whilst we do undertake work outside of this area, we must charge a supplement to cover our additional costs.
WILL MY SASH WINDOWS APPEAR ANY DIFFERENT?We strongly believe in preservation and so our weather sealing system is designed to be unobtrusive. The appearance of the window is virtually unaltered yet the functionality is greatly improved. Replacement joinery is designed to match the originals as close as possible.
HOW LONG DO WEATHER SEALS LAST?The manufacturers of our weather seals offer the reassurance of a ten year performance guarantee, provided that paints and stains are kept off the sealing area. The seals are not glued into place and so can be replaced in the future should the need arise.
HOW LONG WILL THE WORK TAKE?The requirements for each window varies, but it is usual for two complete windows to be reconditioned per day.
WILL THERE BE A SCAFFOLD?No, our work is usually carried out from inside your home (we have plenty of dust sheets and a vacuum cleaner) avoiding the need for scaffolding or ladders.
DO I REALLY NEED DOUBLE GLAZING?Don't forget that the greatest energy saving comes from eliminating draughts. Many of our customers have been surprised with both the increased warmth and the reduced noise that our weather seals have achieved. Double glazing does of course improve energy efficiency & noise intrusion further, but it is also much more expensive.
WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT THE PAINT WORK?We do not undertake repainting jobs, we restrict paint work to the running areas of the box frame only. You may prefer to paint the windows yourself or arrange for a local painter to carry out this work. For larger contracts we can arrange to split our work into two or more visits. On the first visit we dismantle the windows and undertake any servicing and repair work. We then show you of a temporary procedure for replacing the sashes at night. This enables the sashes to be completely removable to facilitate painting, inside and out. When the painting is complete we will return to reassemble your windows and complete our work.
ARE THERE REASONS TO AVOID REPLACING HERITAGE WINDOWS?Fully functioning sash windows have advantages that maybe you had not considered :
Large easy exit fire escapes
Removable sashes allow large furniture such as beds and sofas to be moved. There are many instances of people replacing period windows only to find that when moving homes large furniture must be left behind .
Often old property has settled, with the strength of the existing wooden windows offering some structural support.