If you don’t really think your windows are in need of replacement, or if you live in a conservation area, we can carry out the sash window draught proofing service for £350 (+5% VAT). Essentially this service will leave you with well insulated windows that move smoothly within their openings, new sash cords and re-weight the windows if necessary.
Full rundown of the sash window draught proofing service:
- Remove & dispose of all staff & parting beads.
- Dismantle sashes.
- Carry out any necessary sash repairs & fill all cracks with epoxy resin.
- Once resin is dry, sand woodwork.
- Prime all bare timber with Teknos micro-porous base primer.
- Add-on lead weights (where applicable) will be supplied & fitted to counterbalance sashes. *Allow an additional sum of £10-£15 for add-on weight per window.
- Sashes will be hung on white waxed cotton sash cords.
- New staff & parting beads will be supplied & fitted with draught seals.
- Aquatex A10 weatherseal (white) will be fitted to staff beads.
- Aquatex D slot weatherseal (white) will be fitted to parting beads & meeting rails.
- New and bare timber sections will be decorated with Teknos micro-porous standard RAL colour 9016 ‘Traffic White”. *Additional paint colours must be provided by client.
- All work areas will be fully protected and vacuumed each evening.
Sash window draught proofing vs replacement
Depending on the condition of your windows, our surveyor may advise replacement. Every now and again we’ve been asked to draught windows that were so old and decrepit that they were practically falling apart. For example, if our carpenters need to remove chunks of the windows and rebuild them with timber, you’re paying a huge amount in labour costs. If you end up paying 75% of what a brand new door would cost due to rebuilding, then our surveyors would be doing well to advise you to replace your product. Replacements are guaranteed for longer and generally perform better due to recent manufacture, so it’s typically a much better long term choice.
Of course, if you live in a historic building or a conservation area, you may not have a great deal of choice in what you can do. Either way, we’ve got you covered with carpenters that are skilled in both renovation and replacement.