J & D Sash Renovations
Specialising in sash window repair and restoration
All aspects of sash window repair and renovation from draught proofing to complete restoration and decoration. Trading Standards Approved. Covering Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne and Brighton
At J&D Sash Renovations we understand the difficulty in choosing the right company to work with you. Deciding which sash window firm to invite into your home to work on your windows can seem a daunting task. Working closely with Trading Standards we can take the worry out of this. Being members of the Trading Standards Buy with Confidence scheme means that you can rest assured that J&D Sash Renovations has been rigorously vetted and approved by Trading Standards. Trading Standards Buy with Confidence is non-profit which means all the money that members pay into the scheme is put back in. This gives Trading Standards officers the resources to ensure only the best companies are able to join whilst stamping out rogue traders. They have your best interests at heart only offering you companies that are fully qualified and trusted to offer you a highly professional service at the best possible price. Please follow the link below to learn more about why J&D Sash Renovations is the best choice for the repair, restoration and renovation of sash windows in Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne and Brighton
Sash window renovation
Replacing rotten timber and using our specialist epoxy resin system means we can save almost all original sash windows, saving you money on replacement windows and keeping the original character of your period home. In the few cases where a replacement
window is unavoidable, your new window will be made using traditional methods and will look exactly as the original did.
Once we have removed your windows from their box frames, decades of old paint will be removed taking your windows back to bare wood before being mended and thoroughly sanded to a smooth finish ready to be decorated inside and out with 4 coats of paint. The box frames will then be taken back to bare wood and any broken and rotten wood replaced and the pulleys serviced or replaced before being painted inside and out. The windows are then balanced and any extra weights added to ensure easy opening and rehung and new staff and part bead with integrated draught proof pile installed. Finally, a coat of paint over everything and new locks and window furniture fitted, or we can use the original ones if they are there.
All the work is carried out from the inside so there is no need for scaffolding or ladders and as our sash window restoration work includes having your windows professionally painted inside and out by our qualified team of decorators, there is no need to have to call in different tradesmen after we have gone. You are left with completely finished windows looking great and working perfectly.
Recent job renovating sash windows in Eastbourne (May 2020). Sash windows and box frames repaired and new pulleys and sash cord fitted. The customer decided to use Farrow and Ball exterior and interior paint and paint the outside off black and the inside off white. Please click on the pictures for more detail
Fixed price wherever possible
With our highly skilled and experienced tradesmen, we are able to ascertain all the work needed on your property when we initially visit your home, enabling us the ability to proudly offer a fixed price quote on 99% of all jobs leaving you free to relax and avoid the worry of that inevitable increased final bill. We will closely examine places for rot on the box frame which typically include the window cills and lower box frames and the windows themselves and determine the amount of work needed. We avoid damaging your sash windows and box frames unnecessarily on our first visit by breaking through old paint and filler to try to ascertain the severity of the rot, as this only serves to make a bad situation worse for you with regard to giving water yet another point to get into your property. Close examination of the problem areas by tapping the wood to hear if its hollow and soft to the touch along with an expert eye is enough to spot rotten areas when you have over 15 years experience of closely examining and repairing sash windows in every conceivable state of repair. We will also examine the cords, glass, pulleys and window furniture to ascertain if any need replacing.
What you get when you book a visit from J&D Sash Renovations is a company that follows Trading Standards business ethics to the letter. The person who makes the initial visit will be the main tradesman on site and will be on site all day, every day, of the job. The qualifications and experience of all the tradesmen on site have been checked and verified by trading standards along with stringent background checks and constant monitoring of our business. Being a member of the Trading Standards Buy with Confidence scheme was an easy choice for us. It takes away the need for any worry on your part that we are who we say. There is no room on the Buy with Confidence scheme for anyone who is not totally honest and transparent in their business.
The finished product. Recent renovation job (June 2020) Our renovation process leaves your windows COMPLETELY finished and professionally decorated inside and out.
Double glazed units for your original sash windows
Keeping the prices for our work highly competitive and the cost of materials low and transparent (you pay the same price as we do for materials) allows us to offer you the latest and best products on the market at no extra cost to you. Using the latest Slimline double glazed units enables our tradesmen to avoid unsightly rubber gaskets showing on your sash windows. We can do this by using coloured gaskets that make up the unit so it becomes almost invisible when looking at it from any angle no matter what paint colour you want your windows finished in. This ensures that your sash windows are looking as they should when painted by our professional painters and as close to looking like single pane glass as is possible and is why we can use these products in conservation areas. You get all the benefits of the latest double glazing options whilst keeping the original look of your period property. Giving you much better sound reduction and thermal insulation whilst cutting down on the amount of carbon dioxide emissions. Replacing one square metre of single glazing with slimline low E double glazing will provide a saving of approximately 90kg of carbon dioxide emissions per year
Some examples of the latest slimline glazing units on the market. You can see that advances in the production process of the units now allows for a choice of colours for the gasket. this makes the unit even more discreet and looking like the original glass and is why local councils across the country encourage the use of slimline units in their conservation areas.
All of our paints used inside your home are environmentally friendly with no harmful odours and the materials we use are being constantly updated to find the best products with the lowest impact. From using wood from sustainable forests to biodegradable rubbish bags you can be sure the work in your home is kind to you, your family and your environment. We are proud to be on the list of companies on the Green Achievers website, please follow the link below to learn more.