Shake, Rattle And Roll

04/10/2016 - 3 minutes read

Shake, rattle and roll

There you are, sitting in your stunning Grade 1 listed building, surrounded by all the glories of classic Victorian architecture.

Home, sweet home

The sash windows look out onto the garden on one side and onto the busy street on the opposite side. It’s great to get home each day after battling the commuter run and the crowds.

It feels good in winter when the wind howls down from far away up North, howling too around every corner, and for what seems a very long time. Tucked away in your Victorian terrace, you can forget about the sleet, the bucketing rain and endless cold.

It’s a breeze

The problem is, you can’t quite forget about the cold, damp winter hail, storm and tempest. As soon as you get snug in your armchair with a hot mug of soup, you realise the cold seems to have seeped into the room…no matter how much you turn up the central heating.

Window water stream

Taking one glance at those lovely old box sash windows of which the Victorians were so fond, and you know why. The condensation is streaming in rivulets; you can see spots of black mildew around the edges where damp has met heat.
There goes another Arctic blast as the wind whips up its frenzy and there’s that constant cold air flow you feel around your shoulders. Yes, it’s the old draughty windows that need some repair work; you are not sure if it will it help if you pay out to have sash window renovation. Surely, you will eventually have the same problem?

Rattle and shake

Added to that, there is the constant rattling sound you get every time that wind blows and the windows tremble in their frames.
The answer to all three problems is that you don’t need to put up with rattling windows, condensation or draughts.


With standards in conversation constantly reaching new heights, the simple answer is to get slim double glazing installed, combined with effective draught proofing. It will blend in perfectly with the existing period features of your home, with a sash window repair project or by simply upgrading. The result: warm, dry…and quiet.

Contact: Envirosash provides high quality sash window restoration services to London and the South of England. We restore, draught proof and install slim double glazing into existing period windows and doors. We also manufacture bespoke made to measure windows and doors, all our joinery is crafted from Accoya wood.

Contact Alex on 0800 292 2309 today to arrange a free survey and quote with no obligation.