The London property market has rocked this year and no one really knows where the market headed the biggest problem with this of course is all the tradesmen and business owners that stuck in London and don’t really know whether they should invest and expand or contract and wait for better days.
We were fortunate enough to get comment from Christopher Gould managing director of London sash window repairs Ltd he told us that he’s quite confident that the market will hold well and sash windows London will not become any less popular this year. He actually thinks that because of the stamp duty at the moment and the bearish market there’s the added possibility that people will spend money on their own properties rather than move inside of London.
There are literally millions of sash windows in London and all of them have the same thing in common. They will require servicing every 20 years and there’s nothing that can be done about this because sash cords deteriorate and when windows are painted they become stuck. When windows are made of timber of course they will always need maintenance. The biggest thing about sash windows is the fact that you can’t really just leave them. UPVC will last you 10 or 15 years without maintenance but ultimately dirt will get into the grain of the UPVC and you need to replace them. Maintenance is just slightly different in that you don’t throw them away just repair and make good.
I was surprised to understand the sash windows is such a large business in London. Many large companies are receiving literally thousands of enquiries a month and turning over millions of pounds every year. given the information provided above it seems pretty obvious to me that sash windows in London will continue to expand especially whilst people are saving their money and using it on their property rather than moving.
Personally I don’t have sash windows in my home but if I did it would be a difficult pill to swallow because it is actually no from cost anywhere from £2,000 upwards. This is from reputable site carpentry based companies that don’t charge sales prices period if you go for a rather large company it’s actually possible to pay £4,000 for a sash window and it’s going to be a high spec of coil window. Many traditional sash window companies prefer Sapele hardwood however.
One of the biggest advantages sash windows is that they really do improve marketability of a property. Wether you’re looking to flip a property or invest in it as your home you’re certain to gain value if you have sash windows installed, it’s just good business.
The millions of people that have sash windows in their properties really should consider that UPVC or aluminium sash will damage the value of their property in some cases. If you consider replacing sash windows speak to a sash window specialist, one that only deals in timber. This way you’ll get unbiased and quality information on the best thing to do with your original period property.
Thinking about sash windows as a business I really didn’t know that there was such a big market for these windows. It’s quite clear that a lot of people really respect tradition and culture in the UK. This is excellent going forward because there are many websites like historic England looking to maintain and keep the original features in properties and make sure that that old-world charm doesn’t disappear from the UK. That’s what makes the UK what it is today and business can be part of that. I’m really glad to see the people of taking their property seriously and that they’re not kind costs over aesthetics.
Any body that like to know more about sash windows, I really recommend a quick search on the internet because you’ll find a whole host of companies in London that would be more than happy to help you with the traditional style of joinery. The company mentioned above are just one of hundreds that have highly skilled, talented 2nd generation sash window specialists that have devoted their whole life to making sure the London technology in sash windows improves and only gets better but at the same time without losing the original like-for-like fear with a single glaze traditional elegant sash window.
Specialist now installing double glazing into single glazed windows and from about 5 m you can’t even tell that the windows have actually been double glazed. This is a quite credible because the years one of the biggest things about UPVC was the ability to keep a property warm but seeing as they can now do that with timber and still keep the windows looking at the development and traditional I fear that the UPVC market will diminish.
Summary sash window business is really thriving especially in London where there’s literally millions of windows and they do need servicing every 20 years of you already mentioned. they might be expensive but they look brilliant and they really serve to make a home that perfect ambient feel.