Draught Proofing & Renovation

Sash Windows, Casement Windows and Doors have a 2mm-4mm gap around them to allow them to operate and move. If not sealed this gap will allow draughts, rattles, dirt and noise into your property.

Draught proofing your sash windows is a highly effective way of making your home feel warmer, quieter and more comfortable. It’s also one of the simplest, most cost-effective and energy efficient changes you can make.

We have been using the UK’s No.1 Sash Window Draught Proofing System supplied by Draftfix Limited ( www.draftfix.co.uk ) for the last 15 years to deal with the draughts, dirt and noise pollution.

A link to the details of this high performance system can be found here.

There are many benefits of draught proofing your sash windows including warmer rooms, savings on your heating bills, increased energy efficiency, a reduction in your carbon footprint, lowering outside noise levels, elimination of rattling windows and an effortlessly operational window.

Our draught proofing offers a quick return on investment and is more cost-effective than double glazing, saving you money year after year. Due to the increased energy efficiency of this product it qualifies for a lower rate of VAT of just 5%.

Draught Proofing & Renovation in SM Sashes

Our process is as follows:

  • Realigning existing serviceable window catches
  • Removing all existing parting beads and staff beads.
  • Servicing pulley wheels.
  • Removing and modifying sashes by easing, adjusting and realigning them.
  • It is necessary to remove “Barrel Locks” where they occur in the mid rail as they invariably interfere with placing the single seal carrier into the rear of the rail and rarely realign once the sashes are balanced properly.
  • Cutting the appropriate special grooves for single seal carriers into bottom sash meeting rail and bottom rail, and fitting carriers plus weatherfin pile seal of appropriate height.
  • Re-cording cord hung sashes
  • Removing casements/doors from frame and modifying by easing and adjusting them as necessary, cutting a special groove for single seal carriers into edges of casements/doors and fitting carriers plus weatherfin seal of appropriate height.
  • Re-fixing casements/doors to frame.