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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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Window repairs

My portable home made jig for machning rotten timber from the face of an otherwise sound window. Once I have machined off the rotten face, in this case to a depth of about 1/2″ i then ‘flannel’ (see terminology) new pieces…

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Plastic out – wooden in

I was asked to replace a french bay, the original timber bay was replaced 17yrs ago with this plastic substitute. i was given a photograph taken before the old bay was replaced. Using only this as a guide, i was able…

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Double glazed units fitted into existing windows

This is something I am asked about frequently. It depends on the style of window you have and the thickness of the openers or sashes. Unless I am taking out double glazed units and replacing them, the rebates will need…

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Rot in openers and sliding sashes:

Putty The number one cause of rot, it cracks over time, usually starting in the corners, water gets in, and the damage starts.  Water sits in the rebate where it has no means of drying out sufficiently, until next winter arrives,…

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Rot in window frames

There are very few instances where a window frame has become damaged by rot any significant distance above the cill.  Such rare instances have four main causes: when water gets into the drip bar or the transom; when a closed opener…

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WoodenWindowsrepair.com

Visit our new site Wooden Windows Repairs. http://woodenwindowsrepair.com Giving your period windows a ‘birthday’ will save you money compared to replacement plastic windows. In my experience, I find that ‘replacement’ really means ‘replacement every 10-15 years’, as the plastic degrades and double-glazed…

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The culprit

The culprit. A leaking gutter over time will do this damage. Repairs to a bay window the result of a leaking gutter. Showing the damage to the frame and cill and a example of one of the pieces taken out…

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