Our the new windows fully compliant with building regulations?
Our complete new windows and doors comply with Document L Building Regulations. New sashes, casements or doors fitted into their existing frames do not have to comply as this type of work is classed as refurbishment and does affect the structure of a building. Listed buildings and some properties in conservation areas are exempt from Document L and your local authority planning department will be able to advise.
Do the windows come decorated?
Yes, all windows come fully spray painted from our spray room. Our standard color is a semi matt white however we can color match nearly all colors as requested.
Do you cover my area?
We cover nearly all of South West London, including but not limited to Richmond, Barnes, Chiswick, Putney, Kew, Fulham, Parsons Green, Clapham, Wandsworth, Kensington, Chelsea, Sheen, Twickenham, Hammersmith, West Brompton and Wimbledon. If you would like to find if we cover your area please feel free to make an enquiry.
Can you match the style of my existing windows?
Yes, we can match nearly all existing styles of windows giving you a traditional look that compliments the features of your house, whilst providing you with the comfort and warmth of new double glazed windows.
Do you work with stained glass?
Yes. We have completed a number of projects by removing theusing the existing stained glass and fixing it onto a new double glazed unit. This has been a great option for a number of clients who were looking to upgrade there existing windows but wanted to keep the original look.
Do you use your own fitters?
Yes, we only use fitters employed by us who are all registered under the “competent person scheme,” in order to maintain our high standard of workmanship and fitting
What is the lead time?
This varies from 4-10 weeks dependent on requirements and how busy we are, however we try to process all orders in under 8 weeks.
I live in a conservation area, do I need planning permission to change my windows?
Unfortunately this is borough specific, and therefore you will need to contact your local authority to find out.
My building is listed, can I upgrade to double glazing?
All proposed works to windows and doors that alter the fabric of a listed building must have listed building and planning permission granted by your local authority. It is unlikely that approval will be granted for double glazing to be fitted to listed buildings, although such permission has been granted in the past to some Grade II buildings.
What locks do you use on the windows?
We have a choice of 3 different locks that can be used on the windows. Please ask to see our “window preferences sheet,” to see the different options that we provide.
What seals do you use?
We use a mixture of aquamac foam seals to provide a seal with the external side of the sash, and brushes for all internal connections. This gives us a compact, weatherproof seal whilst not compromising the movement of the sashes.
What glass options do I have?
We can provide different thickness of glass dependent on requirements. We generally provide a 14mm pane of glass, consisting of a 4mm outer pane, a 6mm spacer and a 4mm inner pane of glass, this means that we can generally match in reasonably closely with the existing thickness of your frames whilst providing you with the comfort of a double glazed sash window. Please note that we can also provide toughened glass, acoustic glass of varying thickness and frosted glass as required.
What types of Guarantees do you offer?
We provide a 10 year guarantee which is bank backed. To find our more information on this please contact a staff member.
Is my deposit guaranteed?
Yes all deposits are guaranteed through, “The consumer protection association.” For more information please make an enquiry.
Do you need to use scaffolding?
In most instances scaffolding is not required, however some specific windows will need scaffolding, this is generally when they are located on the second floor or higher and when the internal floor level is not directly below the window, such as a stairwell.
Do you provide free estimates?
Yes all estimates are free. If you make an enquiry a member of our team will contact you and book in a convenient time for a site visit.
How long will a site visit take?
This is dependent on the number of windows you are looking to have worked carried out on, but in general the survey will take between 30minutes to an hour.
How long will it take to fit the windows?
On average we fit between 1-2 windows a day.
Do you remove the old windows?
Yes all the old windows are taken away meaning you don’t have to worry about getting a skip or going to the local dump.
What about security whilst fitting?
Whilst fitting we will never leave an opening unattended between taking the old window out and fitting of the new window so your home will always be safe. Please note that in the unusual instance that a window will not be in place over night there will always be ply drilled into the wall to keep maintain security.
What maintenance should I provide for my new windows?
You should check your windows every 6 months for any changes, preferably before and after winter. We generally recommend that you redecorate every 5-7 years in order to keep and protective layer between your timber and any weathering.
Do you use hard or soft wood?
We can use either. The hardwood is a little more expensive.