Helpful Resources – for owners
of listed buildings / period homes or residents of conservation areas.
and doors require
listed building approval and / or planning permission?
The following are
some of the best online resources for help fitting replacement windows
The Victorian Society is the national society responsible for the study and
protection of Victorian and Edwardian architecture and other arts.
It was founded
in 1958 to fight the then widespread ignorance of nineteenth and early twentieth
century architecture. Among its thirty founder members were John Betjeman and
Sash-Style - Double-hung Box Sash Windows
Sash-Style is a website about sash windows. Here you will find information
about how to carry out some of the simpler maintenance tasks, and where to
get professional help with them if you're too busy, too lazy, or you just hate
- Directory of Suppliers & Specialists
Directory of companies who specialise in fitting or restoring box sash windows,
plus suppliers of components such as weights, spiral or spring balances, axle-pulleys
or the various types of fasteners.
Traditional Sash Windows
We supply and fit the highest quality wooden, 'weight and pulley' vertically
sliding sash windows. We can meet your need whatever the application: from
Listed Building and Conservation Areas through more modern requirements.
Our modern technology and superior craftsmanship ensure you get all the
benefits of vertical sliding windows without the maintenance problems of
old windows. And we are sensitive to keeping the proper look and feel of
Period Details: From the Archives of "Country Life":
Doors and Windows (100 Period Details)
100 Period Details: Doors and Windows concentrates on the design and decoration
of doors and windows through the ages, with a wide range of examples from medieval
to Art Deco. The illustrations display door and window details from English,
Scottish, Welsh and Irish houses, both grand and modest, and a mixture of exteriors
Repairing Old and Historic Windows: A Manual for Architects and Homeowners
Repairing Old and Historic Windows are a common problem in nearly every rehabilitation
project - should they be repaired or must they be replaced? What can be done
to repair a water-damaged sill? Can a window be retrofitted with storm windows?
How can windows be replaced while still maintaining their historical integrity?
Repairing Old and Historic Windows explores these questions and provides detailed
information on how to go about refurbishing windows within current preservation
"Home Front" Guide
to Doing Up Your Period Home
Linked to the BBC2 television series, "Home Front", this book for
people restoring houses contains advice on period style on a small budget,
and is intended particularly for owners of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian
houses. Its topics range from choosing a surveyor and architect to dealing
with damp, rot and rust, restoring old floors, staircases, plaster-work, doors,
windows and fireplaces.