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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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Replacement of rotten cills to a former Victorian school in Southampton

Replacement of rotten cills to a former Victorian school, the grooves in the brickwork were made by pupils in the 1800s that used the bricks as a sharpening stone for their pencils, a marine primer was used to protect the…

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Repair to a rotten cill on a conservatory

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Refurbishment of a bay window in Southampton

Refurbishment of a bay window…

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