Merry Christmas from Ventrolla

Wishing all our customers a cosy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
Please note, our office will close for the Christmas break on the 24th December, re-opening 8.30am, Monday 5th January.


All aboard the L’Alliance

All aboard L’Alliance

Stranger things have happened but a boat might just be the most unusual place Ventrolla has ever delivered its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme.

L’Alliance, a boat on the River Thames, in Chelsea, where architectural practice Lab Architects Ltd have some studio space, was the location of Ventrolla’s latest training session.

It was all aboard for Senior Surveyor, Melvyn Jordan and Business Development Manager, Dawn Walton from the Ventrolla London Commercial office who delivered the CPD to Lab Architects.

The Timber Window Solutions presentation, which focuses on restoration and repair and then discusses the Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System as well as other areas of expertise, was given to Lab Architects’ seven-strong team and beloved company black Labrador, Poppy.

Annie Campbell Langston, Architectural Assistant from Lab Architects said: “The CPD training session was very insightful and stands us in good stead for future design projects.

“We work on a lot of properties in conservation areas so retaining the aesthetics of period windows is key. Enhancing our own knowledge through training allows us to educate our customers on subjects such as restoration, in this case, which gives them a wider variety of options and better understanding of our architectural choices.”


The Conservation in Action tour at the Great Tower

The Conservation in Action tour at the Great Tower

Looking after history and preserving true British heritage is so important, and The Great Tower at Dover Castle is a fine example of conservation at its best.

The Conservation in Action tour at the Great Tower, taking place on Wednesday 10th December, will demonstrate the importance of preserving heritage for the future.

Like conservation experts at the Great Tower, Ventrolla believes restoration is essential. The exclusive event will be a chance for members of the public to learn about the different tools and techniques that are used to conserve items.

For Ventrolla, this has been the case for over 30 years. We have worked on classic period homes, beautiful listed buildings and grand manor houses that deserve to look their best at all times.

Whether it means fitting a Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System to eliminate draughts and rattles or the Ventrolla Sash Removal System to ease future maintenance, Ventrolla’s principles remain set in stone – to restore the original beauty of a sash window, while improving its performance and durability.

To find out more about Ventrolla’s services or to book a FREE no-obligation survey and quotation, call free on 0800 378 278.


Ventrolla make cover of leading trade magazine

Ventrolla make cover of leading trade magazine

Ventrolla South East have made the cover of Public Sector Building magazine with their recent project at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe.

The renovation and draught-proofing work has restored the 100 year old sash windows to their original beauty and made a real difference to the warmth and comfort of the school’s pupils and staff.

Read the full case study here.




Ventrolla patented Sash Removal System (SRS) for easy painting and future maintenance.

Ventrolla patented Sash Removal System (SRS) for easy painting and future maintenance.

The owner of a 1901 stone terrace house can now remove and repaint her windows herself thanks to a successful renovation project by timber sash window specialists Ventrolla.

Harrogate resident Jan Warhurst was fed up that every time she got the decorators in they painted over the sashes and got them stuck.

So when she decided to have the original sash windows renovated and refurbished at the three-bedroom property, ease of maintenance was a real consideration.

Read the full case study here.


Stephen Brownsteele - Google AdWords Qualified Indvidual

Stephen Brownsteele – Google AdWords Qualified

Congratulations to Stephen Brownsteele, Digital Marketing Executive at Ventrolla, for achieving his Google AdWords qualification. Stephen passed two exams to gain certification, including an advanced-level exam on search advertising, covering best practice for managing pay-per-click campaigns.

An incredibly powerful marketing tool, AdWords continues to be Google’s flagship advertising product, allowing advertisers to create highly targeted text, image, and video ads to run on Google, its partner ‘search network’ and its content network sites.

Stephen from York, studied for and took the exams in his own time. He commented, “The material covered in the exams has taught me a lot about our ever-changing online market place and what can be achieved with AdWords and the other Google marketing tools. I plan to pass the Analytics exam before Christmas to take full advantage of our digital marketing opportunities and gain a better understanding of our online customers’ needs.”

To find out more about Ventrolla’s range of period window solutions and to book your FREE, no obligation survey and quotation, call free on 0800 378 278 or visit


Don’t let your wicked windows worry you

Don’t let your wicked windows worry you

This Halloween you might want to take heed of your wicked window woes before the harsh winter sets in.

With eerie thoughts running through your mind, it’s at this time of year when you really notice the rattles, rot and deathly draughts coming from your windows.

