Preserving sash windows is vital for our heritage

Sash windows elevate properties in ways that other features cannot. We know this fact, which is why we provide the best sash window restoration Northumberland has available. Our team can help to retain the sashes so they continue to add value. With a thoughtful, careful service, they can look as good as new.

Casement and sash windows form parts of our heritage. Both have been common on UK properties since the end of the 17th century. They are a huge contributor to the charm of period structures. Numerous owners are keen to retain these specific features too, something we always encourage.

The laws protecting your windows

Sash window restoration NorthumberlandOriginal features like sash and casement windows will likely be among the things that made you choose the property in the first place. They can add a lot of value, especially in the future if you decide to sell. However, you have to retain them with care. There could even be laws to protect them, regulating what you can do in terms of modifications and replacements. The goal is to preserve their heritage.

Listed buildings have protection thanks to strict planning and restoration guidelines. Mainly, there is the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. The Heritage List is overseen by Historic England. Any change to structures such as these can only be done under particular conditions. You must use suitable materials and tools, and usually need planning permission.

It is our responsibility to restore these windows

Not every property has these listings. Regardless, we view it as our responsibility to restore sash windows just as seriously on every building. There is a specific art form to retaining the original distinguishing elements. Plus, we are careful to sympathise with the current designs. We aim to get as close to the original as possible, even when we do full refurbishments.

One more fact we would like to point out is that windows are vulnerable to wear and tear because of the elements. This can happen on any property, and repair or replacement proves necessary from time to time. If you have a listing, you probably can’t replace old timber sashes with uPVC ones. Instead, you likely need a service like ours. Even if you can freely replace them, we recommend you don’t.

You can rely on us for sash window restoration in Northumberland

At David Humble, we know how important our heritage is. For this reason, we work extra hard to bring old sashes back to top condition. We are incredibly flexible, as we can work on numerous homes and other buildings. Not to mention, our approach to business in general is friendly.

So, if you wish to work with the top business specialising in sash window restoration Northumberland has, contact us today. We have the skills to save features on all kinds of period properties.