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Needing a double glazed sash window repair

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Monday 22 December 2014 4.08pm
I have some wooden framed sash windows that use spring balances (i.e. not cord and weights) and are in need of attention. Probably just pawls or failed fixings. Also a leaking double glazing unit (it's apparently misting up which suggests to me a glazing unit seal is broken).

Can anyone recommend a reputable window repairer for SE1?

Needs to sign off to Building Regs, so a general handyman probably won't do. And the glazing units are heavy, so he will need a mate.

And BTW, Merry Christmas to All!

Zoodle, late of Bermondsey Square
Saturday 27 December 2014 9.15pm
Yes Draft Busters are a great company. They did all our replacement wooden sash windows and have done several houses in the conservation are we live in. Lovely family company who did a great job. Everyone we know who has used them raves about their service. They are not the cheapest but they are real quality craftsmen. 02082914888.

No connection. Come and look at our lovely windows if you want (Grange Road way).
Sunday 28 December 2014 12.20pm
Many thanks!
I'll give them a call and report back.
Friday 9 January 2015 7.54pm

Regrettably, Draught Busters have declined to quote to repair my sash windows as they are too modern for their skill set.

They specialise in "period homes, i.e. Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian and work closely with English Heritage to service Grade I and Grade II listed buildings."

My windows are 1989 stock builders' fare and not at all what Draught Busters are about.

Thanks for the pointer, but it's a blind alley for me.

I'm still looking for a reputable double-glazed sash window repairer.
Saturday 10 January 2015 4.32pm
Pearsons Glazing in Peckham are a reputable firm specialising in double glazing repairs and maintenance. They also do work for Southwark Council so will be au fait with need for compliance with Building Regs. No connection, etc.
Tuesday 13 January 2015 1.53pm
Many thanks.
I'll give them a call and will report back on progress.
Tuesday 13 January 2015 5.05pm

Pearson Glazing said:

"sorry we do not do repairs to wooden sashes we only replace springs & glass"

so still looking for a sash window joiner/glazier.

But thanks for the lead.
Tuesday 13 January 2015 5.17pm
These people aren't in SE1, but their website says that they cover SE1 AND that they do wooden sashes. No connection, etc.
Tuesday 11 August 2015 8.11pm
We were very impressed with the quality work that Keith did on our original sash windows. He was very tidy, prompt and professional, and gave us the best quote. Not a large company, but local and reliable. Just what we were looking for. We would definitely use him again.

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