Period property restoration: Georgian Sash Window Replacement

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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