Bow St Magistrate's Court, Covent Garden where an in-depth survey was carried out on 100 original large box sash windows. We were asked to design and manufacture a secondary glazing system, which would provide this five star hotel development with the neccessary thermal and acoustic design requirements, whilst staying within the stringent regulations imposed by Westminster planning authority, on this famous grade II listed building
Managing Director Ronnie Salisbury carries out all onsite surveys, having gained a wealth of knowledge in this area over 25 years, spent surveying period and historical buildings. Mr Salisbury is regularly employed by architectural practices and developers to advise and survey demanding projects where an understanding of the original fabric and design is crucial to any improvements being considered.
Subsequent to an initial phone consultation, we will carry out an in-depth survey, followed up by a detailed report and quotation. This will include an assessment of what is original fabric and where changes and modifications have taken place. We are able to offer expert advice on upgrading with a view to retaining the original features, or reintroducing original features to give a period continuity, even when the building has been bastardised over the years. This is a window upgrade, but one that also redeems the original character of the building. We will advise on repair, refurbishment or complete replacement, designed to upgrade thermal and acoustic performance.
Problems commonly encountered include leaking, decayed or painted shut components, rotting sills, particularly on south and west elevations, draughts and glazing damage. These windows have often been neglected for long periods and show signs of poor quality repair in the past, with filler being applied directly to damp and decayed timber, and then painted over.