Window Restoration and Replacement Windows in the South West

In the course of our work installing glazing across Devon and the South West, we are often meet customers who ask us“We want CosyGlazing throughout our home but some of the windows are rotten, can you restore or replace them for us?”  As our craftsmen carry experience from the restoration and marine worlds, we have combined these into what we believe is a rare level of expertise in this field.   

Window Restoration

Window Restoration

Our highly skilled craftsmen can restore of doors and windows, including sash windows) as part of our CosyGlazing installation service.  We use reclaimed timbers such as Douglas Fir, Pitch Pine and sustainably grown Oak together with epoxy resin compounds.  Epoxy techniques are an import from the marine industry that combine with timber better than almost any other bonding and fairing materials and can provide restoration with a lifespan equivalent to the original window.  We often meet customers who have been told to replace their windows because they are too decayed and we find we can restore them replacing only 10-20% of the timber at around 1/3rd of the cost of a new hardwood window. 

English Heritage favours restoration over replacement because it preserves the very high quality old timbers, beautiful old glass, and retains the look and feel of an old property which is often detracted from even when replacing with new wood windows.

High specification windows

Where some windows need replacing as part of a larger CosyGlazing or insulation installation we offer a service in high specification replacement windows.  These are made in PEFC certified sustainably grown European Oak and their double glazing panels when fitted have warm-edge spacer bars, low-E glass, Argon gas and the optimum 16mm void resulting in a window with the best sustainability, durability and insulation values available.  We have worked with our joiners to develop windows with the minimum timber and maximum glazed areas possible whilst meeting build regulations and we match existing mouldings in the property to maintain the property’s aesthetic. 

North Devon and across the South West

CosyHome are based in North Devon in the heart of the beautiful South West. We can supply our range of insulation, draught proofing and glazing services to owners of country homes and traditional period properties in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, as well as across the UK.

Find Out More

To obtain further details about any of our energy saving products and services, or to arrange a consultation to assess and discuss your requirements, please get in touch.

Window Restoration In Pictures

Exterior of window showing decayed cills. The customer had been advised to replace the windows.

Replacement cill milled by our joiners in reclaimed pitch pine. Pitch pine has a similar durability to the quality softwoods found in old windows (in contrast modern soft woods can rot in under 5 years).

The new pitch pine cill is fitted in position using epoxy resin compounds. Epoxies, whilst not eco-friendly in their own right, are phenomenally compatible with wood, soaking into the timber and expanding and contracting at the same rate, meaning that the bonds can last as long as the timber itself.

One of our project managers, Sam Stephens, scarfing-in small sections to the bases of the vertical mullions. The structural bonding properties of epoxies mean that small sections of new timber can be scarfed in with great durability, allowing us to preserve 90% of the original timber.

The final window, primed, with the glass and sashes in place. The end result, following the guidelines of English Heritage, retains most of the original timber and glass, and at the same time gives the window a new lease of life.