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Peninsula Barracks Winchester Refurbishment Windows and Doors by Tailored Wood Salisbury

Preserving History at Peninsula Barracks, Winchester

Refurbishments Case Study


At Tailored Wood, we believe in the power of preservation, especially when it comes to historic properties steeped in rich heritage. Our recent collaboration with a client in Winchester’s esteemed Peninsula Barracks is a testament to our commitment to safeguarding the architectural treasures of the past.


Situated within the storied confines of the old military buildings, our client’s Georgian town house stands as a beacon of elegance amidst the historic charm of Winchester. Spread across four floors, this distinguished property boasts 17 magnificent box sash windows, each bearing witness to centuries of history.

Tasked with the delicate yet rewarding endeavour of refurbishing these windows, our team embarked on a journey of restoration that mirrored the meticulous process we’ve perfected in our previous projects. Just like our work on Southgate Street Winchester, our approach was defined by a dedication to preserving authenticity and enhancing functionality.

The Process

The restoration process began with the careful disassembly of each window, allowing us to assess and address any signs of wear and deterioration. From sanding and treating the timber to repairing rot and reinforcing weakened components, our craftsmen spared no effort in preparing the windows for their transformation.

Once the timber was primed and ready, we applied three coats of paint with precision and care, reviving the windows’ aesthetic allure while ensuring long-lasting protection against the elements.

We then took great care to ensure that each window was reassembled with precision and attention to detail. From replacing worn-out chords to rebalancing weights and installing new staff and parting beads, every element was meticulously attended to, ensuring that the windows operated smoothly and seamlessly.

The Result

The transformation of our client’s Georgian town house windows stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to preserving history and enhancing the beauty of Winchester’s architectural landscape. Through our dedication to craftsmanship and attention to detail, we have not only revitalised these windows but also safeguarded their legacy for generations to come.

At Tailored Wood, we take immense pride in our role as custodians of history. If you have a restoration project that requires the touch of experienced craftsmen, we invite you to contact us and discover how we can help bring your vision to life while preserving the legacy of the past.

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    What People Say...

    We needed restoration work as well as complete replacements for some sash windows, and I have to say I now can’t tell which is which. Many of the period details had been removed from the building by previous owners but with the help of Joel and his team we managed to restore the soul of my home. From start to finish such care and attention goes into their work it was a joy to work with them.

    Zoe Butterworth

    Box Sash & Casement Windows, Door Set | Ringwood, Hampshire

    I cannot recommend Tailored Wood highly enough. Really good local business with highly motivated staff. Not only superb craftsmen but also keen to renovate rather than replace where ever possible. Always on time, kept mess to a minimum and fantastic after sale service on any snags. If you are considering any door or window projects I would always include these guys in your round of quotes.

    Malcolm Lee

    Sash Windows Restoration & Replacement | St Cross, Winchester

    WOW! Joel & his team completely transformed our rotting single glazed windows in our period terrace home. Using a combination of refurbishment and new windows we now have beautiful wooden sash double glazed windows entirely in keeping with the property. Joel’s attention to detail, great communication throughout the project, and thorough cleaning down each day made it a whole lot less stressful than we’d anticipated. Joel & his team were an absolute pleasure to work with and have in our home, we would highly recommend them.

    Amy Elizabeth Austin

    Sash Windows Refurbishment & Replacement

    We are absolutely delighted with our new hardwood sash windows! They are so beautiful and we are so pleased to have been able to retain as much of the original wood as possible. They look exactly like the originals and it is almost impossible to see they are double-glazed. We are so glad we did not go for the more expensive PVC wood imitations. Excellent skilful fitter too.

    Lysbeth Sleath

    Sash Windows Restoration & Replacement | St Cross, Winchester

    After meeting with Joel, his personable approach, and excellent advice and ideas, were our reasons for choosing Joel and his team to make and fit our windows. The windows have transformed the front of our house. The craftsmanship is excellent and the attention to detail regarding decorating and finish is second to none. The after-service was excellent.

    We’re now getting Joel and his team back to install a skylight. Thank you to Tailored Wood. Highly recommended.

    Steve Misselbrook

    Roof light double glazed unit replacement