At Smart Sash Window, we offer full sash window repair, restoration, upgrade, and refurbishment services to houses in Brighton, East Sussex. Knowing that new doesn’t mean better when it comes to sash windows, we prioritize refurbishing, and we will help you preserve the integrity of your original sash windows.
Our belief is that replacement should be the last option and reserved only for extreme cases in which the wood damage is totally beyond repair. We have developed a thorough and precise refurbishment procedure that will restore your windows to their original look.
Refurbished sash windows are as practical as they are aesthetically pleasing. They open and close efficiently, reduce noise levels, and add character to the overall look of your home. Our services extend to Fiveways, Hangleton, and other parts of East Sussex.
Why You Should Refurbish Instead of Replace Your Sash Windows
Due to their complex fabrication process, sash windows are made of pieces that wear away with time. Since they are not meant to last a lifetime, regular refurbishment is essential to not have them deteriorate completely.
The main issue that occurs over time is that the frame and glass become loose in the sash box, which results in wobbly or rattling movement. In addition, seasonal changes cause gaps to develop in the window, leading to drought. Seasonal changes also cause the timber to start rotting. Decorators and painters usually paint the sash windows shut to hide the problems.
To avoid all these problems and maintain perfect working conditions, your windows need to be refurbished periodically.
If your sash window was originally made of slow-grown softwoods, it is best to refurbish it rather than replace it. Softwoods have a higher quality and longer durability than modern timber, which is mainly what sash windows are produced from today. In most cases, therefore, it is more beneficial to retain as much of the original timber as possible.
Apart from preserving the quality of the sash window, refurbishment is often the most cost-effective option. Depending on the degree of work required, it can be much cheaper to restore your existing window and its joinery rather than have it totally replaced.
Sash Window Refurbishment Services We Offer
Smart Sash Windows specialises in the refurbishment of traditional sash and casement windows. We refurbish historic Victorian and Georgian windows for houses in Brighton, East Sussex. We also supply and install all types of sash timber windows.
Our engineers cover the entire area of Montpelier, Preston Ville, and West Blatchington. They will discuss your window requirements with you and schedule a visit to assess the condition of your property. The visit will help them determine the amount of work required by your windows.
With decades of experience behind us, you can rest assured we will successfully handle all your repairs and refitting needs. We are so proud of our work that we offer a 5-year guarantee for every sash window we refurbish.
Because we care about our clients, we try to restore and preserve as much of the old sash windows as we possibly can rather than recommend far more expensive replacements. We serve domestic houses in Moulsecoomb, Old Steine, and Patcham, and we also refurbish commercial houses. Here are some examples of the services we offer:
Repairs or refurbishment of rotten windows
Most sash window defects are noticeable on close inspection. Timber decay is not, however, easy to spot. Our team of experts check for moulds, wood rot, weight balancing, rattles, and putty repairs.
Repairs or refurbishment of broken sash cords
We replace sash cords that are worn out or broken. We prefer to repair chains in heavier windows instead of changing them. When we replace a cord, we ensure that it is braided since this significantly increases the durability by comparison to twisted cords. We also make sure the new cord has the same diameter as the old cord.
Replacement of damaged glass
We replace broken glass and repair old putty as part of our refurbishment services to houses in and around Westdene and Withdean.
External window paint must be kept in good condition to protect the joinery and putty from environmental elements. The windows must be repainted every five years to minimise the risk of breakdown. Our team of professional painters will take excellent care of your sash windows, making sure that repainting will not cause your windows to stick.
Draught proofing is a cost-effective way to reduce heat loss and noise from outside and to generally improve the comfort of the building. Our draught proofing process is both efficient and discreet.
Double glazing is used to reduce the amount of dust entering your home and offers great soundproofing. It also makes your sash windows more energy efficient. Our specialists offer double glazing services to residents of Ovingdean, Saltdean and Stanmer.
Wooden window shutters are often installed alongside sash windows to improve energy efficiency and increase the security of the property. We can install, replace, repair, and even remove shutters from your home. We also custom-design replacement shutters where the original shutters no longer exist.
Contact us today! Let’s discuss the refurbishment of your sash windows.
We offer free, no-obligation quotes with no hidden charges. Our prices are fair and transparent. If you own a period property that had the windows removed and replaced with aluminium, plastic or louvres, we reinstate authentic sash windows. This will restore your home to the sophistication and refinement that sash windows inspire.
If your original sash windows were deemed a lost cause by other companies, you must come to us. We will not talk you into a replacement or seek to remove your quality joinery if it stood the test of time. Unlike other companies, we consider the repair of your original joinery the most efficient option.
We know a lot of our clients in Brighton are environmentally conscious so we ensure all our services are environmentally friendly. We make use of ethically-sourced wood and will help you reduce your carbon footprint.