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    Sayerwood is a joinery based in Norwich, Norfolk. We produce made to measure products made from sustainable wood sources and take on projects for a variety of clients. Dealing with private client enquiries and commissions from other trades and architects we have a proven track record in producing high quality work with attention to detail that is second to none.
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Client Brief:

Requested to provide a sash window replacement. Replacing existing 1990’s PVC windows with replicas of the original box frame sliding sashes that would have originally been fitted to the property: a Georgian Country House. To be part L compliant with double glazed sealed glass units. Each window to have 16 panes divided by slim glazing bars and to look as close to the original period windows as possible.

Work carried out:

We have developed a conservation style sliding sash window. One that has the same sectional thickness and profiles as the original Victorian and Georgian windows. Through many years of the conservation of heritage windows we saw a need for a modern version which looks authentic whilst at the same time being both secure and energy/noise efficient. Our windows use Victorian and Georgian profiles with slim line glazing. The overall depth of the box frame section is under 6″ which means its perfect for period house replacements as this is very close to the depth of the original windows which is normally 5.5”.

Techniques employed:

Box frame sections and sliding sash sections were made up and put together by hand on the bench. These were fully treated with our own linseed oil and preservative mixture which we allow to soak into the wood for over a week. Four coats of paint are applied, finishing with Little Green exterior eggshell mixed in with Farrow and Ball colour Cromarty 285 to the exterior with white satin to the interior.

All windows were fully glazed and finished by Sayerwood. We also removed the existing PVC windows, installed the new windows, the internal window boards and carried out all external remedial works.

Please take a look at some of the photographs below which illustrate the installed windows. Some of the features which help them provide a secure and energy and noise efficient beautiful alternative to UPVC are evident in the photographs.

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Client Brief: 

To make a Victorian style door with fine detailing and to install this in a Victorian terraced house.

Requests to create Victorian styled doors for Victorian terraced houses are quite common. This is because period terraced houses often have non standard size door apertures making it difficult to find a standard door to fit without having to first cut it to the correct size. The practice of cutting standard sized doors to fit the size of the aperture is never a good practise as it weakens doors that need to be inherently strong.

Work carried out: 

We build solid hardwood doors in a style to enhance the original character of the house and blend in with neighbouring homes.

This door had etched patterned glass to the top panels and has traditional raised panels to the lower half of the door and is made with large mid and bottom rails to match an original design. The door frame was fully restored thus saving it from being ripped out and replaced with PVC.

We used a heat gun and paint stripper to prepare the frame. The frame had 5 coats of finish in total. We also used an aluminium primer on the door to help protect the door from exposure to the sun during the summer months.

Techniques Employed: 

The door was made by us using traditional wedged mortice Tenon construction, with a single lambs tongue moulded shape being used to create an attractive surround to the glass and raised panels.
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Client Brief: 

We often make custom made doors and on this occasion the client requested that we reproduce a 1930’s styled front door and frame with an oval shaped stained glass window. Neil Forkes Stained Glass produced the stained glass window at our request and we sourced the door locking system and furniture.

Work Carried Out:

A new door was designed and built as a reproduction of a 1930’s style oval glassed front door in Sayerwood’s workshop in Norwich. The old door frame and door was removed, and then prior to the replacement door and frame being fitted a damp course was put in by Sayerwood Joinery. The new door,  frame and threshold were then installed by Sayerwood complete with a stained glass oval unit completed by Neil Forkes.

The frame and door were made using Akoya hardwood with the threshold being hand crafted from European solid oak.  A Multi-lock system by Karcher was fitted to the door and the door furniture fitted included a steel lever door knob also by Karcher and stainless steel door letterbox.

A single glazed stained glass window designed by Neil Forkes stained glass company.

Techniques Employed:

The door was designed using through wedged mortice and tenon construction technique. Weather seals were incorporated into the frame to comply with current building regulations. Two Ovlo shaped templates were produced at the design stage one for Sayerwood Joinery and one for Neil Forkes stained glass ensuring that the stained glass was a perfect fit to the handmade door.

The door was primed with Aluminium primer ready for painting by the client’s own painter and decorator.

We created our own subseal in keeping with the door.

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Client Brief:

To create a Georgian conservation grade sash window replica to replace the existing irreparable sash window in accordance with Norfolk Building Conservation guidelines. The building was a listed building facing a high street.

Work Carried Out:

A site survey was carried out, whereupon the existing sash window was beyond repair having had previous repairs that had since failed and wet rot present. An exact design of the existing window was hand drawn to scale, and a marking out rod created in the Norwich workshop with which to create the exact replica.  A sliding box sash window was then created, with a box section with the weights and pulleys within and the sash windows themselves. These were then installed having removed the old window and temporarily removed the existing internal period shutters to this window to gain access before then reinstalling these. All installation and restorative work was also carried out by Sayerwood Joinery.

The newly created window was made from Scandinavian Red Wood Pine which was then treated with linseed and pine turpentine preservative and then primed ready for painting by the client’s decorator. The window was single glazed with putty face work.

Techniques Employed: 

Traditional carpentry and joinery methods were employed and the new window created using techniques that are at least 300 years old. The new windows new innovations including brush draft seals to both sash lights to give modern draft proofing performance without being visible, modern pulley wheels and modern locking systems. The product produced is therefore compliant with period property restoration work and modern building regulations.

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Client Brief:

To replace the existing Georgian single glazed sash window in a listed building in a conservation area, the weights and pulleys of which were no longer workable and the wood rotten. A double glazed replacement sash window was a preferred option and would conform with building conservation guidelines and modern building regulations as the window was on a top floor rear elevation of the property.

Work Carried Out:

A site survey was carried out, whereupon the existing sash window was deemed beyond repair. An exact design of the existing window was hand drawn to scale, and a marking out rod created in the Norwich workshop with which to create the exact replica.  A sliding box sash window was then created, with a box section with the weights and pulleys within and the sash windows themselves.  All installation and restorative work was also carried out by Sayerwood Joinery. The window was built to match the other rear windows on the same elevation of the adjacent Georgian terraced houses

The newly created window was treated with linseed and pine turpentine preservative and then primed ready for painting by the client’s decorator.

Techniques Employed: 

Traditional carpentry and joinery methods were employed and the new window created using techniques that are at least 300 years old. The windows were made of Scandinavian Red Wood Pine and were treated with Linseed Oil and Pine Turpentine preservative. The new windows new innovations including brush draft seals to both sash lights to give modern draft proofing performance without being visible, modern pulley wheels and modern locking systems. As the window is a bathroom window frosted glass was used. The double glazed sealed units are 16mm in depth and are filled with heavier Krypton gas to bring up the U value and make them part L of building regulations compliant.

 

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