REFURBISHMENT OF BOX SASH WINDOWS

Method statement

 Preparation of Box
 Remove staff beads allowing the Bottom sash to be removed.

Remove parting beads allowing the Top sash to be removed.
Remove pockets to gain access to counter weights and remove weights.
Replace pocket covers.
Burn back paint where sashes slide, across the top and along the cill.
Fill, sand, and prime as required.
Pulley wheels to be sprayed with a lubricant to ease operation.

 Preparation of sashes
 Remove all furniture and old sash cord from sashes.
Sand down the faces of the sashes, removing any high spots of paint.
Glue, cramp, and screw any loose joints.
Remove any loose putty and replace.
Plane Top sash to fit opening. Router out sash to receive our draught proofing.

Prime sash as necessary.
Draught proof.
 Re-cord window with new No3 waxed sash cord which has a nylon core for
added strength and hang Top sash.
Cut and fit new parting bead, including a half bead for the head of the window.
Check sash operation.
Plane Bottom sash to fit opening. Router out sash to receive our draught proofing.
 Prime sash as necessary. Draught proof. Hang Bottom sash.
Cut and fit new staff bead. Check both sashes for smooth operation.
Fit a new catch, a pair of sash lifts and either, 1 or 2 sash handles.
This depends on the width of the window.
Fit security lock if requested (extra)
 Finally check operation of window, adjust as required if required.
Window is now ready for further decoration by others.

This completes a standard refurbishment.