Reinstating double-hung sliding sash frames is one of our specialist services for traditional sash windows. Our bespoke timber sashes restore the authentic look and value to period homes. This repair and reinstate project in Kilburn, North London, NW6 included reinstating all the period windows to the front and rear elevations of the period property.
The original sliding sash system had been replaced with casement window conversions. Luckily with most conversions of this type the original box sash frame still remains and so we can reactivate it.
Some structural repairs were first required to restore the original box window frames. We fitted replacement hardwood window sills and repaired the stiles. Accoya timber splice and splay joints were used to rebuild the rotten lower parts of the box frames. All joints are bonded with epoxy resins ensuring a professional long life repair.
The bespoke replica timber sashes were custom made from Accoya wood at our sash window workshop in Reading, Berkshire. Draught sealed and double glazed with Low-E glass and Argon filled double glazing units to ensure an energy efficient home.
Architecture in Kilburn, NW6.
Kilburn is an area of London, spanning the London Boroughs of Camden and Brent. To the west is West Kilburn, located in the London Borough of Westminster.
Kilburn has a long history dating back to the Romans, who first paved the major road heading north from London. Modern Kilburn is still dominated by late Victorian and Edwardian housing stock, pubs and shops.
Original Victorian sash windows as well as both the Edwardian casement window and double-hung window remain the dominant fenestration of the area. Traditional joinery fitted to the front elevations was typically better quality and constructed from thicker timbers than the cheaper frames used on the rear elevations. Consequently many rear facing windows often require more extensive restoration work, as was the case in this refurbishment. Many of the ugly window conversions fitted in recent decades have now been removed and traditional sliding sashes have been reinstated, restoring much of the heritage streetscape the original architects intended.
At Sash Window Specialist we are proud to have restored so many of these distinctive London homes. We restore, replace and upgrade period windows and doors across Greater London, the city and home counties. Established for over 20 years we are well respected window experts.
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