Timber Sash Windows Maintenance
Original timber sash windows are an essential part of our heritage and a distinctive feature of numerous period houses across the UK, from cottages and terraced homes to stately mansions. The sashes themselves – that is, the opening parts – are sliding rather than hinged, as with casement windows. They usually slide vertically, hung on cords or chains and counterbalanced by metal weights housed in a box frame.
Where homeowners appreciate these architectural antiques, they employ suitable contractors to carry out any necessary work. However in most cases, some basic maintenance and repairs should ensure the windows will provide many more years’ good service.
Where necessary, we can undertake draught-proofing or more major repairs, such as cutting out and replacing sections of rotten timber. Another option with draughts and rattles is to fit a cam-action catch or sash wedges.