A wide range of repairs are possible with traditional wooden windows. What may appear to be beyond repair can often be restored to good working order.
Traditional timber windows and doors can almost always be repaired and restored.
To repair rotten window frames is usually less expensive than replacing windows. Repairing a wooden window is also the best way to preserve the character and architectural significance of a period home.
The timber used in the past was of a high quality and very durable. Many heritage windows and doors are still in use today whereas modern modern replacement windows may need replacement after only twenty years.
When windows have rotten beyond economic repair we copy the originals and manufacture our ‘Authentic Replica’ bespoke timber sash windows & doors.
Rot is a common problem with neglected period windows. Failure of the paintwork allows water to penetrate, creating ideal conditions for wet rot or insect attack.
Repair A Rotten Window Sill
The most common area of rot development is the window sill, fortunately we are expert at replacing rotten sills. We utilise a range of products during our repair projects, from the traditional methods of splicing in new hardwood timber sections to the modern advanced solutions of epoxy resins & glues. All of our materials are selected to ensure a durable, permanent repair for many years to come.
Repair Rotten Window Frame
Repairing Window Sash
We undertake glazing repair work as part of our renovation services. From simple squares to curved glazing we can replace broken glass in period homes. We can reglaze all glass types including coloured, etched and patterned.
Traditional linseed oil putty can dry out and crack over time. This can be removed and fresh putties applied.
Epoxy resins provide an advanced solution to rectify defects and repair rotten windows or doors.
Epoxy Resin Repairs
Using epoxy resin to repair rotten timber has a proven track record from the shipwrights who use it to repair wooden boats. We use the same 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. A far superior professional repair when compared to polyester based 2 part fillers or 'builders bog'.
Used alone or combined with a timber splice (dutchman) epoxy bonds extremely well to the original wood ensuring a long lasting permanent fix.