What do i need?

There are a bewildering number of options available to improve traditional timber windows. Some companies offer to overhaul, some to decorate, some to supply brand new windows for others to install and some supplying other people’s windows. What they all have in common is that they will offer you what they want rather than necessarily what you want and will provide you with advice accordingly. We hope that this straightforward guide will help you to understand how your windows and doors may be improved.
Are your windows currently/or are you looking to change them
for wooden windows?
No
We may be able to help,
but would need to understand more about your requirements.Please
contact us for a chat.

Yes
What type of windows do you have?
Sliding sash

We can undertake work
for sliding sash windows.

Hinged/
Casement

We can undertake work
for some types of casement
window.

Doors

We undertake work to a
wide range of timber
doors.

Mixture of
Styles

We undertake work to
most timber window and
door types and can
typically offers a range of
options to suit your
requirements.

 
Are there any special restrictions that may affect work to your property?
The Building is
Listed

There will
almost certainly
be restrictions
on what is
permissible and
you will need to
check with your
borough or
district council.
(see note)

It’s in a
Conservation
Area that is
subject to an
Artical 4
directive

There will
almost certainly
be restrictions
on what is
permissible and
you will need to
check with your
borough or
district council.
(see note)

It’s in a
Conservation
Area but not
subject to an
Artical 4
directive

Status of such
areas varies,but
it is normally
possible to
replace like for
like in
appearance as
long as there is
no alteration to
the size and
shape.

I rent the
property

Replacement of
windows(and
sashed)would
require consent
from the
landlord.

Not sure

It would be wise
to check the
status of your
building as
undertaking
certain works
without
permission
would
constitute a
criminal offence.

No

Great

 
What do you want to try and achive?
Improvement:
Stop rattles /
draughts and make
the windows work
better
Consider window
improvement
services.See
draught seal and
overhaul or
restoration
services.Typically
15-25% cost of
replacement and
would not require
consent

Improvement:
Stop rattles /
draughts and make
the windows work
better
This requires a
themal break and
can be achieved in
a number of ways.
1.Draught seal
existing window
and use secondary
glazing or timber
shutter.2.Draught
seal and introduce
new double glazed
sashes*.
3.Complete
replacement*

Improvement:
Reduce levels
of outside noise
This requires a dead
air space and can be
achieved in a
number of ways.1.
Drought seal
existing window
and use secondary
glazing or timber
shutter.2.Drought
seal and introduce
new double glazed
sashes – requires
special glass*.3.
Complete
replacement -
requires special
glass*

Improvement:
Keep the original
frame and replace
the sashed or door
leaves
If existing frames
are in good
condition, it is
usually possible to
introduce new
single or double
glazed sashes which
can then be draught
sealed.* Deemed to
be improvement
rather than
replacement.
Typically less than
60% cost of
complete
replacement

Improvement:
For new buid /
extensions and
complete
replacement
(typical or custom
profiles available)
Our custome made,
bespoke joinery can
becreated to a near
infinite variety of
sizes, profiles and
configurations but
will require
adherence to
thermal
performance
qualities (if no
convservation
dispensation)*.
Installation from a
FENSA or
certification from
building control