Old wooden Sash or Casement windows are always a challenge when it comes to double glazing. Rebates (a gap where a glass pane fits into) in such windows are quite narrow. Standard double glazing, unlike vacuum double glazing, would simply not fit into such rebates. Also, frames need to be strong enough to carry the extra weight of double glazing.
Originally they were meant to carry the weight of single glass. Installing double glazing into such frames will make them dangerous to operate. To make things even trickier, sash windows with a system of weights and pulleys need a competent adjustment to make sure the extra weight of double glazing does not impact their smooth operation.
We deal with all of the above challenges and provide first-class reglazing service to the owners of wooden frame windows in Cambridgeshire.
We work with Fineo glass. It is only 6.7mm thick, yet provides the thermal performance of a standard size double glazing unit. It is an excellent choice for period properties. For windows with very narrow rebates, we have a tailor-made solution. Not only do we widen such rebates, but also strengthen frames so they can carry the extra weight. For sash windows, we do weight rebalancing to ensure they work in a safe and smooth manner.
– Swelling and shrinkage reduced by 75% or more – Doors and windows open effortlessly year round – Reduced maintenance costs
– Lasting 50 years above ground, 25 years in ground/freshwater Class 1 durability, surpassing even teak – Virtually rot proof – 70 year minimum service life stated by TRADA
– Improved stability means coatings last up to two times longer – Easier to coat, less preparation and sanding required
Paint sprayers allow us to apply an equivalent of 2-3 perfectly even coats of paint in just one day. This gives woodwork much better protection, perfect adhesion and superior finish. With such application windows and doors can be shut overnight without sticking.
Paint applied by paint sprayer
Paint applied by brush
|Tasks Performed||Complete window refurbishment||Standard maintenance painting|
|Remove rotten bits of wood.|
|Treat affected areas with|
|Repair woodwork with Accoya/Tricoya|
wood and flexible wood fillers
|Encase treated woodwork with|
|Repair pulley cords|
|Replace cracked glass|
|Sand down woodwork|
|Perform minor woodwork repairs|
|Repair loose putty with flexible|
|Prepare woodwork for painting|
|Spray paint all woodwork|
We do not hire temporary staff. Each member of our team has been thoroughly trained and has been working with us for many years.
We have been in the business for over a decade, and we’re here to stay.
Our insurance cover is 5m
From glass installation to paint finishes – we cover everything. So, when planning renovations, you can rest assured that your timber window work is fully covered.
We have complete faith in our products and services and truly care about providing a fantastic job that our customers are happy with. This is why we offer a comprehensive guarantee to ensure customer satisfaction.
Just like building a family home fit for a future generation, we have built a sustainable family business.
You don`t have to worry about any scheduling issues, as when we give you a quote, we provide a specific timeframe for the project to be completed.
We are constantly upgrading our tools to ensure that we provide a state of the art job with tailor-made equipment for the project at hand.