Sash window restoration at a Somerset farmhouse

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Mulberry House, Wedmore

Mulberry house is a classic example of a period property that required specialist care. The owners of this fabulous family home in Somerset contacted local company Wessex Restoration to carry out work on the exterior of their property. Specialists in restoration projects for more than 20 years, Wessex were the perfect choice for these homeowners-in-need.

Project Details

Mulberry House

Project: Mulberry House, Wedmore – near Axbridge in Somerset

Products & services: Draught-proofing and refurbishing existing sash windows, installing two new sash windows

Completed: Phase 1 completed October 2013, phase 2 due for completion in March 2014

Built during the latter half of the 17th century and renovated during the Georgian period, Mulberry House is one of several charming buildings in the tranquil, charming village of Wedmore, Somerset. It retains many of its period features, including sash windows with window shutters, period coving and traditional fireplaces.

This large period house is a Grade II listed property, which means that any home improvements or alterations made to it must abide by Listed Building Regulations. Although the property enjoyed extensive renovation around ten years ago, some of the white-painted sash windows still needed replacing.

Refurbishing and replacing timber sash windows

The current owners contacted Wessex Restoration to upgrade their existing period windows. Last October we draught-proofed and refurbished existing sash windows in the property, to keep their home snug over winter. Our craftsmen are also in the process of creating two identical new double glazed sash windows to be fitted this spring in place of ill-fitting casement windows.

We’ve had some great feedback already from the owners, who say they were “extremely impressed with the high level of joinery expertise and knowledge” and that they have been “thrilled with the results”!

Sash window specialists in Somerset

As well as upgrading sash windows, Wessex has its own modern joinery workshop where we craft all of our timber products. Like in this residential project, we supply bespoke sash windows to match the original, whatever the style or era. Every item of joinery, from sliding sashes to timber doors, is made in our workshop to exact specifications.

With our bespoke joinery workshop, we can cater for nearly every heritage project, no matter how complex the request, including panelling, cills, architraves, skirting boards and other joinery requirements.

Check out our case studies to see some of the prestigious projects we’ve been involved in, or browse our product pages to read more about the restoration work we could carry out for you.