Period building sash window restoration
We have unrivalled experience in dealing with listed and period buildings. We can advise on what will or won’t be accepted as part of planning, and how to comply with building regulations. It’s our expertise in this area that has allowed us to take on many challenging and exciting period restoration projects.
Listed buildings and properties in conservation areas
Conservation areas are of special architectural or historic interest, meaning any work carried out on your home must preserve or enhance the character of its surroundings. This doesn’t always mean that you can’t restore or replace your windows, but it will mean that you need windows that complement your building and its environment.
For historic properties and homes in conservation areas, we can restore sash windows in a way that preserves their intended appearance, and that makes use of the materials and methods originally used to make them. Our draught proofing and slim line double glazing is also a non-intrusive way of insulating your windows from the inside (though listed buildings may be limited to single glazed units). However, it’s worth remembering that it is a criminal offence to carry out work that needs listed building consent without obtaining it beforehand, and you’ll need to contact your local council’s Conservation Officer for guidance first. We’re more than happy to help advise you with this.
English Heritage has also recently stated: “Sash windows are a precious part of our built heritage that makes the places we work and live special and most people find them attractive. But keeping them is not just a matter of taste. It also makes economic and ecological sense.” For more information, please check out their website.