Why Do We Restore Period Windows?​

Why Do We Restore Period Windows?​

We are fortunate to work on many fascinating historic projects. They all have at least one thing in common; they are driven by like-minded people who are seeking ways to balance caring for their period home while honouring its history.

Placing emphasis on original features feels like the right thing to do but the reasons can be difficult to define.

Practical Advantages

Certainly, preserving heritage, and traditional design, are important factors. But when it comes to repairing wooden windows there are also practical advantages:

  • Re-using materials that are sound
  • Using fewer new materials
  • Repairing, not unnecessarily throwing away
  • Reducing costs

It’s a gentler approach that uses skill and workmanship to preserve wooden windows and extend their lifespan.

Operation Comfort

However, our aim isn’t to save period windows purely because it’s practical. Nor is it just for history’s sake. We’re driven by the fact that we can restore full working order to worn out windows without compromising on comfort.

Well maintained and operational period windows are effective at controlling the temperature of your home, retaining more heat and improving ventilation, with the bonus of reduced external noise and energy consumption.

Tackling Deterioration

We work hard to make your decision to repair original windows a simple one. After all, we know there are alternative options. By developing solutions that tackle varying degrees and causes of deterioration, and continuing to use time-honoured methods, we aim to limit the need for replacement by preserving as many original windows as possible. 

We’ve cared for timber windows for over 35 years, and the skilled attention that our joiners give to each window is a fitting testament to your period home.

If you have wooden sash or casement windows that have seen better days, make an enquiry and we’ll be in touch to see how we can help you to breathe new life into them.

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Sash window repair project by Ventrolla for @the_girl_with_the_green_sofa