Sash Window Restoration in Tunbridge Wells and Reigate
Sash windows form beautiful focal points on period properties throughout Reigate, Tunbridge Wells, London, Sussex, Surrey and Kent. Be they Georgian, Edwardian or Victorian, the eye is drawn to sash windows, both inside and out. Because of draughts to rattles, rotten timber and re-weighting issues, old sash windows don’t always meet the demands of modern living. Kent and Sussex Decorators offer a sash window restoration service that revives these beautiful features without losing any of their original character.
When it comes to sash window restoration in Reigate, Tunbridge Wells or any of the surrounding areas, property owners have to decide between repairing and replacing. In most cases, all that’s needed are some minor repairs. Only the very worst cases result in the entire frame being replaced.
Naturally, the extent of sash window restoration work varies on a case-by case basis. If you are ever in any doubt, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Sash Window Restoration | Repair or Replacement?
The most common areas for sash window restoration repairs are the housing joint of the pulley stile, the haunched mortise and tenon joints of the upper and lower sashes, and the joints of the inner and outer linings. If the sash windows of your home in Reigate, Tunbridge Wells, London or the surrounding counties have never been upgraded, it’s fairly certain that draught-proofing will also be part of any repairs.
A slide draught excluder, added to the top and bottom sashes, and draught strips installed at the sides of sashes, not only increase the energy efficiency of your home but also reduce the risk of water damage.
Other common repairs in sash window restoration include:
New Brass or Chrome Furniture
Old Putty Replaced
Replacement of Sash Cords
Staff and Parting Beads
Sashes Planed and Re-Hung
Installation of Noise-Reducing Double Glazing
Full Decoration of Affected Areas
As a more cost-effective option compared to replacement, it’s good to know that most repair jobs in Reigate, Tunbridge Wells and across the region are usually completed easily. Issues with sash windows can usually be traced back to water penetrating old paintwork or drill holes. If the timber damage isn’t too extensive, our team can repair the affected areas before restoring the sash windows of your property to their former glory.
Successful sash window restoration work adds value to a Reigate, Tunbridge Wells, London, Sussex, Surrey or Kent property, as well as preserving the traditional English architecture. Kent and Sussex Decorators understand that sometimes, replacing sash windows is inevitable. When this is the case, authentic replacements retain kerb appeal due to being nearly identical to the originals.
For more information on sash window restoration in Reigate and Tunbridge Wells, call 01444 819 233 or 07412 177 238.