WINDOWS & ROOFLIGHTS
While I have a very broad joinery portfolio, I have probably restored and replaced more windows than any other type of work. It's really where my self-employment started. While I have made many windows for new builds and extensions, the bulk of my work had been in replicating Victorian and Georgian period detail and I also have lots of experience working on listed buildings. I have made several roof lights and more replacement box sash windows than I can remember, regularly including slimline double glazing to improve heat retention. There's little I haven't experienced in terms of degradation and so I am clear about whether it is more cost-effective in the longer term to restore or replace windows, sash pulleys, weights etc. and I'm very honest about it.
Whether I'm repairing or replacing windows, draught-proofing comes as standard and, while it's not a pre-requisite, I also prefer to manage the painting. That's simply because the quality of the paint used and its application are as important as the joinery itself when it comes to making windows last, so I get frustrated when I see my work badly or cheaply finished by someone else. Likewise, window replacement and repair can impact internal plasterwork, and decor, and external render. Where it does, I make good of this myself and am skilled at doing so because, to me, it is an integral part of the quality of the overall finished result.
The images below are a small selection of the window and roof light work I have done.