Sash Windows Bristol

Established in 1980

With over 40 years’ experience, William Richards knows every aspect of the timber sash window industry. 

With a keen eye for heritage and a determination to innovate, we are always researching and developing traditional methods and modern hardware to enhance the practicality, efficiency and durability of our window care and manufacture services, whilst ensuring each desired period feature is retained.

Our Commitment

As a family run business we pride ourselves on two things: delivering a quality service and maintaining a reliable reputation. Every job is different and we always aim to develop an honest and open relationship with each and every one of our customers; we believe communication is the key to getting the job done right every time.

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    Sash Window Repair & Restoration in Bristol

    A professional sash window repair and restoration service in Bristol, prices starting from £390.00. 

    Over time sash windows can deteriorate due to age, neglect and weathering, losing their original elegance and practicality. However, William Richard’s sash window restoration and repair services can repair or restore any Bristol sash window and provide your property with a new lease of life. 

    Our team of WRSW craftsmen can restore any Bristol sash window, whether they let require draught-proofing, rattle loudly, the counterbalance system is poor, or the glass needs replacing.

    A Reliable Sash Window Repair Service 

    A reliable and family-run sash window repair company in Bristol, WRSW provides a high-quality and trusted restoration service that enhances the practicality, durability and efficiency of your sash windows. 

    Our team of craftsmen possess over 30 years of experience in the timber sash window industry and are able to restore or repair any Bristol sash window using their expert knowledge, traditional carpentry skills and modern restoration techniques. 

    Depending on the condition of your sash window, the WRSW method can include installing insulation beading, fixing any draughts or rattles, servicing or replacing all hardware such as pulleys and catches, and replacing any rotten timber or broken glass. As well as ensuring your counterbalance system works correctly, and your sash windows retain all it’s period features, we also offer a professional painting service for a high-quality and eco-friendly finish. 

    What are the benefits of restoring sash windows?

    As well as their elegant aesthetic appeal, sash windows are ideal for controlling aeration and the flow of air in your Bristol home. Our team of WRSW craftsmen can restore any poor sash window and retain its original features and curb appeal, potentially adding value to your property. 

    At WRSW, we understand that each sash window is different and pay special attention to repairing and restoring any issues. Our tried and tested method can be broken down into three sections:

    • First, we carefully dismantle the beading and cut the cord of the sashes so that they can be removed. Once thoroughly inspected, we then replace any rotten timber frame, loose putty or damaged glass. 
    • We service all of the hardware such as the pulleys and catches and replace the wax cord with a pre-stretched nylon woven sash cord. The sashes are then weighed to check they are balanced correctly. 
    • We then re-hang the sashes and re-apply the beading to ensure they are draught-proof. The balance and hardware are then tested again before we leave so that you can be sure your sash windows are fully-restored and work effectively. 

    So, if you’re looking for a trusted sash window restoration company in Bristol, call our experienced WRSW team today on 0800 054 9683 or email  

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What Advantages Do Sash Windows Offer?
    As well as looking great, the properties of sash windows mean that they’re perfect for controlling aeration and the flow of air in your home. These windows are incredibly secure, meaning you’re always protected, even if you prefer to leave the window open.
    How Do You Restore My Sash Windows?
    With years of experience, we use our skills and knowledge to restore tired windows. We start by carefully dismantling the beading before inspecting the frame and sashes. All broken and rotten materials are removed before we service the pulleys, hardware, and cards. The sashes are weighed and balanced before the frames are primed. Once all of these is done, we re-hang the sashes and re-apply the beading. Everything is tested before we leave.
    Can I Replace the Windows of a Listed Property?
    The rules around listed properties can be complex, but we’re here to provide the best help and advice to our customers. Usually, you need permission from the local authority to replace windows in listed buildings and we can help you in your correspondence with them. Get in touch now if you need this kind of assistance.
    What Is CAD Drawing?
    Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drawing is a process in which everything we’re going to do is generated and displayed electronically first. This allows you to see the potential results of our work before we start. As well as reducing errors, it also helps to find the perfect solution for a project.
    How Long Does Window Installation Take?
    This depends on what needs to be done. If you need permission from a local authority and particular windows, then the timeframe will be longer than standard sash window installation or a residential property. When you first arrange a project with our team, we’ll endeavor to provide an accurate timescale for you.
    What are the payment terms that are offered?

    We require a 30% deposit on the conformation of your order to get you fully booked in. Then depending on the number of repairs/ new windows you require, we may devise a payment schedule comprised of different stage payments, this is made up of equal payments to cover work as we go along. This is paid when you are happy with the work completed in that stage. 

    What is the lead time on my new windows?

    After we get you fully booked in, we do our best to start your work within 6-8 weeks depending on our availability. 

    What is included in the price of a window restoration?
    • Labour
    • New staff and parting bead with insulating brush and seal installed
    • New nylon woven cord attached
    • Rebalance of the lower and top sash
    • Removal of all excess and lose putty 
    • All new beading spray primed and undercoated 
    • Disposal of existing beading and cord
    Are your new sash windows fully compliant with building regulations?

    Yes, we work closely with architects and surveyors and building control to ensure all our work is compliant with building regulations.

    Do you paint the windows?

    We do, all our new sash windows will come standard with a 4-stage spray coated in Sikkens to match any finish/colour required. For your restored windows, we can arrange our trusted decorators to follow behind our fitters to conduct a full decoration of your windows.

    Can you match my existing sash windows?

    Yes, at William Richards Sash Windows we understand the importance of preserving the original aesthetic of your property. Therefore, we can design and manufacture new windows to perfectly match the original windows with our modern technology. 

    Do you have your own fitters?

    Yes, we have a hand-picked team of specialist sash window experts, to ensure you get the best finish possible

    Can I replace my uPVC with timber ones?

    Yes, we can take out your old plastic windows and replace them with some new timber sash windows or casement windows made entirely to fit the style of your home. 

    I live in a conservation area/ listed building, can you help me?

    Yes, we will produce your technical drawings, heritage report and block pans for your listed building consent application and answer any queries along the way to give you the best chance of gaining approval for your new sash windows.

    What types of sash windows do you manufacture?

    We manufacture all types of sash windows, from Venetian to Georgian to Victorian. You just have to decide on a design that works for you.

    What area do you cover?

    We work from as far north as Manchester down to London and everywhere between

    Will I need to be in the house whilst the work is being carried out?

    It entirely the decision of the customer, we do not require you to be there for our team of professionals can carry out the work they need to. 

    Do you have references from previous customers?

    We have a selection of great reviews and references from our past customers both on our website, Trustpilot and our social media platforms.