SASH WINDOW STYLES

Mobile:  079 39 49 75 38

Office:   014 76 86 08 40 

Mobile: 079 39 49 75 38

Happy to give GUIDE PRICE over the phone

Call  Graham Denney      8am - 9pm  Monday - Sunday

Sash Window Styles Ltd.       Joinery Workshop 2. The Grove. Three Gates Road. Fawkham. Kent DA3 8NZ

Office:   014 76 86 08 40

Happy to give GUIDE PRICE over the phone

Call  Graham Denney      8am - 9pm  Monday - Sunday

Happy to give GUIDE PRICE over the phone

Call  Graham Denney      8am - 9pm  Monday - Sunday

Modus Operandi . . . About Us

"If I have seen further than others . . . it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"

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It is perhaps not until one gets a little longer in the tooth that we might begin to appreciate the deep-rooted genius inherited from our uncrowned forebears. Hands-on work experience under the exacting rule of an 'old school' joiner taught me the first principle of the master craftsman: "Listen boy," he said, waving his platonic finger at my nodding nose, "the most important tool in the carpenter's tool box . . . is a dustpan and brush." 

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  Naturally, I warmed to his 'keep-it-tidy' drillings, having spent many of my childhood Sundays keeping dad company during what seemed a lifetime of DIY home improvement projects in which my principle task was to make tea and sweep up every crumb that trailed behind dad's trendy transformations.

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  Since those halcyon days of a sweet-toothed tea boy, I have attempted to teach a couple of generations of wanabe 'window fittahs' what's what in the hard graft world of timber windology. More of that indentured story in a later chapter. Suffice it to say, I started my apprenticeship aged fifteen under the aegis of a master joiner and, following the footsteps of the best traditions, much of my working life drew me to specialize in the innovative design and installation of double-glazed timber windows and French doors.

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  You might imagine then, at around forty-odd, I could often be heard practicing my eloquently working class French, mumbling within earshot of my apprentices "I shouldn't have to be **** doing this anymore!" Having worked under my command for more years than I cared to count, the threats of abandoning my protégés to their own devices finally came to fruition. So I walked away from my tools and let my 'boys' get on with it.

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  A decade or so later, with hundreds of window jobs under their belt, I can honestly concede that my main man, Robert Lloyd - loyal to me for eighteen gruelling years - has outrun the gauntlet of my legacy and carved an unrivalled reputation for himself. Tony, an excruciatingly meticulous old school veteran, I consider to be (with equally excruciating patience on my part) the best window carpentry finisher in the business. Jason, most recently to come on board, has proved a reliable multi-skilled craftsman who has contributed years of specialized sash window skill of his own accord. Steven - my on site Mess Management whiphand and finish painter extraordinaire - is worth his weight in gold, although, nowadays, a dustpan and brush is supplemented by 'Lord Henry' the company vacuum cleaner.  And finally, Tim . . . hehehe, yes, dear Timothy, a stubbornly cantankerous old so and so (bless him) I have put up with for twenty-odd years because his pre-job preparation in the window workshop - sanding, arrising,* twice priming and preening - forms the essential prerequisite for achieving a noticeably higher quality finish that contributes to the essential "wow" factor we insist on.

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  Yes, that's quite a formidable team of craftsmen. Nonetheless, by some comparitive measure, any 'windah fittah' can rather carelessly rip out and chuck in a box sash window regardless of damage to decor and a blind eye to the Happy Medium of alignment for an out-of-level Victorian structure.  Avoiding such primitive insensibilities is all too often overlooked in this trade, as it is the artistry of fine adjustment and careful finishing that effects the most impact on the finished product. Such being the case, our uncompromising obsession for superior quality demands hours and days of intensive hands-on attention to detail that is unrivalled by the time-is-money incentive of the typical "all right mate" sub-contractor.

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  No, it's not alright mate if it takes considerably longer to produce a superior finish. My customers pay good money for their once in a lifetime window work, and quite rightly expect value for their hard-earned money and a job they can look upon with pride and pleasure for years. With that no nonsense qualification in mind, you are invited to compare the beauty and superior quality of our stunning installations of double-glazed timber sash windows, double-glazed casements and French doors.

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*Arris: a sharp edge formed by the meeting of two flat or curved surfaces.  For further reading on the rarely practiced yet essential smoothing of every noticeably obtrusive timber arris, please select DEVIL'S DETAIL from the Main Menu above.

Sash Window Styles Ltd.     Joinery Workshop 2. The Grove. Three Gates Road. Fawkham. Kent DA3 8NZ

Office:   014 76 86 08 40

Mobile: 079 39 49 75 38

Happy to give GUIDE PRICE over the phone

Call  Graham Denney      8am - 9pm  Monday - Sunday 

Happy to give GUIDE PRICE over the phone

Call  Graham Denney    8am - 9pm  Monday - Sunday

Mobile: 079 39 49 75 38

Office:   014 76 86 08 40

Sash Window Styles Ltd. The Grove Window Workshop. Three Gates Road. Brands Hatch. Kent DA3 8NZ

Sash Window Styles Ltd. The Grove Window Workshop. Three Gates Road. Brands Hatch. Kent DA3 8NZ