This is the latest title in the series of fact sheets "Maintaining period buildings" issued by the Regency Society. The previous titles were "Living with . . . bungaroush" and "Living with . . . lath & plaster". All three pdf's provide expert advice & tips and should be priority reading for the city's many owners of Georgian & Victorian buildings.
"Living with sash windows ends" with some notable "don'ts".
• Replace a cill with green (new) oak or pine.
• Glue joints with internal grade PVA glue – use marine PVA glue
instead, as it will withstand the weather better.
• Use lubricating oil to ease the sashes.
• Use large nails to fit stop beads, or any nails at all on the parting
• Use any other type of rope than waxed cord.
• Fit modern pulleys, which are usually made of tin plate and are
brass plated and not cast. As a result they may rot or break within
a few years.
• Even think about UPVC replacement windows.