Our team did a renovation of sash windows in Snailwell during the summer of 2014. These Victorain-style sash windows in Snailwell required substantial refurbishment. The current windows were the original single glazed box sashes suffered from peeling paint, rotting wood frames and crumbling putty – making the window frames lose and inefficient.
We spent 4 days transforming traditional sash windows and improving the home’s entire look. Our team sanded down the timber frames, revealing and removing rotten sections as they went. Any minor softwood sections were filled with resinous wood fillers to strengthen them.
The rest of the wood was treated with a wood hardener. All holes in the wooden window frames were also repaired.
We also added new putty to all the glass fittings. This secures the glass for the future but also makes sure the windows are as efficient as possible. Once we had sanded down all the repairs, we could prepare the windows for painting.
After protecting all adjacent areas with film and masking paper, we painted the window timbers, giving them a smooth, almost mirror-like finish. We opted to use a paint spray gun rather than brushes because the primer and paint can fill the areas nicely and provide a very smooth and professional finish.
The pictures below show the process from start to finish:
The result was a home with beautifully restored sash windows. All of the work our restoration team did ensures that the home will look great for many years.
We have also ensured the windows are protected from rot as well. This substantial home now stands out as a beautiful example of how period timber windows can be bought back to life without needing replacement.