Timber is a natural and relatively inexpensive material that has been used in buildings since time immemorial! Before the onset of modern materials such as UPVC timber was the primary material for window frames and decorative cladding. Indeed, the architectural character of all period and historic buildings and residences is in, great part, due to the use of timber.
Whilst, externally, timber as in window frames can last 30-40 years it is essential that regular inspection is carried out as part of a planned maintenance programme every 5 years!
Our Timber Works And Window Refurbishment Service
Our Technicians are specialists in the refurbishment or renewal of exterior timber.
This ranges from inspection to determine the best course of action for an optimum outcome.
Agreeing with the cooperation of the Building Surveyor what the most appropriate treatment or scope of works that would need to take place. The benefits of this work can be summarised as follows:
- Maintaining the asset value of the property
- Restoring by repair or partial replacement of wooden windows and sash replacement where required
- Ensuring the bond between the frame and glass is cohesive to eliminate draughts, improve heat retention and sound insulation.
Where it is deemed necessary when window frames show sign of rot, we commission experienced carpentry to replicate the original frame and preserve the original architectural character. Where damage is extensive due to rot our Technicians are experienced in the application of Repair Dry Flex 4 -2022001, which is a professional product that allows the speedy repair of areas that appear to be beyond rescue.
When dealing with listed buildings no planning permission is required if the windows are not being replaced but we always advise that checks are made before the work begins to avoid any issues at a later time.
Specialists In Timber And Sash Windows
Our experts are specialists in tackling all timber renovation projects and our service covers any woodwork on the exterior of a building that requires repairs. Once assessed they determine the best and cost-effective solution for the long-term. As they are always mindful of maintaining the character of a property, our team will only replace and refurbish what is needed and do not consider full replacement if any alternatives will work. Using the latest skills, repair products and paint, we restore timber windows back to their beautiful and functional condition and have completed many prominent projects on a range of homes across London and the whole of the U.K.
Why Might Your Building Require Timber Treatments?
If you notice visible damage or can feel that the wood has gone soft, it is time to make an assessment of the condition of all windows and woodwork, especially if other examples were installed at the same time or before. Other signs of wooden windows requiring work include increased draughts, slipping glass, crumbling putty, peeling paint, significant damp on the inside of windows leading to growth of mould and wood dust or particles on sills.