Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

A renowned eye hospital celebrating its bicentenary this year has been given expert help to retain its heritage by leading period window specialist Ventrolla.

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital has a new modern building now but its former hospital building, a Victorian Grade II listed facade, remains on a prominent site in Oxford Road.

Citylabs, a new biomedical centre of excellence is being developed there, using both the frontage of the former Royal Eye Hospital building and a 94,000 sq ft building at the rear.

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Wilton Castle in Redcar

Wilton Castle in Redcar

Ventrolla assisted in the renovation and conversion of Wilton Castle in Redcar, North Yorkshire. Working in conjunction with the main contractor Wimpey Homes, Ventrolla renovated over 100 sash and casement windows on an ongoing basis.

- Ventrolla’s Wood Repair System VR90 was used to carry out repairs and fix scarfed in timber.

- All sashes were eased, adjusted as necessary and balanced.

- New sash cords were fitted and pulleys and hinges serviced.

- Windows were fully draught-proofed using Ventrolla’s unique Perimeter Sealing System.

- Sash windows were fitted with the Ventrolla Sash Removal System, which allows quick and easy removal of sashes internally for future maintenance.

- Aluminum trickle vents, coated in Heritage Green to match the existing windows, were installed into the top sashes to comply with British Standards.

To see more examples of Ventrolla’s timber window renovation service click here.


Grade II Listed Rudding Gates Apartments

Grade II Listed Rudding Gates Apartments

When the Grade II Listed Rudding Gates Apartments opened eight years ago, Ventrolla were called upon for their expertise in sash window renovation.

Repairs were carried out on eight windows and two doors, which included extensive timber repair and renovation, and the installation of the unique Ventrolla Sash Removal System which allows easy future painting and maintenance.

To see more examples of Ventrolla’s timber window renovation service click here.


Double Glazing for Period Timber Sash Windows

Double Glazing for Timber Sash Windows

Ventrolla’s new Double Glazing brochure gives a comprehensive insight into the range of solutions available to replace cold, draughty, single-glazed timber windows with modern double-glazing.

With rising heating bills, many homeowners are looking for ways to maximise the energy efficiency of their timber windows, whilst retaining their original look and charm.

Whether it’s replacing original single glazed sashes with new slim double glazed sashes, or alternatively manufacturing complete new double glazed timber windows, Ventrolla has the perfect solution for your property.

Ventrolla offers timber window renovation and performance upgrade services throughout the UK and Ireland. For a FREE no-obligation survey and quotation, call free on 0800 378 278 or visit


NEW Ventrolla Window Hardware brochure

We know that those finishing touches make all the difference when decorating your home.

That’s why we offer our window furniture in a range of different styles and a choice of 23 finishes, so you can find the perfect look for your home.

Hand-forged using traditional skills, each of our unique pieces will beautifully enhance your windows.

To find out more, download our new Window Furniture brochure or call 0800 378 278.



Discreet Secondary Glazing

Discreet Secondary Glazing

Although probably not top of the list for most people now the sun is shining, this time of year is the perfect time to think about secondary glazing.

As we all know, the warm weather doesn’t stick around forever so taking measures to reduce window draughts and rattles before the winter months is not such a bad idea.

Although here at Ventrolla we pride ourselves on restoring period windows back to their former glory, we also specialise in secondary glazing – an ideal solution for those living near busy roads or other noisy environments who want to reduce sound intrusion as well as heat loss.

As stated on the Centre for Sustainable Energy website, “Around 18% of the total heat loss from a typical house is through the windows. By reducing window draughts you can cut the heat loss and make your home more comfortable.”

As many period homeowners consider double glazing their windows as sacrilege, due to the history and heritage of their home, original sash features can be retained using various forms of secondary glazing.

Approved by English Heritage, Historic Scotland and CADW in Wales, Ventrolla’s discreet secondary glazing system reduces heat loss and improves sound insulation in both listed properties and those in conservation areas.

For more information visit our new secondary glazing website or give us a call on 0800 378 278.


Ventrolla experts on hand at Royal Highland Show.

Ventrolla experts on hand at Royal Highland Show.

Timber sash window specialists, Ventrolla, will be heading on over to the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh next week.

From Thursday 19th until Sunday 22nd June at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston, thousands of people will be flocking to the show to experience a wide range of countryside pursuits, sample the finest food and drink and enjoy a unique shopping adventure.

So, take a seat in the grandstand to watch this year’s award-winning animals on parade, or indulge in Scotland’s larder at The Food Hall, or even visit the cookery theatre which offers four days packed with master classes hosted by chefs and restaurateurs from across the country.

Ventrolla’s expert team will be on hand, offering advice and guidance on all things timber window related – see us at Stand 805 in the Shopping Arcade.

Ventrolla specialise in restoring and repairing timber sash windows, focusing on renovation, draught-proofing and performance upgrade.

For a free no-obligation survey and quotation, please come and see us at stand number 805, or call 0800 243 126 or visit

For more information about the show, including ticket information and directions please visit


19th century Golcar Vicarage

19th century Golcar Vicarage

The sodden sash windows at Golcar Vicarage have been urgently replaced by period window specialist Ventrolla.

The property, occupied by the local vicar and his wife, sits within the grounds of the Golcar parish, West Yorkshire. Following an inspection of the late 19th century building the windows were deemed too rotten for repair.

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Mark Wademan - Technical Surveyor

Mark Wademan – Technical Surveyor

Investment in training by period window specialists Ventrolla has seen 14 staff achieve qualifications and develop skills ranging from joinery and glazing to safety at work.

Ventrolla offers a nationwide bespoke renovation service for timber sliding sash and casement windows as well as for timber doors.

Managing Director David Greaves said the company is committed to having a highly skilled and motivated workforce, which will benefit customers as well as the business and make it an employer of choice.

“Our investment in staff training is essential to the business,” he said: “This means that all our staff have the best training and experience which will mean they are better qualified and allowing them to progress further in the trade.”

Mark Wademan, Steve Cameron and Dan Bullen successfully completed a Managing Safely course with the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The course is designed for managers and supervisors and will help ensure that best practices are carried out by Ventrolla staff in the workshop and on site.

Mark Wademan, a Technical Surveyor at Ventrolla, said: “It has been great to learn new skills whilst being in a job and this qualification will help me to achieve more in my role.”
Through Leeds College of Building, Simon Taylor and Damien Cameron, from the joinery workshop, have completed an NVQ Level II in Bench Joinery and Industrial Finishing respectively.

A further nine members of the surveying and installation teams are completing NVQ Level III in Glass and Glazing. As of June this year installers and surveyors of replacement windows and doors in domestic properties will need to meet a new standard of minimum technical competency (MTC) introduced by the government.

Home owners will be able to confirm the experience and ability of contractors by asking to see their FENSA (Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme) MTC card, which all Ventrolla installers will carry.