A few months ago we were contacted by a couple in Bath who were looking for a specialist to restore their sash windows. The couple lived in a beautiful quintessential townhouse, crafted from iconic Bath stone. The sash windows in the property were in need of restoration, but upon inspection the original sash boxes were still in great condition.
Restoring a period home
As a restorer, we prefer to keep as much of the original joinery as possible. As such, we only removed the sashes and took them back to our workshop. Sashes usually take more wear over the years and are often the reason for heat loss and rattling. They are also more at risk of rot, due to exposure to the elements.
The sashes were beyond repair, and so we handcrafted replicas to match using Accoya. We carefully measured the existing ones, and then replicated them in our workshop using traditional methods. We used our extensive selection of period moulding cutters to replicate exact original details.
In the property, there was a bay window. We carefully removed the sashes, crafted new ones and refitted them.
Throughout the property, we fitted the windows with double glazing and our custom draught proofing.
As seen in this close up, we also fitted new ironmongery to the windows—which, as always, was sourced from a UK maker.
We used our own moulding cutters to craft original detailing into the sashes.
Here you can see an example of iconic Bath stone. We ensured the new windows were in keeping with the traditional style, to maintain the heritage of the house, but brought then up to 21st Century thermal standards. This will make a huge amount of difference for the homeowner, not only in warmth but also for the gas bill.
It was a real pleasure working with this couple and helping to restore their property to its former glory!
For a quote on your property, call us on 01225 920900 or email Natalie on [email protected].