Sash Window Fabrication & Restoration: Norwich Home Improvements

Following recent work in the heart of Norwich, constructing and installing six bespoke made sash windows, this latter commission was a referral from a neighbour.

CLIENT BRIEF:

The client requested a new sash window fabrication to be built to the same style as the existing windows on the rest of the property and in keeping with other period properties in the locality.

WORK CARRIED OUT:

Traditional sash window construction methods were used with modern features being incorporated in the design. The modern features included the use of  double glazed units and the use of a duplex glazing system. A duplex glazing system was employed to duplicate Georgian window bars as per existing windows. Double glazing provides better insulation and sound proofing compared to completely traditional single pane glazing. To further insulate the room the window was also fitted with integral draft excluders and for ventilation a vent. Take a look at the photographs below to view these features and the locks fitted to the window.

On this occasion the window was fitted after all new building work had been completed. The builder fitted a wooden forma exactly the same size as the window completing all the render and block work to the exterior and plaster work to the interior prior to the window being fitted. The window was therefore completely finished with wood treatment and paint prior to fitting. Fitting the window was simply a case of removing the wooden forma, inserting the window and applying a few finishing touches.

SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES EMPLOYED: 

This sash window was hand-made using premium red wood pine, a softwood that was treated prior to painting with a natural pine turpentine and linseed oil mixture which is soaked in to the wood for a couple of weeks prior and then allowed to dry before being sealed with an oil based primer paint.  The window was made using a traditional wedged mortice and tenon construction as this method has a proven track record of being a superior method for jointing.

 

 

 

 

 

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