Windows are the eyes of any house and for a character property, sash windows are one of their finest and defining features. However, sash windows can be high maintenance and are not without their temperamental side. Commonly, they are also single-glazed and so can be ineffective at retaining the heat of the house and often allow draughts to permeate.
Chameleon can repair sash windows and offer double glazing for period homes throughout Essex. Our double glazing solutions will remove draughts and noise and allow you to enjoy a warm and comfortable environment commensurate with a much more modern window casement.
Our double glazing solutions for sash windows are already a feature on countless period homes throughout Essex. It might seem impossible to add the weight of double glazing to a period window with a narrow rebate – the area where the glass sits – and standard double glazing is normally too wide and heavy. Chameleon uses hi-tech slim Fineo glass which has an amazing thermal performance at a thickness of only 6.7mm, the equivalent of a substantial triple-glazed unit that you would find on a new build property. We can adjust the rebate to accommodate the new glazing and ensure your sash windows run as smoothly as ever.
If you want to reduce your heating bills without compromising on the charm and style of your period property, then draught-proofing the sash windows on your Essex home will have a significant impact on your energy costs.
Not only is this good for your pocket but it also benefits the environment and when you come to sell, your Energy Rating Certificate (ERC) will present a much more favourable and attractive picture to potential purchasers.
Now you can improve thermal insulation without a trade-off against the architecture of your home; new techniques mean that 21st-century comfort is possible in a property that dates from another time offering all the convenience and advantages of a modern home without actually having to live in one. And there is no need to replace your original sash windows with an ugly pseudo equivalent just to stay warm and improve your energy rating. To discuss the sash windows on your Essex home and what we can do for your property, contact Chameleon.
For windows that are showing signs of fatigue and early rot, we can remove soft or brittle sections and repair these with Accoya. Accoya is a new timber which has been produced using a state of the art technological process, making it streets ahead of more conventional soft and hardwoods when it comes to resisting weathering and rot.
Draught-proofing is one of the most effective ways to save energy – and money – in any type of building. Controlled ventilation helps reduce condensation and damp, by letting fresh air in when needed.
Ideally, draught-proofing should be done together with double glazing to maximize the energy-saving and reduce heat loss in houses to a bare minimum.
To find out more about Fineo glass and what Chameleon can do for the windows on your beautiful home, contact us now