Monday 12 February 2024

Celebrating 30 Years of The Sash Window Workshop

The Sash Window Workshop is proud to be celebrating 30 years in business this month.

Established on the 11th February 1994, The Sash Window Workshop began operating from a small converted pig shed in Ascot.  Today the company, which is still predominately owned by founder Richard Dollar, trades from two purpose-built workshops in Bracknell.

We believe that it is important to provide high quality, energy efficient timber windows and doors alongside excellent customer service and this ethos has remained with the company from inception to the present day.

This is reflected in the fact that roughly half of our orders coming from existing customers or recommendations.  The Sash Window Workshop are also a Which? Trusted Trader and we have an ‘Excellent’ Trustpilot rating.

To mark the 30-year anniversary, we will be holding an event next month at Lord’s cricket ground, with an additional event to celebrate with employees later in the year.

Several employees have worked for The Sash Window Workshop for over half of the company’s 30 years, with loyal and dedicated staff being the backbone of the business.  Later this month, we will be speaking to some of our longstanding employees and sharing how The Sash Window Workshop has changed and grown over the last 30 years.

Reflecting on the growth of the company over the last 30 years, Richard Dollar, Managing Director and founder of The Sash Window Workshop, commented:

“The last 30 years have been quite a journey.  In 1994 we started from nothing, with a hand to mouth existence.  Since then, there have been many ups and downs.  However, we have always continued to invest in the business, even during Covid when we purchased new machinery to prepare for continued future growth.

This approach, along with our focus on providing an exceptional product backed up with excellent customer service, delivered by our outstanding team of employees, has led to a business that continues to grow.  Five years ago, we were celebrating fitting and repairing £6.5 million of windows and doors, today this figure is around £11 million.

We are very proud of our success and look forward to seeing where the next 30 years takes us!”

Richard Dollar Founder and Managing Director of The Sash Window Workshop
Above: Richard Dollar, Managing Director and Founder.

Ascot first workshop
Above: our first workshop in Ascot.

The Sash Window Workshop Manufacturing
Above: inside our current joinery workshop in Bracknell.