Whether you’re updating your existing home or taking on a period renovation project, be careful not to make the mistake of removing period timber sashes. Where they can be restored and waterproofed, it is always worth holding onto the original windows.
Most issues with timber windows can be fixed, including foggy windows, rotten frames and sticking sashes and a professional will be able to assist in making the decision in whether to salvage or replace but ultimately it's down to customer preference and budget.
Installing new sash windows in an existing house or in a traditional-style self-build are generally more expensive than casements, but the extra cost for added character or a realistic recreation is usually worth it.
Here at Altra Glass we supply and install uPVC Sash windows across North Wales. We have teamed up with Roseview windows the UK leading uPVC sash window manufacture. All three replacement uPVC sash windows combine high-performance modern benefits with all the charm and character of period timber sash windows. The result is a suite of easy-to-operate, low-maintenance windows that never need painting, but which offer enhanced security, A rated thermal efficiency and excellent sound insulation as standard. Between them, there’s a window to suit all projects and budgets: from new build and self build, through to conservation refurbishments and high-end replacements.
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- Sam Williams
"We had a broken window (strained arms) repaired and another one cleaned and re-sealed. Barry arrived on time and was quick, polite and did a fantastic job. We've got him now to come back and replace two windows and door because we were that impressed with his/Altra Glass's work."
- Martin Pegler
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