Much of the work undertaken is fully restoring windows and doors in Herbert Collins houses. We can work to many different specifications with these properties both on interior decorating or exterior repairs and decorating. I personally really enjoy these properties, they have many quirks and features that you just don’t find on houses these days and every house is different. On Ethelbert Avenue we have a customer base of 20 upwards and on Highfield and Orchards Way we are just getting noticed with five or so customers upwards.

I set high standards for this work as many windows I come across have been repaired incorrectly or just packed full with filler. My preferred specification for these windows is to remove the casements, strip the glass, strip the paint, remove the rotten wood and repair like for like with tried and tested methods. Then re-paint casements prior to being re-glazed. This allows us to paint all of the rebates where the glass sits so the entire casement is fully protected. Two or three coats are applied before re-glazing with traditional putty and new conservation glass, which has defects like the original glass. It’s the perfect product to uphold the Collins look. Windows can be refitted with re-conditioned furniture (the fasteners and stays) and the finished painting completes it all to a really good standard. We also recommend a very discrete, un-intrusive secondary glazing, which is cost effective and really works to stop condensation and drafts. Please get in touch even if you want to ask a few questions.

The specification I have mentioned is a very high specification and of course we can work to lower specifications if requested.

At A A Hughes Limited we aim for quality and a high standard of finish. We are not the cheapest, but our prices reflect accurate time scales to do the job properly. Corners are not cut because we understand these windows make such a large difference to the house, at the end of the day it’s an investment for the client to keep them in good condition.

I am sure if you wanted to see our work I could arrange a viewing at a client’s house, please get in touch if you are interested.