Wooden Windows Repairs services Southampton
Giving your period windows a ‘birthday’ will save you money compared to replacement plastic windows. In my experience, I find that ‘replacement’ really means ‘replacement every 10-15 years’, as the plastic degrades and double-glazed units fail, costing you more money and costing the environment the problem of disposal. In contrast, correctly repaired and maintained wooden windows can last a lifetime or more, and are beautiful visually and to touch. Plastic windows just do not have the same aesthetic appeal. Scroll through my web site to see that I can tackle almost any repair. Feel free to phone me or contact me using the contact page.
I started my career with wood back in 1977 in Southampton, as an apprentice boat builder for Camper and Nicholson’s in Northam, which is long gone but was on the site which is now Shamrock Quay. The Quay was named after the J-class yacht ‘Shamrock’. I remember working as an apprentice on that yacht alongside superb craftsmen.
My apprenticeship lasted five years. After a spell working in Winchester for a furniture restoration company, I went on to work in a therapeutic environment, using my carpentry skills to enable others to regain their sense of self-worth. In 1992 I decided to become self employed as a carpenter.
I am a sole trader, which means I do everything: the accounts, paperwork, scheduling, emails, estimating, ordering, and, if there is any time left, repairing wooden windows and doors. I have found that the specialist skills I learnt as a boat builder (there was a large element of repair) are perfect for use in the restoration of period joinery, including windows, scarfing- in pieces, copy joinery, and straight forward replacement of rotten components. It’s something I enjoy doing.