Repair a Sash, London


My Sash Windows Are Stuck. Are They Meant To Open?

Usually, both top and bottom sash windows are meant to open. Although, sometimes the side windows in some bays, particularly in terraced houses, are fixed. If there is a pulley inside the frame, then the window was designed to open.
Often over time, sash windows can become clogged with paint and will stick.

I Have A Few Minor Problems, Broken Glass, Broken Sash Cords etc?

If your windows are experiencing some minor problems, we will provide a comprehensive service that includes everything from renovation, draught proofing and minor repairs, to full replacement windows.

I Have Single Glazed Sash Windows; Can I Replace These To Double Glazed Sash Windows?

Yes. It’s often possible to change just the sashes from single glazed sash windows to double-glazed without replacing the box frame. Therefore, you can have all the benefits of double-glazing, without removing the authentic and classic appearance from your property. Our experts will run a free survey of the current box frames and then determine how they will cope structurally with the installation of new sashes.

Alternatively, the window can be fully replaced which would then be double glazed to comply with building regulations.

Do You Provide Any Other Types Of Windows?

We offer both sash windows and casement wooden windows. Our casement windows come in a variety of different styles; contemporary, heritage and traditional, which are all easy to open and close.

What’s more, if you’re having difficulty finding a window that will fit a certain space, our joiners can assist you in creating the ideal bespoke window that will fit your specific requirements and dimensions. Regardless of what your design is, our bespoke services can accommodate to suit the original style of the property.

Is It Worth Having Timber Front Doors Installed For Additional Security?

Yes, as having a fully functional and secure front door is vital in any property. If you opt for one of our timber front doors to be installed into your home, you can rest assured that it will be highly secure. This is all because all the locks we fit on exterior doors are in line with the latest Association of British Insurers standards. The combination of both traditional craftsmanship and the latest technology means that every timber front door that we manufacture will provide you with high levels of security.

Plus, should you want it, we can provide you with an advanced modern locking system and advise you on bespoke solutions.

Can You Match The Style Of My Existing Sash Windows?

Yes, we will replicate the detail and design of your existing sash windows as accurately as possible.

I Would Like To Replace My Sash Windows Completely, How Long Does It Take?

It will depend on the quantity and size of the window, but as a general guide, one window can be replaced within a day.

Do I Need To Get Planning Permission Before Installing Windows, Doors?

You do not need planning permission to replace existing windows or doors, though you will need to check to see if you are located in a ‘Conservation Area’ as you may be restricted with what designs/materials you are allowed to replace the existing with.
However, if you are building an extension then yes, you will need planning permission.
Please confirm these details with your local Council as these laws are subject to change and we cannot accept any liability for any errors made in this regard.

How Would The Installation Of Bi-Fold Doors Benefit My Property?

Whether you opt for timber bi-fold doors or aluminium bi-fold doors, your living space will be enhanced. This additional space will make rooms appear bigger and allow natural light to be utilised more throughout your house.

Bi-fold doors also give you the opportunity to incorporate the garden, terrace or patio into your living space, and make the most of this extra space. In addition, due to the hinged mechanism used, the doors have huge versatility in opening and closing. Therefore, you can either open them fully, securely close them, or even have them partially open.

Will I Need Scaffolding For Windows Above Ground Floor Level?

It all depends on the building that we are fitting windows to. In the interests of your work site, its safety and our workmen’s safety, we must strictly adhere to current Health & Safety regulations. We will advise you if scaffolding is required.

If You Take My Window And Door Frames Out, Will It Affect Any Wiring Or Electrics In My Home?

Most of the time taking door frames and windows out will not influence any wiring or electrics in your home. If this becomes an issue and we experience such problems when we are installing for you, we will have to stop work (or continue in a safe area) and you will need a qualified electrician to make it safe for us to continue working.

Will My Carpets And/Or Tiles Be Affected By Having A New Door Installed?

Once we have seen the proposed site; either in person or by digital photograph, we will be able to provide you with better advice on this.

Do You Dispose Of The Windows After Installation?

Yes, we always dispose of the old windows, glass and any rubbish that is left over from your installation. We will also ensure your home and property is vacuumed if required and protected with dust sheets to ensure we leave it at least as clean as we found it.

Do You Have Guidance About How Much Replacing My Sash Windows Will Add To The Value Of My House?

It is difficult to put a specific figure on the value by putting sash windows back if they have been inappropriately replaced. However, if you live in an area where most of the windows are sashes this does provide an indication that most people living there prefer sash windows. Having the wrong windows in your house is likely to have a negative effect on the value of your property. Therefore, we believe that by having sash windows installed into your property it will improve the appearance of your house, and thus it may add additional value to it.

Can Timber French Doors Be Installed Into Any Style Of Property?

We supply timber french doors to suit and fit into any style of house, regardless of the period; Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian. What’s more, we will choose an appropriate glazing finish to accommodate the setting and style of your property.

If your question about sash windows is not answered here, please call or email us and we can answer it for you.