Case Study

Sliding Sash Solutions Managing Director Dermot Cooke and his team recently repaired and improved 10 sash windows for a satisfied customer in Reigate.

The Sliding Sash Solutions service offers the perfect solution to retaining the character of a property without the cost and upheaval of replacement windows. The team began by carefully dismantling each sash window and removing the existing staff beads, parting beads and sash cords. Some of the windows had panes of broken glass and these were re-glazed with 4mm float glass. One of the windows also had a rotten sill and the team replaced this with a new hardwood sill to match the profile of the original.

Both the top and bottom sashes were eased and adjusted as necessary and the mid-rails were realigned. New sash cords were fitted and the sashes were re-weighted and rebalanced. The Solutions Brush Pile System was installed to all the windows. Without changing the original windows or their appearance the Solutions Brush Pile System virtually eliminates drafts and rattles, reduces outside noise levels and increases energy efficiency. Finally, traditional style catches, finger lifts and restrictor locks were fitted to each window.

Delighted with the end result the customer told Dermot that when she moved back into the room and decorated it she noticed a massive improvement, especially because the windows did not rattle anymore.


TYPE'OF'FRANCHISE:Property services

INDUSTRY'SECTOR: Sash window repair &'replacement

IDEAL FRANCHISEE PROFILE: Ambitious, self-motivated and strong practical skills, although no sash window experience is necessary.

COMPANY HISTORY: Established 2000, franchising since 2005


INVESTMENT REQUIREMENT: £16,960 + VAT +'working capital