Over the years timber windows that have been exposed to the elements and not been regularly maintained will deteriorate. Chipped or flaked paintwork and missing putty allow water to access the wood. This can lead to decay, causing the material to collapse. Particularly vulnerable are the window sills, bottom rails lower sections of outer linings and pulley stiles.
Too often we have seen properties that have replaced the original timber windows for modern replacements. However at HRG Services we will always try and save your original windows rather than replacing them, keeping the historical character of your property.
HRG Services offers a restoration and painting package that will carefully restore your windows and then redecorate them to the highest standard.
Our skilled team have years of experience restoring original timber windows on period properties throughout Dorset and the neighbouring counties, we pay special attention at the preparation stage to ensure that the best results are reached.
We use specialist paints to achieve the maximum durability and longevity of your windows. We take great pride in this element of our work and advise our customers that this area of works can take a little longer to achieve the required standard that both, we and the client can be proud of.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free no obligation survey or for further information.
In most cases it is not required, but if necessary we can strip back all existing paint coatings back to bare timber ready to fully establish all rotten areas.
Our stripping equipment uses the latest technology by removing old paint layers using infrared heat. By using this system old glass can be protected as the infrared will not heat the surface of the glass but simply pass through it. Also due to the low temperatures work on lead based paints can be done safely.
Should a project not require stripping back then our experienced team will prepare the surrounding surface to the highest of standards ready for our resin systems to be applied. Our aim is to remove all rotten timbers back to a sound surface, preserving as much of the original woodwork as possible.
As well as removing rotten areas we can also include remove old rotten cills and install new ones and replace profiles and sash pockets where needed using our resin as well as scarfing in new timber sections where needed.
Our repair work is mainly carried out on the project site however if required your windows or doors will be removed and restored at our workshop. We advise our clients that restoring can be labour-intensive, particularly if the timber is in a state of disrepair. Sometimes having newly-made items can be a more cost-effective option but we will discuss this with you on-site as to the best way to proceed with your project.
Once the restoration works have been completed, your windows will be ready for painting.
The painting element includes:
For more information about any of our services, please contact us using the form below, or call us on 0800 246 1947
At HRG Services Ltd we cover all Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire areas offering a dedicated bespoke service tailored to your needs.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your project with us, then please don’t hesitate to call us on 0800 246 1947.