Vaucluse sash Window Restoration winter 2017

Our specialised team of joiners, carpenters and glaziers, were contracted to replace all the existing sashes on a block of an art deco units in Vaucluse 38 double hung windows and 8 casement windows in the bathrooms (a sash is the wooden frame that holds the glass, there is a top and a bottom, they are all pink primed in these photos)

The frames were all prepared, and some sills required to be attended to with lead flashing

 Stripping out all the old rotten sashes and repairing the frames, removing the weights and rebalancing the windows

Stripping out all the old rotten sashes and repairing the frames, removing the weights and
rebalancing the windows

 Old sashes ready for the tip

Old sashes ready for the tip

 Stripping out sashes from the frames and replacing pulleys, repairing frames

Stripping out sashes from the frames and replacing pulleys, repairing frames

 Installing new red cedar putty point glazed sashes

Installing new red cedar putty point glazed sashes

 All new satin chrome replica sash pulleys were replaced on all windows

All new satin chrome replica sash pulleys were replaced on all windows

 Rotten sill

Rotten sill

 Lead flashing was used to repair damaged window sills

Lead flashing was used to repair damaged window sills

 The finished product, new red cedar sashes installed, ready for the painters

The finished product, new red cedar sashes installed, ready for the painters

 The final product with all new quality hardware and fully draft sealed, being thoroughly cleaned up for the return of another satisfied customer

The final product with all new quality hardware and fully draft sealed, being thoroughly cleaned up for the return of another satisfied customer

Keep it Simple with Sash windows

Firstly, let’s establish the era of your Double Hung Sash Windows.

Are they Art Deco 1920s? Federation style or Victorian or Colonial?

Okay... let’s make it easier... most sash windows in the Sydney area pre 1950 are Counterbalance Double Hung Sash Windows with a rope and pulley system.  If you have these windows they are made of quality joinery and cedar frames and hardwood sills.

Always Repair Sash Windows Before You Paint!

Sydney Sash Window Repairs recently completed 47 windows for a 1920s Mansion in Strathfield. Each window was meticulously repaired and balanced ready for the builder’s painters who spray painted each window with a superb finish, and new hardware and sash locks were installed.

Why/What/How/Repair Replace? Cost Analysis

Some of the windows built in the early fifties (mostly in apartment blocks) don’t have pulleys and run on the cord running on friction, some of these windows are wider than they are tall which is not the best design. It was a time when things were being made cheaper and quicker. However a good repair to these windows will definitely be better value than replacing with cheap timber or aluminium windows.

Traditional Double Hung Hardwood Window Sills

All Australian Heritage sash windows (Victorian,Federation.Art Deco etc) have been built will fine precise joinery ,cedar frames and quality Australian hardwoods for sills. These windows can be seen all over Sydney’s inner west, lower north shore If ,however your timber windows and sills were made cheaply and mass produced from the 60-70s on-wards, the majority of these window sills have been poorly constructed with inferior materials such as Maple and poor quality Cedar. This is not a good solution for a window sill and once they begin to rot,