Renovation of old sash windows in Snailwell, Cambridge
This beautiful home in the heart of Snailwell, Cambridgeshire was worked on during the summer of 2014 and required substantial window renovation. The current windows were the original sashes but were suffering from peeling paint, rotting wood and crumbling putty – making the window frames loose and inefficient.
We spent 4 days transforming the window frames and improving the entire look of the home. Our staff sanded down the timber, revealing and removing rotten sections. The rest of the wood was treated with wood hardener, while all holes were repaired with resinous wood fillers and Accoya and Tricoya veneers. New putty was added to the glasses fittings to ensure that the windows were as efficient as possible. After protecting all adjacent areas with film and masking paper, we then spray painted the window timbers, giving them a smooth, almost mirror-like finish.
The result was a home that was restored to its former glory through a process of restoration and spray painting. This substantial home now stands out as a beautiful example of how older style windows can be improved without needing to replace them.