Chameleon Sash Windows Specialist provides wooden windows restoration services in East Anglia and South East. We restore traditional sash windows and work with private and commercial clients on all period properties.
Our team specialize in restoring and double-glazing all styles of original sash windows, french doors and casement windows in Grade 2 listed buildings or buildings in conversation areas. We provide a cost-effective alternative to complete sash window replacement, ensuring energy efficiency and preserving the historic appearance.
Our comprehensive range of services is committed to preserving traditional sash windows while improving their energy efficiency to compete with modern A-rated windows.
Our window specialists are experienced in handling all types of timber frame issues. Over the past ten years, we have restored thousands of sash windows. We understand how to enhance the durability of restored frames, making them as long-lasting as those made with Accoya wood.
To achieve this, we have developed our unique timber laminating technique, which imparts exceptional durability to the original sash windows undergoing restoration.
Sash window draught-proofing is a great option for Grade 2 listed buildings to remove rattling and draught. It does not require planning permission. We usually do window draught-proofing with timber frame repairs or double glazing retrofit.
Our team instals new staff and parting beads with draught-proofing seals and adds weather seals to the meeting rail. We can also draught-proof casement windows and french doors.
Unblock stuck sashes
Repair broken cords
Install restrictors & stops
From sash cords repair, glass pane replacement, and window sill replacement to unblocking painted shut sashes. We can restore the functionality of your sash and casement windows.
All sash window repairs are included in our sash window refurbishment & draught-proofing price.
External noise pollution
Condensation on windows
Bulky secondary glazing
Heat-loss through windows
Living in a period home with single-glazed windows, you’re well aware of the challenges during winter, as well as the effort and cost required to heat your home. Moreover, if you’re situated near busy roads, you know how easily sound penetrates your home through a single pane of glass.
We have encountered numerous properties facing this issue and have successfully helped many homeowners achieve what once seemed impossible: installing double glazing with all its associated benefits while retaining the original timber frames.
All of this has become possible due to the innovative vacuum double glazing, which is only 7mm thick. Its slim design makes it an ideal fit for the narrow stiles and glazing bars of period sash windows. This new generation of glass delivers superior thermal performance and U-value compared to double Low-E and 34mm triple glazing.
Areas Of Service
Our team of sash window specialists can replace inefficient single-glazing in the original box sash window with heritage double-glazing. This will improve the energy efficiency of your traditional timber sash windows and reduce energy bills.
The thermal photo below shows double-glazed sash windows by our team.
The ground floor window of the period property is single-glazed, while the window above it has been retrofitted with slim-profile double-glazing. You can clearly see the significant thermal difference between the two.
Traditional wooden sash windows can now be double-glazed, so you do not need a more expensive window replacement service.
The innovative vacuum double glazing is eight times more efficient than single glazing and four times more efficient than secondary glazing. This advanced glass technology also boasts greater durability than standard double glazing insulated with inert gases like Krypton and Argon.
U-value of different glazing solutions
The U-value measures heat loss; it tells you how energy-efficient glazing is. The lower the U-value, the better thermal insulation glazing has.
Unlike other sash window companies, our primary focus is window refurbishment and retrofitting; we don’t sell new windows or double-glazed sash inserts. Our expert team is dedicated to the concept of repair rather than replacement.
We also don’t promote draught-proofing as a miracle solution for all energy efficiency issues, as some companies do.
Our approach is direct and honest; we will only recommend a service that effectively addresses your problem. The staff members who attend our quote meetings are genuine window experts, not salespeople.
For your peace of mind, our services come with guarantees from our company and manufacturers of products we use, such as vacuum double glazing, timber, and seals.
We offer an eight-year paintwork guarantee and 20 years on repaired timber window parts. The vacuum double glazing we use has 15 years manufacturer warranty covering failed double-glazed units.
We pride ourselves on delivering a high-quality job that our customers will be delighted with. Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what our clients and customers have said about our services.
Really pleased with our windows! Prompt and helpful communication, extremely hard working team and a great looking (and hopefully better functioning) end result. Thank you!
Alex and the team have restored our 20 year old sash windows so they look brand new. The team worked non-stop to complete it and made sure everything was to an excellent standard. Thank you.
We’re very happy with the work we recently had completed on the windows. It was also done in great time, with the guys coming nearly every day, including weekends – absolute grafters. Thank you, our windows look great!
We had an excellent experience with Chameleon Decorators. The work was completed on time and to a very high standard throughout, all at a fair price. Would have no hesitation in providing a recommendation. Please note that the team work on the exterior only so you will need to factor in an internal job also!
Very pleased with the results, very professional service. Would recommend.
Excellent communication, service and professionalism. We spoke with Chameleon to restore some rotting wood french doors and wooden windows, as well as redecorate. 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.
If you are looking for reliable and professional sash windows specialists with executive customer service in your area, look no further than Chameleon Windows! Contact our friendly team today, and we will be happy to restore your windows.