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Sash Windows Restoration Winchester by Tailored Wood Salisbury

Box Sash Windows Restoration

Box Sash Windows Case Study


Ida Reeve, a proud homeowner in the heart of Winchester, possesses a residence rich in character and history. With an unwavering commitment to preserving the authenticity of her home, Ida sought a solution that would allow her to benefit from modern features such as double-glazing and draft proofing while retaining the original charm of her property.

Client's Challenge

Ida faced the challenge of enhancing the energy efficiency of her home without compromising its historical aesthetics. She approached Tailored Wood, a reputable provider specialising in bespoke window restoration solutions, to address her unique needs.

Our Approach

Tailored Wood takes a personalised and comprehensive approach to each window restoration project. Recognising that every window is distinct, the company offers three levels of restoration works based on the specific condition of each window.

For Ida’s project, the chosen restoration level involved replacing the existing sashes with fully finished hardwood sashes while preserving the original box frame. This approach allowed Tailored Wood to seamlessly integrate modern features into the existing framework, including slimline heritage double-glazed units and concealed routed-in draft proofing.

The restoration process aimed to provide Ida with the benefits of modern technology while ensuring a harmonious blend with the historical character of her home. The use of hardwood sashes and the industry-standard Sikkens paint system were integral to achieving a high-quality finish.

Key Achievements

Preservation of Historical Character: Tailored Wood successfully retained the original charm and character of Ida’s home by preserving the box frame and meticulously replicating the details of the historic sashes.

Modern Features Integration: The introduction of slimline heritage double-glazed units and concealed routed-in draft proofing enhanced the energy efficiency of the windows without compromising the facade’s authenticity.

Client Satisfaction: Ida Reeve’s high standards for her home’s facade were not only met but exceeded. Tailored Wood’s commitment to quality craftsmanship and attention to detail ensured that the finished project aligned with Ida’s vision.

Seamless Installation: The restoration process was executed with minimal disruption to the fabric of the house, showcasing Tailored Wood’s expertise in seamlessly integrating modern features into existing structures.


Tailored Wood’s box sash window restoration for Ida Reeve stands as a testament to the company’s ability to balance modern functionality with historical preservation. Through a tailored approach, attention to detail, and the use of high-quality materials and finishes, Tailored Wood successfully met and exceeded the expectations of a discerning homeowner, contributing to the enhancement of both energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal.

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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