A complete sash window restoration for this townhouse in Bath.
A few months ago we were contacted by a couple in Bath who were looking for a specialist to restore their Victorian sash bay 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.
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.
The new replacement sash windows were fitted with double glazing and also draught proofing. This involved routing grooves into the mid-rail and bottom rail of the sashes. The draught-proof carrier was placed within the groove and hard wearing weatherproof brushes were slid into the carrier. These brushes provide a seal between the sash and the sash box, eliminating any draughts when the window is closed.
It was lovely working with this couple and helping to restore their property to its former glory.
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