Timber Window Repair

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It is often the case that timber windows are a key part of the building’s character. When timber windows start to deteriorate a cost-effective choice to deal with this problem is to preserve the existing timber rather than replacing the whole window. This way property owners can both save money and preserve authentic building features.

Richardson & Starling can offer a range of highly durable timber window repair solutions that will restore any type of timber window and timber structure such as conservatories back to a sound condition.

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Timber Window Problems

Due to the nature of timber windows they can become loose, shaky or rotten over time and this can allow draughts to enter the building. Old windows often lose their heat and sound insulation qualities and simply become unattractive if not maintained. Windows are a long-lasting investment but over the years you will probably require some form of window repair.

There are many factors which can contribute to the breakdown of your timber windows and most of them are related to damp through damaged putty to the glazing, shrinkage shakes and paintwork deterioration.

Any external timber that is poorly maintained will eventually be penetrated by damp. Once timber moisture content reaches over 20% it is a matter of time before untreated and unprotected timber windows start to be affected by rot and lose both their good looks and structural integrity.

Timber Window Preservation & Repairs

It is important to keep your windows in good condition and this can be achieved with regular maintenance. Windows that have deteriorated do not operate property and may become structurally unsound. This can cause problems to the fabric of your property due to penetrating damp. If this is the case, you might require general repairs or draught proofing to ensure that your windows operate effectively.

All types of timber windows and glazed screens affected by wood decay can be repaired on-site. Not only that, our window repair services are quick, effective, extremely durable and allow the property to retain its original appearance.

Sash window restoration or casement window restoration are usually the two main types of window repair we see. This is due to sash windows often suffering from rattles and draughts and both problems can be solved by using one of our draught-proofing systems.

Replacing a window completely can be an expensive process, therefore Richardson & Starling can carry out a window survey and identify the most cost-effective solution to your timber window problem.

Timber Window Repair – Case Study

The window to the kitchen of this busy restaurant was decayed by wet rot and required to be repaired or replaced. A replacement was not an option as the client did not want any disturbance to the kitchen.

Using our Timber Window Repair System the window was repaired from the outside with no disturbance to the client’s operation and giving a significant cost saving. A three-coat exterior paint system was applied to protect the restored timber window.

Window Survey

* No Charge if you Own and Live in the surveyed property located within 25 miles distance from the nearest branch (alternatively a charge may apply). Speak with your local branch who will be happy to help deal with your property problem.

Our qualified window surveyor will closely investigate the affected area and report on the appropriate works required to solve the problem. At Richardson and Starling, we only supply experienced surveyors who are highly trained in all types of  issues that could affect your timber windows. This means that our surveyor will be able to complete the survey and give the appropriate and practical remedial recommendations no matter what problem is identified.

5 Year Guarantee for All Resin Repairs


Free automatic transfer to the new property owner if sold.

After eight decades of successful property surveys and repairs, we’re confident to offer you a 5 Year Transferable Guarantee in the name of the property for your peace of mind.

Richardson & Starling are long standing members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and the Guarantee Protection Insurance scheme (GPI). This demonstrates our ability to meet technical and financial requirements to offer an insurance back-up to our own long term guarantees if you require this.

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