Sash window repair and restoration Nottingham
Russ Pike of Prime Decoration specialises in repairing sash windows on period property in Nottingham and surrounding areas. The service includes restoration of rotten window frames and wooden sills, draught-proofing, sash cord repair and restoration of damaged stone sills.
Sash windows need to be maintained, especially on period properties in conservation areas, where replacement costs of windows damaged by prolonged water ingress can be huge. I have a background in fine finishing, and have a range of specialist products and finishes (both traditional and modern) formulated to repair wooden sash windows, and keep them in first class order.
Wooden sills are especially vulnerable to water, and full replacement due to rot can be very expensive and in some cases extremely inconvenient. I have very effective techniques and products to repair the most decayed timbers, by killing rot dead in its tracks and effecting an invisible repair that is guaranteed by Repair Care for up to 10 years.
We are approved specialist contractors and have been given extensive training in the repair care system, offering a 10 year guarantee.
Draught proofing: is a straightforward procedure that will immediately pay for itself in heat savings. By removing your sash windows and fitting with recessed plastic draught strips, sashes can be removed and replaced again for maintenance and repainting along with replacement sash cords for a smoother opening and closing operation.
Sash cords: Sash windows shouldn’t jam and judder when you open and close them. Sash cords can be replaced and the counter-balances adjusted to ensure a smooth operation.
Stone sills: I have also repaired stone sills on all manner of property, from churches to manor houses and everything in between.
I repaired over 100 stone sills like these on a local church project, using my own repair system. Carried out in 2008, they still look as good now. The damaged was caused by an ingress of water through hair line cracks in the concrete substrate, this lead to the reinforcing bars to oxidise which eventually caused the substrate to crack and breakdown. I use my own secret repair recipe to bring these stone back to life, which was very well received by the local parishioners at Spondon Methodist Church in Derby. Colour matching to existing stone sills is also possible and can be up to 90% accurate.
As an interior decorating specialist, I know you won’t expect me to say this, but protecting the integrity of your sash windows should be a priority over any plans for interior decorating a period property.