We installed new Accoya bespoke sashes into fully renovated sash boxes in this substantial Victorian semi-detached property. The swept-headed (curved top) sashes exactly matched the original sashes, and the renovated swept-box tops. New brass window furniture and traditional cords and weights were fitted along with full draught proofed beadings. This installation required careful collaboration with the stonemasons to completely transform the property.
From the moment Graham turned up to measure our windows for a quote you could tell that the work would be performed to a high standard with attention to detail – something that was important to us.
Installation proceeded swiftly, despite having windows in eight rooms replaced. It took one week to remove the existing sashes and refurbish the boxes, and less than a week to install the new windows and decorate as necessary. Despite overrunning exterior work taking place at the same time as the installation, BSW dealt with the unexpected circumstances well and still managed to finish on schedule.
We had concerns when deciding to replace the windows that the character of the house would be affected – something PVC sash windows would inevitably do. As with many old homes, few sash windows could be opened, rattled and could be draughty. One bay window in particular was a focal point and had degraded significantly externally. BSW repaired and replaced woodwork as necessary to match the existing boxes and sills. Now we have snug windows with minimal frames that maximise light and working sashes that can be moved with a single finger!
We are very happy with the product and service and would not hesitate to recommend BSW.
R Hawkes, Redland
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