Desborough, Northants – Sash Window Repair, Draught Seal & Double Glaze.
Tim at Midlands Sash Window Specialist repaired and restored these traditional Victorian sash windows in Desborough, Northamptonshire. Paintwork was by Irvine and Callum at Sash Window Specialist Yorkshire.
- Repairing rotten wood using epoxy resin and splice repairs.
- Increase the rebate size of the existing sliding sashes.
- 14mm double glazed units were fitted into the existing timber sashes.
- Replace the iron sash weights with lead.
- Integral brush draught seals to reduce noise and ensure the windows will not rattle.
- Professionally hand painted sash windows.
Two Venetian type Mullioned Windows upstairs and two Splayed Bay Windows downstairs.
We use marine-grade epoxy resins to repair rotten windows & doors. Epoxy can be cut and shaped to match damaged mouldings or used to bond open sash joints. Whilst it is an expensive product it does offer a superior wood repair that will last decades, unlike the cheap polyester-based 2 part fillers or ‘builders bog’. Used alone or combined with a timber splice the epoxy bonds extremely well to the original wood ensuring a long-lasting, permanent fix.
Brush daught seals help to improve the soundproofing and energy efficiency of these period windows. Improving energy efficiency saves money on fuel bills and enhances the comfort of your home.
Professionally painted sash windows complete the project and ensure the windows are ready to face the weather for years to come.
SWS Midlands was established in 2001 and is serviced by Tim who has over 20 years experience renovating period windows & doors. From large commercial projects to small residential repairs Tim has the specialized experience you can rely on.
East & West Midlands including Leicestershire, West Midlands, Nottinghamshire, Northants, Warwickshire, East Staffordshire
The town of Desborough is situated approximately 6 miles north-west of Kettering and approximately 18 miles north of Northampton.
Desborough has been occupied since pre-historic times, remaining a small rural settlement until the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when a succession of industrial activity took place which culminated in the development of the boot and shoe industry.
The last two decades of the nineteenth century saw a dramatic rise in population numbers as boot and shoe manufacturers opened their powered factories in the town. The Victorian and Edwardian expansion of Desborough sits alongside the older historic core of the town, built circa 1700.
Desbourgh has surviving examples of Georgian Townhouses, Victorian terraces and Edwardian Semi-detached homes.
A conservation area has been established to the north of the town, within the town centre. The bulk of the conservation area is made up of workers’ housing. These houses are characterised by their grouping in terraced rows along New Street, Mansefield Close and Burghley Close and along the southern side of Gladstone Street. The houses are tightly spaced creating a high density, late Victorian domestic townscape.
“The scale and particular history of the boot and shoe industry has created townscapes that are unique in England. And, because many of the historic buildings relating to the industry are robust and versatile, they can be put to new uses and given a fresh lease of life. …much of the character of these towns derives from a complex mix of factories, houses and workshops and the spaces between them. This calls for an imaginative strategic approach to whole areas if the distinctiveness is to be understood and sensitively managed.” English Heritage