Thursday, 22 July 2010

Reintroducing timber sashes

The facade of 6 Fitzroy Square, our grade I listed Robert Adam townhouse, is being restored to its original Adam design. The most dramatic change will come with the removal of forty-year-old barred crittal windows (gaps between the frame and the brickwork were stuffed with newspaper dating from 1970) and their replacement with timber sashes. The new sash frame, made by joiners at Fullers, is shown here, complete with nineteenth century brass pulleys kindly donated by Charles Brooking of the Brooking Collection. Also visible, in the lower left photograph, is the niche cut in the Portland stone steps to accommodate the sill of the original sashes; the niche has been a useful marker, allowing the new sashes to be replaced in their historic position. 


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