London News & Advice

The news and advice section for the London & South East branch of Covering London and the surrounding areas.

News and advice on how to restore your sash & casement windows as well as your bespoke doors. We cover everything from repair, restoration and replacement through to how to double glaze your windows without losing their character.

We also offer guidance on the rules and regulations in different London conservation areas and review some of the restoration projects we have worked on around London and the South East.

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards compliance and Listed Buildings

Many of the windows we refurbish, renovate or replace belong to listed buildings. Defined as property judged to be of significant importance in terms of architectural, cultural or historical interest, it can be very difficult to alter or make changes to listed buildings whilst still maintaining their existing appearance. This can cause owners of such […]

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Insulating heritage windows

Owners of period property can often find it difficult to enjoy all the original features of their home and keep it warm and energy efficient. Whether you have a Georgian property with traditional large panel sash windows, an early modern 1930’s home with casement windows, or anything in between, you’ll agree that the windows are […]

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Work to undertake when moving into a period property…

Owning a period property can be a dream come true for many. Old features such as beams, intricate bannisters and staircases, exposed brickwork, open fireplaces and sash windows are characteristics that add to the charm of owning this sort of home. Period properties are often Listed Buildings or in Conservation Areas and are usually more […]

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Recent prosecution highlights need for period property planning permission

A recent high-profile planning prosecution case has caught our eye… A 600-year-old Grade II-listed property in Hellingly, Sussex underwent illegal changes by its former owners Councillor Barby Dashwood-Morris and her ex partner Alan Proudfoot. The changes included the creation of a full height entrance hall through the removal of ceilings, joists, beams and partitions, destroying […]

London sash window specialists

London sash window specialists

London, the world’s capital of ridiculous glass buildings, eye-sores and overpriced… well everything. But before our capital was the ultra-metropolitan global city it is today, it was a huge conglomerate of different architectural styles and buildings. Some of the most beautiful and iconic of these buildings are still popular today, even with all the modern […]

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Surrey’s heritage and its windows

Surrey is full of rich English heritage. This heritage is sustained through the county’s architecture. Whether you’re looking at Guildford’s iconic cobbled high street or the aged Abbots hospital you’d be pressed to disagree. However, it isn’t just the landmarks that maintain the thoroughly English heritage; it’s every building in the country, every house, every […]

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How sash window restoration contribute to your home’s aesthetic

One of the most noticeable features of our architecture is the sash window, often built into a redbrick house. Popularised in the Victorian era, this method of window framing outclassed the typically dangerous lead-based alternative and quickly became a staple part of the external aesthetic of each home that could afford the upgrade. Their ubiquitous […]

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Common Problems With Sash Windows

Sash windows are a common sight on many London properties and helps to give them a “traditionally British” appearance. They do require maintenance however to keep them looking at their best and in particular when it comes to older buildings that still have their original window design. Repairing sash windows can be carried out in a number of different […]

London sash windows. A day on a survey.

We thought it might be interesting to many of our customers if we’d shed some light on our days, so to make a start, we’ll begin by providing a day in the life of a survey. Whether you’re in the north, east, south, west or central parts of London, our surveys are free. In fact, […]

South East sash window specialists

South East sash window specialists

South East sash window specialists,, are expanding the areas they are able to cover thanks to the opening of new branches located in Bath, Bristol, Chester, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and York. The London branch of will give customers and business owners in London and the South East, the same sash window expertise that customers in the […]