Handcrafted energy-saving sash windows for period homes and listed buildings.
Our sash windows
We’ve been restoring and crafting traditional sash windows in Bath and Bristol for decades, and built a well earned reputation for our knowledge and skills among architects, housing developers and home owners. By handcrafting timber sash windows in the traditional way, with full mortise and tenon joints, we ensure our joinery looks exactly how the original architect of your home intended. Dependant on the building, we then install double glazing and draught proofing to ensure your windows are updated to 21st century thermal standards.
With all of our windows, we have a commission minimum of three. Unfortunately, we are unable to take on any project smaller than this.
Designed for properties ranging from Grade I listed buildings to new builds.
Handcrafted quality and finishes
There are two main elements to a sliding sash window: the box, which is fitted into the walls; and the sashes, which are the two glazed frames that move up and down. We only use hardwood or Accoya® for our boxes and sashes, which means we offer up to fifty-year guarantees on our work. To recreate the original detailing we use our extensive portfolio of period moulding cutters. Our windows are then finished with fine UK manufactured ironmongery.
As part of our installation of new sashes for existing boxes, we always install our top of the range draught proofing system and restore, repair and paint the existing window boxes. We also include new lead weights to counterbalance the heavier glass, and new brass furniture in the original style.
Our glass options are wide ranging and we are able to achieve U-values of as low as 1.0. For homes in conservation areas we use specialist 11mm thick glass that is generally approved by English Heritage.
Living in a listed building
We understand that living in a listed building can come with its difficulties, not least the regulations over double glazing. To make the process easier for you, we can advise on council regulations and help you to submit any planning applications.See our short guide on getting to grips with the regulations and the necessary steps to altering your sash windows.
We’ve worked on properties ranging from Grade I listed buildings to new builds, and our work with local conservation groups has seen us restore some of the UK’s finest buildings including: The Royal Crescent, The Circus and Bath Abbey. We value our heritage and are making great progress in future proofing it.