Sash Window Expert Case Study – Bay Windows

Mr and Mrs Roberts from West Sussex came to us having relocated from the North. They had purchased the middle section of a particularly large house, which retained many of the original period features. Unfortunately one of the bay windows had large areas of rot that had been badly filled and painted over.

Our surveyor was invited along to ascertain exactly how much of the original bay windows could be saved and how much new joinery would need to be reproduced by our joiners in the workshop. The surveyor’s report included detailed measurements of some new hardwood sashes, cills and linings that would be required for the complete renovation of this triple bay window.

Once given the go-ahead from the client our joiners set about replicating the existing moulding details of the original sash windows. Upon completion, all of the new joineries were primed and undercoated and the sashes had toughened safety glass fitted.

Bay Window Renovation

The next step was for our skilled carpenters to return to the site and begin the renovation works on the bay windows. The room was fully dust sheeted and a tarpaulin was put up on the outside as a precautionary measure from the poor weather. The bay window was then carefully dismantled by cutting out all the rotten vertical sections including the original cill section.

After checking that the brickwork is dry and intact we proceeded to fit the new hardwood cill and vertical sections. All of the joints between the timbers were bonded together with our epoxy resin to prevent cracking and water ingress. All the timbers were then fully sanded, primed and undercoated.

The new and existing sashes were then machined to fit neatly into the box frame and our discreet draught-proofing system was carefully fitted to eradicate any draughts and allow the windows to open and close with ease. Some new brass centre catches, finger lifts and restrictor locks were fitted.

Finally, the tools and dustsheets were removed and a final vacuum of the room was completed. Our carpenters checked with the clients that they were completely satisfied with the renovation and all that was left to do was for the surveyor to contact the clients to confirm that they were happy. At this time they immediately placed an order to have the next few windows renovated as part of their ongoing project.

The work carried out on Mr and Mrs Roberts Bay Windows

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What Our Customers Say

Helen Thomas
If I could clone you for all the other work we need to do over the next few years, I would! Thank you Mark for having such a good team in place. And huge thank you to Gary, Alex, John and Glen for taking such care of our windows and giving them what they needed after years (decades?) of neglect. Your attention to detail and 'doing it right' was very much appreciated, and your ability to solve problems was awesome. Helen & Tim, Godalming
Roxana Avanu
Amazing service from start to finish, no issues and no drama. The name Sash Window Experts is well chosen. Mark and his team - Gary and John were extremely helpful and professional and the end product - new sash sound proof double glaze windows upstairs and the kitchen triple sash window restored was top quality. I am very grateful to Sash Window Experts.
Amy Clarke
Cannot fault Mark and his team. We replaced the original sashes to our 1890's home with new like-for-like hardwood double glazed sash windows, and apart from being warmer, quieter, cleaner and altogether much smarter, you really wouldn't tell the difference - an amazing feat! They are absolutely beautiful windows, so well crafted and fitted, and the restoration of rot on the original box is imperceptible. Gary was friendly, clean, professional, and safe throughout the fitting, and very thoughtful in causing minimal disruption to the home. Absolutely thrilled with everything from the service to the price to the final finish. Delighted with them. Would recommend in a heartbeat.
Alison Fordham
We were nervous about getting our Victorian French windows restored and had received a ridiculously high quote. Sash Window Experts came in at a good price, gave a timeframe that worked with our schedule and did a great job. All as promised. The fitter, Gary, put the doors back in with great care and took time made sure they worked smoothly and also discussed any queries with us. Definitely made the job value for money. Very happy customers! We are looking forward to beign able to open our doors again and enjoy the garden. Thank you Mark and Co!
Peter Jones
Our house is Edwardian and has the original sash windows from 1906. I really want to make sure that any double glazed windows did not look out of place - so the woodwork, including the side bars etc should still be very thin to match the originals. I was fearing ending up with fat wooden bars but Mark took me to see a previous customer and I was happy to see the woodwork there and it put my mind at rest. We went for the thin Krypton windows. Now the windows are in they look very good and match very well. To be fair to everybody, we will not know until the winter how well they remedy our warmth and condensation issues in the house but are confident we made the right choice. Other suppliers would not do separate window panes and instead would only do a large window with a false wooden strip down the middle to make them look like two. We did not want that. The carpenters, Steve and Gary turned up on time (early actually) and got on with the job very efficiently and left no mess behind. I am very happy with the company and the windows.
Natasha Birley
Mark and his team are amazing. They restored our sash windows and doors. Mark is really knowledgeable and passionate and explained the process to me so I knew exactly what they would be doing. Once the work commenced I was amazed by how well they draft proofed the windows. They took so much care and the guys were polite, tidy, timely and a joy to have around. I would absolutely recommend the team to anyone thinking of restoring their windows, they look AMAZING!
Rachael Smith
Absolutely outstanding quality, value for money and service from Rob. This is the second time Rob has done work for us and we can highly recommend him. The sash windows are like new! Thanks Rob 😀
Jon Reed
Used these guys to do a total refurbishment on the windows of my 1870s Victorian Villa style house. Incredibly happy with the work and the guys doing it are just superb. On time to the minute every day, clearly take pride in the work they do and super friendly. Would not hesitate to use again!
Geoff Parsons
Excellent service from Mark. The windows installed last week. Look elegant and noise reduced considerably.
S Attewell
Very pleased, very sound work done, very professional and friendly team. Highly recommended!!