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Windows & Doors Refurbishment in Botley Hampshire by Tailored Wood

Restoring Victorian Charm in Hampshire

Refurbishments Case Study


At Tailored Wood, we had the pleasure of working with Harry, a homeowner with a keen eye for preserving the character and charm of his newly acquired detached Victorian family home. Tasked with refurbishing the windows and doors of this architectural gem, we embarked on a journey to breathe new life into its historic features.

The Project

Harry’s home boasts a variety of windows and doors, with box sash windows dominating the landscape. However, one standout feature of the property is its grand front door set—a testament to the elegance and craftsmanship of Victorian architecture.

The original door, a magnificent solid wood 6-panel door, commands attention with its imposing presence. Flanked by glazed side lights and crowned with a top light, this entrance exudes grandeur and sophistication.

The Process

Our restoration process began with a comprehensive assessment of the door set, identifying areas in need of attention and restoration. With meticulous care, we stripped away years of wear and tear, repairing any damage and sanding the surface to reveal the natural beauty of the wood beneath.

Once the door was primed and prepared, we applied our expertise in decoration, breathing new life into its weathered facade. Layer by layer, we meticulously coated the door with fresh paint, restoring its original luster and enhancing its durability for years to come.

But our commitment to restoration extended beyond aesthetics. We also focused on functionality, ensuring that the door operated smoothly and seamlessly, providing Mr P  and his family with both security and convenience.

The Result

The transformation of Harry’s front door set stands as a testament to our dedication to craftsmanship and preservation. By combining traditional techniques with modern expertise, we have not only revitalised this historic feature but also enhanced its functionality for generations to enjoy.

As proud stewards of Victorian architecture, we are honoured to have played a role in preserving the character and charm of Harry’s family home. If you have a restoration project that requires the touch of experienced craftsmen, we invite you to contact Tailored Wood and discover how we can help bring your vision to life.

Together, let’s preserve the legacy of our architectural heritage for future generations to cherish and admire.

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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