Traditional sash Windows: care, repair and upgrading

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings



This one day course provides an introduction to traditional sliding sash windows and looks at some common faults and simple repairs together with ways to improve the thermal efficiency of timber windows without resorting to replacement windows.

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for built environment professionals, carpenters, consultants, planning and conservation officers and building control officers

Course content:

This course complements the Historic England guidance publication 'Traditional windows: thier care, repair and upgrading. On successful completion of the course you will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • Traditional timber sliding sash windows
  • Sash removal, re-cording and balancing
  • Conservation principles
  • Deconstruction, traditional joints and rods
  • Repair methods
  • Glass, putty & paint
  • Improving thermal efficiency


Course funding

This course is offered free of charge thanks to funidng from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation for Historic England's heritage skills programme at Shrewsbury Flax Mill Maltings. Historic England is working in partnership with Shropshire Council and the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings on the HLF supported conservation and regeneration of the world's first iron framed building


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