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Stunning transformation of Residence

Box Sash Windows Case Study


Zoe Butterworth, a homeowner with a penchant for stylish interior decoration, had transformed her residence in Ringwood into a stunning property. However, the tired and single-glazed box sash windows were not in harmony with the overall aesthetic of her beautifully decorated home. Seeking a solution that would enhance both the appearance and energy efficiency of her property, Zoe approached Tailored Wood, known for their personalised window restoration services.

Client's Challenge

Zoe’s existing box sash windows were showing signs of wear, and the single-glazed units no longer met her expectations for comfort and energy efficiency.  Due to the high standard of interior decoration throughout the property, this would have to be achieved with minimal disruption.

Our Approach

Tailored Wood’s approach to window restoration is tailored to the unique needs of each client, with three distinct levels of works based on the condition of the windows. For Zoe’s project, Tailored Wood proposed a restoration that involved refurbishing the existing box frames and replacing the existing sashes with fully finished, hardwood sashes featuring slimline heritage double-glazed units and concealed routed-in draft proofing.

This approach allowed for the introduction of modern features without disrupting the fabric of the house, aligning with Zoe’s vision for a warmer and more energy-efficient home.

Key Achievements

  • Preservation of Box Frames
    Refurbishing the existing box frames allowed Tailored Wood to provide a very cost-effective solution to ensure increased thermal and acoustic insulation, smooth functioning of the sashes and full draft proofing.
  • Modern Features Integration
    The introduction of slimline heritage double-glazed units and concealed routed-in draft proofing significantly enhanced the energy efficiency of the windows without compromising the stylish interior decor of Zoe’s home.
  • Seamless Restoration
    The restoration process was executed with precision, ensuring that the fabric of the house remained undisturbed. The result was windows that looked beautiful again, complementing the overall aesthetic of Zoe’s property.


Tailored Wood’s box sash window restoration for Zoe Butterworth exemplifies the company’s commitment to delivering tailored solutions that enhance both aesthetics and functionality. By carefully refurbishing existing box frames and introducing modern features with the replacement sashes, Tailored Wood successfully met Zoe’s expectations, providing a perfect end result that not only revitalised the windows, but also contributed to the overall warmth and energy efficiency of her stylishly decorated home in Ringwood.

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    What People Say...

    Recently used Tailored Wood and I’d like to say they helped with everything from the survey and design, dealing with specifications required by the council (conservation area) to the communication, administration staff and the fitting, all was amazing! The fitter was so efficient, cleaned up, took all old windows away! I could not have received better service. Highly recommended. Thank you Tailored Wood.

    Julie Sampson

    Sash Windows Replacement | Portchester

    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