Friday 08 August 2014

Sash window refurbishment in Henley-on-Thames

Famed as the location for the annual Henley Regatta, this South Oxfordshire market town is also known for its rich history.

From the 16th Century Grey’s Court, a picturesque mansion and National Trust property, set amidst well-manicured gardens to The Kenton Theatre, the fourth-oldest working theatre in the country.

With nods to the UK’s historical past at every corner, it will come as no surprise that there are a number of heritage homes located in Henley.

Impressive examples currently for sale include the impressive 7 bedroom, 6 bathroom Normanstead House, a home packed with 19th Century charm.

Whatever the size of your period home in Henley you may be considering sash window refurbishment as part of your attempts to restore your period home to the style in which it was intended.

Below are just some of the things you will need to consider when embarking on this process.

Why choose sash window refurbishment?

Retaining your home’s original features will help to ensure that not only is your property in keeping with the era in which it was built, but that it offers a contribution to local conservation efforts.

If your home is a listed building or in one of Henley-on-Thames’ conservation areas, then refurbishing and repairing your sash windows may fall within the remit of planning.

Your sash windows are also likely to have stood the test of time, withstanding wear and tear over the centuries. And because your sash windows were built to last, it seems only logical that you work to maintain them for future generations rather than replace them altogether.

What are my options?

The options for sash window refurbishment are varied and can be personalised to suit your individual needs and the current condition of your sash windows.

Draught sealing: You can breathe new life into your sash windows via sash window draught sealing, which will help to guard your home against draughts while coming in at a lower cost than replacement sash windows.

As an added bonus repairs to damaged glazing and timbers and the fitting of new ironmongery can be carried out at the same time.

Double glazing: To improve your home’s energy efficiency even further you may want to consider double glazing sash windows. This process will also include draught sealing, ensuring that your home is warm and comfortable whatever the weather.

What are the additional benefits of sash window refurbishment?

There are numerous additional benefits to sash window refurbishment, including those below:

  • Reduced noise
  • Extended window life
  • Improved insulation
  • Sash windows that operate correctly and smoothly

If you are a homeowner in Henley-on-Thames, the local and professional service offered by The Sash Window Workshop will ensure that your timber sash windows are looking and performing at their best. Why not contact us today to organise a free, no-obligation on-site survey?