Restoring sash windows with recycled glass

Sash windows are a common and recognisable feature of homes built in the Georgian and Victorian eras. The unique design of this type of window is no doubt aesthetically pleasing, which is why they are becoming more prominent on modern homes as well as older properties. However, due to the affects of weathering they may require restoration; whether that is by replacing a misshaped pane or fitting a new, updated frame. At David Humble we provide the best sash window restoration Northumberland has to offer.

The thing that sets our service apart is we like to use recycled glass where possible. The material is 100% recyclable, so while it may take over 1,000 years to break down naturally, recycled glass can be repurposed again and again without sacrificing its purity or quality.

Additionally, manufacturing new glass requires a significant amount of energy in order to achieve the correct temperature needed to melt the raw materials found in glass. Things like sand, soda ash, and limestone all have high melting points.

Alternatively, recycled glass requires around 40% less energy. This is because recycled glass is crushed into a product called ‘cullet’ which melts at a significantly lower temperature. Thus, using recycled glass reduces pollution, including green house gases. In fact, a tonne of recycled glass can save on over a tonne of raw materials, avoiding the use of 1,300 pounds of sand, 410 pounds of soda ash, and 380 pounds of limestone.

At David Humble, we offer a free survey on your windows so we can give you an exact price for the job you need. We understand that sash windows are perfect for the summer season as they allow for proper ventilation. By opening both the top and bottom sashes you can expel lingering warm air, while drawing in fresh air. Therefore, our survey and specialised skills will make sure your windows are in perfect condition for the summer season.

One of the things that has placed us amongst the most well established providers of sash window restoration Northumberland is we work hard to find the right glass to replace broken panes. If you would like a first rate service, please contact us.