Are you a homeowner in Reading, Berkshire or the South East of England looking to add elegance to your property's appearance while also improving its energy efficiency? Look no further than Sash Windows Berkshire, a sash window company specializing in exceptional craftsmanship and quality.
Our sash windows are a bit different than traditional sliding or casement windows, as they are composed of two movable sashes that glide vertically up and down within a single frame. This design reduces the amount of space needed for window operation, plus offers several aesthetic advantages.
Sash windows with beading detail add character and elegance to any property. Reading is a town with a rich history that has been preserved through its architecture, so it's no surprise that sash windows are common here. However, just like any other design element, sash windows require maintenance, restoration and repair over time. Here's where installing a sash window router bit comes in handy.
A window sash router bit is a cutting tool that is typically used to make ornate details in window sashes and frames. It is a small, generally cylinder-shaped metal tool that fits into a hand or electric router. Essentially, the router bit shapes the wood by removing small pieces in a controlled manner, typically removing wood from the edges of the glass to create a bevel or a groove for installation of window cords.
If you're considering installing sash windows in your property, or if you are looking to repair or restore the windows in your home, using a window sash router bit is an excellent place to start. Before you start, make sure you have the following tools:
Once youve assembled your tools, follow these simple steps:
You'll first need to decide how wide you want your beading to be. This decision will depend on a few factors, such as the size of your glass panes, the thickness of the wood in your sash, and what style you are trying to achieve. Use a ruler and pencil to mark out the width of your beading on your sash.
Next, it's time to cut your beading. Start by attaching your window sash router bit to your wood router, and then insert the template guide into the router. The guide needs to be the same width as your beading.
To achieve a uniform beading, flip the router over so that the bit is exposed and the cutting edge faces you. Place the guide onto the surface of the sash and position the router atop the guide so that the bit is directly above the marked line. Run the router along the edge of the sash, careful to hold it tightly and steady for an even result.
Once your beading is cut, you'll need to sand it smooth. Use a fine sandpaper (220-grit or higher, if possible) to gently sand over the beading, removing any roughness or splinters. Your completed beading should now look sleek and polished.
Your new beading will now allow the glass panes to sit securely within the sash. Add rubber siding or cement to the four corners of the sash, then place the glass on top. Hold the glass firmly with your free hand, and secure the glass and the beading by tapping the glazing points into the sash.
Resourceful DIY homeowners can take on a window sash project themselves, but most homeowners will want to entrust this job to the experts for the best results. When you need help with sash window installation or maintenance in Reading, Sash Windows Berkshire is the company to call.
Sash Windows Berkshire offers the best sash window services in the Reading and South East of England. Our company offers a comprehensive range of sash window services including restoration, repair, and replacement of traditional sash windows. With our skilled craftspeople, we guarantee the best products and service.
We never compromise on quality and make sure that our customers receive the best service they deserve. Our services are tailor-made to suit your needs and budget. We have been in this business for several years and we have what it takes to make your home beautiful and comfortable in all seasons.
Call us today at 0118 449 2798 for a quote on your sash window needs or visit our website at sashwindows-berkshire.co.uk. You can also drop us an email at [email protected]. We're here to make your home elegant and energy-efficient.