Window renovation brings more requests for quotes from neighbours

Working on a very large property just outside Radcliffe on Trent near Nottingham.  We have been renovating and restoring some large sash windows, window casements and had to replace some sills.

Client now asked us to quote on double glazed conversions to keep the property warm, condensation free and quieter as it fronts a major road.

The whole job is looking so good now that the next door neighbour has asked us to quote for his property.

WORK CARRIED OUT TO A HIGH STANDARD

Just received payment from a customer on Friar Lane in center or Nottingham and her comments were
Please find enclosed a cheque to the value of…. in respect of the repair of two sash windows at our premises on Friar Lane. The work has been carried out to a high standard and the workmen were both efficient and professional. Thank you for a job well done.

It is nice to receive payment but even nicer with a thank you!!

WINDOWS IN LISTED BUILDINGS

Listed Building Consent

If you own a building which is listed, usually grade II, then it is vital that you seek consent before making any changes to the windows, we have been called in to look at a lovely property which the customer did not realise was listed it is on a fairly ordinary street but the customer had replaced the old windows and put in PVC double glazed units, now the Council are insisting that these windows are removed and replaced with a like for like with the old original wooden windows all at the customers expense!

This is obviously a skilled carpenters job because we have had to take photographs of the windows in adjacent buildings and construct exact replicas to replace the plastic ones.

So it really is essential to check before using PVC windows to replace wooden ones. Its also essential that a good craftsman like Adam is brought in to do such work.

But, on the posative side the wooden windows will look wonderful and be worth the effort.

 

 

 

 

WINDOW RENOVATION AND DOUBLE GLAZING

Starting a lovely job at Burton Joyce today, its a very nice house and all the casements need renovating or re-newing there are some leaded lights and we will encapsulate these into double glazed units and replace the existing single glazed units with double glazing thereby cutting down on heating bills and draughts, still keeping the existing windows so the house loses none of its original character.

Draughts from ill fitting or rotten windows?

Still renovating traditional homes with replacement or re-worked windows. Its been very windy lately and it tends to show where the windows are not fitted or sealed as well as they might be. So whether its a replacement casement, a full restoration or a simple casement re-hang and draught seal fitted we are eliminating the draughts and reducing heating bills one way or another, it also adds value to the property

 

 

 

CONDENSATION ON SASH WINDOWS

It’s certainly going to be great when its finished, the front room is already noticably warmer and there’s no condensation on the windows in the morning.  The guys have been great the whole time and we completely appreciate you squeezing us in so quickly.

An email from a customer where we are part way through a renovation of sash windows.

 

 

DRAUGHTY WINDOWS AND DOORS

We are finding that lots of people at this time of the year are noticing the draught coming from poorly fitting windows and doors.

Just had a call to go to see a lady where we did double glazed conversions to the windows in her previous home in 2009 and now she wants us to do the same in her present home, always nice to know that we did such a good job for a customer that they want us to go back.

Her new home is lovely – it has old stained glass windows and these will need to be carefully taken out, refurbished where necessary and then encapsulated into a double glazed unit and then put back into the renovated window frames that we will be making.

Such a pleasure to maintain the character of these older buildings with the traditional windows and doors.