Sash windows repair project for a grade II listed building in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire
This grade II listed building overlooking the Great Ouse river was acquired by a building company as a complete renovation project. The building needed extensive work inside and outside. Its sash windows were rotten throughout, had holes in timber, sills were nearly non-existent, glass was broken. Due to the historic significance of the building, all the repairs we were to do on the windows had to comply with all the requirements of conservation officers and work closely with them to comply with the rules.
We did all the repairs with Accoya and Tricoya timbers. Accoya and Tricoya are the world’s leading high technology wood. Created from sustainably sourced softwood; it matches or exceeds the durability, stability and beauty of the very best tropical hardwoods. They are guaranteed to last at least 20 years untreated in the ground. These timbers do not absorb water, resist weathering and pests. When protected with hi-tec paint, these timbers will easily last for 50 years, something no other timber can come close to.
The client was not interested in slim double glazing, so we replaced all cracked glass with single glazing. Our work was checked and approved by conservation officers. Moreover, they passed the property on their way to work on a daily basis and observed our team’s work.
Like with all our sash window repair projects, this one is guaranteed for 20 years. The paintwork is guaranteed to last for 10 years, meaning the new owners will not have to worry about repainting their windows every three years (something every house owner dreads).
All the exterior sash windows and doors were spray painted. The woodwork was carefully restored to its former glory without any unnecessary alterations. The client was very pleased with the work and the end results. We loved this project as it gave us an opportunity to work with great people, restore badly rotten sash windows back to their glory and particularly we loved an opportunity to work with bow sash windows.
Having used Alex to paint the inside of our house, we have invited him back to paint the exterior. The team are total work horses. Punctual, efficient and their work is excellent. Can’t recommend highly enough
We have used Matt and his team on a number of occasions.
The standard of work is excellent and offers value for money.
He has a superb eye for detail and does not settle for second best.
I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
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Excellent communication, service and professionalism. We spoke with Chameleon to restore some rotting wood french doors and wooden windows, as well as redecorate. Email discussions with Victoria to arrange the initial quote were answered quickly and in a friendly way. Alex and his team of decorators were excellent - they took 2 and a half days instead of 5, and worked extremely hard, leaving the windows and doors looking great. We'd use them again without hesitation and would thoroughly recommend them.
Alex and his team are superb. We have used them before, and always been impressed - as we were this time - by their work ethic, their expertise and knowledge, the quality of their work, and their efficiency. I recommend them very highly indeed.