Sash Window Restoration, Draught Proofing & Noise Reduction
The charm of older properties is an attractive quality to many house buyers and sash window repair is key when looking after older buildings. However, older properties with timber period features require a regular maintenance schedule. Common issues include:
- Heat Loss
As a result, it is essential that care is taken when choosing a sash window restoration specialist.
How will Grosvenor Restoration perform the sash window refurbishment?
Sash window restoration is a specialist area that requires experience and knowledge. In order to refurbish the windows, it’s first important to ensure that the restoration expert fully understands the property’s conservational requirements. Not only should the restoration repair the original sash window, it should also upgrade its performance. A restoration will:
- Improve the acoustically insulating performance of the sash window
- Be in keeping with housing legislation and improve the value of the property
- Enhance the energy efficiency of the home
- Allow for better movement and operation
The sash window expert will first remove the sash window from its frame and remove any decayed timber from the unit. Using timber and/or an appropriately chosen epoxy resin is then used to repair the section. Next, the cords are replaced, the pulley system is serviced and the sashes are balanced to ensure that the window operates with ease and does not catch during each movement. Finally, a draught sealing system is applied around the perimeter of the sashes to ensure that draughts and rattles are removed.
Window frame repair: draught proofing windows
If your sash windows do not require a full restorative service then Grosvenor Restoration’s draught proofing will work with the existing sash window frame. Whether the window is new or restored, we’ll stop the ingress of air from causing discomfort in your home.
- Eliminating draughts will bring the ventilation of a room under control and improve comfort
- Save on energy costs
- Keeps out dust and dirt from being blown into the property from harsh weather conditions
- Eliminates unwanted noise from rattling sash window frames and external noise such as busy roads
Specialists in repairing wooden sash windows & shutters
Many Georgian and Victorian windows had solid timber shutters that folded back into a box frame or were housed in a compartment beneath the window and were raised on cords and pulleys to cover the window.
Over time these become difficult to open and close and sections begin to rot in the lower parts of the frame or boxes.
At Grosvenor Restoration, we can repair shutters and bring them back into daily operation.