The customer had just bought a large manor house in Tunbridge Wells. The house had been badly maintained over the years and needed quite a lot of work done. We had previously worked with this customer, and he knew he needed a specialist company to repair and restore his original windows. Some of them were in extremely bad nick and were probably going to be replaced if not done by a specialist restoration company. This property being a grade 2 listed property made retaining the windows quite important.
The property was quite large. We, therefore, split the project into four batches. Our teams removed each batch in turn and ensured the frames are repaired and painted before taking the windows to our workshop. In the workshop, we completely stripped the windows to bare timber. We then repaired all the rotten parts of replaced then with hardwood sections. We then fully painted the sashes to the final coat. The windows were then returned and re-installed. During the re-installation, we draught proofed the windows and made sure they function property by re-cording, re-weighting and overhauling them.
The customer now had well-restored windows, and none of the original windows had been replaced. We were able to repair every single one. This meant that the listing remained in place as it was original. The only difference was that the windows looked great and functioned even better.