St Barnabas Church Hall
This was undoubtedly one of the best projects we have worked on, not only because of the great finish we achieved but also for being part of a team that were involved in bring life back to a dilapidated church hall that had been boarded up for many years.
- To restore as much of the original windows as possible
- To fit new sashes to the existing box frames
- To replicate any new joinery to match the originals exactly
- To re-glaze lower sashes with safety glass
This job was always going to be a challenge, the height of the windows, the amount of rotten timber to be replaced and also a huge box sash window on the first floor to be completely replaced.
We started on the ground floor where the rotten timber damage was minimal, we refurbished and draught-proofed all of the existing windows and replaced a set of sashes in the kitchen, these sashes were fitted with safety glass because of security issues.
The first floor proved more of a challenge we had to replace every single windowsill and re-build the lower parts of the box frame on each window. After the rotten timber was repaired each box sash window had to be refurbished, draught proofed and have new sashes fitted to the existing box frames.
One of the box sash windows on the first floor was completely beyond repair so it had to be replaced. We copied the window exactly matching the mouldings and gothic arches in the sashes.
Take a look at the photos of this project and I'm sure you will agree the new windows have been sympathetically restored and replaced to the highest standard.