Sash Windows London

Established in 1980

With over 40 years’ experience, William Richards knows every aspect of the timber sash window industry. 

With a keen eye for heritage and a determination to innovate, we are always researching and developing traditional methods and modern hardware to enhance the practicality, efficiency and durability of our window care and manufacture services, whilst ensuring each desired period feature is retained.

Our Commitment

As a family run business we pride ourselves on two things: delivering a quality service and maintaining a reliable reputation. Every job is different and we always aim to develop an honest and open relationship with each and every one of our customers; we believe communication is the key to getting the job done right every time.

William Partridge

William Partridge

Founder

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    Sash Window Repair & Restoration in London

    Discover our high-quality sash window repair and restoration service in London, starting from just £390.00. 

    Over time, sash windows can deteriorate due to age, weather and neglect. However, William Richard’s sash window restoration service can replace or repair any damage and restore your London building’s sash windows to their original elegance.

    Whether your sash windows beading has no draught exclusion, the sashes rattle loudly, or the counterbalance system is poor, our restoration teams professional approach will give your London sash windows a new lease of life.

     

    A Trusted London Sash Window Repair & Restoration Company

    With over 30 years of experience in the timber sash window industry, the WRSW craftsmen possess a keen eye for heritage and expert knowledge of sash window repair as well as innovative hardware and modern restoration techniques. We’re able to restore or repair any London sash window regardless of condition and work to ensure we retain all of the original period features and details.

    If you’re looking for a trusted and family run sash window repair and restoration company in London, then contact the WRSW team for the ideal solution. Our complete restoration process includes servicing all hardware such as broken pulleys and catches, fixing any draughts or rattles, and repairing or replacing any rotten timber and damaged glass. We also offer a professional painting service for a simple yet stunning sash window finish.

    As a family-run business, we pride ourselves on delivering a high-quality and reliable service using a range of traditional restoration methods and modern techniques to enhance the practicality, efficiency and durability of your sash windows. Our sash window restoration services are available across the city of London, including Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Kensington, Hampstead, Greenwich, Richmond and Bromley.

     

    How are Sash Windows restored?

    We restore sash windows using our tried and tested WRSW restoration method. If you’re a London resident or business owner considering using our service, then here’s a step by step guide to our process.

    Our experienced craftsmen begin by carefully dismantling the beading and cutting the cord so that the sashes can be removed. We then thoroughly inspect the frame and sashes and replace any rotten timber, loose putty or broken glass.

    Next, we service or replace all of the hardware, including the pulleys and catches, and also replace the wax cord with a pre-stretched nylon woven sash cord. We then weigh the sashes and ensure they are correctly balanced.

    Finally, we re-hang the sashes and precisely mitre and install the insulation beading to exclude any draughts. We also test the sashes for the perfect balance and ensure they work and lock flawlessly.

    For more information about our London sash window restoration service, call WRSW on 0800 054 9683 or email enquiries@williamrichardssashwindows.co.uk.

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    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What Advantages Do Sash Windows Offer?
    As well as looking great, the properties of sash windows mean that they’re perfect for controlling aeration and the flow of air in your home. These windows are incredibly secure, meaning you’re always protected, even if you prefer to leave the window open.
    How Do You Restore My Sash Windows?
    With years of experience, we use our skills and knowledge to restore tired windows. We start by carefully dismantling the beading before inspecting the frame and sashes. All broken and rotten materials are removed before we service the pulleys, hardware, and cards. The sashes are weighed and balanced before the frames are primed. Once all of these is done, we re-hang the sashes and re-apply the beading. Everything is tested before we leave.
    Can I Replace the Windows of a Listed Property?
    The rules around listed properties can be complex, but we’re here to provide the best help and advice to our customers. Usually, you need permission from the local authority to replace windows in listed buildings and we can help you in your correspondence with them. Get in touch now if you need this kind of assistance.
    What Is CAD Drawing?
    Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drawing is a process in which everything we’re going to do is generated and displayed electronically first. This allows you to see the potential results of our work before we start. As well as reducing errors, it also helps to find the perfect solution for a project.
    How Long Does Window Installation Take?
    This depends on what needs to be done. If you need permission from a local authority and particular windows, then the timeframe will be longer than standard sash window installation or a residential property. When you first arrange a project with our team, we’ll endeavor to provide an accurate timescale for you.
    What are the payment terms that are offered?

    We require a 30% deposit on the conformation of your order to get you fully booked in. Then depending on the number of repairs/ new windows you require, we may devise a payment schedule comprised of different stage payments, this is made up of equal payments to cover work as we go along. This is paid when you are happy with the work completed in that stage. 

    What is the lead time on my new windows?

    After we get you fully booked in, we do our best to start your work within 6-8 weeks depending on our availability. 

    What is included in the price of a window restoration?
    • Labour
    • New staff and parting bead with insulating brush and seal installed
    • New nylon woven cord attached
    • Rebalance of the lower and top sash
    • Removal of all excess and lose putty 
    • All new beading spray primed and undercoated 
    • Disposal of existing beading and cord
    Are your new sash windows fully compliant with building regulations?

    Yes, we work closely with architects and surveyors and building control to ensure all our work is compliant with building regulations.

    Do you paint the windows?

    We do, all our new sash windows will come standard with a 4-stage spray coated in Sikkens to match any finish/colour required. For your restored windows, we can arrange our trusted decorators to follow behind our fitters to conduct a full decoration of your windows.

    Can you match my existing sash windows?

    Yes, at William Richards Sash Windows we understand the importance of preserving the original aesthetic of your property. Therefore, we can design and manufacture new windows to perfectly match the original windows with our modern technology. 

    Do you have your own fitters?

    Yes, we have a hand-picked team of specialist sash window experts, to ensure you get the best finish possible

    Can I replace my uPVC with timber ones?

    Yes, we can take out your old plastic windows and replace them with some new timber sash windows or casement windows made entirely to fit the style of your home. 

    I live in a conservation area/ listed building, can you help me?

    Yes, we will produce your technical drawings, heritage report and block pans for your listed building consent application and answer any queries along the way to give you the best chance of gaining approval for your new sash windows.

    What types of sash windows do you manufacture?

    We manufacture all types of sash windows, from Venetian to Georgian to Victorian. You just have to decide on a design that works for you.

    What area do you cover?

    We work from as far north as Manchester down to London and everywhere between

    Will I need to be in the house whilst the work is being carried out?

    It entirely the decision of the customer, we do not require you to be there for our team of professionals can carry out the work they need to. 

    Do you have references from previous customers?

    We have a selection of great reviews and references from our past customers both on our website, Trustpilot and our social media platforms.