Wooden window repairs covering North Wales Cheshire & Merseyside
Wooden windows are a feature that we all have got used to seeing in many of Britain’s period and historic properties, they are a beautiful feature and should be retained at all cost to maintain the history and architecture of the buildings.
There are many styles of period wooden windows that have been utilized over the century’s but the two that was most widely used was the wooden sash window, and the wooden casement window of the two the sash window is the one most people have heard of and recognize as the window that slides up and down as in the name sliding sash window.
Wooden window frame repairs
Period wooden windows are extremely durable and made to last the test of time, they are mainly constructed from pitch pine a type of redwood that is not available today for the mass market, the timber itself is tight-grained and full of natural tree resin, a large amount of natural resin helps stop water penetration in the sections of wooden windows and really delaying any onset of timber decay and fungal attack, this is why period sash windows can go several centuries without any remedial work being carried out unlike modern wooden sash and casement windows that will start to decay anywhere from eight years onward depending on the materials used in their construction.
This is why it is advisable to keep your original period windows they are far superior in quality than anything you may replace them with and once repaired will go on for many more years to come and retain the original character of your period property.
How to refurbish your wooden windows
We restore period wooden sash and casement windows by various methods depending on the situation but the majority of the time it is by removing the rotten window sections and replacing them with new hardwood sections, machined on site to perfectly match the original profiles and bonding them on with a specialist two part epoxy resin system.
This makes a permanent and durable bond that will expand and contract in conjunction with the original wooden sash window timber.
Here you can see the rotten sill and box sections taken out replaced with new hard wood sections and left primed ready for painting.