Norfolk Joinery: Sash window and french door installation in Norwich

A recent commission in the heart of Norwich concerned the construction and installation of six bespoke sash windows, and a french door to a new build extension on a period property.

CLIENT BRIEF:

To provide French doors and six traditionally styled sliding sash windows with weights and pulleys for a new extension to the back of a period property in accordance with Part L energy efficiency building regulations, and to style these to suit the existing property.

WORK CARRIED OUT:

The French doors and the Sash windows were all hand-made from premium Red Wood pine with solid hardwood sills.  The doors and windows were also made in the same style as each other. All wood was treated prior to painting with a natural pine turpentine and linseed oil mixture which is allowed to soak into the wood for a couple of weeks to dry and then sealed with an oil based primer paint.

The French doors were made with Hard wood sills for durability and fitted with locks and Parliament hinges. The Sash windows were built in a traditional manner using wedged Mortice and Tenon construction which has a proven track record of being a superior jointing method.

The installation of the windows and doors were both carried out by our team ensuring that all of these hand-made items were fitted perfectly. The design of, making of and fitting of windows and doors were all covered by Sayerwood for this project but often design is to architectural/professional trade persons specifications.

SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES EMPLOYED: 

Draft seals were installed into the sliding sash light windows as opposed to the frame. The purpose of this is to keep weather seals from being visible, maintaining the authenticity of the traditional design with the function of a modern window.

Heavy duty sash cord was employed to cope with the extra weight of the double glazed sash window units.

Parliament hinges were utilised on the French doors to allow the doors to open fully flush to the external wall to facilitate child safety. This was a specific addition to the client brief added by Sayerwood given that the client had several young children.

Two five lever sash locks were fitted to the French door at the customer’s request and is specific to this project. A multi-lock is the standard lock used by Sayerwood for this type of door.

 

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