Our period window restoration service is much more cost effective than partial or full replacement. Restoration of your existing windows or doors has other advantages. By carrying out this work the lifespan of the windows is greatly extended, the integrity and originality of the building is preserved, and the work can be completed without a lengthy manufacturing delay. Most importantly it is environmentally friendly and improves your windows energy rating.
Victorian sash windows which have not been draught sealed can have noticeable gaps around the window. Draughts, dust, dirt and noise flood into your home and heat rushes out, leaving you uncomfortable and costing you money.
Over recent years the uPVC industry has tried to counteract the bad press from the environmental lobby for not being a green product.
We believe the argument should start challenging whether replacing windows unnecessarily is the right environmental option, if you consider that replacement of sash windows and casement windows consumes up to 40 times more energy than renovation or repair.
By renovating sash windows, Saffron Sash Windows, using renewable resources avoids the dramatic impact of uPVC production, whilst minimising waste destined for landfill. This becomes more significant when compared to uPVC replacement windows when you consider;
Sash ropes may be many years old. The smooth operation of timber sash windows relies on the sash ropes staying free of moisture or paint. Painted ropes become brittle and, like decaying ropes, will eventually snap. During any work on your windows, the ropes must be inspected and, if necessary, replaced.
We can supply different types of cords if necessary, but recommend using high strength braded nylon. This cord is decay and UV resistant, perfect for use as sash cords. All cords need a little maintenance to look smart and function properly. It is important to keep them free of paint & lubricate the pulleys from time to time.