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Replacement sash windows

On 2 Jun 2011 at 10:50am Brussel Sprout wrote:

I would like to replace my metal frame windows with some nice wooden sash windows as my house would originally have had. Can anyone recommend someone for the job? Are there any companies to be avoided? Thanks in advance.
On 2 Jun 2011 at 11:06am Zoe Downton wrote:
I would recommend my partner's company - Sliding Sash Solutions - he is based in Brighton but works throughout the BN postcodes. Please take a look at the company website at www.slidingsashsolutions.co.uk
On 2 Jun 2011 at 2:21pm SherpaTensing wrote:
I used Everest to replace my rotten sash window. Lovely job, very pleased.
However, price may be a deciding factor.
On 2 Jun 2011 at 3:31pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
I certainly wouldn't use Everest without checking several other prices, after what they tried to get away with with my mum.
On 2 Jun 2011 at 4:57pm jrsussex wrote:
How lovely to hear of someone replacing metal/UPVC windows with timber frames. I did it some years ago and never regretted it. A little more maintenance but well worth it.
On 2 Jun 2011 at 4:58pm jrsussex wrote:
Forgot to advise, check the quality of the timber they use. Some joinery firms use cheap soft timber which will rot in a few years.
On 2 Jun 2011 at 5:17pm Hello Again wrote:
Paul Furnell very good done a lot of work for me.
On 2 Jun 2011 at 6:10pm David Brown wrote:
I work for Parsons Joinery.
www.parsonsjoinery.com, talk to Joanne.
First class joinery
Now based up the Broyle, Ringmer
01273 814870
On 2 Jun 2011 at 6:48pm andy wrote:
can confirm that both Dave above and Paul Furnell are top notch craftsmen.
On 2 Jun 2011 at 7:42pm Brian Giggs wrote:
Don't forget if you live in the Lewes Conservation Area you'll need planning permission?!
On 2 Jun 2011 at 9:38pm Brussel sprout wrote:
Thanks for all of your messages. I already ran it by the planning department and they said they would encourage this kind of work to be done - so no problem there.
On 2 Jun 2011 at 10:21pm Local wrote:
You'll still need to apply for consent if the windows are at the front of your house; see Toronto Terrace on the LDC planning database, for example.
On 2 Jun 2011 at 10:41pm Brussel sprout wrote:
Can't find anything relevant relating to toronto Terrace.... What is the link? I know I still have to apply for consent but I have been assured that it will be given.
On 3 Jun 2011 at 6:39pm Old Cynic wrote:
I looked into this recently and was horrified at the prices I was quoted - Everest UPVC was also scarily priced - so Im now looking for someone who can repair what Iv'e got and make some new secondary glazing - suggestions please
On 3 Jun 2011 at 9:07pm local wrote:
As long as you know that a)you have to apply, and b) that LDC won't necessarily agree with their design advisers! You won't get consent for double-glazed timber sashes though, which is stupid.
On 3 Jun 2011 at 9:44pm Brussel sprout wrote:
Would I not get consent for double glazed sash windows if the windows I'm replacing are metal framed double glazed ones? Surely that would be stupid? Surely LDC must be aware of the ecological benefits.......
On 3 Jun 2011 at 9:47pm David Brown wrote:
You can get consent for double glazed units on listed buildings, at Parsons Joinery we use a slimline unit which fits into a standard single glazed timber section, which meets building regs.
So on standard sliding boxframe sashes, the section is 45mm, you can get double glazed unit.
On 4 Jun 2011 at 11:31pm David Brown wrote:
Its all to do with replacing like for like, if your property has standard boxframes, they will be single glazed. To get a 24mm eco thingy double glazed unit to fit, the timber section has to be increased, thus making the boxframe thicker. Then you are not replacing like for like, thats why they wont give consent, but we have found a way around this.
On 25 May 2015 at 1:12pm Men wrote:
I recommend Original Sash Repair in UK. +44 79 2223 8883
On 5 Apr 2016 at 4:46pm Martin Wise wrote:
I have recently used WoodAndHome to fit new timber windows to my home in Lewisham www.woodandhome.co.uk.
They carried out the survey and within 4 weeks supplied very good quality timber sash windows , sliding sash and few casements, spray painted etc
Their price was very competitive with all details in the quotation, I knew what I was paying for.

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On 31 May 2016 at 11:40am mw40784 wrote:
Go for the double glazed windows. It will definitely fulfill your requirements.
A Timbermaster will help to fit the windows with proper care.
On 28 Dec 2016 at 4:14pm Lee Shipley wrote:
Recently had issues with the council and the design of the wooden windows. They kept referring to slimlite glazing, but apparently this is only required in listed buildings. However it seems that Lewes / ESCC are more specific to detail than nearby Brighton & Hove. Ended up using Pembroke & Nash Sash Windows who are based in Brighton & Lewes. They did section details / liaised with the council and so on. Still end result fantastic.

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