Special project in Denmark

It was a surprise for me to be asked to supply 5 traditional English sash windows for a project in Helsingør (Elsinore) Denmark. The clients had taken on a very ambitious project to restore a large building, at the time a redundant shop and transform it into a cafe and guesthouse. My role was to build and ...

Sash Window Restoration Project

I was asked recently to refurbish and draught proof some sash windows at a property in Kemptown, Brighton. The building is grade I listed and around 180 years old so any restoration work undertaken is subject to the strict regulations for this type of historic building. The house looks out over Sussex Square gardens with a great ...

Another new timber sash window

The window pictured here is now ready to glaze and install. It is to replace a window at a Victorian property in Brighton. The original has suffered from rot and had been damaged by ivy. This photo shows the window glazed and installed:

Double glazing and draught-proofing

The photograph first here shows some double glazed sashes I have been working on for a property in Brighton, plus a couple of photos showing the parting-bead and staff-bead used to draught-proof the windows. I have glazed them with 14mm low-e sealed units. Thermal efficiency in windows is calculated as a U-value, with single-glazed windows having as value ...

Triple Box Sash Window

The photos below show a 3-in-one sash window I have been working on. The client asked for a double glazed sash window to match the original style of the windows in the neighbouring properties. The glazing bars and rails are machined slightly larger than traditional ones to accommodate the double glazed units. Low-e units and ...

Georgian sash windows

I recently constructed and installed four Georgian style sash windows for a property in Brighton. Despite the fact that the house was a listed building, the original windows had been replaced with UPVC windows. The owners wished to have them restored to the traditional style . The photographs below show various stages of the construction ...

Double Glazed Sash Windows

This week I have been working on sash windows again. I often get asked if it is possible to double-glaze existing sash windows. The answer is yes and no, it will depend on the style and condition of the window, and also on whether or not the property is listed etc. Building regulations also control ...

Sash Window Workshop

Here you can see a couple of photographs showing sash windows being constructed in the workshop. Sash frames are constructed from softwood using traditional joinery.