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Painting and glazing

Timber windows that have been exposed to the elements without regular maintenance, will deteriorate. Chipped or flaked paintwork and missing putty allows water and damp to seep into the wood, leading to  rot and eventually, if left untreated, collapse.


The parts of a sash window that are particularly susceptible to this are the sills, bottom rails, lower sections of outer linings and pulley stiles. We offer a full painting service to protect them from damp and warp and to maintain a professional finish.  


Our painting process involves both sash windows and frames being fully prepped, with any bare wood treated with an oil-based primer before having an undercoat and oil-based top coat applied inside and out. If you need advice on paint colours we offer paint cards to help you decide.


You may need to re-glaze your sash windows for a number of reasons, most commonly if you have a broken pane of glass, or to replace glass that is outdated or does not match the style or period of your property or the purpose of a room i.e. frosted glass in a bathroom for privacy. You may also wish to upgrade your glass for security reasons by switching to toughened glass.


Glass can be a fragile and potentially dangerous material, with the possibility of serious damage or injury if broken. Safety film can be applied to any window that is, for example, in a child's room or at street-level to reduce the likelihood of injury. In the event of a broken pane the safety film holds dangerous shards of glass in place to prevent injury. It's practically invisible once applied and will not peel or discolour.


Paintwork often cracks and flakes over time and you may need to re-glaze your sash windows if they break or need a toughened glass.