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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.

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.

When looking to replace windows in a period property it is important to ensure that the windows will not comprise the heritage of your home.

With improvements in modern living conditions, condensation is becoming a more common problem. Condensation occurs when saturated air, which is holding a lot of moisture, comes into contact with a surface that has a lower temperature. With windows this occurs when the outside temperature is a lot lower than the room temperature.

When looking to replace your timber windows and doors it is important to consider security.  Although replacement windows and doors in period homes do not need to comply with Part Q, it is still important to ensure that they are as secure as possible.

Like electrical items, which are rated on how little energy they use, windows are also rated on energy efficiency. When looking to replace your windows, it is important to check the energy ratings of the replacement windows.

When looking to replace your windows in a Conservation Area, the first thing that you need to establish is whether your home is in an Article 4 Conservation Area.

If your window needs replacing it is worth considering whether you can just replace the moving parts of the window (the sashes) or whether the whole window will require replacement.

When looking to replace your timber windows it is important to check whether the windows will comply with building regulations.

When designing the perfect study room or office for your home it is important to consider your personal requirements and what works best for you when working or studying.

When installing a replacement window or door, or looking to upgrade existing ironmongery, it is important to consider the style that would suit your property, in addition to the quality of the furniture.

At The Sash Window Workshop we often get asked by customers what is the difference between a sash window and casement window. To address this uncertainty, we have created an infographic to highlight the main differences, alongside some of the benefits and issues associated with each type of window.

When looking to improve the thermal efficiency in your home you may be unclear as to whether your windows just need draught proofing or whether you should double glaze your windows as well.  Within this article, we outline the benefits associated with each repair service and what you should expect.

The Sash Window Workshop is proud to have established an excellent reputation for manufacturing, installing and repairing timber windows since being established in 1994.

When looking to add value to your period home, it is important to ensure that original features are retained, where possible, or replaced with like-for-like. If the originally features have been removed, you can often identify what should have been in your property by looking at other houses nearby.

Renovating a period home and restoring it to its former glory can be very rewarding. A restoration can both provide you with a chance to understand the history of the building and significantly enhance the value of the property.

With snow fall predicted across the country over the next few days, it appears that the snow and cold winter chill is finally here.

With the start of the New Year you may be attempting to stick to New Year’s resolutions of things you would like to achieve in 2017. So why not make a resolution that will help improve the security and comfort of your home?

Edwardian Windows – A History

The Edwardian period started in 1901, although there is debate on when the period finishes. The Edwardian era was a period of revivalism, mixing and matching from many different influences and periods.

With another year coming to an end, we look through our top 6 advice articles from 2016.

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