Sash windows restoration project in Cambridge. This beautiful period property on one of Cambridge’s most sought-after streets had around 50 traditional sash windows in need of restoration and redecoration.
The size of this property required us to set up a thorough scaffold system to provide safe work access to all the different areas.
We were proud to have been chosen for this job and could complete all sash windows refurbishment work in this period Cambridge property in just over 2 weeks.
The professional paint sprayer that we use to paint exterior woodwork and windows has contributed to the quality and speed of the paintwork. It saved time, and therefore money for our clients. Paint spraying also offers a better factory-like finish.
The sash windows restoration is initiated by scraping and sanding down all wooden surfaces, including window frames, sills and surrounds.
Of the 50 or so windows we had to complete, around 20 were in a condition that required substantial repair work using our Accoya wood. This involves repairing rotten frame pars and, where necessary, lamination of frames with this man-made, highly durable wood.
Once laminated, this provides a new layer of timber that is indistinguishable from the original frame but makes sash windows as durable as new ones made with Accoya wood.
Repair window frames with Accoya wood and using epoxy wood fillers, makes renovated windows lasting longer than just just sanding frames, usualing regular wood filler and painting over. Accoya wood benefits are endless and this new timber is perfect for any kind of exterior restoration because of it durability properties.
The Accoya manufacturer also backs it timber with a 50-year above-ground guarantee, meaning repaired parts of the windows with this. wood will not get the rot for long time.
Following the above preparation, with all surfaces now ready for painting, we begin protecting all areas, which will be sprayed with film and tape to ensure they are all well contained.
This is a time-consuming but critical part of our work process as it means we can, at the next stage, spray with confidence and quickly free from worries of any paint spray-over.
The paint application then begins with our spray method. This provides a very even and hard-wearing finish exhibiting an almost glass-like sheen. This is partly due to the high-quality imported American paints we use, which are amongst the best of all the specialist exterior paints for which the manufacturer also offers a lifelong guarantee.