Window Sash Reglazing & Repair

Window Repair, Window Sash Repair, Sash Repair, Window Reglazing, No. 8 Building Recyclers, Wellington, Glass Replacement, Glass Retrofitting

Another casualty of the pesky Wellington wind.

Window Sash Reglazing & Repair are a usual case for us, for a variety of reasons. The Wellington region is notorious for its temperamental weather. The high speed winds are great at splintering sashes, while the rain has a talent for beginning and developing rot. We have had a considerable amount of experience at repairing these faults, so much so that we are very nearly in the business of miracles. Sometimes, though, it is easier and more convenient to replace a sash instead of repair it, and we can accommodate this scenario as well: we have a large show-room stock of sashes in a variety of styles and sizes.

Window Sash Reglazing & Repair

The current project was stress free. We inherited the sash in a very much worse-for-wear condition, being the obvious victim of wind damage. The hinge sites had been ravaged and were splintered; the glass was broken and in need of reglazing. To begin with, the sash was identified as being Cedar. From this, a match of wood was used to repair the damaged hinge rebates and surrounding sash. A wood-glue adhesive was used to restore the sash in addition to some biscuit joining. The replacement cedar was sanded to make neat and then primed ready for painting.

The putty was removed and a new, custom measured sheet of glass was retrofitted into the sash. Although clear float glass was chosen as a replacement, there are many different glass types and colors that can be selected from. The glass was fitted with a guide of fresh putty sealant, ensuring that the glass was safe. The finished sash was primed and cleaned and set aside ready for pick-up.

There is little that we cannot modify. We can extend height, width and we can trim the exact same. We offer a variety of services intent on meeting any specific requirements or visions. A door, as selected from our stock, may seem unsatisfactory when considering its dimensions or how it is hung. It is also possible that a single detail may prove unsatisfactory–perhaps a panel present instead of light letting glass. This can all be accommodated for; hinges can be swapped, any rebated sites can be packed and unwanted panels can be removed and replaced with glass, for which we offer a catalogue of different templates.

We are also in the market of purchasing doors and other recyclables we consider appropriate for restoration. We invite anyone in the possession of such sought after materials and furnishings to contact us. We source from auctions; salvage from demolitions; purchase from home renovation sites, spring-cleaners and remodellers.

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