Sash Window Repairs

Ipswich, Suffolk &

Colchester, Essex

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Sash & Casement Window Repairs in Ipswich, Suffolk and Colchester, Essex

We provide attractively priced and professional sash window repair and restoration service in Ipswich, Suffolk and surrounding areas.

 We have many years’ experience in fixing rattling, damaged, or swelling sash windows of all types and sizes. 99% of period windows we survey can be repaired and restored, it is very rare that a sash window repair is not viable,

Some of our sash window repair services include:

  • Sash window repairs
  • Sash window restoration
  • Sash window draught proofing
  • New slimline double glazing into existing sash windows
  • Sash cord repair or replacement
  • Window glazing repairs & replacement glass
  • Sash window rotten wood repairs
  • Sash window painting and decoration
  • Casement window repairs
  • Wooden French door repairs
  • Sash window sill replacement and splicing
  • Listed building and conservation window repairs
  • Minor sash window repairs and adjustments
  • Wooden window security

We believe sliding sash windows and wooden casement windows are an essential feature of a period building’s character as do many conservationists and potential buyers. That’s why we are passionate about restoring, repairing and improving your sash windows.

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Our sash window repair service can repair sash windows, casement windows and period doors more economically than replacing them.

Repairing a sash window is the best way to preserve the character and architectural significance of a period home.

We have repaired and restored many old windows for our customers. We can replace rotten window sills, rebuild rotten bay windows, repair rotten wood, renew broken sash window cords as well as replace broken glass in Ipswich, Suffolk and Colchester.

Why replace your sash and case windows with uPVC plastic when you can repair or refurbish them?

Replacing your traditional timber sash and case windows with modern uPVC replacements can seem like an easy way to banish the problems caused by poorly maintained windows but it’s also undeniable that they lack the style and character of traditional sash windows and cannot be renovated back to mint condition once they begin to show signs of ageing.

Timber sash and case frames can be repaired and refurbished back to pristine condition, and with regular maintenance they can outlast their uPVC counterparts by many years. Beware of replacing your wooden sash windows with new uPVC windows as this will devalue your property if you eve decide to sell.

How much does sash window restoration and repairs cost?

The short answer is a lot less than replacing with new windows. The long answer is it depends on exactly what work the windows need.

How to Repair Wooden Windows

Wood rot is the most common problem associated with period sash and casement windows and doors.  Failure of the paintwork or glazing putty allows water to penetrate the wood, creating ideal conditions for wet rot.

We use a range of products during our sash window repair and restoration service.  Traditional repair methods of cutting out rotten wood and splicing in new timbers are used and bonded with modern products, such as epoxy resins and glues.  Our repair services are of the highest possible standard to ensure that we create a permanent, long lasting repair.

Retain the Original Character of Your Property and don’t devalue your property

The greatest benefit of sash window restoration is that the aesthetic appeal and character of your property is maintained. This is a particularly important consideration in conservation areas, in which planning officials insist on the maintaining of traditional features in properties. Be aware that uPVC windows cannot be fitted in these locations. 

When it comes to selling your house, having original well-maintained wooden sash windows in your property will help maximise its value.

Save Money on your sash windows

Opting for sash window restoration over replacement can save you a lot of money, as restoration work is considerably cheaper than fitting new windows. Even if your windows look beyond repair our team of expert joiners can restore almost every window.

 

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Sash Window Repairs

Ipswich, Suffolk

Colchester, Essex

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info@dampproofing-specialists.co.uk

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01473 561 031

What is damp?

Damp is a common problem, that properties across the UK will suffer from at some stage. If untreated, damp can be extremely damaging to the structure and fabric of your home.

If you are unsure what causes structural dampness, it is the presence of unwanted moisture in the structure of a building. Dampness is caused by either the result of penetration from outside or damp created within the property.

Why does damp occur?

A high proportion of damp problems in buildings is caused by penetrating damp and rising damp. In most cases, dampness is caused by defects or damage to a building like defective roof coverings, render or rainwater gutters and downpipes.

Where can dampness be found?

Dampness can be found anywhere in a building and can affect all types of properties, old and new. It is important that when dampness is suspected you get an accurate diagnosis to determine the type of damp and the cause of the problem. 

How can I identify dampness?

At Damp Proofing Specialists, we use a wide range of instruments and techniques in conjunction with our experience to investigate and identify the presence of excessive moisture in buildings. It is important that a professional surveyor assesses your property to determine what is causing the damp.

Is my property damp proof?

It is vital that your property has a damp proofed structure that will protect the building from problems such as penetrating damp, rising damp and below ground damp.

A Damp Proofing system is a moisture control barrier that can be applied to walls, floors and the structure to prevent moisture from passing into the interior living spaces. Damp issues in buildings is extremely common in the UK and damp remedial treatment is one of the most common property care repairs.

What is damp proofing membrane?

The ground below your floor should have a damp-proof membrane to stop damp coming from the ground and a damp-proof membrane can be applied to the internal side of an external wall to stop damp getting to your plaster and decoration. These membranes are also used on wall areas that are below ground level that can be affected by penetrating damp from the ground.

Why remove plaster during damp proofing?

Plaster must be removed during the damp proofing process as rising damp coming from the ground not only brings moisture but also brings hygroscopic salts, nitrates, and chlorides.

Hygroscopic salts attract moisture from the atmosphere. These salts will contaminate the plaster inside the property and even after a remedial DPC has been inserted the salt contaminated plaster can still become damp. It is vital that contaminated plaster is stripped and replaced during the treatment.