Sash Window Restoration

Tempus Windows are your trusted specialists for sash window restoration in the South West, covering Somerset, Devon and Dorset predominantly. We breathe new life into tired sash windows, restoring their beauty, functionality, and energy efficiency.

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Timber Sash Window Restoration in Somerset, Devon & Dorset

Timber sash windows are a beautiful and timeless architectural feature, adding elegance and character to period properties. However, over time, they can deteriorate due to weather exposure, wear and tear, and improper maintenance. This can lead to a number of problems.

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Why Restore Your Sash Windows

Investing in timber sash window restoration is a wise decision that boosts your home’s value, comfort, and eco-friendliness.

Well-maintained windows fetch a higher resale price, Restoration also improves the seal around your windows, reducing drafts and heat loss. This translates to lower energy bills, meaning you’ll save money while reducing your carbon footprint. The restoration process also enhances curb appeal with timeless elegance and proper sealing during restoration minimises outside noise, creating a quieter and more peaceful living environment for you and your family.

By choosing restoration, you not only improve your home but also contribute to preserving architectural heritage for future generations. It’s a smart decision with lasting benefits.

What are the benefits?

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Well-maintained sash windows are a major selling point for potential buyers. Homes with period features like restored sash windows can fetch a premium of up to 15% compared to similar properties with less character. This translates to a significant increase in your home’s resale value.

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Drafty windows can be a major source of heat loss in any home, leading to higher energy bills and a larger carbon footprint. Restoration improves the seal around your windows, reducing drafts and heat loss by up to 70%, according to the Energy Savings Trust. This means lower energy bills, typically reaching £100 to £200 in annual savings, and a smaller carbon footprint as you rely less on heating.

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Beautifully restored sash windows add a touch of character to your home’s exterior. Studies have shown that curb appeal can significantly impact the perceived value of a property. According to the National Association of Realtors, homes with good curb appeal can sell 7% to 10% faster and for a higher price.

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Proper sealing during restoration reduces outside noise. This can be particularly beneficial for homes located in busy areas or near major roads. Studies by the Environmental Protection Agency have shown that chronic exposure to noise pollution can have negative health impacts, including sleep disturbance and stress. Restored windows create a quieter and more peaceful living environment, contributing to your overall well-being.

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By choosing restoration over replacement, you’re not only improving your home but also contributing to the preservation of architectural heritage for future generations. Sash windows are often crafted from high-quality timber, and restoration allows them to be enjoyed for many more years. Additionally, restoring existing windows uses less raw material and energy compared to complete window replacement, making it a more sustainable choice.

Investing in timber sash window restoration is a smart decision that provides lasting benefits for your home, your wallet, and the environment.

Sash Window Restoration Process

Timber sash window restoration is the process of repairing, rebuilding, and refinishing these windows to their former glory, addressing the issues and restoring their functionality and beauty. Here’s what this process typically entails. A detailed inspection, the repair and the finishing touches.

We will thoroughly assess the condition of your windows, identifying any areas needing repair or replacement. This includes checking for rot, warping, damaged hardware, and drafts. Using traditional techniques and high-quality materials, our joiners will address any issues identified during the inspection. This might involve repairing damaged frames, replacing rotten wood sections, and restoring hardware. Depending on your preferences, we can repaint your windows in a colour of your choice, or strip and refinish them to their original beauty. This restoration process can significantly enhance the look of your home.

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Why Choose Tempus Windows for Your Timber Sash Window Restoration

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Experience

At Tempus Windows, we understand the unique character and craftsmanship of timber sash windows. Our team comprises skilled joiners with decades of experience in traditional restoration techniques. We combine this knowledge with modern materials and best practices to ensure a long-lasting and authentic restoration for your windows.

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Quality

We are committed to delivering the highest quality workmanship on every project. We use only the finest materials, from sustainably sourced timber to top-of-the-line hardware. Our meticulous attention to detail ensures that your restored windows will not only function flawlessly but also retain their beauty for years to come.

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Preservation

We recognise the historical significance of timber sash windows. They aren’t just functional; they’re architectural features that contribute to the character and charm of period properties. We work closely with you to understand your vision and ensure the restoration respects the original design and details of your windows.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! Tempus Windows has experience working with listed buildings. We understand the importance of adhering to strict guidelines when restoring historical features like sash windows. We’ll work closely with you and any relevant authorities to ensure the restoration meets all regulations while maintaining the original character of your windows.

Yes, significantly! Proper sealing during restoration reduces outside noise intrusion. This can be particularly beneficial for homes located in busy areas or near major roads. Studies have shown that chronic exposure to noise pollution can have negative health impacts. Restored windows will create a quieter and more peaceful living environment.

Yes, repairing and restoring your sash windows can significantly increase your property value. Well-maintained sash windows are a major selling point for potential buyers, often fetching a premium price compared to similar properties with less character. The improved energy efficiency and curb appeal also contribute to a higher value.

Costs vary depending on the number and condition of your windows. However, we offer free consultations to assess your needs and provide a detailed and transparent quote. This approach ensures you know exactly what to expect.

The timeframe depends on the extent of the restoration needed. During the free consultation, we’ll provide a realistic timeline.

In most cases, a restoration is just as good, if not better, than a replacement.

Restoration preserves the original character and craftsmanship of your sash windows, which can be more valuable than a modern replacement. Additionally, restoration is often a more sustainable option as it uses existing materials. However, if your windows are severely damaged beyond repair, we can discuss replacement options using materials that complement the style of your property.

We’d be happy to discuss your sash window restoration. You can contact Tempus Windows for a free consultation and quote by email or phone.

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Tempus Windows are a trusted specialist for sash window and door restoration across Somerset, Dorset, and Devon. We offer a comprehensive range of services to breathe new life into your period property, from timber sash windows and casement windows to French doors and stable doors.

Our team of experienced craftsmen utilises traditional techniques and high-quality materials to ensure an authentic and long-lasting restoration. We serve a wide range of locations, including Yeovil, Sherborne, Sparkford, Somerton, Langport, Wincanton, Chard, Dorchester, Ilminster and Exeter.

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