Sash Windows Reading

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.

William Partridge

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    Sash Window Repair & Restoration in Reading

    If your property’s sash windows are tired due to age, weather or neglect, contact WRSW to discover more about our sash window repair and restoration service in Reading. 

    William Richard’s sash window restoration method combines a keen eye for heritage and traditional carpentry knowledge with innovative hardware and modern restoration techniques. Our service will improve the practicality, efficiency and durability of any Reading sash window while also retaining all period features and original details. 

    Whether your sash windows are draught, rattle noisily, have a poor counterbalance or a rotten timber frame, our skilled craftsmen are able to assess what work is required and bring your Reading building a new lease of life. 

    A Specialist Reading Sash Window Restoration Service

    Discover our specialist sash window repair and restoration service in Reading and contact the WRSW team today. With over 30 years of experience in the timber sash window industry, our skilled craftsmen can restore any sash window to its original elegance, and ensure durability year after year. 

    Our complete restoration method includes servicing all original hardware and replacing it with new, high-quality pulleys and catches if necessary. We install insulation beading to exclude draughts and prevent rattles, and repair or replace any broken glass or rotten sills. We also offer a professional sash window painting service for a premium and eco-friendly finish. 

    What are the benefits of sash window restoration? 

    Restoring your tired sash windows has a range of benefits. As well as giving your Reading property an elegant aesthetic appeal and potentially increasing its value, sash windows are also ideal for controlling aeration and the flow of air in your building. 

    Our WRSW sash window restoration service ensures that your sash window not only looks great but also works efficiently and will continue to do so. Our tried and tested restoration method involves carefully dismantling and removing the sashes for a thorough inspection. We then replace any rotten timber frame, loose putty and damaged or old glass. All hardware is inspected, including the pulley and catches, and we replace the wax cord with a durable, cleanable, pre-stretched nylon woven sash cord as standard. 

    We then weigh and re-hang the sashes before installing traditional beading to ensure the sash windows are draught-proof and will no longer rattle. Before completing the restoration, we first test the sashes are correctly balanced and both open and close with ease. 

    For a trusted and professional sash window repair and restoration service in Reading, call WRSW today on 0800 054 9683 or email to arrange a free survey. 

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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.