Renovation and upgrading of existing sash windows and external doorsets to the Scotshouse Rectory, Scotshouse, Co. Monaghan
MFM Joinery was instructed by the patrons of the Rectory to renovate and upgrade the existing sash windows, shutters and external doorsets as they were experiencing problems on several fronts including draughts and the proper functioning of same. As the house currently features a lot of the original craftsmanship, the client was very keen that as much as possible was retained. It was also part of MFM Joinery’s brief to allow the clients to remain living in the Rectory while the work was ongoing.
After surveying the existing windows, it was established that the existing single glazed sashes would be replaced with hardwood double glazed sashes. It was established the frames were in good condition and could be easily renovated onsite. This included stripping of existing paint and replacing all the decayed timber with new, where necessary. New ironmongery and most importantly, a proprietary draught seal system were fitted. All sashes were factory finished before they were brought to site while the frames were finished onsite. The shutters were found to be in good condition but did not function properly. The restoration team duly proceeded to give each shutter the attention they required and are now in proper working order. The external doorsets were also fitted with new double glazing, ironmongery and a proprietary draught seal system.
As you can see from the before and after photographs, the aesthetics of the windows and doors remained the same. However, the thermal performance of the windows and doors improved considerably.