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The Sash Window Workshop will be closed from the afternoon of the 21st December until the morning of the 2nd January 2019.

A recent survey by Barclays and television property expert, Phil Spencer, has highlighted that the average person in Britain stays in their home for 19 years before moving, with over half of UK homeowners choosing to make improvements to their current home instead of moving to a new property.

At The Sash Window Workshop we have over 20 years’ experience working on timber windows in period properties. To help preserve the architectural heritage of local areas, many of the period properties we work on are located in conservation areas.

Are your timber windows rattling in the wind? Did you know that you may not have to replace your windows to stop them rattling?

The first written record of Thames Ditton in Surrey was in 983. However, it remained a small village until the early 16th Century when Hampton Court Palace was built nearby.

With a landlord recently receiving a fine of over £82,000 for not obtaining the permission to modify their listed building (source), it is important to remember to obtain the appropriate permission before proceeding with any work.

Lewes was originally a Saxon village founded in around the 6th Century after the Saxons invaded East Sussex in the 5th Century. There has also been evidence that the Roman settlement of Mutuantonis may have been in the local area.

The Sash Window Workshop have recently manufactured and installed our first timber sliding door in London.

Wantage is a historic market town dating back to the Roman times. The Roman village of Wantage originally was built to serve the agricultural community in the surrounding countryside. The village appears to have been built in the 1st Century and survived well into the 4th Century.

Have you seen our adverts in Highgate and Putney Bridge underground stations? The adverts are running until the middle of November.

When looking to replace your timber sash windows or casement windows, it is important to consider what type of glass best suits your requirements. Different types of glass can offer different benefits to your home.

Have you seen our billboard advert in W6 yet? Between now and the end of October, The Sash Window Workshop have a billboard on Goldhawk Road by Stamford Brook Station.

To increase the lifespan of your timber windows and doors is important to carry out regular maintenance. With the correct maintenance, timber windows and doors can last up to 100 years.

Thatcham is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the country, with evidence of occupation dating from prehistoric times.

It is important to regularly check the condition of your external timber doors. External doors, like windows, are exposed to the elements and can affect security of the property if damaged or rotten.

There is little information about Tonbridge prior to the Domesday book in 1086. However, people are believed to have travelled through the area to cross the river in the Iron Age. An ancient trackway has been traced running along the east side of the present Shipbourne Road, and there is evidence that the Romans used it to serve their Wealden iron industry.

Following on from the success of the heritage open day weekend in 2017, this year for the first time the Heritage Open Days will take place over two weekends in September.

Andover started as a Saxon village. It was first mentioned in history was in 950 AD when King Edred built a royal hunting lodge in the village.

A recent survey, carried out by Discount Flooring Depot, revealed that 82 per cent of Brits would rather live in a period home for its character and original features.

London is home to thousands of period properties. With such a rich heritage, there are several conservation areas and listed buildings across the city helping to maintain and preserve the history.

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