August 26 2019 0Comment
sash windows

Looking after sash windows

Looking after sash windows

Sash Windows UK carry out draught proofing, sash window repair, full sash window restoration and double glazed sash windows with a five year guarantee on all work.

Sash windows are an important part of most traditional Victorian properties in and around UK.  Sash Windows UK believe firmly in the restoration and maintenance of your original sash windows over, in most cases unnecessary replacement. A large proportion of sash windows in UK will have been in place for over a hundred years and if looked after and maintained well, can offer the same duration of service and more again.  We can help with draught proofing, noise reduction, heat retention, and general renovation including full redecoration if required.


Most of our work involves full sash window renovation and refurbishment. With full restoration in mind we will offer a comprehensive overhaul and Sash window draught proofing service to almost all customers. We will always repair a sash window if it is economically viable.

As beautiful and functionally good as your windows can be they do suffer from the same inherent problems. You may want to look at servicing them if they are:

Draughty through sides and meeting rail – we can eliminate this problem with our  comprehensive draught proofing system

Rattling in the wind and when vehicles pass – this will also be resolved with our draught proofing system. The draught deals serve to ‘cushion the sashes within the frame’.

Allowing dust ingress with the draughts – a weathering within the brush pile will catch all dirt and avoid the need for time consuming removal of nets and curtain for cleaning purposes.

Generally not operating well – on removal of your windows for draught proofing we will machine sashes to fit your frame better, given they most likely a hundred years old some settling and movement is normal and can be expected.

Suffering from rot and timber decay – we can splice and replace any defective timber within your window negating the need for entire replacement!

Not As Secure as you might like – security restrictions and other locking devices can be discussed and fitted as necessary.

Windows are too noisy – we can draught proof and double glaze your existing sashes in most circumstances.

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The UK has many sash windows in need of repair, restoration, refurbishment and draught proofing. One thing that is clear, repair and maintenance will solve the need for entire replacement which is simply not an affordable option.  Repairing your sash windows will always be a cost effective solution compared to replacement. Sash Windows UK carry out all levels of sash window repair from a simple sash cord replacement through to an entire Bay Window Rebuild.This particular bay required entirely splicing from scratch. As you can see from the pictures you would be hard pressed to tell the window was not in it’s perfect one hundred year old condition.

We are capable of restoring any sash window

It’s just a case of if it’s economically viable. As you can see from the link above the window has to be in terribly poor condition for us to not provide a full renovation service!

General services not mentioned that you may require are

New glass which has been damaged or cracked, sash window pulley wheels, a simple overhaul (new cords/ropes), replacement sills, new window board/architrave, general timber repairs or even something as simple as re-pointing to the brickwork to stop water penetration. We can safely say there is not a problem that we cannot solve for you. All of our services carry a full five year guarantee so why not call us today for a free survey!