Traditional metal window restoration services
Timber Windows - a brief history
Prior to the 16th Century glass in windows was extremely rare and generally restricted to ecclesiastical buildings or country properties with high status individuals. As time progressed and glass became cheaper to make glazed windows (typically iron casements) started appearing in the homes of the wealthy in the 17th Century. Development from then proceeded at pace and the first sash windows appeared around 1670. In 1696 a window tax was introduced and reinforced the idea of windows having a high status. Leaded light casements started becoming popular and fitted into timber frames rather than stone, and as the 17th Century drew to a close Sash Windows with the now common Georgian bars were equally sought after.
Timber casements and Sash windows remain common throughout the UK, and there is still much demand for maintenance, restoration or even new supply of these window types.
If you are replacing windows or refurbishing we can help you chose the best option to suit your property. We can match your existing windows, including the ironmongery to retain the original characteristics and overall visual impact.
We can source and glaze many different timber frame and casement types, either single or double glazed and in various wood finishes.
Each project usually demands a range of products and disciplines, covering for example building work (plaster/mortar), painting, glazing and carpentry. Very few companies are able to deliver this range of skills cost effectively and fully managed but at Tec Glass we see this as a key requirement.
Below are some of the key areas of works we get involved with, either new or replacement: