Chester Sash Window News & Advice

Chester joineryworkshop.com News & Advice

The news and advice section for the Chester & Cheshire branch of joineryworkshop.com. Covering Chester, Cheshire and North Wales.

News and advice on how to restore your sash & casement windows as well as your bespoke doors. We cover everything from repair, restoration and replacement through to how to double glaze your windows without losing their character.

We also offer guidance on the rules and regulations in different Cheshire Conservation Areas and review some of the restoration projects we have worked on around Chester and Cheshire.

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards compliance and Listed Buildings

Many of the windows we refurbish, renovate or replace belong to listed buildings. Defined as property judged to be of significant importance in terms of architectural, cultural or historical interest, it can be very difficult to alter or make changes to listed buildings whilst still maintaining their existing appearance. This can cause owners of such […]

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Insulating heritage windows

Owners of period property can often find it difficult to enjoy all the original features of their home and keep it warm and energy efficient. Whether you have a Georgian property with traditional large panel sash windows, an early modern 1930’s home with casement windows, or anything in between, you’ll agree that the windows are […]

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Work to undertake when moving into a period property…

Owning a period property can be a dream come true for many. Old features such as beams, intricate bannisters and staircases, exposed brickwork, open fireplaces and sash windows are characteristics that add to the charm of owning this sort of home. Period properties are often Listed Buildings or in Conservation Areas and are usually more […]

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Recent prosecution highlights need for period property planning permission

A recent high-profile planning prosecution case has caught our eye… A 600-year-old Grade II-listed property in Hellingly, Sussex underwent illegal changes by its former owners Councillor Barby Dashwood-Morris and her ex partner Alan Proudfoot. The changes included the creation of a full height entrance hall through the removal of ceilings, joists, beams and partitions, destroying […]

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Specialist Cheshire Joiners Apprenticeship Programme

Joineryworkshop.com is embarking on an ambitious apprenticeship scheme following a successful Apprentice Open Assessment day. The Stockport headquartered business, which provides restoration, double glazing and replacement of sash and casement windows to period properties, is looking to expand its team of specialist joiners. The sensitive and painstaking task of period property, listed building and conservation […]

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Chester sash window specialists

Cheshire is one of the most beautiful counties in England, with a rich history dating back over 2000 years. This is something that is clearly on display in Chester. Chester is arguably the richest city in Britain for archaeological and architectural treasures preserved to this day from the time of the Roman occupation. The two-mile […]

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BBC North West Tonight Feature

A recent report into falling unemployment rates in the North West prompted BBC North West Tonight to visit the joineryworkshop.com headquarters in Stockport. Reporter Stuart Flinders spoke to our MD, Rob Dixon, about the latest figures, and whether or not they accurately reflect what’s going on… NW unemployment figures 2012 = 335,000 (9.5%) 2016 = […]

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The role of Conservation Areas in preserving our heritage: the case of Cheshire East Council

Time leaves us immeasurable treasures that adorn our beautiful cities and landscapes. Whether it’s a building, a monument or an estate, the heritage that comes from centuries of architecture, culture and industry give our country its unique character. Promoting the value of our historic properties is the first step in ensuring we all understand the […]