Reinstate Sash Windows to ‘Workmans Cottage’ North Fremantle, Western Australia
- Remove window conversion.
- Rebuild the box mullions
- Install fixed sidelights.
- Double-hung and weather-sealed centre light.
In this project we replicated, as close as possible, the windows that would have originally existed. Although they had been converted using aluminium casement frames, the original outer timber frames were still in place.
Once the aluminium conversion was removed, new box frame mullions were built. We worked using the old mullion joints in the window sill as our template. Top-quality replacement sashes were produced, primed and putty glazed ahead of time.
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A replacement pulley and weight balance system was installed. Rustproof axel pulleys and braided marine cord were selected to ensure a very long life.
Before & After (flip box)
Brush weather seals are fitted to stop rattles as well as improving the homes energy efficiency.
Professionally painted sash windows, by others, complete the project to ensure the windows are ready to face the weather for years to come.
SWS Perth was established in 2003 after Simon migrated from the UK, where he first founded Sash Window Specialist. Simon has over 30 years experience renovating period windows & doors. From large commercial projects to small residential repairs, Simon has the specialized experience to rectify all window and door problems.
Fremantle, Perth and Across Western Australia
North Fremantle is situated on a peninsula, with the Indian Ocean to the west and the Swan River to the east. There were settlers here from as early as the 1830s and North Fremantle became an independent municipality in 1895.
Being close to both the docks and a freshwater river this was prime land for industrial development. Wool stores, tanneries, government stores, stockyards, oil storage etc. Simple stone cottages were built close to the factories to house the workers.
In the 1870s, works began on the railway line from Fremantle to Guildford, including the original North Fremantle station that opened in 1881 . Leighton Crossing was built and named after John and Anne Leighton, who were the gatekeepers of the crossing from 1881 to 1895.
Today the ‘Dingo Flour Mill’ and former Ford car factory, later a brewery, remain as iconic landmarks of an industrial past.