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Circular windows

A opportunity arose for me to undertake some circular work. The window in question had been re-glazed approximately 10years ago. Unfortunately the glazier did not measure the bend correctly and had to fit the glass ‘off centre of the bend’….

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Window cill replacement

This started as a small area of rot in one of the corners. But once I started It became apparent that the whole cill had perished. The exterior walls had been rendered and the interior walls plastered after the window…

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Sash window rescue

About ten years ago these two sash windows had double glazed units fitted after the original glass had been removed. Because the original rebates that the old glass sat in was not deep enough, the contractor machined them so that…

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Scarfing in

An area of wet rot to a 1930s window appears to be the result of either water ingress past the putty or insufficient primer used when painting a previous repair. As you can see I  made  a cut out of…

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Balanced or Lifting Shutters

  The cords had broken on these shutters, and I could not locate the pockets to access the weights in order to re-cord them. I had to refer to a publication by George Ellis titled ‘Modern Practical Joinery’, printed in…

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New for old: Replacing Window Frames

The wooden frames to this turn of the 20th century property were in a remarkable condition, the owner had records going back to 1930 showing a schedule of maintenance, the house had been in the family since it was built! however…

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Porch in Southampton

This particular porch is in good condition apart from the corner post and cill. The rotten timber was cut out and a hard wood replacement offered up and glued in place, Merranti was used for the post and the cill,…

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Draught proofing

Proofing Sash Windows Sash windows can be draughty, particularly older examples. In fact the total amount of escape of heat around a box sash window is equivalent to having a hole about 4” square to the outside world. Fitting double…

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Refurbishment of 1950s Crittal windows in Southampton

This particularly fine example of a double bow window manufactured and installed in the early 1950s was made by Crittal, who have been trading since 1849 originally in Braintree Essex. The steel windows are almost as good as the day…

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Fan lights

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