Welcome to our page on the Sash Window Refurbishment of the British Study Centre Schools on Cromwell Road Hove, Brighton, East Sussex. We are very proud of this beautiful refurbishment of period buildings in Brighton and Hove.
This phase of the refurbishment from April to June consisted of 26 windows and the second phase was to renovate and restore the second property on Cromwell Road Hove.
“Fantastic job, really high quality, really nice guys and got the work done ahead of schedule. We have work to do to our sister college and we will definitely be using Stefan and the boys again.”
– Customer in Hove, 1 May 2014
We started by getting all the windows prepared for our carpenter to refurbish and restore the sash windows to the standard that they were originally made. The windows on this side of the property were really rotten on the window frames, sills and the sashes themselves, because they faced the sea. Damage here is mainly caused by south and south west prevailing winds and rain; this happens all over coastal areas. Everyone knows what the corrosive and bleaching aspects of salt in the air and rain on the south coast from the English channel salt water does to paint on cars and metal structures. Salt water has a similar effect on wood as well and if the windows haven’t been looked after with good maintenance or been painted properly from the start then rot will start to appear. Rectifying salt damage can be a very costly business if this is not kept up. Water ingress doesn’t just affect the windows but the whole property and this can significantly affect the value of the house itself.
The property on Cromwell Road Hove is next to the cricket ground so it has no protection from the Sussex coastal weather. The attack of salt water on the property’s windows made a massive impact on the integrity and stability of the windows and had made them rotten to the extent that all the other companies that came to price the sash window refurbishment project insisted on new windows at quite a cost. This gets rid of all the charm of a period building that used to be part of a nunnery. The windows that were rotten were all repaired and restored to their original beauty, thus keeping the integrity of the period building. In total we had to only make one window from new due to the fact a previous company had just left a board there.
We are currently starting the next Phase on this project and we have published the results on another page so that you can see the progress that we made. This started in August 2014. If you are thinking about doing restoring your sash windows in the future do contact us.
Sash Heritage Restoration are highly recommended professional sash window restoration and repairs experts, Specialists in grade 1 and 2 Listed buildings in Brighton, Hove, Lewes, Eastbourne, Shoreham, Lancing, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Worthing, Chichester, East Sussex, West Sussex and Sussex, Sash Window Restoration And Repairs Project For The British Study Schools in Brighton And Hove.