Christian Walker, Marketing Manager of Ventrolla, said: “Now is the ideal time to put right your creaky, clattering windows. You don’t want to hear things that go bump in the night!”

As period window specialists with over 30 years’ experience, Ventrolla is the renovation expert to brush your cobwebs away and fix your sinister sashes. Draught-proofing and repair, slim double glazing, secondary glazing and complete new windows are just some of the spine-tingling services on offer.

For a FREE no-obligation survey and quotation call free on 0800 378 278 or visit


Period window specialist, Bryan Herbage, is celebrating a quarter of a century in business with Ventrolla.

Bryan Herbage with his new Ventrolla Van

Bryan Herbage, Southampton, celebrates 25 Years.

Raising a glass to mark the occasion, Bryan, who is based on the south coast, was the third person to join the Ventrolla network in 1989, six years after the renovation expert set up its headquarters in Harrogate.

With years of trade experience, Bryan is able to provide a completely bespoke service to his customers from surveying properties and ordering specialist joinery and glass units to installing the products himself.

Bryan said: “I discovered Ventrolla at an exhibition in 1989 and since starting my business I’ve witnessed Ventrolla grow into a market leader by constantly innovating and providing the best quality goods and service to suit the changing needs of period property owners. It’s an exciting brand to be a part of.

“I work alongside my wife, who manages the accounts and admin and my 23 year old son who undertakes the installations. At Ventrolla there is a real family feel and culture.”
Having previously worked for himself as a carpenter specialising in the renovation of period properties, Bryan believes the key to his success is his experience in the trade combined with his business knowledge.

He added: “Business is back at its best and despite the recession, customer confidence has made a real comeback and we’re busier than ever. I truly believe in the Ventrolla products and have been privileged to work in some remarkable properties. The beauty of the system is that it works and it won’t let you down!”

With over 30 years’ experience, Ventrolla offers a tailored range of period window solutions with branches throughout the UK and Ireland. Its unique service includes draught-proofing with the Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS) and fitting replacement double-glazed sashes that incorporate the patented Sash Removal System (SRS) for easy painting and future maintenance.

Ventrolla also offers complete new windows, secondary glazing solutions and a wide range of window hardware. The company’s head office is in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

For a FREE no-obligation survey and quotation call free on 0800 378 278 or visit


Saving energy is the order of the month as Big Energy Saving Week returns for a second time this year.


From Monday 20th to Friday 24th October, Citizens Advice together with the Government and other organisations are leading the charge to raise awareness of energy and efficiency issues and offer fuel saving advice.

According to Which?, the consumer watchdog, homeowners are spending on average £410 more on energy bills than they were a decade ago meaning it’s more important than ever to be in the know and understand how to be energy-efficient.

For over 30 years, the period window specialists at Ventrolla have been fixing pesky window draughts which not only cause discomfort in homes but can cause fuel bills to escalate out of control.

Christian Walker, Marketing Manager of Ventrolla, said: “Lots of homeowners have seen a huge rise in their household bills due to ill-behaving windows so it’s important to upgrade and maintain them in order to improve efficiency and save energy.

“With a little help from our expert renovation team, windows can be draught-proofed with the Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS) to ensure any gaps around sashes are filled. This has been proven to improve a window’s energy rating by up to 30%. We can also fit replacement double glazed sashes and discreet secondary glazing units.”

To find out more about Ventrolla’s services or to book a FREE no-obligation survey and quotation call free on 0800 0277 454 or visit


RP logoPutting his best foot forward this weekend will be friend and colleague Bruce McGowan, who will be running the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in London.

Managing Director of Ventrolla Scotland, Bruce will be heading to the capital to begin his challenge and raising money for Variety, a national charity for disadvantaged children and young people.

Bruce will be picking up the pace to help provide valuable funds for the charity, which specialises in practical assistance and creating memorable childhood experiences.

Starting and finishing in Hyde Park, the 13.1 mile run through Central London will mean Bruce can enjoy a spot of sightseeing en route including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.

Bruce said: “The challenge was put to me only last month so I decided it would be a great opportunity to raise money for a charity close to my heart.

Royal-Parks-2011_1071“I have set a target of £200 and would like to thank everyone who has donated already to show their support and to help me keep up the pace.”

Back at base, the Ventrolla team will be cheering on and are eagerly awaiting pictures of Bruce’s ‘Mobot’ on the finish line Monday morning.

If you would like to show your support and add to the total already raised, visit Bruce’s Virgin Money Giving page where you can make a donation online or via your mobile device.