Restorations (as distinct from repairing broken or rotted timber) covers items like removing and replacing mouldy, lumpy, cracked or flaking paint and face-putty and generally making the windows look attractive again. We also take the opportunity to scrape off excess paint from the outside of the glass, resulting from heavy-handed painting.
Sometimes the bed-putty between the glass and the sash it sits in is so degraded, it’s advisable to remove some of the panes, clean and prime the glazing rebates and re-fit the glass on new bed-putty. This also means we can clean unsightly black mould and green algae which has been accumulating under the putty for a century or more.
Example Sash Window Restorations
See our Case Studies for further photographs.