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 offer 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 below**

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 below**

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

The 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
sashes 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
could
constitute a
criminal offence.
No

Please continue to question 4
What do you want to try and achieve?
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:
Reduce Heat Loss /
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.Draught seal
existing window
and use secondary
glazing or timber
shutter.
2.Draught seal and
introduce new double
glazed sashes -
requires special
glass*.
3. Complete
replacement -
requires special
glass*
Improvement:
Keep the original
frame and replace
the sashes 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 build /
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 registered
contractor or
certification from
building control

Once we some basic information about your project, it will be possible for us to advise options that may be suitable. Following assessment of your existing windows doors, we will then be able to offer you some meaningful costs to help with your budgeting.

*: Denotes planning consent or building regs. compliance may be required. We can advise on these matters for you.
**: We can help with this if required, but consent is required before work can proceed. It is usually possible to draught seal the windows without consent.

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