Edwardian Sash Window Replacement and Restoration
Sash windows were popularised in the Edwardian era, between 1901-1910. These windows are an iconic feature of many properties built during this period. Sash windows are most notable for the 2 pane by 6 pane structure. The Edwardian Sash style of windows was originally designed to allow more light into buildings, making them feel brighter and more spacious.
Despite the appeal of their inherent traditional style, sash windows are notoriously hard to restore and replace. This is the main reason why you want to acquire the help and guidance from a professionally trained specialist when you’re looking to restore or replace the sash windows that have been installed in your property. This is why our team of expert sash window specialists at Smart Sash Windows are committed to helping you replace and restore your sash windows quickly and efficiently, whilst maintaining that all-important traditional look.
Once one of our team members has arrived at your property, they will quickly assess what work needs to be carried out, taking measurements and noting the colour and type of wood used for the frames to ensure your windows maintain a traditional look and feel. Once the assessments have been completed, our team will issue a free, no obligation quote that will give you a baseline figure of the total restoration cost for your sash windows. You can be sure that we are one of the most competitive sash window service providers in (location), as we can guarantee we will offer you the best quote possible, and that our team of experts will be able to resolve all issues relating to your sash windows.
So, how do you know if your sash windows need replacing?
There is a few things you need to be conscious of when maintaining your sash windows. As these windows typically have wooden frames, they are susceptible to issues brought on by seasonal changes in climate. As temperatures rise during summer, humidity levels also increase, meaning there is elevated levels of moisture in the air. Wood is known as hygroscopic, meaning it’s a material that has the ability to absorb and store moisture in its structure. As the temperatures drop, the moisture in the wood can freeze, which in turn expands the wood, creating unwanted gaps. This can lead to many issues, including undesirable drafts into your home.
You may want to assess your sash windows for any damage before these issues lead on to further problems potentially creating irreparable damage.
What you can expect from us
At Smart Sash Windows, we provide ourselves on delivering the best range of sash window replacement and restoration services in Brighton, East Sussex.
All window profiles, moulds, and horns are designed to best match your existing windows. All our replacement windows come equipped with high security lock mechanisms, ensuring that your home remains as secure as possible. With every installation, we also install full perimeter draft proofing, helping to reduce your energy bills in the colder months.
We have a wide variety of wooden frame types to choose from, including Sapele, and our most popular choice – oak.
There are many options available if you are looking for specialist glazing, including laminated security glass, slimline double glazing, and acoustic glass.
We can guarantee that you will be fully satisfied with our services, so if you’d like to book a survey and receive a free, no obligation quote, contact us today on 07736714533. If your Edwardian home is listed, or is within a conservation area, you may have to go through a few additional layers to make sure that you are compliant with all conservation regulations. Conservation areas are known as areas that help to preserve architectural and historic interests, where original features of properties, such as the ones that are displayed by Edwardian properties, must be maintained.
You will most likely know if you live in a conservation area, or if you’re property is listed. However, if you are unsure, please contact your local council to find out the current listing status of your property. It is crucial that you receive the correct planning permissions if your property is listed, before undergoing any form of restoration work, such as replacing the sash windows on your Edwardian property. Alternatively, one of our expertly trained team members will be able to inform you of the listing status of your property, whilst carrying out the property assessment.
We are more than happy to work in conjunction with your local councils conservation team to ensure that all the original features of the sash windows are maintained to the original standard.We can ensure you that all of our replacements and restoration services will work in compliance with government backed conservation guidelines.
Our Edwardian Sash Window process
Here at Smart Sash Windows we aim to work quickly and efficiently, ensuring that your sash windows are replaced to the highest standard, and within good timing.
The initial stage of our process involves us sending out one of our expert team members to conduct a survey of your property. Within the survey, we will assess the current state of your sash windows, taking note of all the original features, whilst also taking the correct measurements to ensure all of our bespoke sash window designs are fit for your purpose. In the second stage of our process, after our survey has been completed, we will provide you with a complete breakdown of costs to replace or restore your sash windows. If you decide that you would like to employ our services to repair or replace your sash windows, then we will continue our next step which is to submit all of the relevant information to the local councils conservation team in order to gain the right planning permissions. After you have successfully been granted the correct planning permissions by the local conservation team, we will then begin to build your bespoke sash windows in our local workshop. During this process we will keep you updated on progress of the build, ensuring that you are happy with the quality of the work from start to finish.
Now your bespoke sash windows have been successfully built, all that’s left to do is to install them. During this process we will ensure that we work quickly, efficiently, and tidily, to ensure that we maintain our high standards.
If you ever have any questions during any stage of the process from start to finish, then don’t hesitate to ask one of our expert team members.
The cost of replacing or restoring your Edwardian sash windows
As with any project, the price of replacing or restoring your sash windows will entirely depend upon the work that needs to be carried out.
If your sash windows require moderate restoration, such as new draft seals, we typically charge £250 per window.
If you are looking for a full replacement of your sash windows, then you are looking at costs of around of between £1000-£2000, depending on the type of glazing, and type of wooden frame you choose.
Why choose our Edwardian Sash Window services
As previously mentioned, we are one of the most competitive sash window replacement and restoration providers in the local area. We consistently maintain the highest quality of standards to ensure that all of the replacement and restoration work we carry out stands the test of time. We take into consideration all of your needs when it comes to replacing or restoring your sash windows, providing full guidance throughout the whole process, from start to finish.
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Our expert craftsmen will design and build your bespoke sash windows from scratch in our local workshop, using the highest quality materials possible, to ensure that your new windows are durable, and stand the test of time.
We pride ourselves on providing the best possible service through every stage of your replacement or restoration. So if you would like to book a visit from one of our expert team, get a free, no obligation quote, or to just find out more information about how we can help you, then contact us today on (phone number, or at (email address).
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Our guarantees to you
All of our sash window replacements come with a minimum 10 year guarantee. This is to give you peace of mind when choosing us as your sash window supplier, if any issues arise during the 10 year period starting from the initial installation, then you can contact us at any time and we will send out one of our expert team members to assess your situation, aiming to correct any issues that are present, as quickly and efficiently as possible.
So if you would like to book an appointment with us, or find out any more information, feel free to contact us on 07736714533, or email us. Alternatively, we would love for you to come and visit us in-store to see what our expert team of craftsmen can do for you.