Even windows that seem to be beyond repair can often be overhauled. Wherever possible, retain original glass – it’s valuable and beautiful due to ‘imperfections’ that bring it to life.
● Open windows and inspect inside and out, using a pointed knife or screwdriver to probe for corrosion.
● Check hinges and catches.
● Gently ease casements that are stuck.
● Contact a blacksmith or specialist metal window company to make repairs.
● Carry out new work on a like-for-like basis.
● Where original glass has to be removed, carefully scrape away putty and gently ease out the glass. In steel windows it’s often held in place by spring clips.