Welcome to RetroGlaze. Based in Kent, we are the home of modern and bespoke solutions for traditional windows, period windows, sash windows and casement windows.
Our highly experienced specialist craftsmen joiners and fitters can provide you with the following services:
A full refurbishment service to existing box sash windows or casement windows. Including rebalancing and refitting of existing sash cords and weights.
Fitment of Slimlite Double Glazed Windows, which includes a weather-stripping/draught-proof system, This system is where period construction, and our build heritage meets with up to date thermal technology.
'Slimlite' glazing technology provides effective draught-proofing, and invisible to the eye restoration to existing sash windows box or casement windows, cutting heating costs and providing a draught free comfortable environment to your home or business.
Whether you're in a listed property in a conservation area or you simply wish to maintain the original period features of your home, we are here to help you achieve the perfect solution to your period designed sash windows.
Traditional problems with solid wooden sash windows include rotting frames, swelling or distortion of the woodwork due to poor maintenance and high moisture contemt or rattling in the wind due to shrinkage of the wood. These problems can be solved by careful repair and the introduction of draught stripping.
Inexperienced painters and decorators can also cause problems by painting the sash cords and strips causing the windows to jam. The sliding mechanism makes sash windows more vulnerable to these sort of problems than traditional casement windows.
Sash windows are higher maintenance than modern UPVC double glazed units, but they offer advantages in return, namely style, aesthetics, and are required by law to meet the requirements for listed buildings.
Well maintained sash windows should last for generations without needing parts replaced. It is also possible to clean all the glass from within the building by sliding the two panes to different positions.
We can also offer a full design and build service icluding submission of hand drawn scale drawings to listed building acceptance standards for sash windows and casement windows. Call or email us to discuss your specific requirements.
As preferred agents of The Slimlite Double Glazing Company we can also provide you with Double Glazing “unit only” supply, with quick on hand advice provided as part of our comprehensive before and after sales service. Unit supply is available to both tradesman and end user.
Through our extensive experience with all types of period windows, including prestigious historic applications throughout central London,we can ensure you have the correct solution to meet your specific needs. Take a look around our website to learn more about how the 'Slimlite' glazing system can keep you warm, save you money heating costs, and retain the period appearance of your sash windows, new or old.
Whether your property is an inner city town house or a small country farmhouse, we can provide the correct solution to suit.. No job is too large or too small.
Why not give us a call or email now for free advice or a free no obligation quote on: 01304 806 145