Timber Window Restoration

Sash Window Restoration

Highly coveted for their period charm and characteristic design, timber sash windows make heritage buildings beautiful. Without regular maintenance, older timber windows can become prone to water infiltration, rotting and cracking, and sashes may start to stick or rattle.

Rather than replacing sash windows, a simple and cost-effective solution is to have your windows restored. After servicing, existing sash windows will not only work perfectly, but inside a property will be more energy efficient, soundproof and dust-free.

With many years experience in timber sash window restoration, Wessex Restoration have the necessary knowledge and skills to provide you with a professional and reliable repair service. We also offer a free survey of your existing windows to assess their condition and gain an insight in the work that needs to be done.

Sash window repairs

At Wessex Restoration, we are able to repair and renovate any such issues with your timber sash windows, preserving the original design and character for you to enjoy for years to come.

  • Re-hang, re-balance and adjust sashes
  • Open sashes that have been painted shut
  • Fitting new staff beads and parting beads
  • Replacing sash cords, weights and pulleys
  • Draught proofing; fitting a concealed sealing system
  • Frame repairs and replacement joinery
  • New sashes with profile matching
  • Reglazing or slim double glazing upgrade
  • New furniture and hardware

Replacement joinery for wooden sash windows

Some sashes on windows can reach a state of disrepair, which we may find either during our initial observation or later on during renovation. In this situation, Wessex Restoration can provide you with an in-depth quote for the manufacturing cost of new sashes; made from organically treated FSC or similar European redwood, glazed with 3mm drawn glass and face puttied, with a primed finish, unless specified otherwise, for the decoration by others.

New windows can also be made to match existing timber sash windows or casement windows if required; manufactured again from FSC or European redwood, but with hardwood sills.

Our Restoration Projects

We have carried out renovation projects on numerous properties in conservation areas and listed buildings. Read about some of our heritage restoration projects, including bespoke designs and replica period features!

Kresen Kernow Archive Centre
timber sash window renovation
Case study: Timber sash window renovation and repair
Tyndalls Park Road
Refurbishing Grade II listed building at the University of Bristol