Period doors & french door restoration & repair services. Inc draught sealing, repair, glazing upgrades, double glazing & bespoke replacement French door frame sets.
Draughty, binding or inoperable period doors and French windows are a familiar problem in heritage properties.
Draught Seal & Restore
Draught Seal & Restore is our core door repair & recondition service and should be considered an essential upgrade for all existing period doors.
Our recondition and draught seal service will restore your hereitage doors and french windows to proper working order, stopping rattles and controlling those intrusive cold draughts. By controlling the draughts we also reduces the airborne noise & dust being carried into your home.
Draught-Seal benefits include:
- Primarily they seal the gaps where draughts enter, thereby improving the comfort & energy efficiency of your home & saving you money on energy bills.
- Low friction draught seals enable free movement of the door, yet are tight enough to eliminate intrusive rattles.
- Air borne noise, dust and other pollutants that are suspended within draughts are also greatly reduced.
Our ‘Recondition & Draught Seal’ procedure for period doors includes:
- Inspection & securing of the frame joints
- Our discreet draught seals machined into the perimeter
- Re-fitting of the frame to suit the opening
- Service of the hinges to ensure ease of operation
- Service of the furniture to ensure correct alignment.
Double Glazing Patio & French Doors
We also supply & install authentic wooden replica doors and window panels into existing timber frames, paint finished and double glazed with energy efficient (low E) safety glass. Double glazing combined with our Restoration and Draught Seal procedure provides an obvious overall improvement to the comfort of your home.
Offered in a wide range of timbers inc. Meranti,Oak,Sapele, Douglas Fir, Accoya™.
A large range of glazing options:
Double Glazed Units
Laminate & Toughened Safety Glass
‘Low E’ Energy Efficient Glass
Sash Window Specialist understand the charm of traditional wooden windows & doors which is why all of our work is designed to be as sympathetic as possible.
Our draught seals are machined into the timber components to become an integral, practically invisible part of the window. Our Draught Seal & Restore Service is ideal for conservation areas and listed buildings.
We have been using the same top quality British made draught seals for over 20 years. Brush draught seals are the best option for long life in a sliding sash window.
Bespoke Replica Doors & French Windows
We carefully reproduce a copy of the original door or french window, paying close attention to moulding & sectional details. Single or double glazing available. Glazing bars can be either bonded with duplex bars or individual Slimlite sealed units.
Sealing draughts in your home will return significant savings in heating and cooling costs, as up to 25% of heat is lost via air leakage in a typical home.
Period french windows and doors are not regarded as being very energy efficient. The frames have inherent gaps that allow the doors to swing open and the timber frames can also warp over time, creating larger gaps where air leakage and air infiltration originate.
Draught-stripping your existing period doors and french windows can reduce the draughts from them by almost 90%, therefore significantly reducing the air cooling or heating requirement needed for the room. Warm or cold draughts make air cooling and heating systems work harder and make occupants feel uncomfortable, often adjusting room thermostats to compensate.
"Draught-proofing is one of the most cost effective and least intrusive ways of improving the comfort of occupants and reducing energy used for heating with little or no change to a building’s appearance." Historic England
Windows & doors are a favourite entry point for burglars
We have a range of window and door security options available.
We also supply a wide range of door furniture, available in variety of finishes.