Repair & Refurbishment

Repair & Refurbishment

With steel window repair, maintenance and refurbishment experience gained over the years, as well as other metal window services, West Leigh has developed a window refurbishment and restoration package to satisfy this demand in the market place. This will not only enhance the performance of the windows but is often a requirement of English Heritage and Planning Authorities and is all part of the total window care service offered by West Leigh.

The upkeep of building facades is a necessity for all types of property. Not only does the maintenance of your windows affect property value but small repairs can ensure efficiency in keeping your property warm. We encourage our customers to take a proactive approach to reporting their window needs, as minor repairs can prevent larger, more expensive problems later on.

Many faults on older steel windows are due to lack of maintenance and too much paint. If your windows are structurally sound but 'gummed-up' with dirt and paint, they can be repaired.

 

Why Refurbish Steel Windows?

Many steel windows fitted to commercial buildings prior to the 1940s are now causing problems as a result of paint build-up, which has led to distorted sections letting in draughts and noise. They are often incorporated in listed facades or include special design features that are difficult and costly to reproduce with modern sections.

 

Our Refurbishment Service

West Leigh's service can always meet your windows needs. We offer a range of services from replacement glazing, window frame repair, maintenance on steel, aluminium and PVCu windows, and maintenance on bead systems. We also specialise in curtain walling systems where repairs are often required on pressure plates, beads and gaskets.

Furthermore, we specialise in Teleflex window winding gear for all types of hydraulic closers, locks and overhead door closers.

Our refurbishment package for windows can include:

  • Careful removal of window frames from structural opening
  • Deglazing and removal of existing beads and fittings for further re-use
  • Shotblasting frames back to base metal
  • Inspection and repairs on all welded joints
  • Removal of corroded sections and welding in new sections
  • Rustproofing and application of decorative finishes
  • Restoration of existing fittings where possible and refixing to frame
  • Weather-stripping with silicone sealant
  • Straightening frames distorted in structural opening, including the application of perimeter sealant
  • Reglazing to client specification, including double glazing options

 


Product Options

Product Range

  • W30 (SMW) - Suitable for residential windows
  • W20 - Suitable for internal, commercial and heritage windows
  • W40 - Suitable for commercial windows
  • W50 Thermally Broken – Energy-efficient steel windows
  • Fire Rated - Available for the SMW, W20 and W40 ranges
  • Curtain Walling – High tolerances, high performance 

 

A National Campaign by English Heritage to Protect Our Legacy of Traditional Windows and Doors

So, what's it all about? And why do people like Prince Charles and the Duke of Edinburgh make the tabloids on the subject? Put simply, it's about retaining the original designer's idea of the style of the building.

There is protection against architectural vandalism on listed buildings and this includes many of our most notable buildings. But it also excludes the vast majority of Victorian and 20th Century buildings that are not particularly famous.

If you are considering changing your windows or a historic local building is to be modernised, consider the architectural heritage of the property and the external impact it makes on your local environment.

West Leigh is a market leader in the accurate facsimile re-windowing of buildings originally fitted with wrought iron, cast iron and steel windows. In fact, since the 1940s, the company has gained considerable experience in this type of work and have often worked on projects involving English Heritage.


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