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Why Do You Need a Sash Window Specialist?

Sash windows are an easy way to add some much-needed character to a property. Combining aesthetic appeal with practicality, they not only give your home a traditional feel, but they are also the best option for protecting it from intruders. To maintain the beauty and functionality of sash windows, regular upkeep is required. Sash window maintenance and repair is essential for ensuring the longevity of your windows.

Are your sash windows prone to condensation? Do they keep getting jammed and no longer slide smoothly? Is some of the double glazing cracked? Perhaps you’re experiencing aesthetic issues, such as frayed cords or a cracked and peeling frame. In any of these scenarios, it’s time to find a professional who specialises in sash window repair.

What Does a Sash Window Specialist Do?

Whether you need new cords, a new frame, replacement glass, noise insulation or replacement locks and parts, sash window restoration requires technical know-how. Fitting or repairing sash windows is an art — there’s much more to it than simply sliding a sheet of glass into a frame. Consideration must also be given to window pane construction, noise insulation and energy efficiency. You can expect the following from a sash window repair expert:

  • FENSA certification: Before you decide which specialist to hire for your sash window repair, it’s vital you first make sure that anyone you consider is certified by FENSA (Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme). FENSA is a government-approved body and is the industry standard for self-certification. Any specialist who installs replacement windows or doors must comply with FENSA’s strict thermal performance standards, with the reduction of energy loss being the driving force behind this requirement.
  • Sash window repair and maintenance: Sash window repair and maintenance needs to be ongoing to maximise the lifespan of your sash windows and maintain its charming character. Sash windows with timber frames are susceptible to rot and decay when continually exposed to the elements. A sash window repair specialist will apply the correct treatment during the process. All the standard sash window fittings such as window panes, cords, pulley wheels, meeting rails, locks, sash weights, window sills and paint work are also common focus areas when it comes to repair work. Regular repair and maintenance ensures the architectural and structural integrity of your sash windows.
  • Sash window installation: During installation, waterproof flashing is fitted and pilot holes are drilled into the frame. Your specialist will ensure the window is well-prepared and level before it is set and screwed into place. If you have older sash windows, you may be wondering whether new double-glazed glass sheets can be fitted into the pre-existing wooden frames. This will depend on a number of factors, and can only be determined by a sash window specialist doing a thorough assessment of your windows.
  • Sash window noise reduction: Apart from keeping the cold out, double-glazed sash windows also provide protection from noise pollution. Whether it’s barking dogs, noisy neighbours or busy traffic, it is the responsibility of your sash window specialist to ensure that you are well-shielded from outside noise. Modern and newer sash windows have built-in protection against noise pollution, but older windows lack efficient insulation. To fix this problem, a professional will ensure that draught excluders are effectively fitted during repair. With a great degree of outside noise blocked, your home will be far more peaceful and comfortable.
  • Sash window energy efficiency: A sash window specialist will ensure that your home is insulated to protect you from excessive energy loss. This will generate greater cost savings by reducing your gas bill. When performing sash window repair, your specialist will make effective use of cold air draught insulation and check that double-glazed windows are properly fitted to ensure your home is warm and comfortable.

How to Find a Sash Window Specialist Near You?

To find a sash window specialist near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get sash window online quotes: We’ll send your job listing to sash window specialists in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job. Worried about sash window repair costs? Compare prices to find the best deal for you.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read sahs window specialist reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Falkirk£22£172
East Hertfordshire£35£224
Nottingham£30£213
Wirral£26£179
Knowsley£25£175
Redcar & Cleveland£24£202
North Lanarkshire£27£204
Salford£29£188
Walsall£24£194
Blackburn£29£196

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Kirklees£23£174
South Somerset£28£242
The Wrekin£24£164
Conway£21£170
Reigate & Banstead£35£221
Nuneaton & Bedworth£27£185
South Bedfordshire£33£237
Sheffield£22£173
Wychavon£25£178
South Tyneside£20£173

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Calderdale£30£211
Gloucester£29£225
Dumfries & Galloway£30£232
Elmbridge£48£271
The Wrekin£26£201
Kirklees£29£207
New Forest£36£226
Bristol£31£223
Rochdale£30£211
Fife£31£220

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Pembrokeshire£999£999
Breckland£15£120
Coventry£18£145
South Somerset£25£150
Erewash£20£177
Stratford-on-Avon£18£150
Newcastle-under-Lyme£32£251
Norwich£27£200
Neath Port Talbot£25£179
Stroud£28£247

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Leicester£16£150
Bournemouth£79£205
Chelmsford£45£300
Dacorum£53£281
Nottingham£37£267
Leeds£41£293
Newbury£130£130
South Bedfordshire£65£237
Knowsley£34£226
Brighton£15£120

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Wealden£14£77
Sandwell£15£116
Blackpool£12£90
Leeds£17£110
Southampton£14£116
Bradford£17£96
South Cambridgeshire£57£187
Milton Keynes£19£139
Havant & Waterloo£18£132
Wrexham Maelor£16£130

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Exeter£38£257
Tendring£35£200
Caerphilly£35£240
Ashfield£37£255
Warwick£37£244
Stratford-on-Avon£32£170
Bath & North East Somerset£46£400
Isle of Wight£38£217
Rochdale£35£204
Guildford£47£277

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
East Riding£33£204
Kingston-upon-Hull£33£203
Aylesbury Vale£46£264
Horsham£47£264
Warwick£39£248
Dover£43£242
Torbay£36£261
Bracknell Forest£54£280
Barnsley£34£221
Blackburn£49£233

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Salford£41£228
St Albans£52£275
Test Valley£37£244
Leeds£34£212
Blackburn£51£230
Edinburgh£39£254
Stockton-on-Tees£36£242
Highland£40£320
Charnwood£40£219
Kirklees£33£217

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
York£20£166
Birmingham£20£154
Bradford£21£155
Dacorum£39£212
Bracknell Forest£31£193
Sefton£23£154
Warrington£23£171
Trafford£22£165
Ipswich£19£148
Tendring£21£156

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