Renovating original timber sash windows is a specialist skill. It’s not just about freeing stuck sashes or fixing broken glass, although these are common window issues, which needs to be resolved. There are a whole host of intricate tasks that can be carried out as part of a sympathetic restoration, which safeguard authentic features and ensure a window is fit to meet the demands of today – and tomorrow.
Specialist timber window restoration provides homeowners, architects and developers with a range of benefits:
Ventrolla is an industry-leader in wooden window restoration. Preserving the unique charm of period windows is our priority. But it’s about more than just bringing windows back to life. We expertly restore draughty, rattling and unloved sash windows – replacing rotten wood, fixing sash cords and weights, splicing in new timber – and at the same time, we make them fit for modern living. Our unobtrusive innovations don’t compromise the aesthetics of original window; instead they enhance them, delivering energy efficiency, ease of maintenance and more.
We fit our Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS) as standard with any restoration project. Our clever draught exclusion system helps reduce rattles and cold air ingress – a common headache with original windows. The VPSS can contribute to lower energy bills, by keeping a room warmer, too.
Our expertise allows us to recommend the right glazing for all types of period windows. Renovations can include different options – including slim double glazing, that fits into original glazing bars, or secondary glazing, which is ideal for acoustic insulation or for listed properties.
Our patented Sash Removal System (SRS) can be integrated into an original window renovation This discreet feature makes it easier for you to remove the sash when it comes to painting or restoring windows in the future.
By bringing an existing window back to life, it keeps its purpose. Reducing waste, cutting down on new materials used and by virtue of energy efficiency, renovation is kinder to the future of the planet.
Ventrolla’s bespoke window renovations deliver the highest level of insulation, performance and style – as well as fixing niggles – whether you need us to take care of one window or 100. And from start to finish our restoration service offers home or commercial property owners a host of benefits.
If you have old timber sash windows which need to be brought back to life, contact us to find out more about our expert renovation service or to book a free, no-obligation window survey.
Sash window renovation is the process of repairing and restoring old or damaged sash windows to their original condition, improving their functionality and energy efficiency.
Renovating your sash windows can help you retain the original character of your property while improving their energy efficiency and reducing draughts, making your home more comfortable and reducing your energy bills.
Sash window renovation can provide several benefits, including improved insulation, better soundproofing, smoother operation, increased security, and enhanced aesthetic appeal.
The time it takes to renovate your sash windows depends on the extent of the repairs and the number of windows to be renovated. However, a typical sash window renovation project can take several days to a few weeks to complete.
While it’s possible to do sash window renovation yourself, it’s usually best to hire a professional who has the necessary tools, expertise, and experience to do the job right. This is particularly important if you want to ensure that the renovation work is carried out to a high standard, and the windows are properly sealed and insulated.
Sash window renovation typically involves several steps, including repairing or replacing damaged woodwork, removing old paint or varnish, repairing or replacing broken glass, and installing new hardware and fittings. The windows may also be insulated to improve their energy efficiency.
The cost of sash window renovation can vary depending on the extent of the repairs needed, the size and number of windows to be renovated, and the type of materials used. Generally, the cost of renovating sash windows is less than the cost of replacing them entirely.