London’s Victorian properties typically feature either two over two or one over one timber sliding sash frame between brick piers – particularly in feature bay windows. These windows also include ‘sash horns’ to take the strain of heavier glass panes. Some even incorporate elaborate glazing bar designs which can either be refurbished or replaced, depending on the state of repair.
Victorian homes actually span a number of different styles, including Gothic Revival, Jacobethan (or Tudorbethan), Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Terraced buildings. We will ensure that your windows perfectly match the right style of Victorian architecture for your home.
Restoring Original Victorian Windows
If your windows have seen better days – you are finding it difficult to operate them, they stick, parts are broken, or even if the timber is rotting or they need total replacement, get in touch. Our skilled technicians have extensive experience working with Victorian properties throughout London, and will ensure that your property is handled sensitively. We will assess the problem and make recommendations to ensure that you can keep as much of the original window as possible. In some cases, even the most draughty and damaged windows can be refurbished instead of completely replacing them.
Some properties have unfortunately had windows replaced, either with modern timber or even uPVC windows that don’t match the overall look of the house. If you would like to restore some of your home’s original charm, we can make recommendations and design Victorian-style timber windows that resemble the original style. This assessment may include looking at similar properties in the area, older photographs of your home (if available), or simply drawing on our experience with Victorian buildings to make an informed decision about the likely design.
If you have Victorian windows that are in need of attention, refurbishment, or even replacement, get in touch. Our team have worked on a huge number of Victorian buildings across London and will ensure that your windows are treated sensitively and responsibly.