We have been involved in many well known restoration projects such as The National Trust for Scotland Headquarters, where we systematically removed the sashes from their case and carried out a complete on-site restoration of the sash case, which included stripping back the paint to the bear timber to expose any damage or rot to the existing case. We would then undertake to carry out the necessary repairs to restore the case to its original condition, making allowances for “character damage”. We would also at this stage replace any broken or ineffective axle pulley wheels.
The sashes would be transported to our workshop where the restoration work would be carried out, which would include stripping back paint again to expose any damage or rot to the existing sash. Our restoration process would include for replacing or repairing damaged sash wood or astragals and the replacement of broken glass using either antique or float glass as per architects/clients instructions. Our ‘Encap’ draught proofing system would be installed at this stage if required by the architect/client.
The restored sashes would be packed carefully for transportation back to site and re-fitted into their respective cases. At this stage the new sash cord would be fitted and counter balance weights checked and adjusted accordingly. New baton rods and parting bead would be fitted with section sizes and moulds to replicate original.
On completion the sashes would be checked for operation and integrity.